THOMAS M. COOLEY LAW SCHOOL

THOMAS M. COOLEY LAW SCHOOL

300 S. CAPITOL AVENUE

LANSING, MICHIGAN 48901

Telephone: (517) 371-5140

URL: http://www.cooley.ed

 

ABA Approved Since 1975

NCA Approved Since 2001

 

America‚??s leader in part-time, year-round legal education, Thomas M. Cooley Law School was established by former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas E. Brennan and a group of dedicated lawyers and judges.

 

Named for Michigan‚??s renowned Judge Cooley, the school is committed to teaching students the knowledge, skills and ethics they will need to become excellent lawyers. The American Bar Association approved Thomas Cooley Law School in 1978. As an independent, non-profit, graduate institution, Thomas Cooley enjoys the reputation of a tough law school, run by experienced lawyers and judges. Its faculty, students and alumni take pride in the school‚??s close contacts with the bench and bar.

 

In 2006, the law school received the E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award as selected by the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism for meeting the criteria involved in establishing 9 effective, on-going programs to help ensure the maintenance of the highest principles of integrity and dedication to the legal profession and the public. 9 The law school focuses on the importance of incorporating ethics and professionalism into the law school curriculum. Cooley has adopted a Professionalism Plan entitled 9 Creating a Culture of Professionalism in Law School: The Thomas M. Cooley Law School Experience 9 and established a Center for Ethics and Responsibility. The Center works to develop professional character-building programs; encourages research, study and education regarding professional responsibility and ethics; and coordinates and promotes Cooley‚??s efforts in professionalism, ethics, and public service. A professionalism library has also been established for the bench and bar, as well as the Cooley community.

 

With ABA acquiescence of the law school‚??s branch campuses in Auburn Hills and Grand Rapids, Cooley became the only accredited law school with three branch locations. Cooley is also the only law school with close ties to two Carnegie-rated research universities-Oakland University and Western Michigan University.

 

The law school‚??s main campus is located in Lansing near the State Capitol of Michigan and governmental agencies; the state legislature; federal, state and local courts; and a number of major law firms, providing externship opportunities and networking possibilities. The main campus features a ten-story, state-of-the-art Cooley Center building that includes a $2.8 million dollar multi-courtroom complex devoted to trial and appellate skills. The Sixty Plus, Elder Law Clinic, the Cooley Law School Innocence Project, the Estate Planning Clinic, and the externship program are located in the Cooley Center. The main Cooley Campus also includes the 65,000 square foot Brennan Law Library and the 100,000 square foot Temple Building, which houses additional classroom and office space and a large auditorium. Students at all three campuses have access to the most current technology, including wireless internet access.

 

Cooley‚??s Grand Rapids campus now occupies a new 100,000 square foot facility and is located in the Heartside District in the midst of an urban renaissance area with a thriving business sector, a lively arts and entertainment culture, and a wealth of employment opportunities. The Cooley Grand Rapids Law Center is an award-winning building renovation, and includes a spacious, attractive law library and state-of-the-art courtrooms.

 

Cooley‚??s Auburn Hills branch in Auburn Hills is located in the heart of Oakland County, where more than 100 Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters.

 

The law school is organized on a 12-month academic year, consisting of three full 15-week terms of school. Each term meets the definition of a full semester. Like the terms of the English Courts of Common Law, Thomas Cooley‚??s three academic terms are designated Hilary Term (January to April), Trinity Term (May to August), and Michaelmas Term (September to December).

 

Thomas Cooley students typically attend classes part-time which permits full-time employment. Still, they graduate in three years or less by taking advantage of Cooley‚??s year round program. Cooley also has the first and largest ABA-approved Weekend Program.

 

The Sixty Plus, Elder Law Clinic, Thomas Cooley‚??s award-winning clinic for elderly citizens, permits students to earn academic credit representing real clients. Directed studies, trial workshops, law review, and moot court programs enrich the curriculum. Because Thomas Cooley has a national student body, civil and criminal practice courses for New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Indiana, and Illinois are offered.

 

Thomas Cooley‚??s diverse student body is over 3,300; about 47 percent are women; 64 percent hail from out-of-state; 30 percent are racial minorities; and 11 percent hold advanced degrees.

 

Thomas Cooley‚??s nationally and internationally recognized externship program places final-year students in real-life work settings to gain practical experience in the legal settings of their choice. This dynamic program provides students with experience, confidence and contacts to provide a seamless transition from school to career.

