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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.

Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and WMU-Cooley Law School Innocence Project Announce DOJ Grant Award

Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and WMU-Cooley Law School Innocence Project Announce DOJ Grant Award

November 30

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and the Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School Innocence Project are pleased to announce that the Department of Justice is awarding

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WMU-Cooley Law Review Honors Top Michigan Supreme Court Briefs

November 24

The WMU-Cooley Law Review honored attorneys Tracy D. Knox, Aaron D. Lindstrom, Amanda Morris Smith, and David Porter during the organization’s annual Distinguished Brief Award ceremony on Nov. 19.


‘Voter Suppression – A Recent Phenomenon or an American Legacy’

November 19

“Voter Suppression – A Recent Phenomenon or an American Legacy,” an article by WMU-Cooley Law School Associate Professor Renalia DuBose, has been selected for publication by the University of Baltimore Law Review in February 2021.

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WMU-Cooley Holds Commencement for May Graduates Following Pandemic Delay

November 17

On Nov. 15, WMU-Cooley Law School honored graduates of the May 2020 class during a virtual commencement ceremony. Due to COVID-19 pandemic safety precautions, it was not possible to hold an in-person commencement in May.

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WMU-Cooley Hosts Workshop on Exploring Professional Identity

November 16

Understanding how stress subconsciously impacts our behavior and ability to effectively meet our personal and professional goals was the topic of a recent online workshop hosted by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at WMU-Cooley’s Grand Rapids campus.

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WMU-Cooley Grand Rapids Campus Holds Virtual Honors Convocation

November 16

Law students Rick Conklin, Courtney Panter and William Trenary were honored with WMU-Cooley Law School’s Grand Rapids campus Leadership Achievement Award on Nov. 13.

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Virtual Honors Convocation Held at WMU-Cooley’s Tampa Bay Campus

November 16

During a virtual honors convocation ceremony held Nov. 12, WMU-Cooley Law School Tampa Bay students Bernard Allen, Kezia Hill, Damian Rape, George Rhoden, Katerina Stavrakis, Sarah Volmy, and Breonna Washington were presented with the law school’s Leadership Achievement Award.


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