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Admissions’ Secrets to Conquering Your LSAT Prep

June 16

The LSAT is the definitive test used in the law school admissions process. As such, your score will have a significant impact on your acceptance and scholarship eligibility.

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WMU-Cooley Professor Renalia Dubose Speaks on Florida HS decision to pause yearbook distribution

June 10

WMU-Cooley Professor and former administrator from Pasco, Hillsborough and Orange Counties Renalia DuBose is available to speak to the media on the legal parameters surrounding Education Law and Legal Rights and the recent news surrounding the Florida High School Yearbook Distribution Being Paused Due to Black Lives Matter Content.

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Chelsea Rebeck: Success Means Anticipating and Pivoting with Change

June 08

Southfield, Michigan tax attorney Chelsea Rebeck (Ellsworth Class, 2012) could see the handwriting on the wall as soon as the first news reports of the Covid-19 pandemic shutdowns started streaming in.

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How to State Issues in a Case Brief or Exam Bluebook

May 29

Let’s talk about stating issues. It’s a really important skill. There’s an old saying that “a question well stated is half answered.” It applies to resolving legal questions; a well-stated issue leads directly to the relevant rule, and off you go. Issue-spotting is crucial to exam success, but issue-stating is important as well.

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Chase Your Dream of Being a Lawyer: Christopher Bogard

May 28

I remember when I decided I wanted to be an attorney. My father had just enrolled in law school, and he came home and set his law school books on the kitchen table. I was young, and my father was starting law school “late.” He was retired from the military and owned his own construction company. It was a family business and we all worked together.

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Up to the Challenge: Cooley Grad Succeeds Against Series of Overwhelming Odds

May 27

Law students often face tough challenges during their demanding legal studies. But Samantha Norris, who graduated from WMU-Cooley Law School on May 23, faced a far greater challenge—a strenuous battle against cancer.

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What Goes On At Those "Free-Lunch" Seminars?

May 06

According to the American Association of Retired Persons, so-called “free lunch” seminars are often used to lure people into investing in unsuitable or even fraudulent products. To help older Americans avoid being scammed, AARP and the North American Securities Administrators Association developed the Free Lunch Monitor Program.

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Shemia Washington: Shining and Breaking Barriers

April 29

When Shemia (Francisco) Washington was in fifth grade, she wanted to be like Clair Huxtable, the sophisticated and personable character played by Phylicia Rashad on The Cosby Show. “Claire was an attorney, so I wanted to be an attorney. Claire spoke Spanish, so I learned to speak Spanish,” Washington remembered with a laugh.

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Maximize Your Article's Impact

March 29

Congratulations! Your article has been researched, written, edited, and—hurray!—published. After all that work, why stop with one article? With some imagination, you may be able to develop one or more spin-off pieces for other publications. Sometimes this may involve a reprinting of your article in full. More often it will take the form of an excerpt or abridgment.

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Calling All Scribes

March 02

What does the word “scribes” call to mind? For most people, it evokes the image of medieval monks copying manuscripts with quill pens. But modernly it also refers to a society of legal writers.

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