Attendance at each daily session is mandatory
Orientation provides you with the building blocks to begin your law school journey. You will have the opportunity to interact with deans, faculty, staff and current students as well as learn information and skills that you will draw upon throughout your legal education.
Mandatory Orientation Sessions
Start by choosing the campus you will attend.
Questions? Contact [email protected]
Subject to change. MANDATORY sessions are listed in the agendas. Professional dress and business dress are indicated on the campus orientation agenda.
- Click here for the Auburn Hills agenda
- Click here for the Grand Rapids agenda
- Click here for the Kalamazoo agenda
- Click here for the Lansing agenda
- Click here for the Tampa Bay agenda
- Welcome & Introductions
- Honor Code Convocation - Oath
- Professionalism in Action Program
- What You Need to Know Your First Week of Law School
Auburn Hills Campus
Dean Joan Vestrand
B.A. Albion College 1981
J.D. University of Detroit School of Law 1984
Associate Dean Joan Vestrand joined the full-time faculty in 2002. More here.
Grand Rapids Campus
Dean Nelson Miller
B.A., highest honors, Indiana University, 1984
J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 1987
Associate Dean Nelson Miller joined the full-time faculty in 2005. More here.
Dean Michael C.H. McDaniel
B.A. St. Bonaventure University
J.D. Case Western Reserve University School of Law
MSS Army War College
M.A.S.S. Naval Postgraduate School
Brigadier General Michael C.H. McDaniel joined the Cooley Law School full-time faculty as a professor in the Constitutional Law Department in 2010. More here
Tampa Bay Campus
Dean Ronald Sutton
B. A., with high honors, Michigan State University 1976
J.D., cum laude, Wayne State University Law School 1979
Before joining the full-time faculty in 2012, Professor Sutton was an adjunct professor at Cooley, winning the Frederick J. Griffith III Adjunct Faculty Award in 2007. More here.