'Trump's First 100 Days' topic of Cooley event observing MLK Day

In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, WMU-Cooley Law School's Black Law Students Association along with faculty members have come together to present the panel discussion "Trump's First 100 Days: Bridging Gaps and Building Empathy" from 9-11 a.m. on the Auburn Hills campus. The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will feature a diverse group of panelists discussing how President-Elect Donald Trump and his administration could affect key issues. Topics of discussion are expected to include the Affordable Care Act, climate change, immigration, stop and frisk, and voting rights.

Panelists participating in the discussion include:

- Ruby Robinson, supervising attorney for the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

- Lisa DeMoss, WMU-Cooley visiting professor and director of the Master of Law Program in Insurance

- Gerald Fisher, WMU-Cooley professor, Constitutional Law

- Natalia Hanna, attorney, Ellis Porter's Business Immigration Services team

- Lewis Langham, WMU-Cooley adjunct professor and former deputy legal counsel and policy adviser for the office of former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm

Equal Access to Justice Day, as initiated by Cooley President and Dean Don LeDuc, suspends WMU-Cooley's classes in observance of MLK Day. Students, faculty, and staff devote the day to study, reflection, and programs on the role of law and lawyers in protecting the right of everyone and assuring equal access to justice.

Published: Mon, Jan 16, 2017