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WMU-Cooley Tampa Bay Holds Virtual Swearing-In Ceremony

April 27

In the past, WMU-Cooley Law School has helped military graduates on active duty, outside of their home states, become members of their states’ bars through virtual swearing-in ceremonies. Due to Covid-19 precautions, on Thursday, April 23, seven graduates of WMU-Cooley’s Tampa Bay campus were sworn in to the Florida Bar virtually.

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WMU-Cooley Creates Student Relief Fund

April 15

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School has established a Student Relief Fund.

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WMU-Cooley Innocence Project Case is Featured In Netflix Series

April 13

The Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Innocence Project’s exoneration of Kenneth Wyniemko in 2003 will be featured in a new Netflix series, The Innocence Files. The series is set to drop on Wednesday, April 15.

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Graduate and Extended Programs Director Named Director of Online Learning

April 07

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s director of graduate and extended programs Catherine McCollum is taking on an additional role as director of online learning.


Professor Emeritus Honored by Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters

March 20

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Distinguished Professor Emeritus Otto Stockmeyer has been awarded the 2020 Cohn Prize for Law and Public Policy by The Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters.


WMU-Cooley Grand Rapids Campus Hosts Speed Mentoring Event

March 17

WMU-Cooley’s Career and Professional Development Department
hosted the National Association of Women Judges 2020 Mentor Jet program at the law school’s Grand Rapids campus on Wednesday, March 11.

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WMU-Cooley in Auburn Hills Honors Circuit Court Attorney

March 11

Oakland County lawyer and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School graduate Markeisha Washington was presented with the law school’s Integrity Award on March 9.

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All-Women Naturalization Ceremony Held at WMU-Cooley

March 11

In celebration of National Women’s History Month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services held an all-women naturalization ceremony at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus on Friday, March 6. The ceremony includes the Oath of Allegiance, the final step to citizenship for the candidates.


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