Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Blog

Helen Khouli: In order to reach the highest, nothing can turn you low

April 24

  Sometimes you know exactly what you want to do as a career growing up, but most of the time you need to try things on for size. For WMU-Cooley student Helen Khouli, law school wasn't the first shoe she tried on. 

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Lanita Carter: Still Guided by the Lessons in her Mother's Voice

April 23

WMU-Cooley student Lanita Carter and her two sisters grew up in the Detroit area under the strong influence of her mother, their role model and inspiration.  As a young girl of a single mom, Carter remembers always wanting to help the family. She wanted to make sure she was doing her part. So much so that she started working in the ninth grade. 

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Leadership Achievement Award Winner is Looking Forward to Making an Impact

April 18

When Rosston Lloyd Ramsey was born, his parents chose his name because they thought it sounded “judicial” and befitting of their hopes that he would someday be a judge. Today, as Ramsey prepares to graduate from WMU-Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus, he is getting closer to fulfilling his parents’ desires.

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The Blue Jeans Brunch – The Torch is Passed and Burning Bright

April 16

A big part of the WMU-Cooley Law School experience is community service and it often provides life-long lessons for students and for those they assist. But every March in Tampa, the table is turned and it’s the students who get the assistance from the community. Again, the results can last a lifetime.

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In Defense of Justice Morse in the Case of a Barren Cow

April 12

Blog contributor Otto Stockmeyer is a WMU-Cooley Law School Distinguished Professor Emeritus. This is one of a series taking a fresh look at famous cases. 

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Ready for Law School? What’s Your Plan?

April 11

What’s more important to a successful legal education and career than brains, drive or love for the law? If you ask Carly Wolf, Deputy Director of Academic Support at WMU-Cooley’s Tampa Bay campus, it’s planning, pure and simple.

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Q&A with Mariko Willis: Military and Law School at the Center of Her Heart

April 05

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 blog features WMU-Cooley law student Mariko C. Willis. Mariko has recently been selected to be a Marine Corps Staff Sergeant.

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Learning the Law Takes Both Innovation and Action

April 05

WMU-Cooley Law School knows a lot about innovation and action. Those qualities have been instilled in the law school since its  inception in 1972. It continues today. New teaching reforms have been spurred by the law school’s three-year project with Western Michigan University’s Instructional Design Research Lab, which is directed by WMU's behavior-management expert and pyschologist Dr. Douglas Johnson.

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Australian Democracy Comes to Life for "Down Under" Program Students

March 31

Students participating in WMU-Cooley's Study Abroad program in Australia and New Zealand are learning a lot Down Under. Right now they are learning about their parliamentary institutions of democracy. We sometimes take for granted the democratic balance of power and the branches of government in the United States. Yet robust democracies around the world have made different choices in their governance. 

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Gadiel Espinoza: Don't give up - no matter what life throws at you.

March 30

WMU-Cooley graduate Gadiel Espinoza can't say life has been easy, but will tell you, unequivocally, that there is no obstacle or barrier that can stand in his way of finding success.

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