• Online Classes

    Classes ONLINE in 2020

  • READY TO PRACTICE

    READY TO PRACTICE

    All graduates gain practice experience before graduating. 

  • James McGrath

    EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE

    Across our nation, people have been reacting to the senseless death of George Floyd. All right-minded people are outraged by this atrocity, captured on video for all to see.

  • LeDura Watkins

    righting wrongs

    The WMU-Cooley Innocence Project fights for justice and accountability

  • Students comparing tuition rates

    Tuition Reduction

    Tuition reduction effective September 2020. 

  • Professor Emily Horvath

    advanced methods

    A leader in modern legal education.  

     

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

    BECOME AN EXPERT

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

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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Leading the Next Generation of Lawyers.
Over 20,000 Alumni Doing Great Things Across the Nation and Worldwide.
 

TRANSPARENCY

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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

LOCATIONS

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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. 

 

Read about WMU-Cooley's award-winning Professionalism Program.

 

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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 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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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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WMU-Cooley Spotlight: Jaevonn Harris

November 24

Artistic endeavors: WMU-Cooley Law graduate is also a talented artist and entrepreneur  


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WMU-Cooley Law Review Honors Top Michigan Supreme Court Briefs

November 24

The WMU-Cooley Law Review honored attorneys Tracy D. Knox, Aaron D. Lindstrom, Amanda Morris Smith, and David Porter during the organization’s annual Distinguished Brief Award ceremony on Nov. 19.

CONTACT

WMU-Cooley Law School
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Lansing, Michigan 48933 
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