Blog author WMU-Cooley Professor Paul J. Carrier is more than a text book expert on International Law. Having lived and worked abroad in numerous countries for decades of his career, he's been there, done that. Even now, he has friends from across the pond asking for his advice.
U.S. Law. German Law. How different can they be? Turns out a lot.
When in Bath, Do as the Romans Do.
WMU-Cooley offers students the opportunity to study the law in the most interesting corners of the world. The institution recently wrapped up its fourth summer study abroad program in Oxford, England. Guest blog author, WMU-Cooley student Johanna Stevens, loved Oxford and shares her experience during her recent excursion with WMU-Cooley faculty and students in Bath, England.
Micki Meier: Fast Track Timetable Meets WMU-Cooley Flexible Options
Ten years ago, everyone wanted to go to law school. There was monumental interest at the time and nearly every law school was being selective. My nearby law school at the University of Iowa didn't accept me, nor did any other law school within a one hour radius. - WMU-Cooley graduate Micki Meier
Living in Tampa, Florida: Unique study spots for students
So, you’ve decided to continue your education in beautiful Tampa Bay, Florida. Smart choice! If you’re new to the area, finding places to study may seem like a scavenger hunt. There are several quiet nooks and hidden hideouts in this lively coastal region, but here are five student favorites to jump-start the process.
Rebecca Pugliesi: Education and Experience Propels Career
When Becky Pugliesi originally went to WMU-Cooley Law School, she figured she would focus on Business Law because her background was in banking and finance. She already had an MBA. It seemed like a natural fit to merge the two. But that changed part way through her J.D. when she attended an event put on by the Tax LL.M. program.
Ryan McCleary: Intellectual Property Law Career Expands Horizons with LL.M. Degree
"It really came down to flexibility for me. I work full time - and have for the past 15 years. I didn’t want to give that up. WMU-Cooley gave me the flexibility I needed by offering online and evening classes so I could get my LL.M. degree. - WMU-Cooley Law School Intellectual Property LL.M. Program Graduate Ryan McCleary
WMU-Cooley Military Feature: Derek Grisard Values WMU-Cooley Camaraderie and Community
WMU-Cooley, as a military friendly and designated Yellow Ribbon School, talks to its military students, faculty and graduates about their journey from the military to law school and about their career goals. This month’s feature is WMU-Cooley student Derek Grisard, who currently works in Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base as an imagery analyst in the Intelligence Community.
Hardam Tripathi: Diversity, culture and a passion to help others
WMU-Cooley is a military friendly and designated Yellow Ribbon School. This month’s military blog feature is recent WMU-Cooley graduate Hardam Tripathi. Learn about his law school journey and his new position as an Officer and Judge Advocate with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps.
Weekend law student Stephanie Samuels: Never too late to start a new life
Stephanie Samuels was almost 60 years old when she finally discovered she could make her life dream of going to law school a reality. Up until then, “life sort of just happened,” and it was never really an option – until she heard about WMU-Cooley’s weekend program.
WMU-Cooley graduation speaker: Others don’t have to fail in order for you to succeed
“Because of Cooley, you are now prepared to join in the battle for justice; to be the voice for the voiceless, to bring hope to the hopeless, and to speak justice for those who suffer injustice … In pursuing success in the profession, remember that success is not a zero sum game. Others don’t have to fail in order for you to succeed.” – Frederick McClure, managing partner at the Tampa Bay office of DLA Piper and president of the George Edgecomb Bar Association.