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


Thinking...Learning...Sharing...Creating on the 
Grand Rapids Campus and Kalamazoo Location

Weeks 14 & 15 - Monday, April 9, 2018 to Sunday, April 22, 2018

April 2018  

Sunday, April 8, 2018  
  • Building Closed until Noon  

  • Building opens at Noon.
Monday, April 9, 2018  
  • Exam rooms and adjustments posted to your final exam schedule on the Portal (sometime on this day).  Please check your schedule.    

  • Regular Exam Room Schedule link on the right.  
Tuesday, April 10, 2018  
  • Exam Tips, Fellowship, and Pizza   

  • Noon to 1 p.m., Kalamazoo Location, Schneider Hall, Room 3379.  Contact Kristyna Nunzio with questions.
Sunday, April 15, 2018  
  • Building Closed until Noon  

  • Building opens at Noon.
Exam Week, April 16 to April 22, 2018  
  • Exam Week  - Sell Textbooks Monday and Tuesday - see slide at right.
  • Building Hours: 

  • Building Hours:   
    Monday through Friday a.m. - 
    The building hours during exam week are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday morning.  

    Friday, April 20, the building will close at 10 p.m. 
    Saturday, April 21, the building will open at 7:45 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. 
    Sunday, April 22, building opens at 7:45 a.m. and closes at 5:30 p.m.

    Library hours are 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.
    The Library closes at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 20.

    Room 120 is available the entire week for studying.




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. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(Contact hansenh@cooley.edu to schedule an appointment for hours after 5 p.m. and weekend hours)

Law School Insider blog


Library Information



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 Aletha Honsowitz, honsowia@cooley.edu616-301-6850 ext. 6930.  She is the WMU-Cooley ICLE liaison.

Your individual updated exam schedule should be posted to the Portal on Monday, April 9 - this will show your room assignments.  Regular room assignments are in the file link below.  Online students come to the campus to take their finals (there are a few exceptions).   Use your exam ID number starting April 16.  Remember to bring a photo ID and your exam schedule printout which has your exam ID number on it. 

Registrar Reminders

The summer class schedule is posted to the Portal under Student Services / Registrar / Trinity 2018 Registration / Course Schedule (XLS). Please check your email for your registration date.

Added on 3/23 for the summer term - An online section of Estate Planning for Professor Cummings on Monday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m.

Trial Skills cancelled on March 29 due to low enrollment.

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 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


Information about road construction around the school can be found at the link below.  The next construction stage for March is closure of Cherry Street under U.S. 131 for storm sewer and street lighting work.  Sometime in March and April, northbound Ottawa between Oakes and Weston will be closed for sanitary sewer work.

Area 4 parking is expected to close in early March.  Area 5 parking is expected to close in mid-April.  A new 900 parking space ramp will be constructed in this location along with a movie theater.


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