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Practical legal scholarship means our graduates are ready to work on day one. 

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WMU-Cooley creates leaders who get the job done. Learn how to become one.

WMU-Cooley Law School transforms students into outstanding lawyers.

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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.

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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

My law school experience enriched me with confidence and the practical skills necessary in the professional world. John Schmieding (Moore Class, 1993) Senior Vice President, Arthrex, Inc.

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

What's New Blog Post

The importance of the first year of law school

October 16

Blog author WMU-Cooley Distinguished Professor Emeritus Otto Stockmeyer devoted 35 years to teaching first-year law courses. Below he offers his thoughts on the important role of the first year in training successful lawyers.

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WMU-Cooley Innocence Project Exoneree Discusses Wrongful Conviction Book

October 13

WMU-Cooley Law School Innocence Project exoneree Kenneth Wyniemko and author Bob Henige held a publi

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