Cooley panel discusses Trump's first 100 days

On Monday, Jan. 16, WMU-Cooley Law School's Auburn Hills campus Black Law Students Association (BLSA) hosted the panel discussion, "Trump's First 100 Days: Bridging Gaps and Building Empathy." The discussion was part of WMU-Cooley's Equal Access to Justice Day honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The discussion was moderated by Rosston Ramsey, WMU-Cooley Law School student. He spoke about Martin Luther King Jr.'s accomplishments and shared a video of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech before the featured panelists spoke.

The featured panelists included Ruby Robinson, Michigan Immigrant Rights Center; and WMU-Cooley Law School professors Lewis Langham, Lisa DeMoss, and Gerald Fisher. They spoke about the upcoming presidential inauguration, the challenges the nation faces, and how past leaders overcame diversity.

"The next few years will have their challenges. As we stay vigilant today, we can ensure that today's constitutional protections will be available over the next four years and for future generations," said Robinson. "Ensure, preserve, and expand access to justice and civil rights by utilizing the courts."

Published: Mon, Jan 23, 2017