Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Blog

Shequel Ross: Designing Legal Education Movement to Teach Legal Rights

July 22

Using social media to promote businesses and products has become the norm in recent years, but attorneys and law firms often struggle to figure out how social media could benefit their specific practice areas. As a young attorney, Shequel Ross (William Johnson Class, 2013) decided to use social media to get legal information in front of a large audience and teach individuals about their rights.

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David Malson Proud of Top 100 Firm's Diversity and Inclusiveness Efforts, and Work-Life Balance Programs

July 19

David Malson, by anyone's standards, personifies career success and a meaningful life. But Malson would say it has been his dedication and commitment to building balance in his life and forging strong relationships that has guided him, both personally and professionally. Those friendships span 10-30 years, or more. All have been meaningful, from his loving relationship with his wife, Lynn, and their five daughters, to the countless friendships he has made over the decades, including trusting relationships with his work partners, co-workers and clients.

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WMU-Cooley graduate Christina Corl: High Demand and High Honors

July 16

“If you stick around long enough, you’ll see everything,” noted Christina Corl, partner at Plunkett Cooney and one of a trio of new WMU-Cooley Law School Board of Directors members. Twenty five years into her legal career, Corl (Bird Class, 1995) is rarely surprised anymore. Most likely, she indicated “I’ve seen it before.”

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WMU-Cooley Grad Mustafa Ameen: Legal Career Helps Others on a Larger Scale

July 15

Mustafa Ameen (Fitzgerald Class, 2006), knew growing up that he was either going to be a doctor or a lawyer. That's what his parents told their children, after emigrating from India to the United States to secure a better life for the family.

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WMU-Cooley Grad Aaron Burrell Leader in Legal Diversity & Inclusiveness

July 12

In the last decade, Aaron V. Burrell (Woodward Class, 2010), a business lawyer with the Detroit office of Dickinson Wright, has become acutely aware of dynamic shifts in the way law is practiced. Burrell, who serves as co-chair of the firm’s diversity and litigation-training committees, and has a busy practice in complex commercial litigation, appellate law, and labor and employment law, is in a prime position to note changes in the legal arena.

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Nicholas Romer: Diverse students mean enriched classroom experience

June 25

McDonald Pierangeli Macfarlane law firm in West Michigan is home to three WMU-Cooley graduates: Jonathan Paasch, Erick Bradtke, and Nicholas Romer.  This blog features Nicholas Romer and why he appreciated his legal education at WMU-Cooley Law School.

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Erick Bradtke: Nobody Outworks WMU-Cooley Law Graduates

June 18

McDonald Pierangeli Macfarlane law firm in west Michigan is home to three WMU-Cooley graduates: Jonathan Paasch, Nicholas Romer and Erick Bradtke. This blog features Erick Bradtke and why he appreciated his legal education at WMU-Cooley Law School. 

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State Rep. Kara Hope: 5 Key Pieces of Advice for Success in Life

June 17

WMU-Cooley graduate Kara Hope, State Representative for Michigan’s 67th House District, spoke recently to WMU-Cooley Law School students about career paths that can lead to success, even a career in politics. If you missed the presentation, take a moment to read her five key pieces of advice to students – from her life experience and perspective. 

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WMU-Cooley Grad Mustafa Ameen Uses Legal Career to Help on Larger Scale

June 15

WMU-Cooley Law School graduate Mustafa Ameen knew growing up that he was either going to be a doctor or a lawyer. That's what his parents told their children, after emigrating from India to the United States to secure a better life for the family.

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WMU-Cooley Grad Aaron Burrell Leader in Legal Diversity & Inclusiveness

June 13

In the last decade, Aaron V. Burrell, a business lawyer with the Detroit office of Dickinson Wright and WMU-Cooley graduate, has become acutely aware of dynamic shifts in the way law is practiced. Burrell, who serves as co-chair of the firm’s diversity and litigation-training committees, and has a busy practice in complex commercial litigation, appellate law, and labor and employment law, is in a prime position to note changes in the legal arena.

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