• WMU-Cooley Honors Scholar Arturo Alfaro

    When you turn hard work and dedication into academic excellence, it's nice to be recognized in a tangible way.

  • Apply to WMU-Cooley today

    BE CONFIDENT

    Start law school now! Accepting applications year-round for JANUARY, MAY & SEPTEMBER semesters. Weekends start in May!

  • WMU-Cooley innocence project winners

    Freeing the Innocent

    Nothing compares to helping free a wrongfully convicted person. Especially when you talk to law students and the team who worked to free LeDura Watkins after nearly 42 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

  • WMU-Cooley weekend programs let people attend on their own schedule

    Weekend blended-learning

    At 46 with six children, Reese Kewin is making her dream of being a lawyer possible by taking classes on weekends. Our new Blended-Learning weekend option now allows you to take a portion of your classes online.

  • 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 professor teaches students

    TEACHING today's law students

    Professor Emily Horvath has always been an advocate for the unconventional. Even providing structured flexibility where other law schools can't.

     

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.

Blended-Learning Weekend Program

WMU-Cooley's 20-year Weekend Program is now offering a Blended-Learning option - NEW May 2018! Students taking weekend classes can take a portion of their classes in a live, online environment. 

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Choose from some of the most flexible scheduling options of any law school in the nation.

 
 

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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PROUD GRADUATES

I don’t know too many law schools that not only teach you how to practice law, but how to run your own law firm. Erica Kirkwood (Souris Class, 2009) Illlinois Deputy General Counsel

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. 

 

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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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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 University; a national research university enrolling nearly 24,000 students from across the United States and 100 other countries.

 

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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. 

42%STUDENTS
OF COLOR
Students come from across the nation and around the world.
21-71AGE RANGE
OF STUDENTS
Learn in a welcoming, supportive and rich community environment.
43/57MALE TO FEMALE
All perspectives in the classroom enrich the educational experience.
+100VETERANS
WMU-Cooley is a military friendly, Yellow Ribbon designated school.

WHAT'S NEW

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Eric Field: Law School is a Reflection of Law Practice

May 25

WMU-Cooley student Eric Field always knew he wanted a career where he could help people, but he really didn't know what that meant until his family attorney encouraged him to job shadow him for a couple weeks to find out if being a lawyer inspired him. That did it. He knew the law was what he wanted to do.

Cardboard Prophets volunteers

WMU-Cooley Students in Lansing Help with Picnic for the Homeless

May 23

Several WMU-Cooley students gave up some of their weekend time recently to help out with a picnic in the park put on by the local charitable organization, Cardboard Prophets, for area homeless persons in Lansing.

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