Start year-round: January, May, or September.

We process your application at the time it is received. A decision is made and the applicant is informed of his or her admission status when all required materials are received by the Admissions Office.

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Cooley Law School is an ABA-accredited, non-profit, independent, 501(c)(3) Michigan educational corporation.

How to Apply

Guidelines - General application guidelines.
Application Disclosure and Non-Discrimination Policy
Applying Without a Bachelor's Degree

Scholarships, Tuition and Expenses

Scholarships - Honors, New, Transfer Students
Tuition + Expenses - Tuition Rates and Estimated Expenses 2013-14


J.D. - Juris Doctor: Every Cooley student must complete 90 credit hours, including 66 credit hours of required substantive and skills-based courses, plus 27 credit hours of elective courses
LL.M. - Master of Laws: Corporate Law and Finance, Homeland and National Security Law, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property, Taxation, U.S. Legal Studies for Foreign Attorneys, or Self-Directed Master of Laws.
Lawyers, Guests & Transfer Students - Courses and Seminars

Visiting Cooley

Recruitment Events - Find out when we'll be near you!
Tours - Visit a law class, meet faculty, and speak with students

Student Life

Housing Options - Campuses offer a variety of off-campus housing options
Student Organizations - Over 50 organizations across all of our campuses. There are many ways in which you can get involved!

- Visit the campus
- Be a "Law Student For A Day"
- Sit side-by-side with a current student
- Meet with Enrollment and Student Services

Contact Us

Admissions Office
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
300 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 371-5140, ext. 2244
Fax: (517) 334-5718

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Prospective Students

Public Information