About the Auburn Hills Campus

Cooley's Auburn Hills campus is located on 67 wooded acres in the heart of Oakland County, where more than 100 Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters or major business operations.

The campus has the newest, largest, "greenest", and most technologically advanced law school facilities in all of Southeast Michigan, with more than 130,000 square feet of space and 600 dedicated parking spaces.

Left to right: William Schoettle, Cooley COO and vice president of operations; Don LeDuc, Cooley president and dean; John Nussbaumer, Cooley associate dean; Jim Chatas, SHW Group Architects-Engineers; Shane Napper, Rockford Construction; L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County executive; James McDonald, city of Auburn Hills mayor. Auburn Hills Campus Earns LEED® Certification

June 4, 2012 - Cooley's Auburn Hills campus has achieved LEED® Silver certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) from the U.S. Green Building Council. The USGBC uses LEED certification to designate the world's greenest, energy-efficient and high-performing buildings.

The tri-level Law Center is located near the intersection of Oakland County’s major east-west and north-south freeways, I-75 and M-59 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It includes a full law school library, high-tech classrooms, wireless Internet access, trial and appellate courtrooms, comfortable student study space, distance education classrooms, and a fully functioning Legal Aid office.

Cooley is the exclusive educational partner of Oakland University with dual-degree programs in business and public administration.

Housing Options

Auburn Hills students may choose traditional apartments, condos/townhouses, and homes to rent. Cooley students also have the option of living in student townhouses on the campus of Oakland University.


The Auburn Hills campus has wireless Internet access throughout, two high-tech courtrooms, four high-definition distance-education classrooms, two computer labs, and class podcasting capability.

Oakland University is located less than three miles from the Cooley-Auburn Hills campus and provides our students with on-campus apartment housing at the same room and board rates as OU students. In addition, OU offers our students recreational center privileges, student health insurance, and access to Graham Health Center for patient visits, counseling, and disability testing services. Public transportation connects the two campuses. 


Our acquisition of the Oakland County Adams-Pratt Law Library collection will enhance the core collection of print and electronic materials and make it the premier legal research facility in the area.

Our collection includes U.S. Supreme Court cases from 1882 to the present, all federal cases and West’s Regional Reporters beginning with the second series of publication, thus providing access to case law from all jurisdictions, with corresponding digests and Shepard’s volumes.

The Michigan Collection includes all volumes of Michigan Reports since 1878, all volumes of Michigan Appeals Reports, both Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated and Michigan Compiled Laws Service, as well as two digest series for Michigan case law — Callaghan’s Michigan Digest and West’s Michigan Digest. Lexis, Westlaw, Matthew Bender and Hein Online provide electronic access to additional case law, treatises and law journals. Secondary sources are also available, including the American Jurisprudence and Corpus Juris Secundum legal encyclopedias, Michigan Law Practice Encyclopedia, Michigan Civil Jurisprudence, and the entire series of American Law Reports.

Numerous multi-volume treatises on a variety of subjects particularly those supporting the LL.M. programs in Corporate Law and Finance, Intellectual Property, and Tax are also part of the collection. Other titles can be acquired as needed from the Lansing library via a daily shuttle delivery service. Study aids, such as hornbooks and nutshells, as well as all course reserves for Auburn Hills classes, are all on reserve at the library circulation desk.

Cooley Partnership with Oakland University

Cooley-Auburn Hills is the exclusive educational partner law school of Oakland University. Students graduating from OU who meet Cooleys admission requirements are given priority in selection of both campus and entering term. Cooley reserves a minimum of 15 seats per section for OU students at their Auburn Hills campus.

OU Honors College students earning a minimum GPA of 3.5 and a minimum LSAT score of 149 are eligible for early admission to Cooley during or after the second semester of their junior year, and these students are eligible for at least a 35 percent tuition scholarship, or more depending on their LSAT score and undergraduate GPA.

OU Honors College students who meet the criteria for the early admission program and are admitted to Cooley can begin their law school education early by taking two introductory courses at Cooleys Auburn Hills campus while enrolled at OU during their last or next to last semester.

Cooley and OU also offer MBA-JD and MPA-JD dual degree programs for interested students.

OU Services and Facilities for Cooley Students

Through our partnership agreement with Oakland University, Oakland University extends the following services and facilities to Cooley students as listed below.

If you have questions on how to access these services, please contact Cooley ESS Coordinators at 248.751.7800; Val Schnable, extension 7767; or Angela Tyszka, extension 7787.

You will need an Oakland University ID obtainable at the Oakland Center the first week of Cooley classes. The ID fee is $10.00.

Auburn Hills Campus

Contact Us

Western Michigan University
Cooley Law School
Auburn Hills Campus
2630 Featherstone
Auburn Hills, MI 48326 [view map]
(248) 751-7800

For tours or to sit in on classes, call (248) 751-7800 ext. 7732.