 

President and Dean: Don LeDuc

Chief Operating Officer: William E. Schoettle

Associate Dean of Faculty: Charles P. Cercone

Associate Dean of Planning, Programs and Assessment: Ann Miller

Associate Dean of Students and Professionalism: Amy Timmer

Associate Dean of Library and Instructional Support: Duane Strojny

Associate Dean of Enrollment and Student Services: Dr. Paul Zelenski

Associate Dean of Innovation and Tech. and Chief Information:

Charles Mickens

Associate Dean of Community Relations: Helen Mickens

Associate Dean of Development and General Counsel: James D. Robb

Associate Dean of International Programs: William Weiner

Assistant Dean of Admissions: Stephanie Gregg

Associate Dean Auburn Hills Campus: John Nussbaumer

Associate Dean of Grand Rapids: Nelson Miller

 

FULL TIME FACULTY

 

DON LEDUC, (Law Professor), born Flint, Michigan, April 7, 1942; admitted to bar, 1968, Michigan. Education: Kalamazoo College (B.A., 1964); Wayne State University (J.D., 1967). COURSES: Administrative Law, Torts, Correctional Law. Email: leducd @ cooley.edu

 

FRANK AIELLO, (Law Professor), born Pontiac, Michigan, October 20, 1976; admitted to bar, 2001, Michigan. Education: James Madison College at Michigan State University (B.A., 1998); Wayne State University (J.D., 2001). COURSES:Real Property, Secured Transactions, Zoning and Land Use. Email:aiellof @ cooley.edu

 

TAMMY ASHER, (Law Professor), born Framingham, Massachusetts, August 25, 1961; admitted to bar, 1993, Michigan. Education: University of Vermont (A.S., 1981; B.A., 1983); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1993). COURSES: Research and Writing. Email:ashert @ cooley.edu

 

STEVIE J. BARACHKOV, (Law Professor), born Waynesboro, Virginia, July 17, 1976; admitted to bar, 2001, Virginia; 2003, Michigan. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1997); University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2000). COURSES: Property Law. Email:barachks @ cooley.edu

 

GARY BAUER, (Law Professor), born Ft. Wayne, Indiana, November 1, 1948; admitted to bar, 1988, Michigan. Education: Purdue University (B.S., 1971); Central Michigan University (M.A., 1976); Thomas Cooley (J.D., 1988). COURSES: Elderlaw, Elder Law, Environmental Law. Email:bauerg @ cooley.edu

 

BRENDAN T. BEERY, (Law Professor), born Port Jefferson, New York, August 25, 1968; admitted to bar, 1999, Michigan. Education: Bradley University (B.A., 1995); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1998). COURSES:Research and Writing, Advanced Research and Writing, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law. Email: beeryb @ cooley.edu

 

CURT A. BENSON, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, September 3, 1959; admitted to bar, 1986, Michigan. Education: Western Michigan University (B.A., 1983); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1986). COURSES: Evidence and Civil Procedure. Email:bensonc @ cooley.edu

 

DAVID C. BERRY, (Law Professor), born Flint, Michigan, April 2, 1960; admitted to bar, 1988, Massachusetts, District of Massachusetts; 1989, First Circuit; 1998, Federal Circuit. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1982); University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1987). COURSES: Property, Intellectual Property, Patent Law. Email: berryd @ cooley.edu

 

TRACEY W. BRAME, (Law Professor), born Great Falls, Montana, November 11, 1970; admitted to bar, 1996, Michigan; 2001, District of Columbia; 2003, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1992; J.D., 1995). COURSES:Clinical. Email:bramet @ cooley.edu

 

JOHN S. BRENNAN, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, March 21, 1956; admitted to bar, 1984, Illinois; 1991, Minnesota; 1996, Michigan. Education: University of Detroit (A.B., 1977); Boston College Law School (J.D., 1984). COURSES:Civil Procedure, Remedies, Professional Responsibility.

 

RONALD J. BRETZ, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, November 11, 1951; admitted to bar, 1976, Michigan. Education: Michigan State University (B.A., 1973); Wayne State University Law School (J.D., 1976). COURSES: Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Evidence.

 

KATHLEEN CONNOLLY BUTLER, (Law Professor), born Champaign, Illinois, November 15, 1954; admitted to bar, 1989, Indiana; 1992, Illinois. Education: Northwestern University (B.S.S., 1976; M.A.T., 1979); University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., 1989). COURSES:Torts I, Torts II.

