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Judge Elmore

WMU-Cooley Law School Celebrates Law Day

May 02

Faculty, students, and graduates from WMU-Cooley Law School’s Grand Rapids campus participated in Law Day activities in both Kent and Ottawa counties on Tuesday, May 1.

Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince

WMU-Cooley Law Tampa Bay Campus Hosts Spring Graduation Ceremony

April 25

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus held its spring commencement  awarding juris doctor degrees to 60 graduates on Saturday, April 21.

Kris N. Johnson

WMU-Cooley Student Receives 2018 Outstanding Adult Learner Award

April 23

WMU-Cooley Law School student Kris N. Johnson was selected for the 2018 Outstanding Adult Learner Award (OAL) presented by the Grand Rapids Area Higher Education Network (GRAHEN).

Howard Soifer

Soifer Lecture Features Quest to Recover Lost Grateful Dead Recordings

April 16

WMU-Cooley graduates Andrew Acker, Jeffrey Butler and Charles Dadswell shared  their quest to recover, restore and return the famous lost “Betty Board” concert recordings to their rightful owners during  WMU-Cooley’s 12th annual Howard Soifer Memorial Lecture in Sports and Entertainment Law  on April 13.

Professor John Scott

WMU-Cooley Law Professor Retires After 40 Years in the Classroom

April 13

Professor John Scott taught his first class at WMU-Cooley in 1978. Four decades later, the respected law professor said farewell to the institution after teaching his very last class.

People at Blockchain event

WMU-Cooley Hosts Event Discussing Cryptocurrency and Technology Legal Implications

April 04

WMU-Cooley Law School’s Student Federalist Society hosted an event for law students and community members to hear about an up-and-coming technology: the blockchain. The March 27 event was held at the law school’s Grand Rapids campus and featured four speakers who presented on different aspects of the blockchain.

Elvin Jimenez Martinez

WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay Campus Holds Honors Convocation

April 03

leadership roles with various student organizations during the law school’s Tampa Bay campus Honors Convocation. 

Regeline Sabbat

Women's History Month Honored with Annual Blue Jeans Brunch

March 30

More than 60 women from the legal community and WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus participated in the third annual Blue Jeans Brunch honoring Women's History month on March 10.


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