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West Michigan WMU Cooley Law School Community News - Week 7 Michaelmas 2018


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

Week 7 - Monday, October 15, 2018 to Sunday, October 21, 2018

October 2018  

    GR Campus Building hours are 7:45 a.m. to Midnight Monday to Thursday.  Fridays from 7:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from Noon to 10 p.m.  The library opens at 8 a.m. M-S, and Noon on Sun.
Friday, October 12, 2018  
  • Study Abroad Informational Session 

  • Noon to 3 p.m., Lobby Table.
Sunday, October 14, 2018  
  • Deadline for registration for Open Competition 

  • See slide at right.
    Monday, October 15, 2018  
    • CPD:  Planning Your Legal Career.  See Nate Karnes about career paths 

    • Noon to 1 p.m., Room 310.
    • Voting will start for the West MI SBA President and Vice President 

    • Watch for email.  
    Tuesday, October 15, 2018  
    • Air Force JAG Presentation 

    • Noon to 1 p.m., Room 305.  
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018  
    • SBA Skills Series:  Jury Selection Workshop 

    • Noon to 1 p.m., Rooms 403 and 503.  
    Thursday, October 18, 2018  
    • Speed Mentoring 

    • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., J. Gardell's Attic - see slide at right.  This is sponsored by the GR Bar.    Register by emailing Claudette Henry at Claudette@grbar.org.


    Join the State Bar of MI as a student member.  Click on the link below to access the form:

    For Student Leaders:  Link is Leadership Points


    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


    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 Campus innest@cooley.edu 616-301-6850 ext. 7712.  He is the WMU-Cooley ICLE liaison.

    Kalamazoo Location:

    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:


    Art Prize is from September 19 to October 7, 2018.  Parking is more congested during this time, so please plan on extra time.  There are lots of exhibits to see if you choose that are within walking distance.  Check out the website at:  http://www.artprize.org/

    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 uses meter parking with Motu for online accounts and payments.  You may also pay with coins or credit cards.   
    (click Motu link below):


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