Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Blog

'Woman in the Law' Emily Horvath focuses on academic services

September 14

WMU-Cooley Professor EmilyHorvath, along with five WMU-Cooley Law School graduates, were named as 2017 Michigan Lawyers Weekly Women in the Law honorees during a luncheon on September 7, 2017 at the Detroit Marriott in Troy, Michigan. We are very proud of all their accomplishments and this deserved honor. Congratulations Susan M. Cook, Laura J. Genovich, Emily Horvath, Sara L. Ostahowski, Mary R. Pigorsh, and Cinnamon Rice. 

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The State Bar-Cooley Connection

September 07

Blog contributor Otto Stockmeyer is a WMU-Cooley Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He represented mid-Michigan lawyers on the State Bar Board of Commissioners and in the ABA House of Delegates. The following is based on his three-part series of articles profiling Lansing-area State Bar presidents, published in the Ingham County Bar Association newsletter, BRIEFS.

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Attorney Steps on the Gas in his Mustang and the Legal Arena

June 08

Scott Beute thought he was driving down a straight road when he graduated in 1993 with a mechanical engineering degree and a lifelong love for cars.  Yet something inside him started steering him in another direction. “I kept finding excuses for not going back to school,” laughed Scott. “I knew that I wanted to further my education and my career, but didn’t know what that would be.  Going to law school had really never crossed my mind. But one day I was listening to a friend of mine’s wife, who was a paralegal, talking about how Cooley Law School had opened a campus in Grand Rapids. She was trying to convince her husband that he needed to go to law school.  Well, the funny thing was that my friend never ended up going to law school, but I did.”

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Golf Outing is a win, win, win for team of WMU-Cooley graduates

June 06

If you are a golfer, then you know that summer is golf outing season. But for golfer and WMU-Cooley graduate Vincent Welicka, it really means it’s time to join up with his fellow graduates and friends for his law school’s annual alumni golf outing – in fact, for him and his team, that’s every summer since it started 26 years ago.

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