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WMU and Thomas M. Cooley Law School to part ways

November 05

Western Michigan University and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School will end their affiliation as of November 2023, at which time the law school will no longer bear the WMU name.

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WMU-Cooley Hosts Conversation on the Importance of Plain Legal Language

October 28

WMU-Cooley Law School’s Oct. 22 Community Conversation Series featured Professor Emeritus Joseph Kimble and Professor Mark Cooney, of the law school’s Kimble Center for Legal Drafting.


Attorney Clint Westbrook Discusses Effective Advocacy During WMU-Cooley Event

October 19

Attorney Clint Westbrook spoke to law students during WMU-Cooley Law School’s Oct. 9 discussion on effective advocacy.

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Erika Breitfeld Named as Fellow to Michigan State Bar Foundation

October 12

WMU-Cooley Law School Professor Erika Breitfeld has been recognized as a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation (MSBF).

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Law School Students Raise Funds for Pediatric Hospice Program

October 06

On Saturday, Oct. 3, the West Michigan Student Bar Association at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Grand Rapids campus held its annual Barrister’s Ball.


WMU-Cooley Innocence Project Set to Observe Wrongful Conviction Day

October 02

Today, the WMU-Cooley Law School Innocence Project and the Innocence Network mark the Seventh Annual International Wrongful Conviction Day—a day to raise awareness of the causes and remedies of wrongful conviction and to recognize the tremendous personal, social, and emotional costs of wrongful conviction for innocent people and their families.

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WMU-Cooley Innocence Project Helps Earn Release of Lacino Hamilton After 26 Years In Prison

September 30

Today, Wayne County Judge Tracy Green set aside the conviction of Lacino Hamilton who was wrongfully convicted of second degree murder and felony firearms in 1994.

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New Students Hear From Attorneys During Professionalism In Action Program

September 25

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, incoming students to Western Michigan University Cooley Law School participated in the school’s Professionalism in Action Orientation Program.


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