This blog was originally posted on May 2, 2017 Tanya Gibbs knew she wanted to be an attorney since the 11th grade when her high school math teacher suggested she go to a national student conference in Washington, D.C. For 10 days she learned about the laws that govern our nation, toured the city, and even met the Supreme Court justices and several high-end defense attorneys. “I just thought it was the coolest thing, and I wanted to be a part of that,” said Gibbs.
Tanya Gibbs: Business and Law Background Connects WMU-Cooley Graduate to Her Tribe’s Culture and Heritage
A Lesson in International Relations Strikes Close to Heart and Home
The United States is a melting pot, blending and melding people of all ethnicities, faiths, and geographic origins. For some who come here looking for a better life, their pasts are so painful, they must be left behind. Others are rooted in both the old country and the new, hoping to extend America’s system of democracy and justice to places torn by war and violence.
Weekend law student Stephanie Samuels: Never too late to start a new life
Stephanie Samuels was almost 60 years old when she finally discovered she could make her life dream of going to law school a reality. Up until then, “life sort of just happened,” and it was never really an option – until she heard about WMU-Cooley’s weekend program.
WMU-Cooley Couple Brandon Moultrie and Liesl Griffin Talk Love in Law School and Beyond
Brandon Moultrie and Liesl Griffin are two of our latest WMU-Cooley Law School lovebirds who met during law school and decided to tie the knot! They plan to marry in Clearwater Beach, Florida, in November 2017.
Weekend Student Jason Puscas: At the end of the day, law school is an investment
Jason Puscas doesn’t believe you should have to choose between a stable family life, post-secondary education and a prospering career in public policy. A self-proclaimed lifelong learner, Puscas is determined to be successful at all three aspects of his life.
Weekend Law Student Reese Kewin: Single Mom of Six Pursues Dream of Law School at 46
Reese Kewin is not your average law student. In fact, there’s nothing average about her. At 46, and starting law school, Reese knew that a “huge life change was ahead,” not only for her, but for her six children.