Cooley began offering classes in Grand Rapids on the campus of Western Michigan University (WMU).
Students could take up to 15 credits towards their Juris Doctor at the Grand Rapids campus.
Cooley began offering Master of Laws (LL.M) programs in Intellectual Property and Taxation.
« Cooley President Don LeDuc and WMU President Dr. Elson S. Floyd unveiled plans to open a Cooley branch campus in conjunction with WMU's Graduate Center-Downtown. Cooley programs will move to the law school's own satellite campus—13,600 square feet of space leased from WMU and customized to meet Cooley's needs in a $1.6 million build-out of the Graduate Center's fourth floor.
By 2005, Cooley planned to open a full branch campus in a newly renovated building at 38 Oakes, adjacent to WMU’s downtown center, located at 200 Ionia Ave., S.W.
Grand Rapids campus staff.