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Tracey W. Brame

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Grand Rapids, Michigan


As the assistant dean, Tracey W. Brame handles disciplinary matters and works closely with the dean on projects involving student support, community relations, and campus growth. She came to Cooley Law School in 2006 from Legal Aid of Western Michigan, where she was a staff attorney. In that capacity, Ms. Brame advised and represented low-income clients on family law, housing, and consumer law issues; collaborated with other programs to address legal issues faced by ex-offenders reentering the community; and translated for Spanish-speaking clients. She has also worked as a staff attorney for Public Defender Services for the District of Columbia, a research and writing specialist with the Federal Defender Office, and an assistant defender with the State Appellate Defender Office in Detroit. In addition to her work at Cooley, Ms. Brame is an adjunct professor at Grand Rapids Community College and an active participant in her community where, among other things, she provides pro bono legal services. She also collaborates with her husband on presentations to the local communities on issues involving professional development and cultural competency. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Ms. Brame was a law clerk to Hon. Julian Abele Cook, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

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