An independent, private, non-profit educational institution affiliated with Western Michigan University. The Law School, as an independent institution, is solely responsible for its academic program. Accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. The Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and in
Tampa Bay, Fla. The Law School presently operates in Florida under the name Thomas M. Cooley Law School. It has applied to the Florida Commission for Independent Education for permission to use the Western Michigan University name in Florida and hopes for approval in the fall of 2014.