 

JEANETTE BUTTREY, (Law Professor), Education: Arizona State (B.S.); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1991). COURSES: Research and Writing. Email: buttreyj @ cooley.edu

 

EVELYN C. CALAGERO, (Law Professor), born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 7, 1956; admitted to bar, 1991, Michigan; 1994, ED Michigan and 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Education: Temple University (B.A, 1977); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1991). COURSES:Research and Writing. Email: calogere @ cooley.edu

 

JAMES L. CAREY, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, 1968; admitted to bar, 1998, Illinois; 2005, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (A.B., 1991; J.D., 1998). COURSES: Business Organizations, Wills, Securities Regulation. Email: careyj @ cooley.edu

 

PAUL JOSEPH CARRIER, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, May 30, 1963; admitted to bar, 1991, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1985); Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law (J.D., 1991); Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 1995). COURSES:Property, Secured Transactions, EU Law.

 

TERRENCE F. CAVANAUGH, (Law Professor), born Detroit, February 14, 1948; admitted to bar, 1978, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (B.S.E., 1971); The University of Toledo College of Law (J.D., 1978). COURSES: Criminal Law Clinic, Elder Law Clinic. Email:cavanaut @ cooley.edu

 

CHARLES P. CERCONE, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1987, New York. Education: Williams College (B.A., 1980); State University of New York School of Law (J.D., 1984). COURSES:Civil Procedure, Taxation. Email:cerconec @ cooley.edu

 

KAREN L. CHADWICK, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, August 28, 1950; admitted to bar, 1981, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1972); University of Michigan (J.D., 1981). COURSES: Torts, Remedies. Email: chadwick @ cooley.edu

 

CHRISTINE CHURCH, (Law Professor), born Grand Haven, Michigan, March 1, 1956; admitted to bar, 1982, Illinois; 1982, Michigan; 1984, Tennessee. Education: Northern Michigan University (B.A., 1977); Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 1982). COURSES:Clinical. Email:churchc @ cooley.edu

 

DENNIS E. CICHON, (Law Professor), born Michigan, May 9, 1951; admitted to bar, 1981, Ohio. Education: Grand Rapids Junior College (A.A., 1974); Grand Valley State College (B.S., 1976); Ohio State University College of Law (J.D., 1981); Temple University School of Law (LL.M., 1987). COURSES: Secured Transactions, Disabilities Law, Contracts.

 

JULIE A. CLEMENT, (Law Professor), born Cadillac, Michigan, November 26, 1957; admitted to bar, 1998, Michigan. Education: Central Michigan University (B.S., 1979); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1998). COURSES:Research and Writing. Email:clementj @ cooley.edu

 

J. MARK COONEY, (Law Professor), born Flemington, New Jersey, August 17, 1965; admitted to bar, 1992, Michigan. Education: Rutgers University (B.A., 1987); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1992). COURSES:Research and Writing. Email: cooneym @ cooley.edu

 

PATRICK EDWARD CORBETT, (Law Professor), born Michigan, November 23, 1960; admitted to bar, 1987, Michigan. Education: Michigan State University (B.A., 1983); Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1987). COURSES:Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure. Email:corbettp @ cooley.edu

 

DAVID G. COTTER, (Law Professor), born Lansing, Michigan, November 8, 1948; admitted to bar, 1976, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (B.S.E., 1971); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1976). COURSES:Civil Procedure, Jurisdiction, Agency and Partnership, Corporations. Email:cotterd @ cooley.edu

 

MICHAEL P. COX, (Law Professor), born Lexington, Kentucky, May 18, 1943; admitted to bar, 1968, Kentucky; 1980, Oklahoma; 1989, Michigan. Education: University of Kentucky (B.S., 1965; J.D., 1968); Columbia University (LL.M., 1974; J.S.D., 1981). COURSES: Contracts, Administrative Law, Conflict of Laws, Regulated Industries. Email:coxm @ cooley.edu

 

MARY PHELAN D‚?? ISA, (Law Professor), born Iowa City, Iowa, September 18, 1958; admitted to bar, 1984, Iowa; 1984, Nebraska; 1990, Michigan. Education: St. Mary‚??s College (B.A., 1981); Creighton University (J.D., 1984); Northwestern University (M.S.J., 1988). COURSES:Legal Research and Writing, Criminal Law, Faculty Advisor Law Review.

 

MARK DOTSON, (Law Professor), born Flint, Michigan, April 23, 1957; admitted to bar, 1990, Wisconsin. Education: University of Michigan (B.S., 1980); Thomas M. Cooley (J.D., 1990). COURSES: Torts, Criminal Procedure. Email: dotsonm @ cooley.edu

 

CINDY F. FAULKNER, (Law Professor), born St. Louis, Missouri, May 1; admitted to bar, 1993, Michigan. Education: University of Missouri (B.A. 1985); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1992). COURSES:Clinical. Email: faulknerc @ cooley.edu

 

NORMAN FELL, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, September 8, 1942; admitted to bar, 1969, California; 1972, Michigan. Education: Wayne State University (B.S., 1965; J.D., 1968). COURSES: Clinical Education, Criminal Law, Professional Responsibility, Skills Program.

