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 three 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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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.