WMU-Cooley Student Elected to National Post with Black Law Students Association
WMU-Cooley Law School second-year student Katherine Chatman has been elected to serve as the National Black Law Students Association director of community service.
In her role as NBLSA’s director of community service, Chatman coordinates and executes all community affairs projects undertaken on a national or multi-regional level, provides for recognition of chapters who have developed model community service programs, and organizes a community service project to be conducted during the organizations national convention.
Chatman, of Tampa, is a member of WMU-Cooley’s Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society and is NBLSA’s outgoing director of pre-law. In addition to her role as director of community service, Chatman serves as the current community relations chair for WMU-Cooley’s Black Law Students Association chapter.
About Western Michigan University Cooley Law School: WMU-Cooley Law School resulted from the 2014 affiliation that combined WMU's status as 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 of Colleges and Schools. 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. WMU and WMU-Cooley Law School operate as independent institutions with their own governance structure and separate fiduciary responsibilities.