Michigan Supreme Court reappoints Cooley Law School Senior Director to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission

The Michigan Supreme Court reappointed Jacqueline Freeman to the Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Michigan judiciary. Freeman, who represents Michigan ABA-Accredited law schools, is senior director and special advisor to the president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Cooley Law School.

The Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Michigan Judiciary was first created in 2021 to assess and work towards elimination of demographic and other disparities within the Michigan judiciary and justice system. The 24-member commission is comprised of Michigan’s legal professionals and stakeholders, including judges from various courts, members of judicial associations, ABA-accredited law schools, and others.

At Cooley Law School, Freeman works to promote the law school’s mission of advancing diversity of the legal profession through professional exploration programs, which provides the opportunity to study law, prepare to pass the bar, and become lawyers.

“The legal profession must have a diverse bar that is representative of the world we inhabit,” said Freeman. “This belief was foundational in the establishment of  Cooley Law School and continues today to be a core guiding principle.”

Originally appointed for a one-year term in early 2023 to the Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Michigan judiciary, Freeman’s reappointment allows her to serve through 2026.

About Cooley Law School: Cooley Law School was founded on a mission of equal access to a legal education and offers admission to a diverse group of qualified applicants across the country. Since the law school’s founding in 1972, Cooley has provided a modern legal education to more than 21,000 graduates, teaching the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. An independent, non-profit law school, accredited by both the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Cooley holds classes year-round at its Michigan and Florida campuses.

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