 

DAVID LOUIS FINNEGAN, (Law Professor), born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1966; admitted to bar, 1993, Michigan; 1994, District of Columbia. Education: Georgetown University (B.S.F.S., 1988); University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1991). COURSES:Property, International. Email:finnegad @ cooley.edu

 

GERALD FISHER, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, August 25, 1945; admitted to bar, 1972, Michigan. Education: Michigan State University (B.S., 1967; M.A., 1969); Detroit College of Law (J.D., 1972); Wayne State University (LL.M., 1989). COURSES:Property Law. Email:fisherg @ cooley.edu

 

MICHAEL ANTHONY FLORES, (Law Professor), born El Paso, Texas, June 15, 1965; admitted to bar, 1992, Michigan. Education: Metropolitan State College (1984); University of Colorado (B.S., 1987); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1991). COURSES:Practice, Advocacy, Litigation and Skills. Email:floresa @ cooley.edu

 

JUDITH A. FRANK, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, March 1, 1945; admitted to bar, 1986, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1966); Michigan State University (M.A., 1970); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1986). COURSES:Clinic, Lawyering Skills.

 

HEATHER GARRETSON, (Law Professor), born Muskegon, Michigan, March 29, 1971; admitted to bar, 1996, Nebraska; 2006, Kansas; 2007, Michigan. Education: Calvin College (B.A., 1993); Creighton University School of Law (J.D., 1996). COURSES:Contracts. Email:garretsh @ cooley.edu

 

MARJORIE GELL, (Law Professor), born Pontiac, Michigan, November 11, 1961; admitted to bar, 1992, Michigan. Education: The University of Michigan (B.A., 1983); Wayne State University Law School (LL.M., 1997; J.D., 1992). COURSES: Federal Taxation. Email:gellm @ cooley.edu

 

LISA KAYE HALUSHKA, (Law Professor), born Detroit, July 24, 1964; admitted to bar, 1989, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (A.B., 1986); University of Detroit (J.D., 1989). COURSES: Criminal Law and Procedure. Email: halushkl @ cooley.edu

 

CHRISTOPHER G. HASTINGS, (Law Professor), born Clearwater, Florida, July 12, 1959; admitted to bar, 1987, Michigan, 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit; 2001 Supreme Court. Education: Kalamazoo College (B.A., 1982); University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1987). COURSES:Civil Procedure. Email: hastingsc @ cooley.edu

 

RICHARD C. HENKE, (Law Professor), born Red Bank, New Jersey, October 3, 1961; admitted to bar, 1986, New Jersey; 1987, New York. Education: University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1983); Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., 1986). COURSES:Torts II.

 

KEITH J. HEY, (Law Professor), born Marcus, Iowa, August 4, 1934; admitted to bar, 1963, Iowa; 1963, Nebraska; 1980, Michigan. Education: Creighton University (B.S.C., 1955; J.D., 1963); Georgetown University (LL.M., 1969). COURSES:Contracts, Commercial Law, Health Law, Torts, Remedies, Sales and Negotiable Instruments. Email: heyk @ cooley.edu

 

JAMES M. HICKS, (Law Professor), born Bay Shore, New York, January 1, 1958; admitted to bar, 1984, Illinois; 1988, Connecticut; 1992 Michigan. Education: Williams College (B.A., 1980); Washington and Lee University (J.D., 1984). COURSES:Civil Procedure, Lawyering Before Trial. Email:hicksj @ cooley.edu

 

PETER D. JASON, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, July 9, 1941; admitted to bar, 1968, Michigan. Education: University of Notre Dame (B.B.A., 1963); St. John‚??s Seminary (M.T.S., 1986); University of Detroit (J.D., 1967). COURSES: Contracts, Torts, Remedies, Sales and Negotiable Instruments, Legal History.

