What's New at Lansing Rotary
When:Friday, December 6, 2019
Where:The Lansing Center, First Floor
Speaker:President James McGrath, WMU Cooley Law School
Title: "WMU Cooley Law School"
Chair of the Day:Lisa Smith
Invocator:Lolo Robison
Greeter:Heidi McNaughton
Chair of the Month: Lisa Smith
Remembrance:Diane Sanborn
Editarian:Linda Lynch
James McGrath is the third president and sixth dean of WMU Cooley Law since the school’s founding in 1972. His most recent position was as professor of law and associate dean for academic support and bar services at Texas A&M University School of Law.
McGrath officially took office on July 1, 2019 and has since moved to Michigan along with his husband Anthony and daughter Kinsey.
McGrath joined Texas A&M University School of Law as a visiting associate professor of law in 2005 and taught various courses since that time. He was promoted to professor of law in 2013 and became associate dean of academic support and bar services in 2015.
Throughout his career, McGrath has spoken at law schools around the country about teaching techniques and continues to focus his advocacy on serious issues facing education, healthcare and LGBTQ rights. He has had multiple works published on the topic of education and learning techniques, including: “Transparency in the Classroom: An ASP – ish Doctrinal Professor’s Perspective,” “Planning Your Class to Maximize Your Students’ Use of Highly Effective Learning Techniques,” and “Overcharging the Uninsured in Hospitals: Shifting a Greater Share of Uncompensated Medical Care Costs to the Federal Government.”
McGrath earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from San Jose State University and a Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law. He attended Harvard School of Public Health where he earned a Master of Public Health and earned a Master of Laws in graduate legal education at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. In 2011, McGrath served as a Fulbright Scholar earning a teaching fellowship at Beijing University of Chemical Technology in Beijing, China.
The face of legal education is experiencing significant changes and James has demonstrated leadership abilities and beliefs in legal education’s role in promoting and encouraging diversity, make him exactly the right choice to lead Western Michigan Cooley Law School into the future.
This matching program is to help our members reach their next Paul Harris or your first by matching the money needed to reach that level.  You make a contribution of half the amount needed to reach the next Paul Harris, make sure Cathy has your donation.  A form will be completed so the District will match your contribution with the available points.  The "Earn a Reward" Points Match Challenge will continue until May 31, 2020, or until the pool of donated points is exhausted.
IF you donate via credit card, please email your receipt to Cathy to insure your matching funds.
We normally do our Paul Harris appeal in April, but we didn't want to miss out on this opportunity.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask:  cathy@lansingrotary.com or Paul Harris Chair, Donna Gardner, donnag0920@gmail.com
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