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Mark Dotson with son Hon. Kellen Dotson

Cooley Law School Graduate Kellen A. Dotson Celebrates Investiture to 61st District Court in Grand Rapids

On Tuesday, Sept. 26, Cooley Law School graduate Kellen A. Dotson, celebrated his investiture to the 61st District Court in Grand Rapids. Judge Dotson is the son of Cooley Professor Mark Dotson, his wife, Laura Dotson, both Cooley Law School graduates; and Lucia Williams.

Tonya Krause-Phelan

Cooley Law School Associate Dean Tonya Krause-Phelan and Four Graduates Receive Influential Women of the Law Award

Cooley Law School Associate Dean of Academics and Professor Tonya Krause-Phelan, along with four Cooley graduates were honored during Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2023 Class of Influential Women of the Law award ceremony.

Joseph Kimble

Cooley Law School Emeritus Professor Receives Highest Award Conferred by State Bar of Michigan

On Thursday, Sept. 21, Cooley Law School Distinguished Professor Emeritus Joseph Kimble was awarded the 2023 Roberts P. Hudson Award from the State Bar of Michigan.

Wrongful Conviction Day

Cooley Innocence Project and Warner to Recognize National Wrongful Conviction Day with Exoneree Panel Event

Panelists will include exonerees Kenneth Nixon, Gilbert Poole, George DeJesus, and his brother, Melvin DeJesus. Nixon and Poole were exonerated in 2021, while the DeJesus brothers were exonerated in 2022.

Cooley Law student Frances Silney-Bah

Cooley Student Awarded Inaugural DEI Scholarship from Plunkett Cooney

A Cooley Law School student is the recipient of Plunkett Cooney’s inaugural diversity scholarship award. Frances Silney-Bah, a rising 3L at Cooley, received a $2,500 scholarship based on her submission to the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) essay program.

Tonya Krause_Phelan

Cooley Professor and Graduates Honored as Top Women Lawyers

Cooley Law School Associate Dean of Academics and Professor Tonya Krause-Phelan has been selected as a member of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2023 Class of Influential Women of the Law.

Jayson Thomas

Cooley Law School Graduate Honored During State Bar Conference

The Tax Section of the State Bar of Michigan recently awarded Cooley Law School graduate Jayson Thomas the Student Achievement Award during the 35th annual State Bar Tax Conference on May 25.

Cooley graduate Judge Kwamé Rowe

Cooley Law School Hosts Judge Kwamé Rowe

Cooley Law School’s Criminal Law Society and Black Law Student Association joined the Organization of Women Law Students to host an event on July 15, featuring Cooley graduate, the Hon. Kwamé L. Rowe.