About the Lansing Campus

Cooley Law School was founded in Lansing, in the heart of Michigan's government center. The Lansing campus is steps from the State Capitol Building, the Michigan Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, local courts, and the state's administrative offices.

The Lansing campus community works and studies in the heart of downtown Lansing, with great neighborhoods with affordable housing nearby, a reasonable cost of living, and a diverse population. Lansing's extracurricular activities offer a wide range of opportunities for students to join together for service, culture, and sports.


Cooley has been instrumental in the rejuvenation of downtown Lansing. The three Lansing buildings—the 222,000 sq. ft. classroom building, 60,000 sq. ft. library, and 64,000 sq. ft Center for Research and Study (CRS), have been completely renovated. The Lansing campus allows all students to learn in state-of-the-art wireless classrooms, to practice in court facilities, and to study in the spacious Brennan Library.

The 10-story 220,000 square foot Cooley Center, located in downtown Lansing, Michigan, comprises a state-of-the-art courtroom complex, wireless technology throughout the building, bookstore, classrooms, the Career & Professional Development Office, student organization offices, and faculty offices. Cooley's Lansing operations also include the Brennan Law Library, and the Center for Research and Study.

Center for Research and Study
Center for Research and Study

Cooley's Brennan Law Library is located at 330 S. Washington Ave, Lansing, Michigan and is about a two minute walk from the main Lansing building. This 60,000 sq. ft. library is accessible to all Cooley students, faculty, and staff. The CRS building is connected to the Brennan library and contains additional library space, study rooms, and a student lounge.

Living in Lansing

The city, with a population of 125,000, is home to the Lansing Lugnuts minor league baseball team and Cooley Law School Stadium, Potter Park Zoo, Impression 5 Science Museum, and the R.E. Olds Museum. Michigan's Capital City is located on the banks of the Grand River and our River Trail offers opportunities for walking and biking. A population of about 450,000 lives in the three-county region surrounding Lansing, spread across many smaller towns, each with their own distinctive identity ranging from the big-10 atmosphere of East Lansing to the quiet charm of Williamston.

Lansing was recently named one of “10 Great Cities for Young Adults” by financial news organization Kiplinger Washington Editors Inc. The Lansing region was also awarded the "Five Star Quality of Life Quotient" by Expansion Management magazine.

Housing Options

For students enrolling at the Lansing campus, the most convenient housing option is downtown, where students can choose from traditional apartments, loft-style, or condominiums, all within walking distance of the law school. The Lansing campus is conveniently located just blocks from the State Capitol Building and federal and state court systems.

Cooley Lansing Campus

Contact Us

Western Michigan University
Cooley Law School
Lansing Campus
300 S. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933 [view map]
(517) 371-5140

For tours or to sit in on classes, call (517) 371-5140, ext. 2244 or (800) 874-3511.



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