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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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. 
 

“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

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

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Adjunct Law Professors: Blessing or Curse?

September 15

From its earliest days, WMU-Cooley Law School has employed the services of adjunct (part-time) professors. The faculty members hired to teach the very first entering class in 1973 were all part-timers. They consisted of two lawyers, an appellate judge, and a former prosecuting attorney.


Tracey Brame

WMU-Cooley Law School Participates in Constitution Day Activities

September 22

Each year, WMU-Cooley Law School and faculty members participate in activities honoring Constitution Day. This year, on Sept.

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