 

JOHN STEPHEN KANE, (Law Professor), born Oceanside, California, December 17, 1957; admitted to bar, 1991, Michigan. Education: Kalamazoo College (B.A., 1980); University of Michigan (J.D., 1990). COURSES: Property, Secured Transactions. Email:kanej @ cooley.edu

 

EILEEN KAVANAGH, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, June 6, 1950; admitted to bar, 1977, Illinois; 1989, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1973); DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 1977). COURSES:Research and Writing, Property II. Email:kavanage @ cooley.edu

 

PETER M. KEMPEL, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, March 5, 1943; admitted to bar, 1971, Michigan. Education: University of Detroit (A.B., 1965; J.D., 1971); University of Michigan (A.M.L.S., 1967). COURSES: Professional Responsibility, Contracts, Commercial Law, Legislation, Jurisprudence, Evidence. Email: kempelp @ cooley.edu

 

MARA ELENA KENT, (Law Professor), born Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 23, 1970; admitted to bar, 1996, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (B.F.A., 1993); University of Detroit Mercy (J.D., 1996). COURSES: Research and Writing. Email:kentm @ cooley.edu

 

JOSEPH KIMBLE, (Law Professor), born Howell, Michigan, July 1, 1945; admitted to bar, 1982, Michigan. Education: Amherst College (B.A., 1967); University of Michigan (J.D., 1972). COURSES:Research and Writing, Drafting, Legal Methods Program. Email:kimblej @ cooley.edu

 

DOREAN M. KOENIG, (Law Professor), born Bay City, Michigan, August 1, 1934; admitted to bar, 1968, Michigan. Education: University of Detroit (Ph.B., 1956; J.D., 1967). COURSES:Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law.

 

TONYA KRAUSE-PHELAN, (Law Professor), born Jackson, Michigan, May 3, 1962; admitted to bar, 1988, Michigan. Education: Ferris State University (B.S., 1985); DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 1988). COURSES:Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Defending Battered Women. Email:krausept @ cooley.edu

 

LEWIS LANGHAM, (Law Professor), born River Rouge, 1955; admitted to bar, 2002, Michigan. Education: Lansing Community College (A.S., 1981); Wayne State University (B.G.S., 1986); Eastern Michigan University (M.L.S., 1996); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 2001). COURSES:Trial Skills, Litigation Skills.

 

JONI LARSON, (Law Professor), born Great Falls, Montana; admitted to bar, 1990, Montana; 1992, District of Columbia; 1996, Washington. Education: University of Montana (B.A., 1986; J.D., 1989). COURSES: Taxation, Business Organizations, Wills, Trusts and Estates. Email:larsonj @ cooley.edu

 

ASHLEY E. LOWE, (Law Professor), born Provo, Utah, 1967; admitted to bar, 1995, California; 1998, Michigan. Education: University of California (B.A., 1989); Georgetown University (M.B.A., 1995); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1995). COURSES:Clinic. Email:lowea @ cooley.edu

 

GERALD G. MACDONALD, (Law Professor), born Beverly, Massachusetts, June 11, 1959; admitted to bar, 1984, District of Columbia; 1985, Massachusetts. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1981); Case Western Reserve University (J.D., 1984). COURSES:Civil Procedure, Jurisdiction.

 

DENA M. MARKS, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1995, Michigan; 1996 Illinois. Education: Davenport College; Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1995).

 

JOHN H. MARKS, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, July 19, 1959; admitted to bar, 1989, California. Education: Michigan State University (B.S., 1981); University of California (J.D., 1989). COURSES:Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research. Email: marksj @ cooley.edu

 

MABLE MARTIN-SCOTT, (Law Professor), born Chicago, Illinois, December 20, 1957; admitted to bar, 1984, Indiana. Education: University of Illinois (B.S., 1980); University of Iowa Law School (J.D., 1983). COURSES: Contracts, Commercial Law. Email:martinm @ cooley.edu

 

DANIEL WILLIAM MATTHEWS, (Law Professor), born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 4, 1971; admitted to bar, 1997, Michigan. Education: Michigan State University (B.A., 1993); Michigan State University - Detroit College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 1997); New York University (LL.M., 1998). COURSES:Taxation, Business Organizations. Email:matthewd @ cooley.edu

 

DAN L. MCNEAL, (Law Professor), born Kenosha, Wisconsin, November 14, 1940; admitted to bar, 1968, Michigan. Education: Michigan State University (B.A., 1962); Detroit College of Law (J.D., 1967); Wayne State University (LL.M., 1986). COURSES:Taxation.

 

HELEN PRATT MICKENS, (Law Professor), born Kalamazoo, Michigan, June 1, 1952; admitted to bar, 1980, Michigan; 1985, Louisiana. Education: Kalamazoo College (B.A., 1976); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1980); Michigan State University (M.A., 1999). COURSES: Professional Responsibility, Admiralty, Maritime Law. Email:mickensh @ cooley.edu

 

M. ANN MILLER, (Law Professor), born Indianapolis, Indiana, February 5, 1952; admitted to bar, 1979, Michigan; 1989, California. Education: State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A., 1974); University of Michigan (J.D., 1979). COURSES: Clinical Law, Professional Responsibility.

