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The staff prides itself on the comprehensive editing and reviewing of articles, to ensure all items published are innovative and of professional quality.

In addition to publications two times a year, the WMU-Cooley Law Review also sponsors a lecture series, an annual symposium, and a distinguished brief award.

As of January 15, 2014, WMU-Cooley Law Review articles have been cited by 392 different law-related periodicals totaling 928 law review articles.

Articles in our Law Review have been used as persuasive authority in seven briefs in the United States Supreme Court – including one decided in 2006. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has cited one of our articles in one of her opinions. Our articles have been cited in the decisions of 10 state supreme courts: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia. Our articles have also been cited by the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th, 6th, and 8th Circuits, as well as numerous state appellate and district courts.

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Each term, the Law Review Voting Board of Editors presents awards to Law Review members who have made the most significant contribution to the publication of the Law Review. 

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Ten years after founding Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Judge Thomas E. Brennan decided that Cooley's students needed their own law review. Thus, the "Cooley Law Review" was founded in 1980.


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Current Volume


Volume 32 | Number 2 | Hilary Term 2015
Volume 32 | Number 1 | Hilary Term 2015

Archived Volumes


Volume 31 | Number 3 | Michaelmas Term 2014
Volume 31 | Number 2 | Trinity Term 2014
Volume 31 | Number 1 | Hilary Term


Volume 30 | Number 3 | Michaelmas Term
Volume 30 | Number 2 | Trinity Term
Volume 30 | Number 1 | Hilary Term

Volume 29 | Number 3 | Michaelmas Term
Volume 29 | Number 2 | Trinity Term
Volume 29 | Number 1 | Hilary Term

Volume 28 | Number 3 | Michaelmas Term
Volume 28 | Number 2 | Trinity Term
Volume 28 | Number 1 | Hilary Term

Volume 27 | Number 2 | Michaelmas Term

Volume 27 | Number 1 | Hilary Term

Volume 26 | Number 3 | Michaelmas Term

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