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Cathy J. McCollum
Director, Graduate & Extended Programs

(517) 371-5140, ext. 2703

Vanessa Ramakers
Administrative Assistant
Graduate and Extended Programs
(248) 751-7800, ext. 7783


June 17, 2014 - Former FBI Agent Speaks to Homeland and National Security LL.M. Students

April 1, 2014 - Cooley to Host Public Roundtable on Patent Review Proceedings

March 27, 2014 - Professor and Expert on Patent Law Discusses Importance of U.S. Supreme Court Software Patents Case

January 2014 - Cooley Professor Files Amicus Brief in Shareholder Oppression Suit before the Michigan Supreme Court

January 10, 2014 - Prof. James Carey to Lead Corporate Law and Finance LL.M. Program

December 4, 2013 - IRS Looks to Tax Evidence Book as Training Resource

October 25, 2013 - Professor Berry Joins National Patent Pro Bono Advisory Council


Specialized Courses + Advanced Instruction

Cooley's Graduate Programs give both recent graduates and practitioners the opportunity to develop excellence through a practice-oriented curriculum, expert instructors, and flexible course scheduling.

Busy professionals may complete a Graduate Program in a manner, pace, and location conducive to balancing family and work schedules, at Cooley's campuses in Lansing, Auburn Hills, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a variety of flexible formats:

- Live, in-person courses.

- Live, videoconference courses.

- Web-based classes.

- Accelerated courses.

Programs are designed for both part-time and full-time study with classes primarily offered on the weekend. Courses every term are also scheduled during weeknights or in an accelerated format.

Cooley's Graduate Programs provide an innovative education that combines theory and practice, with an emphasis on professionalism and ethics, while enhancing the individual’s area of specialty and benefiting the professional community at large.

Focus your law career with an advanced degree. Understand what makes our program special and how to get started.

Distinguished LL.M. Faculty

Distinguished Faculty

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Experience: Professor Larson joined the Cooley faculty in 2002. Prior to joining, she was the Executive Assistant to Division Counsel, in the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service.

Prof. Larson has served as an associate attorney with the Anderson Hunter Law Firm, as a tax litigation attorney for the I.R.S., and as an attorney-adviser to Judge Irene F. Scott in U.S. Tax Court. She teaches the Partnership Taxation, Income Taxation, and Tax Research and Argument courses in the Graduate Tax (LL.M.) program.

Book: A Practitioner's Guide to Tax Evidence - Prof. Larson's book has become a leading training resource for chief counsel attorneys representing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) before the Tax Court.

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