Duly Noted

 Law students

can study in Toronto this
The Thomas M. Cooley Law School invites law students interested in summer foreign study to apply for the school’s Toronto, Canada experience. The six-week program takes place May 17-June 26 and is divided into two three-week sessions. Students can participate in one or both sessions and choose among such courses as NAFTA, International Criminal Law, and International Business Overview.
In the 10 years that the Toronto program has been in operation, it has attracted students from over 35 law schools. Cooley also operates a spring semester program in Australia and New Zealand.
Foreign study applicants must be currently enrolled and in good standing in an ABA-accredited or state-approved law school. Applicants must have completed at least one year of law school. Guest student tuition is $675/credit hour or a reduced total tuition of $3,900 if taking all six credits, making it one of the most affordable foreign study programs in the nation. There is also a $100 administrative fee.
For more information about the program, please visit the web site at cooley.edu/foreignstudy or contact WaLynda Thompson at (517) 371-5140, ext. 2849 or by e-mail at thompsow@cooley.edu.
ALA West Michigan Chapter elects board members
The Association of Legal Administrators West Michigan chapter has elected the following board members for 2010 - 2011:
President:  Kelly Fischer, Miller Johnson
President-Elect:  Cheryl Coutchie, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
Treasurer:  Andrea Myers, Miller Johnson
Secretary:  Jill Quillen, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge
Director of Business Partner Relations:  Ted Boersma, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
The mission of the organization is to promote and enhance the competence and professionalism of all members of the legal management team; improve the quality of management in law firms and other legal service organizations; and to represent professional legal management and managers to the legal community and to the community at large. 
The local chapter currently has 30 members from various law firms in the West Michigan area.