Earn Your First 15 Credits at WMU-Kalamazoo

15 Credits - 2 Semesters at WMU campus, Kalamazoo, MI

Legal education at WMU-Cooley just became even more convenient -- you can begin your classes on WMU’s main campus.

Take your first 15 credits at Kalamazoo as described below, then transition to a WMU-Cooley campus of your choice in Grand Rapids, Lansing, or Auburn Hills, MI or Tampa Bay, Florida. Perfect for current WMU students or others who wish the convenience of entering law school while being near the main campus.

Take advantage of what one of the nation’s top public research universities has to offer – great facilities, libraries, music, sports, student recreation, campus activities – while beginning law school.

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Enrollment & Student Services Office
2352 Friedmann Hall Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Phone: (517) 371-5140 ext. 5500
Email: admissions@cooley.edu

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.


 

How is this new program designed? Actually, it's quite simple.

A new student can take a total of 15 required credits at Kalamazoo over two semesters.

This program is great for current and former WMU students who want to stay a little longer in the Kalamazoo community or for others who want to start law school at a major research-intensive university with all of its amenities.

The specific course offering is outlined below, but don’t forget to check out our full JD program offerings at wmich.edu/law.

1st Semester - September 2016

2nd Semester - January 2017

9 Credits at WMU Kalamazoo Campus*

6 Credits at WMU Kalamazoo Campus*

  • Torts I (3 credits)
  • Contracts I (3 credits)
  • Criminal Law (3 credits)
  • Intro to Law (no credit - no cost)
  • Professional Development Series I (no credit - no cost)
  • Torts II ( 3 credits)
  • Contracts II (3 credits)
  • Professional Development Series II (no credit - no cost)

*You can earn additional first-year credits at any other WMU-Cooley campus. Contact us for details.

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Live in your same apartment or stay in a familiar setting for a little bit longer while starting our rigorous law program.

 


 

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Head back to your alma mater to start your law degree. Begin your legal education in your old stomping grounds.

 


 

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Begin your legal career on the main campus of one of the nation's finest research-intensive public universities.


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Contact Us

Enrollment & Student Services Office
2352 Friedmann Hall Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Phone: (517) 371-5140 ext. 5500
Email: admissions@cooley.edu

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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