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WMU-Cooley Law Professor Explains the Pros and Cons of Defending Yourself


Listen to WMU-Cooley Law School Professor Tonya Krause-Phelan’s interview with WKZO’s Tim Abramowski on Kalamazoo’s Morning News discussing the pros and cons of defending yourself in court. Professor Krause-Phelan lends her legal expertise on the topic surrounding the recent Charleston church shooter trial.


Professor Krause-Phelan frequently appears as a commentator on numerous radio, television, print, and internet media sources regarding criminal law and procedure issues. She has served as co-editor and editor of The Informant, a publication of the former Kent County Criminal Defense Bar. She also has served as editor of Right to Counsel, a publication of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.

At WMU-Cooley, Professor Krause-Phelan teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Defending Battered Women, Criminal Sentencing, and Ethics in Criminal Cases. Professor Krause-Phelan assists with the West Michigan Defenders Clinic. She also coaches national mock trial and moot court teams.

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