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JANUARY 2021

Dear WMU-Cooley graduates and friends:

Despite incredible challenges to start 2021, WMU-Cooley Law School continues to look forward to the future with hope and confidence in each other.

Virtual-Alumni-Event_squareOur over 20,000 graduates across the nation and around the world make us proud every single day. We see your leadership and commitment, great and small.

Until we can all meet again in person, we are pleased to gather with you during one of our ONLINE VIRTUAL ALUMNI EVENTS scheduled for February, March, and April. Thank you to our alumni hosts and for this opportunity to network and catch up. Grab your favorite beverage and join us for a toast!

Sincerely, Helen Haessly, Acting Director of Alumni Relations (Cushing Class, 2000)
 

P.S. WMU-Cooley is hosting the ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition, which will be held virtually on Saturday, February 13th. We still need judges for the preliminary rounds in the morning from 8:30 am to 12:30 p.m. If you are able to participate as a judge, please contact me at haesslyh@cooley.edu with your interest and I can get you signed up. 


Stephanie Gregg

ACCESS TO JUSTICE SPEAKS IN ART

Assistant Dean of Admissions Stephanie Gregg may have retired from WMU-Cooley in 2012 after 25 years of service, but her heart continues to support the law school's historic equal access to justice mission through her talent as a local artist and advocate. In creating art she finds an outlet to express her feelings that needs no words.
 
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TWO DESERVING DAA WINNERS   

The 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Amy Rombyer Tripp (Blair Moody Class, 1996) and Karen Truszkowski (Richard H. Flannigan Class, 1999). The coveted award is presented at the annual meeting of the WMU-Cooley Alumni Association, and this past year, the virtual ceremony was held on November 19, 2020. Recipients are chosen by the Past President's Committee of the Alumni Association and awarded annually.
 
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BE A DEI CHAMPION

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WMU-Cooley Law School has a long history of being an institution with a diverse and inclusive student body that we work hard to maintain. We believe that the student body we educate should reflect the communities they will serve. WMU-Cooley has continuously been a champion at educating a diverse group of future lawyers. Now, we are inviting organizations committed to access to justice to help us in our mission to ensure that all qualified students, regardless of their background or life situations, are able to pursue a legal career.

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REMEMBERING OUR FOUNDER (1/12/73)

Judge Brennan

The Hon. Thomas E. Brennan has been called one of the most important innovators in legal education. His legacy reaches far beyond the founding of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. It can be seen rippling through the lives of more than 20,000 graduates. We honor him on Founders Day, Jan.12.

SPECIAL TRIBUTE EDITION

LEGAL EXPERTS EXPLAIN SEDITION 

On January 6, while rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, WMU-Cooley Law School professors began answering calls from media outlets around the country regarding what could be considered both a criminal display of force and a violation of the Constitution.

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LT. GENERAL RUSSEL L. HONORĂ© SPEAKS

Thank you, Lt. General Russel L. HonorĂ©  for your inspiring words of wisdom today during WMU-Cooley's Equal Access to Justice Day event. Our faculty, staff, students, and veterans are truly honored.

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READ THE DECEMBER ISSUE

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Catch up on your fellow graduates in this online version of Benchmark. Consider sending your stories and good news announcements to the Communications Office for the June 2021 issue of Benchmark Alumni Magazine.

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MLKDay_square-1REFLECTING ON THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.  

WMU-Cooley students from both the Grand Rapids and the Lansing campuses held important virtual events in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on January 18, 2021. The events were called Controversy in the Community and MLK Day 2021: Chaos or Community.  

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READ OUR OFFICIAL BLOG

Want to read more stories about your fellow graduates? We share your stories on the official law school blog page. 

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THE LATEST NEWS

Keep up with all the news coming out of WMU-Cooley by visiting the law school's What's New page on our website! 

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