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WMU-Cooley creates student relief fund

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School has established a student relief fund. The WMU-Cooley Student Relief Fund has been developed to provide financial support to current students who are facing an array of challenges during the current crisis.

With initial support from alumni and friends of WMU-Cooley, the fund has raised $10,000 toward a goal of $35,000. Many of the law school’s students have already applied to receive financial assistance. Those needing assistance have lost jobs, are experiencing  dramatic cuts in pay, have medical expenses, are faced with housing issues, or have educational expenses that are outpacing their capacity to fund.

“I am proud that many of our alumni and friends have stepped up to help our current students,” said WMU-Cooley President and Dean James McGrath. “I am hopeful that members of the greater community and legal profession have capacity to step forward in the coming weeks to show support.”

Gifts of any size can be made to the WMU-Cooley Student Relief Fund at https://www.cooley.edu/alumni/make-a-donation.


Journal of Business Law at Wayne Law elects 2020-21 board

Six law students have been elected to the 2020-21 editorial board of the Journal of Business Law at Wayne State University Law School.

The new editorial board members are: Editor-in-Chief Cassandra Lee; Managing Editor of External Affairs Margaux Hyman; Managing Editor of Internal Affairs James Claborn; Publication Editor Anthony Dalimonte; Executive Editor Christopher Borkin; and Senior Note Editor Bradley Benedetto.

The Journal is published annually and provides opportunities for Wayne Law students to network and create meaningful relationships with the business law community. Publications contain articles contributed by law professors and practicing attorneys, along with student notes on topics ranging from corporate governance, securities regulation and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, tax law, venture capital, bankruptcy, and commercial law, among others.

The Journal is managed and edited by Wayne Law students with support from faculty advisor Associate Professor Eric Zacks.

The executive board of the Journal invites interested members of the legal community to contribute, and all articles submitted for publication will be considered on a rolling basis.


SBM Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program available

The Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program (LJAP), one of the oldest Lawyers’ Assistance Programs in the country, employs a total wellness approach in assisting individuals who are faced with issues related to depression, gambling, substance use disorders, stress, marriage and family issues, career transition, life stage adjustment, and other general wellness issues. 

For more information about the LJAP program and its services, visit the LJAP’s website at www. michbar.org/generalinfo/ljap/home or call the LJAP confidential helpline: 1-800-996-5522.


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