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 Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

THE LANSING LAW WEEKLY 
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Please check your Cooley email (through the portal) and the portal calendar regularly! 

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Cardboard Prophet

Let's help Lansing's homeless by giving to the Cardboard Prophets.  

  The temperature is warming up but still a little chilly at night.  Please help us collect new socks and new or gently used hats, jackets for Lansing's homeless population. We need a variety of sizes from children to adult. All donations will be given to Cardboard Prophets who distributes items every Tuesday and Wednesday in Reutter Park, which is right next to our school.

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                       Brennan Library 

 
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Brennan Library Hours 

The Lansing Library &

the Center for Research and Study

 Please stop at the Circulation Desk for details and a Carrel Reservation Request Form.  


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Reference librarians are on duty

Mon – Thurs:        9:00 a.m. - 9:00  p.m. 

Friday:                9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sat:                      12:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

                    Sun:                    12:00 p.m. -  6:00 p.m.

As always, we are here to help. 

 If you need assistance locating material, please ask at the reference or circulation desk.

We wish all of you a successful term!  Remember, our job and our passion is to help you.

You can now pay your library fines online!

   Here's how:

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

    Click the link:             $ in unpaid fines and bills

    Click:                          Pay Online

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INTERNSHIPS, LAW CLERK, EXTERN, ETC. 

 

              Selected Job Postings

The following are some of the local positions currently available for students in the Lansing area. 

For these and other positions, including positions in other cities and states, please visit your Symplicity page.

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 Intern/Extern (ASAP)

Employer: Grand Rapids City Attorney’s Office

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Compensation: Unpaid

Description: The Grand Rapids City Attorney’s office offers externships/internships year round.

Externs/interns are trained and mentored by a senior attorney and are given court assignments from pre-trial conferences through trials. Externs/interns appear in court to prosecute misdemeanors and civil infractions. They will gain experience in both the 61st District and 17th Circuit juvenile court, from pretrial through trial. They will also participate in legal assignments involving legal research and writing. These projects include legal memos, motions, appellate briefs, and research for municipal ordinances.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are selected before the beginning of each new term: January, May, and September. If applying for the Extern positions, please verify your eligibility with the Extern Office.

To Apply: See the instructions on Symplicity, posting 15135.

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 Law Clerk/Extern (Ongoing)

Employer: Michigan Tax Tribunal

Location: Lansing, MI

Description: The Tribunal trains clerks to prepare summaries for small claims hearings, and instructs clerks on drafting various legal documents in accordance with Tax Tribunal Rules and the Michigan Rules of Court. Further, the Tribunal recognizes the importance of active learning, allowing law clerks to become fully engaged in the legal process by encouraging them to observe hearings where they witness the procedural and evidentiary concepts taught in law school.

     All students are exposed to the normal professional work load of a Tribunal Member and Administrative Law Judge. Work is further assigned according to the student's area of study, education, i.e., J.D., L.L.M. in Taxation, and performance.

Qualifications: Prospective law clerks must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better and have completed at least one research and writing course with a grade of at least 2.50.

To Apply: See the instructions on Symplicity, posting 8808.

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Law Clerk (Ongoing opportunity – filled on a rolling basis)

Employer: 54B District Court

Location: East Lansing, MI

Description: Law Clerks assist with general courtroom duties including arraignments, pretrials, pleas, sentencings, motions, and trials.  This job requires people skills, communication skills, and the ability to multitask.

To Apply: See the instructions on Symplicity, posting 9592.

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Work-Study Positions (Ongoing opportunity – filled on a rolling basis – positions available immediately)

Employer: Department of Attorney General

Location: Lansing, MI

Compensation: $16.86 per hour

Description: Do you want to strengthen your resume by working for the Attorney General’s Office and reduce your student loans through work-study?  The Michigan Attorney General’s Charitable Trust Section is accepting applications for work-study positions on an ongoing basis in its Lansing office, just two blocks from the Cooley Center.  We are looking for 1L, 2L, and 3L students.  You can work from 8 up to 25 hours per week and get compensated at the rate of $16.86 an hour. 

