Cooley professor named to Michigan Women's Hall of Fame

Cooley Professor Dorean Koenig was inducted into the Michigan Hall of Fame Oct. 19 in recognition of her work in the fields of human rights law, women's rights law, civil rights and civil liberties, and education. Internationally, Koenig worked for the formation of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. In the United States, she has worked to end the death penalty and to refine death penalty standards for the severely mentally ill. Professor Koenig is one of seven women inducted into the Michigan Hall of Fame this year in the Contemporary Category.

Professor Koenig is an award-winning teacher and prolific author whose criminal law textbook is used by many Cooley students. She is active in the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section of the American Bar Association (IRR) as well as in the American Section of the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP.) She is a Fellow of the American and Michigan Bar Foundations.

She is a recipient of the YWCA's Diana Award for outstanding service to the community; the President's Award from the Lansing League of Women Voters for organizing a program to register voters; and a member of the Cooley Legal Author's Society

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