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WMU-Cooley Student Elected to Board of National Organization

Monday, October 20, 2014   (0 Comments)
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WMU-Cooley Student Elected to Board of National Organization

WMU-Cooley Law School student Porscha Brown was elected secretary of the National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA).

“This is a great honor,” noted Christopher A. Lewis, director of enrollment and student services at WMU-Cooley, adding that Brown will represent WMU-Cooley well.

Brown, a second-year law student from Virginia Beach, Va., is pursuing the school’s self-directed track, focusing on transactions.

Brown has been an active participant at WMU-Cooley’s BLSA, has received a humanitarian award from the campus organization, and was a member of the four-student team representing WMU-Cooley at the Midwest BLSA Mock Trial competition in Minneapolis, Minn. She also participated in the NBLSA Nelson Mandela International Negotiation Competition in Milwaukee, Wis., where she and her competition partner Jeremy Bowie made it to the quarter-finals.

“Becoming the secretary for the 2014-2015 administration is a new challenge for me,” Brown said. “I am constantly pushing myself to do bigger and better things. I have always been the type of person who loves to help others, and being a part of this organization will allow me to help others on a higher level.”

The NBLSA was founded in 1968 by Algernon Johnson Cooper at New York University.

About Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School: Western Michigan University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School affiliated in 2014, combining the status of a nationally-ranked, public, comprehensive research university with the commitment to practical legal education of an independent, non-profit, national law school. WMU-Cooley is accredited by both the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The law school has provided nearly 20,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world, and enrolls classes in January, May, and September at its Lansing, Auburn Hills, and Grand Rapids, Michigan campuses, and its Tampa Bay, Florida campus. The Florida campus operates under the name Cooley Law School pending permission to use the WMU-Cooley name from the Florida Commission for Independent Education. WMU and Cooley continue to operate as independent institutions with their own governance structure and separate fiduciary responsibilities.


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