Students Network with Judges and Attorneys at Mentor Jet Event
March 21, 2014 - The annual Thomas M. Cooley Law School Ann Arbor Campus Mentor Jet Event was held in the auditorium of the Ann Arbor campus March 5, 2014. The event was hosted by the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Career and Professional Development Office and the National Association of Women Judges. The event served as a networking opportunity for Cooley students interested in meeting local attorneys and to find out about each of their chosen field of law.
At the event, Cooley students met with 10 attorneys and judges for six minutes each. During that time, all students were free to ask any professional questions of the attorneys and judges in attendance, such as: how the professionals got started in their careers; what advice the professionals had for aspiring lawyers; what the professionals liked most (or least) about their careers. A reception, provided by Women Lawyer’s Association of Michigan-Cooley Chapter, followed the “speed mentoring” portion of the program.
Many judges and attorneys served as mentors. From the bench, the Judicial Host – the Hon. Katherine Hansen of the 36th District Court – was joined by Judge Laura Mack of the 29th District Court, Judge Milton Mack of the Wayne Court Probate Court (Chief Judge), Administrative LlawJjudge Yasmin Elias, and retired judges John (Jack) Gilbreath and Susan Moiseev. From the bar, local attorneys included: Jinan Hamood, Erika McNamara, Mikhail Murshak, Julia Owdziej, Nick Roumel, Katherine Sharkey, Julie Staple, and Andrew Stumpff.
About Cooley Law School: Celebrating 40 years of excellence, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 17,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and in Tampa Bay, Fla.