WMU, Cooley Law to celebrate formal affiliation signing

contact: Cheryl Roland
| WMU News

KALAMAZOO—Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University will gather Tuesday, Sept. 17, to celebrate and formally sign an affiliation agreement between the two schools.

Assembling from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Fetzer Center on WMU's campus in Kalamazoo, the group will include a number of graduates of both schools and members of the Southwest Michigan legal community. The event will include a brief program at 5 p.m. that will feature remarks outlining next steps and potential initiatives that could result with the formation of the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.


  • WMU President John M. Dunn
  • Cooley President and Dean Don LeDuc
  • Lawrence P. Nolan, chairman of Cooley's Board of Directors, principal of the Eaton Rapids, Mich., law firm Nolan, Thomsen & Villas, and an alumnus of both schools
  • Kenneth V. Miller, a member of the WMU Board of Trustees, an alumnus of both schools, principal partner in investment firm Havirco and owner of Kalamazoo's Millennium Restaurant Group

For more information, contact Cheryl Roland in WMU's Office of University Relations at (269) 387-8412 or Terry Carella, Cooley director of communications, at (517) 371-5140, ext. 2916.