Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Blog

WMU-Cooley Moot Court Team Take Skillset and Competition by Storm

May 16

At WMU-Cooley Law School, one of the activities students can participate in is the moot court program. Recently, graduate Brandon Ayers and law student Lauren Simasko talked about that experience.

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WMU-Cooley Graduate David Malson Proud of Firm's Diversity and Work-Life Balance Programs

May 08

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 and forging strong relationships that has guided him, both personally and professionally. Malson is one of many WMU-Cooley graduates that will be featured in the 2019 summer edition of Benchmark Magazine. Here's an excerpt from his upcoming feature. Look for the full story in the next issue of Benchmark Alumni Magazine coming out in June 2019! 

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Law School After Military Service: A Student Success Story

March 18

As a former U.S. Marine Staff Sgt., Victor Flores knows the meaning of commitment. As a WMU-Cooley Law School graduate and practicing attorney, he also thoroughly understands what it means to dedicate yourself to your goals. Now he offers advice to students, veterans and others considering law school and a legal career. 

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Sheila Lake: Know who you are, how you learn, and what you need to succeed.

March 14

As long as Sheila Lake can remember she always wanted to be an attorney and a champion for the underdog.

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Helping hand - Bodman attorney relishes his pro bono opportunities

January 23

WMU-Cooley Law School graduate Noel Ravenscroft likes learning something new every day, and that's exactly why he has focused his career interest in the area of creditor's rights. Read more in this Legal News story by Sheila Pursglove below.

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Good Samaritan: Attorney rescues trapped driver after freeway crash

January 20

Read how WMU-Cooley Law School graduate Mitch Zajac became a Good Samaritan during an early morning commute to work as an attorney with Butzel Long in this Legal News story by Sheila Pursglove below.

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First Stage: Law grad launches career as assistant prosecuting attorney

January 19

Recent WMU-Cooley Law School graduate Devin Blue loved law school, and is even more excited about beginning her career with the Grand Traverse Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Read Devin's story in this month's Legal News story by Sheila Pursglove below. 

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WMU-Cooley Graduate to Work at State Appellate Court

January 10

After graduating from WMU-Cooley Law School in January, Geofrey Bilabaye will work as a research attorney at the Michigan Court of Appeals. Read about Geofrey's journey from Tanzania to a legal career in the Legal News story by Sheila Pursglove below. 

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Colin Hunter: Outdoorsman to Judge

December 10

Growing up along the AuSable River, a young Colin Hunter watched as the AuSable River International Canoe Marathon would run alongside his family’s home in Grayling, Michigan, aspiring that one day he would enter and compete. In 1996, at the age of 15, he did. The grueling, 120-mile non-stop canoe race starts in Grayling and ends near the shores of Lake Huron in Oscoda, Michigan. What Hunter didn’t realize then was that training and competing in canoe racing would prepare him for success in law school and his career now as judge of the 46th Circuit Court in northern Michigan.

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WMU-Cooley Law School Graduates Kendra and John Smith: Mr. and Mrs. Atticus Finch

December 05

It’s hard to imagine when Kendra Smith (Person Class, 1994) and John Smith (Bird Class, 1995) attended WMU-Cooley Law School that they would end up being the real-life protagonists in a book written about an environmental case they defended, which would go all the way to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

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