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.
Law School After Military Service: A Student Success Story
Sheila Lake: Know who you are, how you learn, and what you need to succeed.
As long as Sheila Lake can remember she always wanted to be an attorney and a champion for the underdog.
Helping hand - Bodman attorney relishes his pro bono opportunities
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.
Good Samaritan: Attorney rescues trapped driver after freeway crash
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.
First Stage: Law grad launches career as assistant prosecuting attorney
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.
WMU-Cooley Graduate to Work at State Appellate Court
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.
Colin Hunter: Outdoorsman to Judge
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.
WMU-Cooley Law School Graduates Kendra and John Smith: Mr. and Mrs. Atticus Finch
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.
Barbra Bachmeier: Coming to the Attention of Others
Barbra Bachmeier (Fisher Class, 2007) has spent her life caring for others and is willing to go wherever, and do whatever she can, to help others in need. From working as a nurse across the globe in the U.S. Army National Guard to helping victims of interpersonal violence and advocating for children, Bachmeier is up for the task.
Kevin Thomas Wins Over New York To Become First Indian-American Senator
When Kevin Thomas (Witherell Class, 2010) began seeing rules protecting consumers being turned back and funding cut at the federal level, he decided to make a run for the New York Senate, a seat he was elected to during the November 6 general election. Thomas, a Democrat, beat out a 28-year incumbent for the state’s sixth district (Nassau County) seat, making him the first Indian-American to serve in the Empire State’s Senate.