– Photo courtesy of WMU-Cooley Law School

WMU-Cooley Law School presented 32 juris doctor and nine master of laws degrees during the commencement ceremony for the Grand Rapids, Lansing and Auburn Hills campuses, held Sept. 29 at the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts.

This graduating class is named in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Miller, a strong opponent of slavery, and supporter of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1862, Lincoln appointed Miller to the U.S. Supreme Court, and his tenure lasted 28 years.