• Montage of Judges Rosemarie Aquilina and Judge Janice 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

    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


    File your application now for September or January. We will review June or July LSAT scores for fall admission consideration.

  • 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.


    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.


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


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 Professor Monica Nuckolls


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 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 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. 


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


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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

Change of Pace: WMU-Cooley Alum Moves from Police Officer to Attorney

July 20

This article originally appeared on legalnews.com. This article has been republished with the publication's permission. 

Eric Kennedy

Law Librarian Selected As ‘Unsung Legal Hero’ By Michigan Lawyers Weekly

July 02

A WMU-Cooley Law School law librarian has been selected as an “Unsung Legal Hero” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Eric Kennedy is among 26 honorees in the second class of “Unsung Legal Heros.”


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