September 6, 2011
Cooley Law School Purchases Second Florida Property
Adjacent to New Tampa Bay Campus
The Thomas M. Cooley Law School today announced the purchase
of a second Tampa Bay property following the recent announcement
of Cooley's new Tampa Bay campus, at 9445 Camden Field
Parkway, in Riverview, Florida, about 15 minutes from downtown
Tampa. This second property is a 4.5 acre parcel abutting
the east side of the 8.8 acre lot on which Cooley’s
new Tampa Bay campus is situated. The two properties together
provide a large campus setting of 13.3 acres with more than 500
"We have exciting, long-range plans for our Tampa Bay campus
and now have the facility, space and resources to develop an
exceptional legal education environment for our students and
faculty," said Jeff Martlew, associate dean of Cooley's
Tampa Bay campus.
Cooley's campus facility is a single-floor 130,470 sq.
foot property on the south side of Camden Field Parkway, just
west of Highway 301 and within sight of I-75. The addition abuts
a large retention pond west of the campus building, and includes
two smaller ponds – one with a fountain – east of
Cooley President Don LeDuc said he looks forward to opening
Tampa Bay’s doors for classes in May 2012, with Jeff Martlew
at the helm as its associate dean. "This purchase completes
our Tampa Bay campus and provides an excellent facility in a
nice setting with some open space, as well as allowing flexibility
for the future," stated LeDuc.
About Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Thomas M. Cooley Law School is the largest law school in the nation. Founded in 1972, the private, non-profit law school operates its Juris Doctor (J.D.) program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor. Cooley recently announced a new Tampa Bay, Florida-area campus, with courses beginning in May 2012. Cooley has more than 15,000 graduates across the nation and worldwide and offers enrollment three times a year; in January, May and September. Cooley is an independent law school, accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission.