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General Michael C.H. McDaniel Inducted into Michigan Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame

September 04

During a virtual ceremony on Sept. 3, Ret. Brigadier General Michael C.H. McDaniel, associate dean and professor at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, joined 18 Michigan attorneys as they were inducted into the Michigan Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame Class of 2020.

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WMU-Cooley Continues Its Strategic Initiatives

August 17

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School is committed to strengthening its position as a leader in providing a modern legal education. Last fall, WMU-Cooley announced it was cutting tuition by 21 percent effective for the 2020-21 academic year.

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WMU-Cooley Board Member James Butler III Passes Away at 77

August 10

WMU-Cooley Law School Board of Directors member James W. Butler III, 77, died, Friday, Aug. 7. He served on the law school’s board of directors since 2007.

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Associate Dean Tracey Brame Selected as Lawyer of the Year

August 04

Michigan Lawyers Weekly named WMU-Cooley Law School Associate Dean Tracey Brame as Lawyer of the Year.

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Grand Rapids Bar Association, WMU-Cooley Announce 2020 Award Recipients

July 22

The Grand Rapids Bar Association (GRBA), in partnership with Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, honored several individuals in the legal profession for their contributions to the law and the cause of justice as part of Law Day.

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WMU-Cooley Law Faculty Unanimously Adopt Resolution Repudiating Racism

July 08

On Tuesday, July 7, the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School faculty unanimously adopted a resolution during its faculty conference meeting repudiating racism.

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​WMU-Cooley to Continue Online Classes for Fall 2020

June 26

As ​colleges and universities struggl​e with how to safely go back to class in person this fall, WMU-Cooley made the decision to continue teaching classes​ online for t

WMU-Cooley Law School Elects New Leadership for its Board of Directors

WMU-Cooley Law School Elects New Leadership for its Board of Directors

June 24

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Board of Directors elected Hon. Louise Alderson of the 54-A District Court to serve a four-year term as its chair.


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