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WMU-Cooley Community Conversation

Dive into the justice system, explore important topics, and get your questions answered as you connect with the WMU-Cooley community.

Constitution Day 2020
Featured Speakers: David Singleton and Henry Floyd

Thursday, September 17 at 12:00 PM (EST)

On Constitution Day, featured speakers David Singleton and Henry Floyd will discuss Inequalities in Sentencing and Issues Facing Criminal Justice. In 2018, David Singleton received national praise when he helped free Tyra Patterson from a 23-year wrongful conviction. He currently hosts one of our externships. WMU-Cooley graduate, Henry Floyd, is the President of the Washington D.C. Bar and was recently elected Vice President of the National Bar Association.


The Importance of Plain Legal Language
Featured Speakers: Professor Emeritus Joseph Kimble and
Professor Mark Cooney

Thursday, October 22 at 5:00 PM (EST)

Our Importance of Plain Legal Language conversation will be led by two nationally and internationally recognized experts on plain language and legal drafting. Professor Kimble was a founding director of the Center for Plain Language, has authored three books on the value of plain language in the law and government, and has edited the Michigan Bar Journal "Plain Language" column for nearly three decades. Professor Mark Cooney teaches Research & Writing and Advanced Writing and is the editor in chief of The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing. He has an extensive background in Plain Language and has authored a book and many articles on legal writing.