Cooley offers classes year-round with terms starting in January, May, and September (each term is 15 weeks). Many students work while attending law school and find the part-time scheduling options ideal for balancing work and school.
Cooley operates on a rolling admissions system, which means applications are processed at the time they are received. When all required materials are received by the Admissions Office, a decision is made and the applicant is informed of his or her admission status.
We use a straightforward formula to determine eligibility.
UGPA x 15 + Highest LSAT score = Cooley Admission Index
Applicants can qualify for admission to Cooley in a number of ways. An applicant simply needs to apply and eligibility for the type of admission offer will be determined by admissions personnel. Learn more about Cooley's Admissions Formula.
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Cooley Law School is among the nation’s most affordable private, independent law schools. Most U.S. law students fund their education with loans and scholarships. In addition to offering federal loans, Cooley offers generous scholarships based on merit.
Cooley’s curriculum is designed to help students master the knowledge, skills, and ethics needed for bar examinations, law practice, and further graduate study. Every Cooley student must complete 90 credit hours, including 63 credit hours of required substantive and skills-based courses, plus 27 credit hours of elective courses in one of several concentrations of study. The curriculum also requires actual practice experience before graduating.
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Take from 2 to 5 years to complete your degree. Part-time or full-time, you'll be taught by the same full-time faculty and have to meet the same graduation requirements.