Cooley further expands Tampa Bay campus

Thomas M. Cooley Law School is continuing the three-year rollout for its Tampa Bay campus, which opened in May 2012.

In December, the school announced five additional Tampa Bay area attorneys will join its teaching ranks as adjunct faculty members. Tampa attorney William Hyland, Sarasota attorney Sue Ellen Krick, Florida Assistant Attorney General Caroline Johnson Levine, retired attorney Charles Schutze, and Tampa Bay Storm media relations coordinator Ben Shotten, who is also an attorney, began teaching at Cooley in January.

Hyland, an attorney with 20 years of civil litigation experience and who previously taught at Stetson Law School, will teach Pretrial Skills at Cooley. Krick, a senior litigation attorney with the Law Offices of Kevin T. Wells PA, will teach Federal Law Administration. Johnson Levine will teach Florida Constitutional Law.  She currently is assigned to the General Civil Litigation Bureau of the Florida Attorney General’s Office, where she defends state agencies and employees against civil claims, and advocates the validity of Florida statutes. 

Schutze will teach Accounting for Lawyers. He practiced in a variety of areas including bankruptcy, divorce, forensic accounting, criminal defense and IRS representation. Shotten, a licensed attorney and a media relations coordinator for the Tampa Bay Storm, will teach Sports Law.