Required Courses

Cooley's curriculum includes the courses critical to the bar examination and entry into practice. It consists of 63 hours of required substantive and skills-based courses and 27 hours of elective course work, including a minimum of 3 credits of intense clinical experience. The curriculum allows concentrations of study in a variety of areas.

The following subject areas are covered by required courses:


Students have the option of focusing their third year curriculum in a specific area of study, or concentration. Concentrations are designed to familiarize a student with the problems that might be encountered in a certain field of practice.

Learn more about Concentrations.

- 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.