Faculty Experience

A Faculty that Speaks from Experience

Imagine learning criminal law from a professor who has 20 years of experience as a prosecutor — or learning about homeland and national security from a professor who served as a Brigadier General and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense Strategy.

WMU-Cooley law professors base their teaching on vast experience as practicing attorneys. Our faculty average 11 years of practice experience before entering the classroom. To compare, many law professors around the country have never practiced law. In addition to teaching a theoretical foundation, the real-world experience of the faculty provides valuable insights into the practice of law.

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Competitions »

Students compete at competitions across the United States.

A team recently earned the national title in a client counseling competition, later representing the United States in a world competition held in Europe.

Research & Writing »

Research and Writing is just as important as torts, contracts, and property.

Research & Writing professors edit The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing, The Scrivener (Scribes' newsletter), and Clarity. The Scribes Journal is the oldest law journal devoted exclusively to legal writing.

Featured Faculty

Several of our outstanding faculty members.