EXPERIENCE SOCIAL JUSTICE FIRST HAND
One thing is for certain. WMU-Cooley law students are fiercely committed to social justice and being a part of social change to build a more equitable world.
At WMU-Cooley you have the power to help those who have experienced injustice. Faculty lead by example in our commitment to serve our communities and others, whether it’s being involved in one of our many clinics like the WMU-Cooley Innocence Project, Sixty Plus, Inc., Elderlaw Clinic or Access to Justice Clinic; or taking on societal issues like Human Trafficking, the Opioid Epidemic or LGBT rights. At WMU-Cooley, you can choose how you want to be a leader in social justice and reform.
Students who attend WMU-Cooley come from across the nation and around the world. The diversity of their backgrounds and perspectives creates a dynamic, open, and uniquely stimulating learning environment that enriches the educational experience and, ultimately, the career of every WMU-Cooley graduate. WMU-Cooley believes lawyers and judges should mirror the rich diversity found in the communities they serve. Our students learn in a welcoming, supportive environment that prepares them to practice law in all types of settings and communities, ultimately making for a more vital, well-rounded, and empathetic legal profession.
“I have always felt as though I have two ‘selves’ – the one that I bring to work every day to a job, and the one that cares deeply about societal issues affecting others. I have made a choice in my life to do both by integrating social justice into the work that I do; and in the process of making a living, change lives.” - Tracey Brame, Associate Dean and Director of the WMU-Cooley Innocence Project
ERIKA WEISS - EMBRACING NATIVE AMERICAN ROOTS
WMU-COOLEY INNOCENCE PROJECT - FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY
RAY PETTY: MY DUTY IS TO BRING JUSTICE TO AREAS OF INJUSTICE