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De-Andreth Isaacs-Hanson: Extraordinary Circumstances Lead to Legal Profession

December 24

When De-Andreth Isaacs-Hanson first heard the words biliary atresia, she didn't know what she was going to do, but she knew she wasn't going to accept her young daughter's dismal prognosis, put her in hospice, and watch her die.

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Limited Scope Representation is a New Paradigm for Future Practice of Law

December 22

Read about WMU-Cooley Law School graduate Mechelle Woznicki, and other Grand Rapids attorney's role in offering Limited Scope Representation in the Legal News story below by Cynthia Price. 

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Moot Court Experience Offered Student a Boost

December 20

Read about WMU-Cooley Law School 3L student Kara Moore in the Legal News story below by Sheila Pursglove. Moore, who has a 3.93 GPA, will work at Collins Einhorn Farrell PC in Southfield. She is pictured with her puppy, Riley Daniel.

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WMU-Cooley Experts Faculty Provide Legal Analysis for Impeachment Hearings

December 13

WMU-Cooley Law School professors Jeffrey Swartz, Brendan Beery, and Devin Schindler provided expert legal analysis at media outlets across the nation during the U.S. House of Representative committee hearings leading up to, and after, the announcement of Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump.

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WMU-Cooley Law Professor Weighs in on NFL Players Accused of Falsifying Claims

December 12

Following the announcement that 10 former NFL players have been indicted for defrauding the NFL’s health care program of more then $3.4 million for medical equipment that was never prescribed, or purchased, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Professor and former prosecutor Mark Dotson, who teaches courses in Torts (including fraud), Remedies, and Criminal Procedure, shared his thoughts about the ongoing investigation.

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Update: The Liberty Bell Award

December 03

Earlier this year, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Otto Stockmeyer blogged about the liberty bell award. Here's an update.

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Joseph Garrido: Civilian Path Leads Back to Helping Veterans as Attorney

November 26

Marine Corps veteran Joseph Garrido knew he needed to find a meaningful new civilian path when he left the military. At the time, though, he wasn't quite sure what path that would take. What he discovered was his calling pointed straight to his passion for helping veterans, especially those who were wounded during their time of service. 

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Hala Alkattan: If you are really paying attention, you can't NOT care

November 22

Even while WMU-Cooley student Hala Alkattan was working on her undergraduate degree, she knew she wanted to help people. At the time she wanted to do something for the Syrian refugees that were coming into Tampa. Little things to make life better for them. From that spark of an idea, the small non-profit, "turned into something huge," as Alkattan says. 

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Update: Corporate Annual Reports – Plain-Language Progress?

November 21

Last year at about this time, I wrote this in a blog post, “Corporate Annual Reports – Plain-English’s Last Frontier?”

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Ydelmis Cutino: Comfortable in the Fast Lane

November 05

WMU-Cooley student Ydelmis Cutino never backs away from hard work, in fact she embraces it. She's on a path to be lawyer, and the sooner the better. 

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