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West Michigan WMU Cooley Law School Community News - Week 8 Trinity 2018


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

Week 8 - Monday, June 25, 2018 to Sunday, July 1, 2018

June/July 2018  

    Building hours are 7:45 a.m. to Midnight Monday to Thursday.  Fridays 7:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from Noon until 10 p.m.
Friday, June 22, 2018  
  • First Year Mock Trial Competition  

  • 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Check-in will be in Room 120.  Other rooms being used will be rooms 403, 503, and 524.
Saturday, June 23, 2018  
  • WMU Cooley Law School Board of Directors Meeting  

  • The law school welcomes the school's president and the Board of Directors for a meeting today on the fifth floor. 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018  
  • Student Bar Association Meeting  

  • Noon to 1 p.m, Room 305.
  • Young Lawyers Solo/Small Firm Happy Hour at the law office of Attorney Mike Toburen  

  • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Toburen Law PLC.  Contact karnesna@cooley.edu.
  • In/Justice ACLU Community Discussion  

  • 6:30 p.m., Wealthy Street Theatre.
Thursday, June 28, 2018  
  • Senior Photos  

  • 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Room 529.
  • Leadership points are due on form (see link below under Student Organizations)  

  • Deadline is 5 p.m.
Friday, June 29, 2018  
  • Student Chapter Organization of Women Lawyers Meeting  

  • Noon to 12:45 p.m, Room 308.
  • SBA Skills Series Motion to Suppress Workshop  

  • 5 p.m., Rooms 403 and 503.
Saturday, June 30, 2018  
  • Mock Trial Open Competition  

  • Contact vandenberga@cooley.edu for times.  Rooms 529 and 503.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018  
  • Leadership Achievement Award Meeting  

  • Noon to 2 p.m., Room 111 (one representative from each student org).


Your name with three classmate's signatures would suffice for requesting a position on the SBA as well!

Moot Court Board Application form link is below -

Student Organizations:

Has your organization…
✓ Updated officer information?
        o It’s required every term and can be done electronically.
        o Student Organization Registration

✓ Gained access to your org’s site, email, drive, and calendar?
        o Each member should complete the access form
        o Website Agreement & Access
✓ Submitted leadership points for your members?
        o They are due Thursday, June 28, 2018 by 5:00 PM.
✓ Planned to attend the Leadership Committee Meeting?
        o It’s scheduled for Tuesday, July 3, 2018 from 12 – 3 p.m.
in AH-112, GR-111, LAN L-13, and TB-214.

✓ Marked your calendar for upcoming SBA meetings on even Wednesdays from Noon to 1 p.m., in Room 305.



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

The City of GR has a new contract for meter parking with Motu.  Beginning Monday, June 25, 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):

Registrar Reminders
Schedules for the fall term will be posted by Friday, July 6.  Registration will start on July 10, and your specific schedule will be sent to you cooley.edu email account.

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:


The Tulip Time Festival in Holland, MI (40 minutes west) begins tomorrow, and continues until May 13.  Checkout the schedule of events at https://www.tuliptime.com/events

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


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