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    Start law school now! Accepting applications year-round for JANUARY, MAY & SEPTEMBER semesters. Weekends start in May!

  • 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.

Blended-Learning Weekend Program

WMU-Cooley's 20-year Weekend Program is now offering a Blended-Learning option - NEW May 2018! Students taking weekend classes can take a portion of their classes in a live, online environment. 

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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 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. 


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

Another Perspective on Dr. McGee and the Case of the Hairy Hand

March 19

After a teaching career spanning nearly 40 years, WMU-Cooley Law Distinguished Professor Emeritus Otto Stockmeyer enjoys occasionally sharing the back stories of leading law school cases. Here he takes a fresh look at the infamous Case of the Hairy Hand.

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WMU-Cooley Convocation Includes Presentation on White Lies in Society

March 20

On March 14, family and friends of WMU-Cooley students who were recognized for outstanding academic achievement, professionalism and leadership roles with various student organizations joined together during the law school’s Auburn Hills Honor’s Convocation.


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