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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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Jonathan Paasch: Clients appreciate attorneys who are real-life, real-world

June 06

McDonald Pierangeli Macfarlane law firm is making its mark on the west Michigan community, offering, as they would say, a "small firm feel," with a "big firm experience." That's what WMU-Cooley graduate Jonathan Paasch liked about the firm when he first joined. It's the same feeling and experience he likes to say he had in law school. Yet Paasch didn't always want to be an attorney. 

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WMU-Cooley Grad Brandon Ayers Bringing Change in Legal Landscape

May 21

Brandon Ayers always wanted to go to law school. He took a somewhat winding path to get there, but once he did, he jumped in with both feet, earned his J.D. degree in just a fraction over two years, and passed the bar a month after graduation.

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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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