Tracey Brame has been appointed Associate Dean of WMU-Cooley Law School’s Grand Rapids campus. Interim President Jeffrey Martlew recently promoted Brame, who served as assistant dean at the Grand Rapids campus since 2008. Professor Victoria Vuletich has been appointed to fill the role of assistant dean. The Grand Rapids campus associate dean position was most recently held by Nelson Miller, who is returning to the law school’s teaching ranks as professor of law in Grand Rapids and WMU’s main campus in Kalamazoo.
Brame joined WMU-Cooley in 2006 after serving as staff attorney for Legal Aid of West Michigan. She has also served as an attorney for Public Defender Services for the District of Columbia, as a research and writing specialist with the Federal Defender’s Office, and as an assistant defender with the State Appellate Defender Office in Detroit. Brame started the Access to Justice Clinic at WMU-Cooley and teaches courses in Family Law, Race and the Supreme Court, and the Death Penalty.
Vuletich began her career as a professor at WMU-Cooley in 2008, teaching courses in Evidence and Professional Responsibility. Before joining the law school, she served as deputy division director of professional standards with the State Bar of Michigan. From 1993-1999, Vuletich practiced law at Shanahan Hoy & Kremski in Owosso, Michigan, specializing in personal injury, landlord/tenant, and family law matters. She has been a guest lecturer at Hertford College at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
“WMU-Cooley is honored to have Associate Dean Brame and Assistant Dean Vuletich lead the Grand Rapids campus. Together, they bring nearly 50 years of experience from legal practice and teaching to the law school’s administration,” said Martlew. “Tracey and Victoria have earned the highest level of respect from their colleagues and those they have taught.”