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Marion Hilligan Public Service Award Presented to Veterans Bar Association

May 06

Each year,  on May 1, WMU-Cooley Law School and the Grand Rapids Bar Association come together to celebrate Law Day, a day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day provides an opportunity to understand how law and the legal process protect our liberty, strive to achieve justice, and contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share.

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WMU-Cooley Students, Staff Lead Law Day Celebration

May 03

West Michigan high school students celebrated Law Day during a program led by WMU-Cooley Law School students and graduates at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.


Judge Cynthia M. Ward Leads Honor Code Oath During Orientation

May 03

Judge Cynthia M. Ward, 54-A District Court, and former WMU-Cooley assistant dean, administered the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School honor code oath to incoming law students on May 2. 

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Ceremony Held for Newest Members of Florida Bar

April 29

RIVERVIEW, FLA. – Graduates from WMU-Cooley Law School who passed the Florida Bar Exam had the opportunity to be sworn into the bar by Judge Daryl Manning of Florida’s 13th Judicial Circuit. Nine graduates participated in the ceremony held at WMU-Cooley’s Tampa Bay campus on April 19.


WMU-Cooley Holds Graduation Ceremony in Tampa

April 23

WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus conferred Juris Doctor degrees on 37 graduates. During the law school’s April 20 ceremony, which was held at the University of South Florida Music Hall, Lashawn McQueen provided the valedictory remarks and the Hon. Nick Nazaretian, of the 13th Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County presented the keynote address.

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James McGrath Named Next President and Dean

April 23

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Board of Directors announced today that James McGrath, professor of law and associate dean for academic support and bar services at Texas A&M University School of Law, will serve as the law school’s next president and dean. McGrath becomes only the third president and sixth dean since the law school’s founding in 1972.

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WMU-Cooley Lansing Campus to Host Event Helping Area Homeless

April 18

WMU-Cooley Law School’s Lansing campus and Cardboard Prophets, a street-based ministry and outreach organization that works with the homeless and families, will co-host its second Street Law Stand Down at Reutter Park in downtown Lansing on Saturday, May 11, from noon-4 p.m.


Therapy Dogs Visit WMU-Cooley in Lansing During Finals Week

April 17

Dogs from Therapy Dogs International, an organization that brings qualified dogs and handlers to institutions where therapy dogs are requested, visited WMU-Cooley Law School’s Lansing campus on Monday, April 15, the start of finals week.


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