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    Influence the world

    Start law school in January, May or September. 

  • WMU-Cooley Innocence Project

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    Be part of the WMU-Cooley Innocence Project award-winning team. Once in a lifetime training for law students.

  • READY TO PRACTICE

    READY TO PRACTICE

    All graduates gain practice experience before graduating. 

  • Professor Emily Horvath

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    A leader in modern legal education.  

     

  • WMU-Cooley Law school has seven ways for you to get your LL.M.

    BECOME AN EXPERT

    WMU-Cooley's LL.M. Programs for lawyers give you the opportunity to focus your legal expertise and propel your career. 

WMU-Cooley Law School is a national leader in practice preparation with a focus on professionalism, ethics, and a deep commitment to inclusion and diversity.

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Leading the Next Generation of Lawyers.
Over 20,000 Alumni Doing Great Things Across the Nation and Worldwide.
 

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Admissions

We offer part-time and full-time admission, including weekends and accelerated programs. And we have multiple campuses and year-round classes, so you can attend when it works for you — and where it works for you. Learn more about all that WMU-Cooley Law School has to offer and then get your admission application started!

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FACULTY

WMU-Cooley law professors base their teaching on vast experience as practicing lawyers. They bring a real and tangible perspective to the classroom, making learning robust and relevant. 

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“WMU-Cooley has been at the forefront of implementing scientifically proven learning techniques. We want to become a showcase of modern legal education." WMU-Cooley President and Dean James McGrath

FIVE LOCATIONS

Five WMU-Cooley locations

ABOUT

Unlike any other law school in America, WMU-Cooley enables you to choose the perfect setting for your law school experience and your lifestyle, where students embrace a culture of professionalism and ethics. 

 

Read about WMU-Cooley's award-winning Professionalism Program.

 

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WMU-Cooley Law School Grand Rapids Campus

GRAND RAPIDS 

The Grand Rapids campus is located in the dynamic, urban Heartside District with its culture, arts, restaurants, and clubs; and access to Grand Rapids legal and business communities.

 

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WMU-Cooley Law School Lansing Campus

LANSING 

The Lansing campus allows you to work and study in the heart of Michigan's capital city, with great neighborhoods, affordable housing, reasonable cost of living, and a diverse population.

 

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WMU-Cooley Law School Tampa Bay Campus

TAMPA BAY 

The Tampa Bay campus is minutes from downtown Tampa, major law firms, courthouses, and Fortune 500 companies; all known for its worldwide beautiful landscape, myriad attractions, and thriving arts and entertainment scene.

 

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WMU-Cooley Law School Kalamazoo Location

KALAMAZOO

Study the law and take advantage of the amenities offered at the home of Western Michigan University; a national research university enrolling nearly 24,000 students from across the United States and 100 other countries.

 

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WMU-Cooley Law School Auburn Hills Campus

AUBURN HILLS

The Auburn Hills campus sits on 67 serene wooded acres, yet in the heart of Oakland County near major business and Fortune 500 company headquarters.

 



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DIVERSE STUDENT BODY

The diversity of our student body creates a dynamic learning environment that enriches the educational experience and promotes careers of our graduates. 

47%STUDENTS
OF COLOR
Students come from across the nation and around the world.
19-70AGE RANGE
OF STUDENTS
Learn in a welcoming, supportive and rich community environment.
42/58MALE TO FEMALE
All perspectives in the classroom enrich the educational experience.
#1MULTI-RACIAL 
ENROLLMENT
WMU-Cooley is #1 in multi-racial enrollment and degrees awarded.

WHAT'S NEW

What's New Blog Post

Distractions and LSAT Test Prep

September 14

Amy Dickinson is a syndicated advice columnist. In a recent installment of “Ask Amy” she responded to a letter from “Chatty-Sister.” Sis complained that her brother, who was living at home while preparing for the LSAT, demands absolute silence in the house when he takes practice tests.

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New Students Welcomed During Lansing Orientation

September 09

New students were welcomed to the Lansing campus of the WMU-Cooley Law School  this month.

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