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Law educator

Melissa Lopez Pope, American law educator. Achievements include Head of Delegation, Four Directions Council, Native American Student Secretariat. Successfully lobbied for inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in the United Nations Conference on Population & Development document. Member of National Women's Law Alliance (founding member, treasurer since 2002).

Background

Pope, Melissa Lopez was born on May 8, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Education

Bachelor in Literature, science and Arts, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1992. Juris Doctor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 1999.

Career

Academy administrative intern Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1992—1993, multicultural program associate, 1993—1995. Receptionist to Speaker of the House, Michigan House of Representatives, Lansing, 1996—1997, legal assistant to majority counsel, 1997—1998. Adjunct professor, federal Indian law Thomas M. Cooley Law School, since 1999, assistant director and diversity coordinator for admissions, 1999—2003, adjunct professor, introduction to law, 2000—2003, deputy director, Juris Doctor program Rochester, since 2003.

Volunteer Annual Ann Arbor Pow Wow, Michigan, since 1988. Participant Native American Critical Issues Conference, Michigan, since 1993. Law student representative American Indian Law Section, Lansing, Michigan, 1996—1999.

Intern Michigan Commission on Indian Affairs, Lansing, 1999—1999. Advisor Native American Law Student Association, Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 1999—2003. Founder, member Thomas M. Cooley Law School MLK Day Planning Committee, since 1999.

Member Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, Alabama, since 2000. Secretary/treasurer American Indian Law Section, State Bar of Michigan, Lansing, 2000—2001. Member Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, since 2000.

Participant National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, since 2000. Chair-elect American Indian Law section State Bar Michigan, Lansing, 2001—2002, chair American Indian Law section, 2002—2003. Advisor student bar association diversity coalition Cooley Law School Oakland University, since 2003, deputy director Thomas M. Cooley Law School, since 2003, ex-officio American Indian Law section, since 2003.

Achievements

  • Achievements include Head of Delegation, Four Directions Council, Native American Student Secretariat. Successfully lobbied for inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in the United Nations Conference on Population & Development document.

Membership

Member of National Women's Law Alliance (founding member, treasurer since 2002).

Connections

Daughter of Eugene Joe Lopez and Linda Rose Cunningham, Richard Lee Cunningham (Stepfather). Married Morgan Emmor Pope, July 29, 1995. 1 stepchild Ian Charles.

father:
Eugene Joe Lopez

mother:
Linda Rose Cunningham

spouse:
Morgan Emmor Pope