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James McGrath Named Next President and Dean

April 23

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Board of Directors announced today that James McGrath, professor of law and associate dean for academic support and bar services at Texas A&M University School of Law, will serve as the law school’s next president and dean. McGrath becomes only the third president and sixth dean since the law school’s founding in 1972.

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WMU-Cooley Lansing Campus to Host Event Helping Area Homeless

April 18

WMU-Cooley Law School’s Lansing campus and Cardboard Prophets, a street-based ministry and outreach organization that works with the homeless and families, will co-host its second Street Law Stand Down at Reutter Park in downtown Lansing on Saturday, May 11, from noon-4 p.m.


Therapy Dogs Visit WMU-Cooley in Lansing During Finals Week

April 17

Dogs from Therapy Dogs International, an organization that brings qualified dogs and handlers to institutions where therapy dogs are requested, visited WMU-Cooley Law School’s Lansing campus on Monday, April 15, the start of finals week.

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WMU-Cooley Law Review Symposium Considers Title IX Proposals

April 04

Charyn Hain, partner at Varnum Attorneys at Law; Donald Lawless, partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLC; and Karen Truszkowski, principal at Temperance Legal Group PLLC, were featured panelists during Western Michigan University Cooley Law Review’s annual symposium, The Changing Face of Title IX: An Eye on Gender Discrimination.

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WMU-Cooley Law School Professor Speaks At Opioid Crisis Symposium

March 29

WMU-Cooley Law School Professor Lauren Rousseau was one of the featured presenters during the March 26 symposium “Breaking the Cycle: Solutions to End the Opioid Crisis.” The symposium, held at WMU-Cooley’s Auburn Hills campus, included a

Lance, with Hannah Roberts

Canine Advocacy Program founder Daniel Cojanu Presented with Integrity Award

March 26

Canine Advocacy Program (CAP) founder and retired Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office Victim Services supervisor Daniel Cojanu was presented with WMU-Cooley Law School’s Integrity Award on March 21.

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WMU-Cooley Law School’s Auburn Campus Celebrates Women’s History Day

March 26

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School graduate, Erin Flynn, of Kelly & Kelly, P.C. was the keynote speaker at the Auburn Hills campus for International Women's Day on March 20. 

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Red Wings' Ryan Martin Discusses Sports and Entertainment Law

March 21

WMU-Cooley Law School’s Sports & Entertainment Law Society hosted Detroit Red Wings’ Assistant General Manager Ryan Martin at the law school’s Auburn Hills campus on Monday, March 18.


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