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Mock Trial Winners Announced for Evidence Competition

June 17

The Mock Trial Board at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus recently awarded Mackiesch Taylor and Mayra Puerta winners of the term’s Evidence Competition.

WMU-Cooley Law School Innocence Project’s Efforts Free Detroit Man After 42 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

Free After 42 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

June 15

LeDura (Ledora) Watkins was released today after serving almost 42 years for a robbery and murder he did not commit. Based on the WMU-Cooley Innocence Project’s motion for new trial, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office agreed to vacate the judgment of conviction and dismiss all charges in the 1975 murder of a Detroit woman.

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GR High School Students Debate Search and Seizure

June 14

Students from Grand Rapids Public Schools participated in a debate on WMU-Cooley Law School’s Grand Rapids campus on issues of search and seizure.

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Auburn Hills Organization Awarded OCBA Grant

June 14

The Student Bar Association at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus recently received $500 in grant funding.

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Tampa Welcomes Phi Alpha Delta

June 13

On May 26, an official chartering and inaugural initiation ceremony was held for Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International’s newest chapter, the Janet Reno Chapter of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus.

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Annual MentorJet Networking Program

June 07

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills campus, held its annual MentorJet  program co-sponsored with the National Association of Women Judges, matching law students with leading lawyers and judges to learn about law practice and job opportunities.

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Judge Sabella Administers Florida Bar Oath of Admission

May 26

The Hon. Christopher C. Sabella of the 13th Judicial Circuit Court administered The Florida Bar’s Oath of Admission to recent WMU-Cooley Law School graduate Derek Matthews who has been approved for admission into the Florida Bar. The Oath contains important principles to guide attorneys in the legal profession.

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149 Honored with Juris Doctor and Master of Laws Degrees

May 21

Graduates from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s three Michigan campuses (Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Lansing) were bestowed with juris doctor and master of laws degrees during the law school’s spring commencement ceremony on May 21.

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