• honorable thomas e. brennan

    mourning loss

    Hon. Thomas E. Brennan was a giant in legal education and he touched the hearts and lives of all those who knew him. 

  • judges aqualina and cunningham

    Benchmark Magazine

    Our latest issue of Benchmark Magazine features WMU-Cooley graduates Judge Rosemarie Aquilina and Judge Janice Cunningham - Giving a voice to victims and handing down justice.

     

  • WMU-Cooley Honors Scholar Arturo Alfaro

    Rewarding Excellence

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

  • Green Light for Kalamazoo!

    Green Light for kalamazoo

    Kalamazoo location now can offer 60 of 90 credits. Complete up to two years of law study on Western's main campus in Kalamazoo.

     

  • 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.

  • Apply to WMU-Cooley today

    BE CONFIDENT

    File your application now for January, May or September!

  • 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 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.

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Over 20,000 Alumni Doing Great Things Across the Nation and Worldwide.
 

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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

I listened and let everybody have their voice - Aquilina; My judicial philosophy is based on the three P's: be prepared, be professional, and be patient - Cunningham Hon. Rosemarie Aquilina; Hon. Janice Cunningham

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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Everything You Need to Know About Attending a Law School Open House

December 11

The decision-making process for attending law school is a difficult one. First, you need to decide if you really want to go to law school, or not. Then you need to decide what law school is a good fit for you. Never a small factor, you need to figure out how to make law school affordable or balance law school into your already busy schedule. It's not for everyone. Law school and a legal career are only for those individuals who really want it, have the ability, and are truly willing to put in the effort. 

donations for A Kid's Place

WMU-Cooley in Tampa Collects Holiday Items for Children

December 07

The Florida Association of Women Lawyers and the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society organizations at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus held a collection drive for new toys and games to be distributed to children living at A Kid’s Place Tampa Bay.

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