 

NELSON P. MILLER, (Law Professor), born Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 24, 1957; admitted to bar, 1987, Michigan. Education: Indiana University (B.A., 1984); University of Michigan (J.D., 1987). COURSES: Torts and Professional Responsibility. Email:millerne @ cooley.edu

 

MARLA L. MITCHELL, (Law Professor), born San Bernardino, California, November 2, 1958; admitted to bar, 1984, Ohio; 1996, Michigan. Education: San Bernardino Community College (1978); Youngstown State University (B.S., 1981); The University of Akron (J.D., 1984). COURSES: Clinic, Appellate Advocacy. Email:mitchelm @ cooley.edu

 

MARTHA DENNING MOORE, (Law Professor), born Raleigh, North Carolina, September 26, 1957; admitted to bar, 1983, North Carolina; 1986, Michigan. Education: North Carolina State University (B.A., 1979; MPA, 1980); University of North Carolina (J.D., 1983). COURSES: Professional Responsibility, Civil Procedure. Email: moorem @ cooley.edu

 

LAWRENCE W. MORGAN, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, July 17, 1941; admitted to bar, 1968, Michigan. Education: University of Notre Dame (B.B.A., 1963); University of Michigan (M.B.A., 1964); University of Detroit (J.D., 1968). COURSES: Sales, Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy, Contracts, State and Local Government, State and Local Tax. Email:morganl @ cooley.edu

 

MAURICE E. R. MUNROE, (Law Professor), born London, England; admitted to bar, 1977, United Kingdom. Education: University of Birmingham (LL.B., 1976); University of London (LL.M., 1980); University of Michigan (LL.M., 1992). COURSES: Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Torts.

 

FLORISE R. NEVILLE-EWELL, (Law Professor), born Chicago, Illinois, 1959; admitted to bar, 1988, Michigan; 1984, Illinois. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1981; J.D., 1984). COURSES:Contracts and Legal Ethics. Email:nevillef @ cooley.edu

 

MONICA RACHELLE NUCKOLLS, (Law Professor), born Saginaw, Michigan, June 18, 1976; admitted to bar, 2000, Michigan. Education: Michigan State University (B.A., 1997); University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2000). COURSES: Torts. Email:nuckollm @ cooley.edu

 

JOHN R. NUSSBAUMER, (Law Professor), born Oak Park, Illinois, December 23, 1950; admitted to bar, 1977, Michigan. Education: Denison University (B.A., 1973); University of Michigan (J.D., 1976). COURSES: Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law and Appellate Practice.

 

KIMBERLY E. O‚??LEARY, (Law Professor), born Kentucky, January 30, 1958; admitted to bar, 1982, Indiana; 1994, Ohio. Education: Oberlin College (B.A., 1979); Northeastern University (J.D., 1982). COURSES:Clinical, Interviewing and Counseling. Email:olearyk @ cooley.edu

 

CHARLES A. PALMER, (Law Professor), born Jackson, Michigan, January 25, 1945; admitted to bar, 1970, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (B.B.A., 1967; J.D., 1970). COURSES: Contracts, Property, Products Liability, Torts, Lawyering Before Trial (Pretrial Skills Course), Unfair Trade Practices. Email:palmerc @ cooley.edu

 

NORA J. PASMAN-GREEN, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, November 30, 1951; admitted to bar, 1977, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (B.S., 1973); Wayne State University (J.D., 1977). COURSES:Administrative Law, Clinic, Trial Advocacy, Torts.

 

DON PETERSEN, (Law Professor), born Lincoln Park, Michigan, August 21, 1963; admitted to bar, 1989, Illinois; 1991, Michigan. Education: University of Chicago (B.A, 1986); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1989). COURSES:Secured Transactions, Property, Legal Research and Writing. Email:petersend @ cooley.edu

 

ERNEST A. PHILLIPS, (Law Professor), born New Kensington, Pennsylvania, January 17, 1941; admitted to bar, 1972, Pennsylvania; 1973, Michigan. Education: College of William & Mary (B.A., 1962); Duquesne University (J.D., 1972). COURSES:Torts, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Sports Law.

