April 2, 2010
Cooley Law School Marks Record Breaking Applications in March
The Thomas M. Cooley Law School announced today a record-breaking month with more applications received in March 2010 than in any March in the school's history. Not only did Cooley Law School have a 26 percent increase in new applications in March 2010, but applications to its September Class are up nine percent compared to last year at this time.
Nationally, according to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), applicants to ABA-accredited law schools are up less than one percent as a regional total in the United States, and up a mere 2.9 percent when including applicants whose permanent state is unknown or outside of the United States.
Although Cooley Law School receives applications from around the world, it is encouraging that Cooley has seen increases in applications from Michigan residents.
“Applications from Michigan residents this March are up 17 percent compared to last March,” stated Cooley’s Assistant Dean of Admissions Stephanie Gregg. “It is a bright spot for the state to see people planning for their future in Michigan. In fact, Cooley’s class that starts this May will be comprised of 52 percent Michigan residents, as well as students from 28 other states and the District of Columbia, and from 11 foreign countries, including Albania, Belarus, Canada, Latvia, Liberia, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.”
“The rich diversity of many cultures and ethnicities in each new class benefits the students’ educational experience,” continued Gregg. “It is exciting that Cooley has been able to bring in some of the most diverse classes of any law school in the country.”
With year-around scheduling; morning, afternoon, evening and weekend courses, and three admitted classes each year, at four campuses across Michigan, flexibility continues to be a strong attraction to Cooley. Other factors cited as major benefits at Cooley are its strong skills training, practical preparation, a diverse faculty with strong legal experience, and Cooley’s commitment to professionalism.
Cooley Law School is the largest law school in the nation. Founded in 1972, the private, non-profit law school operates J.D. programs across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor.Today, Cooley Law School has nearly 14,000 graduates across the nation and worldwide and also offers joint degree and master of laws programs. Cooley offers enrollment three times a year; in January, May and September.