Cooley Law School Adds to Board of Directors


LANSING — Stephen Markman (far left), justice of the Michigan Supreme Court and James Morton (left), noted Canadian lawyer, have been appointed to the board of directors of Thomas M. Cooley Law School. 

Markman was appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court by Gov. John Engler in 1999. Before that, Markman was judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals and practiced law with Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone in Detroit. Markman also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan and was the U.S. Assistant Attorney General. 

In addition to being an adjunct professor at Cooley, Morton leads the litigation group of the Canadian law firm Steinburg, Morton, Hope and Israel. His practice focuses on commerical, criminal and constitutional litigation in all levels of court. Previously he was the president of the Ontario Bar Association. 

Markman earned his bachelor’s from Duke University and his juris doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Morton received his bachelor’s from the University of Western Ontario and bachelor’s of law from Osgoode Hall School of Law.