 

NORMAN E. PLATE, (Law Professor), born Evanston, Illinois, September, 26, 1961; admitted to bar, 1988, Illinois; 1992, Utah; 2000, Ohio. Education: University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1983); University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., 1988). COURSES:Research and Writing. Email:platen @ cooley.edu

 

PHILIP J. PRYGOSKI, (Law Professor), born Michigan, December 7, 1947; admitted to bar, 1973, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1969; M.A., 1978; J.D., 1973; LL.M., 1983). COURSES:Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, American Indian Law. Email:prygoskp @ cooley.edu

 

DANIEL R. RAY, (Law Professor), born District of Columbia, October 31, 1961; admitted to bar, 1987, Kansas; 1988, Missouri; 2000, Michigan. Education: Texas Christian University (B.B.A., 1982); University of Missouri at Kansas City (J.D., 1987). COURSES:Constitutional Law. Email:rayd @ cooley.edu

 

JOHN P. ROONEY, born Evanston, Illinois, May 1, 1932; admitted to bar, 1958, Illinois; 1961, California; 1975, Michigan. Education: University of Illinois (B.A., 1953); Harvard University (J.D., 1958). COURSES: Property, Remedies, Jurisprudence. Email:rooneyj @ cooley.edu

 

LAUREN ROUSSEAU, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, February 4, 1961; admitted to bar, 1987, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1984; J.D., 1987). COURSES:Civil Procedure. Email:rousseal @ cooley.edu

 

MARJORIE P. RUSSELL, (Law Professor), born New York, New York, October 7, 1954; admitted to bar, 1983, Michigan. Education: Michigan State University (B.A., 1976); Thomas M. Cooley School of Law (J.D., 1983). COURSES:Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Legal Clinics.

 

DEVIN S. SCHINDLER, (Law Professor), born Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 29, 1961; admitted to bar, 1987, Michigan, 1987 U.S. District Court Western District Michigan, 1989 U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit. Education: James Madison College Michigan State University (B.A., 1983); University of Michigan (J.D., 1986). COURSES:Constitutional Law, Land Use Planning, Health Law. Email:schindld @ cooley.edu

 

JOHN N. SCOTT, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, March 7, 1945; admitted to bar, 1974, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1967; M.A., 1969; J.D., 1974). COURSES:Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Property, Land Use.

 

CHARLES J. SENGER, (Law Professor), born Rock Island, Illinois, July 15, 1945; admitted to bar, 1974, Michigan. Education: Immaculate Conception (B.A., 1968); Michigan State University (M.A., 1982; Ph.D., 1989); University of Detroit (J.D., 1973). COURSES:Debtors and Creditors Rights, Property, Secured Transactions.

 

CHRIS A. SHAFER, (Law Professor), born Sikeston, Montana, November 1, 1950; admitted to bar, 1993, Michigan. Education: Michigan State University (B.S., 1973; M.S., 1975); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1993). COURSES:State and Federal Administrative Law, Property Law, Environmental Law. Email: shaferc @ cooley.edu

 

DANIEL FRANCIS SHEAFFER, (Law Professor), born Carson City, Michigan, August 14, 1968; admitted to bar, 1996, Michigan; 1997, North Carolina. Education: Western Michigan University (B.A., 1992); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1996); University of Florida (LL.M., 1997). COURSES: Contracts, Sales and Taxation. Email: sheaffed @ cooley.edu

 

JANE M. SIEGEL, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan; admitted to bar, 1996, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (BFA, 1974); Thomas M. Cooley (J.D., 1995). COURSES:Research and Writing. Email:siegelj @ cooley.edu

 

BRENT E. SIMMONS, (Law Professor), born Albion, Michigan, March 17, 1949; admitted to bar, 1977, Michigan. Education: Albion College (B.A., 1971); University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1977); George Washington University (M.A., 1981). COURSES:Constitutional Law. Email:simmonbr @ cooley.edu

 

PAUL T. SORENSEN, (Law Professor), born Muskegon, Michigan, May 20, 1952; admitted to bar, 1978, Michigan, U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1974); Duke University (J.D., 1977). COURSES:Torts. Email:sorensep @ cooley.edu

 

NORMAN STOCKMEYER, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, May 24, 1938; admitted to bar, 1963, Michigan; 1974, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Oberlin College (A.B., 1960); University of Michigan (J.D., 1963). COURSES: Contracts, Remedies, Legal Writing. Email:stockmen @ cooley.edu

 

DUANE A. STROJNY, (Law Professor), born Stevens Point, Wisconsin, August 27, 1963; admitted to bar, 1988, Wisconsin. Education: Monmouth College (B.A., 1985); Marquette University (J.D., 1988); University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (M.L.I.S., 1989). Email:strojnyd @ cooley.edu

 

