Sunday, August 17, 2014
The Thomas M. Cooley Law School is now the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School: Here are the opening paragraphs of the media release:
August 13, 2014 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.--After reviews by the Higher Learning Commission and the American Bar Association, an affiliation agreement in the works for more than a year has led to a new identity for the nation's largest law school--the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Completion of the arrangement between the private nonprofit law school and the public research university drew officials from both schools to the WMU campus this week to announce that the affiliation is now effective. They also used the occasion to roll out the law school's new visual identity and reveal a number of initiatives that will benefit current and future students of both schools as well as the communities they serve.
Initiatives unveiled included an announcement that WMU Cooley Law will offer first-year law classes on WMU's Kalamazoo campus in fall 2015. In addition, faculty at both schools have begun the work of developing both a law minor and a 3+3 program at WMU that will allow students to earn both a bachelor's degree and a law degree in just six years.
You can read the rest here.