     The Charitable Trust Section administers Michigan laws for registering charities, the Charitable Organizations and Solicitations Act and the Supervision of Trustees for Charitable Purposes Act.  Students assist with reviewing of registration forms submitted by charities to ensure compliance with the applicable laws; updating Legal Files database; responding to phone inquiries; filing; scanning; opening mail.

Additional opportunities may include providing legal assistance to the attorneys and assisting with the AG’s school safety initiative OK2Say.

1.     Verify with your Financial Aid Office (Richard Boruszewski at boruszer@cooley.edu) if you qualify for work-study.

2.     Send us your cover letter indicating how many hours per week you can commit to this position. 

3.     Attach your resume and unofficial transcripts (if first-termer, please provide your undergraduate transcripts).

4.     Email your application materials to Joanne Gram at gramj@mi.gov and Inna Volkova at volkovai@mi.gov.

Representatives from the Attorney General will be interviewing candidates at the Career and Job Fair.

To Apply: See the instructions on Symplicity, posting 12983.

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 Free Money Opportunity

 Are you looking for ways to save money on tuition,    books and living expenses? 
Why not apply for a scholarship or two. Scholarship money does not have to be paid back and is yours to use towards what the scholarship specifies. 
If you have more questions, please refer    to the Student Services  portal page and                                                                scholarships.

Lots of outside scholarships available on the Portal 

https://portal.cooley.edu/secure/cooleyProfiles/portal5/FinishLogin.jsp

Don't miss an opportunity!  

Outside scholarships are being added on a regular basis.


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SBA Office Hours

Services:

Outlines, Blue Books, Book Resources,

and Business Cards

 Monday - 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Tuesday - 1:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Wednesday - 9:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

Thursday - 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Friday - 4:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Saturday - 12:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Sunday - 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

SBA LOUNGE HOURS

Monday to Friday 9 A.M. to 9 P.M.

Weekends: Operating School Hours

Cup of Joy

There is still a "Cup of Joy" bucket near Ms. Vivian's desk. The SBA wants you to have an enjoyable day everyday! AND, there is still a "Suggestion Box" with a notepad and pen. The SBA would like to hear your concerns or changes you would like to see in Cooley.


 Cooley Bookstore Hours

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Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
                        

    

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

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Career and Professional Development
(CPD) EVENTS

                               
        ~ Hilary 2018 ~

Career & Professional Development Programs


More Events coming up........... 

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 Enrollment &

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6th Floor, Cooley Center

Please feel free to stop by if you have questions, and we will help you with your questions and concerns.

Ieva Inglis ~ Enrollment Coordinator  inglis@cooley.edu

Dawn Butler ~ ESS Specialist, butlerd@cooley.edu  

Hours 

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Saturday & Sunday: Closed 

*Later times by appointment only.

Term Break Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Need assistance email ess@cooley.edu 

 

BUSINESS OFFICE: 

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Payment Drop Box 

For your convenience, a Locked Drop Box is located on the 2nd floor of the Cooley Center in the corridor directly across from the elevator foyer. If the Business Office is closed, please use this locked box to submit payments. Be sure to include your student number on the check. If paying with cash, place in a sealed envelope with your name and student number clearly printed on it. 


AROUND LANSING.......


DOWNTOWN LANSING INC.
401 S. Washington Sq., Ste. 101

Lansing, MI 48933

P: 517-487-3322 | F: 517-487-5889

 
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Now Open: Sparrow FastCare Clinic

Located at 107 N. Washington Sq.,Sparrow FastCare Clinic is now open on weekdays from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
 for basic medical services and common, non-life-threatening conditions.


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Catch the CATA Entertainment Express!


FREE with your CATA Pass
Discount fare 60 cents
Regular cash fare $1.25
ThursdayFriday & Saturday
7:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. 


  • For More Fun Ideas and Local Discounts Visit:


Check out the Downtown Happenings by visiting their website:

                             www.downtownlansing.org


And the Lansing Student Bar Association website Homepage. 

The e-newsletter provides information about Lansing campus activities, news, and deadlines. Wednesday is the deadline to submit information for publication on Friday. Information about services (like fitness classes, tutoring, tax prep, babysitting, etc.) may be posted on the portal Bulletin Board (under “Communities”) instead. 

Please submit your information to Dawn Butler butlerd@cooley.edu


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




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