KATHY SWEDLOW, (Law Professor), born Los Angeles, California, May 28, 1965; admitted to bar, 1993, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; 1996, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1999, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; 2002, Michigan. Education: Carnegie Mellon University (B.S., 1988); City University of New York Law School (J.D., 1993). COURSES:Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Death Penalty Seminar, Innocence Project. Email:swedlowk @ cooley.edu

 

JOHN A. TAYLOR, (Law Professor), born Tuskegee, Alabama, June 16, 1947; admitted to bar, 1973, Michigan. Education: Western Michigan University (B.S., 1970); University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1973). COURSES:Contracts, Sales. Email: taylorj @ cooley.edu

 

AMY TIMMER, (Law Professor), born Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 7, 1956; admitted to bar, 1989, Michigan. Education: Michigan State University (B.A., 1978); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1988). COURSES:Torts.  

 

GINA M. TORIELLI, (Law Professor), born Danbury, Connecticut, June 15, 1956; admitted to bar, 1991, Michigan. Education: Michigan State University (B.A., 1978); Harvard University (J.D., 1991). COURSES:Wills, Estates and Trusts, Taxation, Tax Exempt Organizations. Email:toriellg @ cooley.edu

 

RONALD J. TROSTY, (Law Professor), born Brooklyn, New York, February 26, 1935; admitted to bar, 1959, Alabama; 1960, New York; 1975, Michigan. Education: University of Alabama (B.A., 1957; J.D., 1959); Grand Valley State College (M.S.T., 1986). COURSES:Corporations, Agency and Partnership, Securities Regulation.

 

CHRISTOPHER ROBERT TRUDEAU, (Law Professor), born Caro, Michigan, June 30, 1976; admitted to bar, 2003, Michigan. Education: Michigan State University (B.A., 1999); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 2002). COURSES:Research and Writing. Email:trudeauc @ cooley.edu

 

KAREN VAHLBUSCH TRUSSZKOWSKI, born Detroit, Michigan, August 24, 1962; admitted to bar, 1999, Michigan and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. Education: Eastern Michigan University (B.S., 1987); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1999). Email:truszkok @ cooley.edu

 

GERALD T. TSCHURA, (Law Professor), born Chicago, Illinois, June 29, 1955; admitted to bar, 1985, Louisiana; 1986, Illinois; 1992, Michigan and United States Patent and Trademark Office. Education: Florida Atlantic University (B.S., 1977); Louisiana State University (J.D., 1985). COURSES: Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law. Email:tschurag @ cooley.edu

 

JOAN P. VESTRAND, (Law Professor), born Lansing, Michigan, April 26, 1959; admitted to bar, 1984, Michigan. Education: Albion College (B.A., 1981); University of Detroit School of Law (J.D., 1984). COURSES:Professional Responsibility and Civil Procedure. Email:vestranj @ cooley.edu

 

WILLIAM R. WAGNER, (Law Professor), born Ann Arbor, Michigan, December 30, 1959; admitted to bar, 1986, Missouri. Education: Western Michigan University (B.A., 1982); Saint Louis University Law School (J.D., 1986). COURSES:Professional Responsibility and Ethics. Email:wagnerw @ cooley.edu

 

CYNTHIA M. WARD, (Law Professor), born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 19, 1969; admitted to bar, 1995, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Education: Rutgers University (Rutgers College) (B.A., 1991); Villanova University School of Law (J.D., 1994). COURSES:Elder Law Clinic. Email:dennisc @ cooley.edu

 

WILLIAM P. WEINER, (Law Professor), born Three Rivers, Michigan, May 14, 1947; admitted to bar, 1972, Michigan. Education: Kalamazoo College (B.A., 1969); University of Michigan (M.A., 1972; J.D., 1972); Cambridge University (LL.M., 1985). COURSES:Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, International Law.

 

F. GEORGANN WING, (Law Professor), born Clare, Michigan; admitted to bar, 1977, Michigan. Education: Michigan State University (B.A., 1970; M.A., 1972); Thomas M. Cooley School of Law (J.D., 1977). COURSES:Legal Research and Writing, Advocacy, Criminal Law. Email:winga @ cooley.edu

 

DEREK WITTE, (Law Professor), born Amityville, New York, 1974; admitted to bar, 2002, Illinois. Education: Marian College (B.A., 1999); John Marshall Law School (J.D., 2002). COURSES:Contracts I & II.

 

NANCY A. WONCH, (Law Professor), born Flint, Michigan, January 9, 1949; admitted to bar, 1979, Michigan. Education: Eastern Michigan University (B.A., 1975); Cooley Law School (J.D., 1978). COURSES:Civil Procedure and Professional Responsibility. Email:wonchn @ cooley.edu