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

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Our over 20,000 graduates take pride in their legal education and contributions to society.

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.


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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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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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 WMU-Cooley locations


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


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


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


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


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


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

Students come from across the nation and around the world.
Learn in a welcoming, supportive and rich community environment.
All perspectives in the classroom enrich the educational experience.
WMU-Cooley is a military friendly, Yellow Ribbon designated school.


What's New Blog Post

Tampa Bay Graduate Earns Summa Cum Laude Distinction

December 11

  WMU-Cooley Law School honors all its students during graduation, but only one stands alone above the rest. This time it is Tampa Bay campus student Justin Sblano. And he managed this outstanding accomplishment, graduating summa cum laude, despite challenges that might have brought others to their knees.

Amanda Tringl

New Attorney Announced for WMU-Cooley Innocence Project

December 08

Amanda Tringl has been named staff attorney for WMU-Cooley Law School’s Innocence Project.


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