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Attorney Ayanna Neal (left) with WMU-Cooley Professor Florise Neville-Ewell during the Michigan Lawyers Weekly Women in the Law luncheon on Sept. 9.

WMU-Cooley Professor and Graduates Honored as Top Women Lawyers

September 21

WMU-Cooley Law School Professor Florise Neville-Ewell and graduates Lisa M. Esser-Weidenfeller, Ayanna D. Hatchett, the Hon. Paula J. Manderfield, and Ayanna D. Neal,  were named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2021 Class of Women in the Law. Each year, the Women in the Law program recognizes high-achieving women lawyers in Michigan and their accomplishments.

WMU-Cooley Associate Dean Tracey Brame and her husband Kenyatta present certificates of appreciation to Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist and retired Brigadier General and WMU-Cooley Constitutional Law Professor Michael McDaniel.

Associate Deans McDaniel and Brame Speak During September 11 Ceremonies

September 20

The annual West Michigan Community Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, honored those who died during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. During the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the attacks, WMU-Cooley Law School Constitutional Law Professor and retired Brigadier General, Michael C.H. McDaniel spoke.

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WMU-Cooley Ranked Among Top Diverse Law Schools By U.S. News and World Report

September 09

WMU-Cooley Law School has been named among the top racially and ethnically diverse law schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report. 

40 Lawyers Under 40

Three WMU-Cooley Graduates Named to National Bar Association's Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40

September 09

The National Bar Association's 40 Under 40 Awards recognizes the nation's top lawyers under the age of 40 who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, including in innovation, vision, leadership and legal and community involvement. Among this year's recipients are three WMU-Cooley graduates.

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WMU-Cooley Law School Innocence Project Exonorees and Advocates Discuss Wrongful Convictions with Michigan Task Force on Forensic Science

August 11

On Tuesday, Aug. 10, WMU-Cooley Law School Innocence Project exonerees and advocates shared their experiences with wrongful convictions due to misapplied forensic science with the Michigan Task Force on Forensic Science (TFFS).

Exonerees Kenneth Nixon and Gilbert Poole

Michigan Task Force on Forensic Science to Discuss Wrongful Convictions

August 04

An Aug 10 meeting of the Michigan Task Force on Forensic Science will focus on wrongful convictions and will feature exonerated Michiganders who were wrongfully convicted due to flawed forensic science

Thomas Smith

WMU-Cooley Holds Virtual Honors Convocation

July 20

On Friday, July 16, WMU-Cooley Law School honored students during this term’s honors convocation.

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Covid-19 and the Law Discussed During Health Law Society Event

July 19

On Wednesday, July 14, WMU-Cooley’s Health Law Society hosted a discussion on legal issues surrounding COVID-19.