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WMU-Cooley Holds Commencement for its Fall Term Graduates

January 25

Members of WMU-Cooley Law School’s Justice Ward Hunt Class were honored during graduation ceremonies on Jan. 24.


WMU-Cooley Equal Access to Justice Day Features Russel Honoré

January 24

On Jan. 21, 2021, Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré was the featured speaker during WMU-Cooley Law School’s Equal Access to Justice Day’s virtual program, “The New Normal: Leadership and Preparedness in the 21st Century: Pandemic and Political Unrest.”

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WMU-Cooley Grand Rapids Campus Holds MLK Day Discussion

January 20

The Black Law Students Association at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Grand Rapids campus hosted a panel discussion to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, January 18.

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WMU-Cooley Law School Holds MLK Day Panel Discussion

January 20

In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, WMU-Cooley Law School’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) hosted a virtual panel presentation entitled, “MLK Day 2021: Chaos or Community.”

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WMU-Cooley Law School Announces New Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative

January 12

Today, while celebrating its Founders Day, it is fitting that WMU-Cooley Law School announces a new initiative devoted to increasing the practices of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the legal profession

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Tracey Brame to Lead WMU-Cooley Law School Innocence Project

January 04

After serving as director for the WMU-Cooley Law School Innocence Project since 2012, Professor Marla Mitchell-Cichon turned the clinic’s leadership over to WMU-Cooley Associate Dean and Professor Tracey Brame effective Jan. 1.

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Army Reserve Soldier/WMU-Cooley Graduate Sworn into Michigan Bar

December 14

During a hearing in Ingham County Circuit Court on Nov. 23, WMU-Cooley Associate Dean Michael McDaniel, along with retired WMU-Cooley Professor Nancy A. Wonch, made the motion before the Hon. Rosemarie E. Aquilina to allow U.S. Army Reserve Soldier Major Carmen J. Quesenberry to practice law in Michigan.

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WMU-Cooley Holds Commencement for Summer Term Graduates

December 09

WMU-Cooley Law School honored 70 graduates of its Justice William Strong Class during a virtual commencement ceremony on Dec. 6.


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