WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF GATHER GIFTS FOR LANSING AREA
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF GATHER GIFTS FOR LANSING AREA BE A SANTA TO A SENIOR PROGRAM
WMU-Cooley Law School’s Sixty Plus Elderlaw Clinic and the school’s students, faculty and staff teamed up with the Ingham County Department of Human Services, the Aging Network and Home Instead Senior Care to participate in the Be a Santa to a Senior program. The program provides holiday presents for lonely or financially challenged older adults in the community. All gifts donated matched a specific senior citizen’s need and will be delivered to the individual before the holidays. WMU-Cooley’s students, faculty and staff were able to gather gifts for more than 25 older adults who are in need.
“Ingham County’s aging population should be remembered during the holiday season. Many older individuals are shut-ins or do not have family,” said Erin Londo of WMU-Cooley’s Sixty Plus Elderlaw Clinic. “We are happy that WMU-Cooley’s students, faculty and staff came together to brighten the holiday season for the community’s elderly.”
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, nonprofit, 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 19,000 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. WMU and Cooley continue to operate as independent institutions with their own governance structure and separate fiduciary responsibilities.