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West Michigan WMU Cooley Law School Community News - Weeks 14 & 15 Trinity 2018


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Grand Rapids Campus and Kalamazoo Location

Weeks 14 & 15 - Monday, August 7, 2018 to Sunday, August 19, 2018

August 2018  

    Week 14 (review week)
    Building hours are 7:45 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday to Sunday.
    The library opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 1 a.m. 

    Week 15 (exam week)
    Building hours are 7:00 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday to Thursday.  Friday 7:00 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays 7:30 a.m. to Noon.  Closed on Sunday.
    The library opens at 8 a.m. Monday to Friday.  It closes at 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday.  Friday it closes at 6 p.m., and will remain closed until Monday morning at 9 a.m.

    Term break hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, August 3, 2018  
  • Mock Trial Bake Sale

  • Noon to 6 p.m., Room 120.
  • MPRE RV, Professor Moore, DE  

  • 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Room 305.
  • Mock Trial Bake Sale

  • 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Lobby Table.
Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10, 2018  
  • Final exam schedules with room assignments will be posted to the Portal.  The planned exam schedule can be accessed by clicking on the link below, but always check your exam schedule to confirm: 

  • As posted.
  • SBA and the Mentorship Committee Exam Week Snacks (free for students)

  • 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Room 120.
Saturday, August 11, 2018  
  • MPRE

  • Times as posted, Room 406.
Monday, August 13 to Saturday, August 18, 2018  
  • Exam Week

  • Times as posted on your Portal exam schedule.




Sign up for volunteer opportunities in the second-floor Access to Justice Clinic.  If you have any questions contact Aaron Cook, Access to Justice Staff Attorney at cookaa@cooley.edu.

We have three official notaries available at the Grand Rapids Campus:

   Hillary Hansen, hansenh@cooley.edu
   Jennifer Lennon, lennonj@cooley.edu
   Assistant Dean Tracey Brame, bramet@cooley.edu     

Find Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo community resources and more at 

Sign up for the Outreach and Emergency System Notification!
Add your text, email, and/or phone messages to the WMU Cooley notification system. 
To learn how to set your personal preferences, watch this Instructional Video:  https://youtu.be/2Eg02ulPVpU 
This video will demonstrate how you can add additional contact information, as well as how to opt-in for campus-specific notifications. If you require assistance after viewing this video, please contact the Student Tech Helpdesk:  studenttechhelp@cooley.edu or at (517) 371-5140 x3300.

For scholarship applications, deadlines, submission requirements, and more, visit the portal home page and click on Financial Aid - Scholarships. 

Trouble with iphone and WiFi?
Remove the current connection from the phone, if it shows up under the WiFi settings.  Restart the phone.  Then please follow these instructions:

Student Service Office Hours

Student Services:
The 2nd floor Student Services Office is open:
Monday 8 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
(Contact hansenh@cooley.edu to schedule an appointment for other hours)

Library Information

The library has a major shifting project going on this summer.  We are shifting the entire first floor collection and portions of the lower level collection.  We are starting in the area where you come into the library.

You may find it a noisy place to study at times as sometimes shelves need to be adjusted, books fall over etc.

We apologize in advance for the noise and any inconvenience in studying.  

Please let me know if questions.

Aletha Honsowitz
Head of Public Services


Many of you have enjoyed full ICLE access as Clinic or Advanced Research students during the term enrolled in a Clinic or Advanced Research class.  Others in selected paper courses (or using an ICLE book as a text in class) have been provided a maximum of two ICLE titles chosen by your Professor (as long as your Professor chose to participate in this program).  However, with the two book limit you did not have access to forms, webinars, etc.


JD students that have a research project in any research or elective course may request 30 day access twice during the contract year.  Which means for two classes during the three terms of a contract year (September 2017 - August 2018).  Students with Clinic Access should request 30-day access for other courses or projects if access is not provided.  Students with two book limits may also request 30-day access for their course if they need expanded access.



With the 30 day access comes FREE Access to ICLE's Premium Partnership.  


What do you get with Access to the Premium Partnership?


    Access to over 55 Online ICLE books

    Access to the Formbank

    Access to live webinars.

    Access to How to Kits

    And Much More


How to Enroll 
You may take advantage of this 30-Day access to the Premium Partnership twice each academic year. Simply submit the online form provided

Academic year. Simply submit the online form provided at:

www.icle.org/FreeResources/CooleyLaw   As your law school, ICLE contact, I  will create a username and password and you will receive an email from ICLE with your 30 day username and password within about a minute of when I create the username/password.


Caveat:  Please read the terms of agreement closely and do not attempt excessive downloads of books/forms as ICLE monitors this closely and perceived abuse could lead to an honor code violation.


If questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tim Innes, Head of Public Services Auburn Hills Campusinnest@cooley.edu 616-301-6850 ext. 7712.  He is the WMU-Cooley ICLE liaison.

Registrar Reminders

It may be helpful when planning your schedule to see what required classes are necessary for elective choices.  The course list on the Portal and website gives required classes for each class individually, but this is from the perspective of if I take Business Org. for example, what electives can I now take that require Bus. Orgs. as a prereq.?  Take a look, and see if this helps you.

Click on the link for the GR and Kzoo schedules as well as the history of classes:

The following are available on the portal under "My World": Address change - click "change my address," make changes, save; transcript - click on the link for your unofficial transcript; billing statement - real time posting.

Click HERE to read some of

the articles in "The Pillar!"

Or simply enter this address on your browser:


Please check your WMU Cooley email (through the portal) and the portal calendar regularly!       

Discover Local Events at:


You can pay your library fines online!

Login to MyCoolCat: https://library.cooley.edu/patroninfo

Click the link:   $ in unpaid fines and bills

Click:  Pay Online

The City of GR has a new contract for meter parking with Motu.  You will need to use the new app. instead of ParkMobile to pay by phone at downtown meters.  Please see the instructions below from the website 
(click Motu link below):


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