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How to Pay For Law School

  This week on the Law School Insider, a podcast brought to you by Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, we are bringing you Richard Boruszewski, Director of Financial Aid at WMU Cooley...Read more

Law School Fairs & Forums: Putting the Pieces Together for Event Success!

This week on the Law School Insider, a podcast brought to you by Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, we are bringing back Brianne Myers, Director of Admissions at WMU Cooley Law School....Read more

Law School Trains Your Mind

This week on the Law School Insider, a podcast brought to you by Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, we are bringing you Sharon Ellis, an alumna of Western Michigan University Cooley Law...Read more

Mental Health: A Michigan Perspective

Welcome back to the Law School Insider, a podcast brought to you by Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. This week we are examing Mental Health in Michigan. “Mental Health: A Michigan...Read more

JD Advising Strategies: Secrets and Tips on how to pass the Michigan Bar exam

Welcome back to the Law School Insider, a podcast brought to you by Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. This week we are looking at the Michigan Bar Exam and what you need to do to pass on...Read more

How to Pay For Law School

Christopher A. Lewis on Jul 27, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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This week on the Law School Insider, a podcast brought to you by Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, we are bringing you Richard Boruszewski, Director of Financial Aid at WMU Cooley Law School. Today's episode will delve deeper into topics regarding how you can pay for your law school experience and things that you need to be thinking about to fun this endeavor. 

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Law School Fairs & Forums: Putting the Pieces Together for Event Success!

Christopher A. Lewis on Jul 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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This week on the Law School Insider, a podcast brought to you by Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, we are bringing back Brianne Myers, Director of Admissions at WMU Cooley Law School. Today's episode will delve deeper into law school fairs and forums and will work to put the pieces of the puzzle together to help you to understand what you need to do to have an amazing experience at events such as these.  

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Law School Trains Your Mind

Christopher A. Lewis on Jul 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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This week on the Law School Insider, a podcast brought to you by Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, we are bringing you Sharon Ellis, an alumna of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and current State of Michigan Compliance Director for the American with Disabilities Act. Sharon Ellis shares her thoughts on law school and law career success as well as how law school trains your mind and this is an interview that you will not want to miss.  

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Mental Health: A Michigan Perspective

Welcome back to the Law School Insider, a podcast brought to you by Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. This week we are examing Mental Health in Michigan.

“Mental Health: A Michigan Perspective” was the topic of discussion at this year’s Western Michigan University Cooley Law Review’s Annual Symposium at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Lansing campus. The May 19 event featured a diverse panel of community leaders from a variety of backgrounds including law, healthcare, non-profit, state government and corrections. The group discussed issues facing mental health today. 

Panelists include:

  • Lt. Gov. Brian Calley: Michigan lieutenant governor
  • Beverly Griffor: managing partner, Collis & Griffor, P.C.
  • Milton L. Mack, Jr.: court administrator, Michigan Supreme Court
  • Professor Lauren Rousseau: professor, WMU-Cooley Law School
  • Major Sam Davis: corrections major, Ingham County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mark Reinstein: president & CEO, Mental Health Association of Michigan

 

Read more about the Event on the WMU Cooley Law School Blog

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JD Advising Strategies: Secrets and Tips on how to pass the Michigan Bar exam

Christopher A. Lewis on Jun 29, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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Welcome back to the Law School Insider, a podcast brought to you by Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. This week we are looking at the Michigan Bar Exam and what you need to do to pass on your first time taking the exam. We are bringing back Ashley Heidemann to talk about this topic. Ashley Heidemann is from JD Advising Strategies, a company in southeast Michigan that works with students to pass the LSAT, Bar Exam and more. 

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Integrity: A Modest Proposal with Judge Donald Allen

This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you the Honorable Donald L. Allen, Judge on the 55th District Court in Michigan. Judge Allen spoke to us about the importance of Integrity in today's lawyers and shares many other salient take-aways too on finding success in this profession. 

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A Law Degree Is More Than A Piece Of Paper, It Is A Real Privilege

Christopher A. Lewis on Jun 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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This week on the Law School Insider, a podcast brought to you by Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, we are bringing you a special presentation of a talk given at WMU Cooley Law School by past ABA President, Paulette Brown. Paulette Brown shares her thoughts on law school and law career success and this is an interview that you will not want to miss.  

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Storytelling is Part of the Art of Being a Lawyer!

Christopher A. Lewis on Jun 8, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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Welcome back to the Law School Insider, a podcast brought to you by Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. This week we are delving into a new topic, the topic of Storytelling for Lawyers. We are bringing back Nelson Miller, Associate Dean and Professor from the Grand Rapids campus of WMU Cooley Law School to talk about how storytelling is part of the art of being a lawyer.

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Developing Strong Relationships with Pre-Law Advisors

This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Christy Lee Cole, Director of the Romney Institute for Law and Public Policy at Adrian College. Christy is also the primary pre-law advisor at Adrian College and today she is sharing advice with all of you on developing strong relationships with pre-law advisors on your campus.

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Using Your Law Degree Within State Government with Andrew Hudson

This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Andrew Hudson, Assistant Attorney General with the State of Michigan Attorney General's Office. Andrew Hudson is sharing his experience with us on working with a law degree within the state government. Andrew Hudson is an alumnus of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Andrew Hudson stated that his interest in the law started with an interest in legal dramas, history, politics and more. All of this should have told him that a career in the law was the direction for him, but instead he became an elementary teacher at first and found that this was not his calling. He did not go to law school at first because he had a pre-conceived notion that lawyers had to have aggressive and type A personalities and he did not have such a personality. 

He finally did have a conversation with his own father about attending law school and his father was not surprised that he would have such an interest. Andrew Hudson studied for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and then applied to WMU Cooley Law School and due to the generous scholarship he received he chose to attend. 

When he entered law school he came in with an idea that he wanted to be an Assistant Prosecutor as he loved criminal law and the investigative side of things. He was able to get internships and extenships in this area along with pairing these experiences with courses and even competing in competitions that prepared him well for his current role.

Attending WMU Cooley Law School was a good fit for Andrew Hudson. He stated that because it was a large law school, he was able to develop his skills in a lot of different ways due to the resources that were available there. He was very involved in Mock Trial, and took the time to go to local courthouses to see what a person in this type of role would do and this, along with his externship solidified that this was the type of law that he wanted to practice. 

Looking back on his law school experience Andrew Hudson stated that if he could go back he might have considered completing one of the dual-degree programs that WMU-Cooley offered at the time. He stated that knowing what he knows now about working in state government this type of dual degree would have opened his eyes to a lot of the policy work that he does on a daily basis now. 

In asking Andrew Hudson what he loved most about his position, he stated that it was getting to know and understand the people that he is working with daily. This understanding comes with the building of the skill of relationship building and networking and it is something that Andrew Hudson said he started working on in law school. At WMU-Cooley Law School he took a client communication course which is a skills based course that requires that you understand how to work with individual clients. However, the role-playing and skills that you learn in that class he found to be very transferrable to other areas. 

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