Michigan Supreme Court Justice speaks at Cooley Graduation


Michigan Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Markman served as the keynote speaker Sunday for commencement at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Markman, who has been a member of the court since his appointment in 1999, addressed the crowd of graduates and their families during the school’s 113th graduation ceremony. Some 486 graduates were awarded their Juris Doctor degree, while 20 earned their LL.M. degree. Cooley, celebrating its 40th year of legal education, has five campuses, four in Michigan and one in Tampa, Fla., and 17,000 graduates worldwide.

About Cooley Law School: Celebrating 40 years of excellence, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 17,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and its new campus in Tampa Bay, Fla.