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Don LeDuc

WMU-Cooley Receives Green Light from ABA to Offer 60 Credits on WMU Main Campus

August 17

WMU-Cooley Law School has gained acquiescence by the American Bar Association (ABA) Council on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar to expand its course offerings to 60 credits on the main campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Becky Gorbutt

WMU-Cooley Student Organization Donates Supplies to Grand Rapids Schools

August 10

The Business, Entrepreneurial, and Tax Law Association (BETLA) at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Grand Rapids campus held a school supply drive benefiting students in need at Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Victoria McCormick

WMU-Cooley Military Law Student Association Donates Food to Homeless Veterans

August 08

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Military Law Student Association (MLSA) joined forces with the Lansing Volunteers of America to identify a list of food items needed for area homeless veterans. On Aug. 7, members of MLSA delivered items collected during the law school’s summer term “Food Drive for Vets” to Volunteers of America for distribution.

Tracey Brame

WMU-Cooley Assistant Dean Named Vice President of Grand Rapids Bar Association

August 06

WMU-Cooley Law School Assistant Dean Tracey Brame has been selected to serve as vice president of Grand Rapids Bar Association (GRBA). Brame and five other newly named members and officers began their terms on July 1.


Matt Miller and John Bursch

WMU-Cooley Law Review Honors Top Scholarly Briefs

August 02

The WMU-Cooley Law Review recognized eight attorneys who authored the most scholarly briefs filed with the Michigan Supreme Court in 2017. The honors were presented during the Law Review’s 33rd annual Distinguished Brief Award ceremony at the Country Club of Lansing on July 26.

Martha Moore

WMU-Cooley Professor/Auxiliary Dean Named to 'Women in the Law' Class

August 02

WMU-Cooley Law School professor and auxiliary dean, Martha Moore, has been named to the “Women in the Law” Class of 2018 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. She is one of 30 attorneys chosen for the honor out of numerous nominations.

LeDuc and Martlew

WMU-Cooley President/Dean to Retire; Former Judge Named Interim President

July 31

WMU-Cooley Law School announced today that President and Dean Don LeDuc will be retiring from that office, which he has held for 16 years. Additionally, the law school has chosen former Michigan 29th Circuit Court Judge and retired WMU-Cooley Associate Dean Jeffrey Martlew as interim president beginning September 2018.

Don LeDuc

WMU-Cooley Listed Among Most Diverse Institutions by National Magazine

July 26

WMU-Cooley Law School is among the most diverse higher education schools in the nation according to Diverse:


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