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Larry Nolan and Brian McKeen

WMU-Cooley Board Chair, Attorney, Inducted into MLW Hall of Fame

June 03

WMU-Cooley Law School Board of Directors Chairman Lawrence P. Nolan (Cooley Class, 1976) and Detroit area attorney Brian McKeen (Wing Class, 1982) were selected as members of Michigan Lawyers Weekly magazine’s  inaugural Hall of Fame class during a luncheon at the Detroit Marriott Troy, on May 30.

Daniela Mendez

Daniela Mendez Appointed Campus Director of WMU-Cooley’s Tampa Bay Campus

May 31

WMU-Cooley Tampa Bay campus Associate Dean Daniel Matthews has appointed Daniela Mendez to the role of campus director.  Mendez joined the law school after serving as an assistant public defender for Florida’s 13th Judicial Circuit.

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WMU-Cooley Student Receives 2 Awards From SBM Taxation Section

May 29

WMU-Cooley student Jonathan Brignall was honored with the State Bar of Michigan Taxation Section Student Tax Achievement Award on May 23. In addition to the Student Achievement Award, Brignall was awarded first prize and $1,000 for the section’s writing contest.


WMU-Cooley Associate Dean to Represent Supreme Court Justice on Commission

May 28

On Tuesday, May 14, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed WMU-Cooley Law School Associate Dean Tracey Brame to the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission. As a member of the commission, Brame will represent the chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court for a term expiring April 1, 2023.

Christine Cameron, Kellen Dotson, and Katie Johnson

3 WMU-Cooley Graduates Honored by Grand Rapids Bar Association

May 20

Each year, the Grand Rapids Bar Association (GRBA) presents the 3 in 10 Award to three attorneys in their first 10 years of practice who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement, exceptional public service and significant contributions to the legal profession. Honored on May 16, this year’s three award winners, Christine Cameron, Kellen Dotson, and Katie Johnson, are each graduates of WMU-Cooley Law School.

Mike McDaniel

WMU-Cooley Collaborates on New Resource for Treatment Courts

May 16

WMU-Cooley Law School partnered with the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) and the Michigan Supreme Court (MSC) to introduce a new resource available to mentors and mentor coordinators working with veterans assigned to the state’s Veterans Treatment Courts (VTC).

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‘Street Law Stand Down’ Event Helps Lansing Area Homeless

May 16

On Saturday, May 11, WMU-Cooley Law School Lansing campus students, faculty, staff, and alumni went to Reutter Park in downtown Lansing, Michigan, to offer legal assistance and other social services to the city’s homeless.

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Judges and Attorneys Offer Tips on Ethics and Professionalism

May 07

Incoming students at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Grand Rapids campus participated in the school’s Honor Code Oath and Professionalism in Action program on May 3.


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