Assistant Dean, WMU-Cooley
Victoria V. Vuletich holds a bacholor's degree from Fort Lewis College (cum laude) and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Denver School of Law. She has expertise in legal ethics, the regulation of the legal profession, and drafting and proposing administrative rules relating to the legal profession. She also has expertise in the restructuring of the legal profession and its implications for the profession and the public.
Vuletich began working with the State Bar of Michigan in 1999. In 2008 she joined the full-time WMU-Cooley faculty as the deputy division director of the Professional Standard's Division where she advised attorneys regarding ethical dilemmas they were facing. She served as staff counsel to the State Bar of Michigan Client Protection and Unauthorized Practice of Law programs and developed and managed the Practice Management Resource Center.
Vuletich has unique experience in researching, formulating, and advocating court rule and policy proposals involving professional responsibility matters. She has practiced in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Previously, from 1993-1999, Dean Vuletich was in private practice with Shanahan Hoy & Kremski, in Owosso, Michigan, where her practice emphasized personal injury, landlord/tenant, and family law matters.
Vuletich is a frequent presenter on legal ethics issues. She is former chairperson of the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Professional Responsibility Continuing Legal Education Committee. She was a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Client Protection from 2004-2008. She is currently a member of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility Policy Implementation Committee.
Most recently, Vuletich was a guest lecturer at Hertford College, Oxford University, United Kingdom.
At WMU-Cooley, Dean Vuletich teaches Professional Responsibility and Evidence.