Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Blog

Update: Corporate Annual Reports – Plain-Language Progress?

November 21

Last year at about this time, I wrote this in a blog post, “Corporate Annual Reports – Plain-English’s Last Frontier?”

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WMU-Cooley Law Professors Explain High Crimes and Misdemeanors

October 24

As congress explores the potential impeachment of U.S. President Donald J. Trump, lawmakers and citizens are struggling with, or have misconceptions about, what the law really means by high crimes and misdemeanors.

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What does the 25th Amendment mean by "Acting Cabinet Officers"

October 23

There is much conversation surrounding the 25th Amendment and what might happen if members of Congress were to invoke the amendment. First, the Constitution requires that cabinet officers must be confirmed by the Senate. That is, the Senate has the right to “Advise and Consent” to the nominee assuming all of the rights, privileges and obligations of the office. In the 25th Amendment cabinet officers are referred to as the "principal officers of the executive departments.”

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The 2019 Law School Experience

October 18

Victoria Vuletich, the assistant dean at the Grand Rapids, Michigan campus of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, was interviewed by the State Bar of Michigan's Legal Talk Network to discuss what the law school experience is like for the current generation of students. 

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Tips for How to Get Cheap Car Insurance

October 15

Ask the Experts: Cheap Car Insurance Pros & Cons Car insurance is a necessary expense if you’re a driver, but trying to find the cheapest rates can be a time-consuming process. To gain more insight about getting cheap car insurance while still having quality coverage, WalletHub posed the following questions to a panel of experts. Below is an excerpt from WMU-Cooley Professor and legal expert Mark Cooney. See the WalletHub article in its entirety here.  

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Diversity programs near and dear to WMU-Cooley Professor Joseline Hardrick

September 28

Even at nine years old, Joseline Hardrick knew she wanted to be a lawyer. She remembers being glued to the TV watching Matlock and Perry Mason with her mother. She loved to watch the attorneys, and all the courtroom drama, especially the parts where they were cross-examining people. Her mother was thrilled. Hardrick recalls her mother making sure to tell anyone who would listen that her "baby's going to be a lawyer."

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Ret. Brig. Gen. Michael C.H. McDaniel Offers Expertise on Mass Shootings

August 07

As investigators continue to uncover evidence surrounding the two mass shootings this past weekend, WMU-Cooley Law School Associate Dean Michael C.H. McDaniel and former Deputy Assistant for Homeland Defense Strategy answers questions from law students and to members of the media regarding the investigation, current laws, and steps the government can take to protect citizens from domestic terrorism. 

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Work Ethic a Key Characteristic of Successful Solos

July 29

WMU-Cooley Professor Gary Bauer has decades of business and marketing experience, alongside nearly 20 years of teaching experience. Bauer explores six characteristics he finds in successful solos, which are Fearlessness, Work Ethic, Interpersonal Skills (Carnegie Skills), Imagination/Creativity, Ability to Get Work Done on Time, and Natural Enthusiasm. Read Professor Bauer's blog on Work Ethic, which originally posted on SoloLawyerByDesign. 

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Natural Enthusiasm Isn't So Natural; But a Characteristic of Successful Solos

July 03

WMU-Cooley Professor Gary Bauer has decades of business and marketing experience, alongside nearly 20 years of teaching experience. Read Professor Bauer's blog, which originally posted on SoloLawyerByDesign. 

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#1 Characteristic of Successful Solos is the Ability to Choose Fearlessness

June 20

WMU-Cooley Professor Gary Bauer has decades of business and marketing experience, alongside nearly 20 years of teaching experience. Read Professor Bauer's blog, which originally posted on SoloLawyerByDesign. 

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