Cooley Lansing campus honors MLK

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Pictured at the Greater Lansing Food Bank on Dr. Matin Luther King Jr. Day are WMU-Cooley Law School volunteers: (l-r) Lisa Davis, Randa Darwood, Cindy Hurst, Corrie Klaver, Tara Chambers, Aminata Kamara, Susan Oliver, Roslyn Murrell and Julie Mullens.

In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and WMU-Cooley Law School's Equal Access to Justice Day, the law school's Lansing campus organized MLK Day of Service Activities on Jan. 21 and 22.

On Jan. 21, students and staff volunteered at the Greater Lansing Food bank and on Jan. 22, the Black Law Students Association and the American Bar Association-Law Student Division hosted Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Clinton Canady III.

During his presentation, Canady spoke about the value of mentors, and giving of yourself to help others. Canady shared a personal rule that he follows in almost everything he does. Reciting the rule he said, "don't hurry, don't worry and don't compare. Your time will come if we are patient, do the right thing and work hard." Canady also advised law students to "do the best job you can wherever you are, and that every job or position was an opportunity to serve others and to serve the public."

WMU-Cooley's Equal Access to Justice Day suspends classes in observance of MLK Day. Students, faculty and staff devote the day to reflect and attend programs on the role of law and lawyers in protecting the right of everyone and assuring equal access to justice.