• Sexual Assault Awareness Month


    Through education and service.

  • 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.

  • judges aqualina and cunningham

    successful alumni

    WMU-Cooley has over 20,000 outstanding graduates worldwide, like Judge Rosemarie Aquilina and Judge Janice Cunningham, who gave victims a voice and handed down justice.


  • Apply to WMU-Cooley today


    File your application now for January, May or September!

  • 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 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.

  • 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.


  • honorable thomas e. brennan

    remembering our founder

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

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.


Leading the Next Generation of Lawyers.
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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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 Michigan 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

Kishnee Theus: Learning the Process of Law School

April 19

Kishnee Theus figured out that she was going to go to law school during her sophomore year of undergraduate studies. It was at that time that there was a devastating earthquake in Haiti. As a Haitian-American, this affected her personally. She had two aunts who were in Haiti, one an American citizen and the other not.

Street Law Stand Down 2018 volunteers

WMU-Cooley Lansing Campus to Host Event Helping Area Homeless

April 18

WMU-Cooley Law School’s Lansing campus and Cardboard Prophets, a street-based ministry and outreach organization that works with the homeless and families, will co-host its second Street Law Stand Down at Reutter Park in downtown Lansing on Saturday, May 11, from noon-4 p.m.


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Lansing, Michigan 48933 
(517) 371-5140

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