Experiential Learning, Clinics & Externships

WMU-Cooley Experiential Learning, Clinics & Externships

Practice Makes Perfect

At WMU-Cooley, you will benefit from a plethora of Skills Training, Clinic or Externship Opportunities. WMU-Cooley Law School has been nationally recognized as one of the best law schools in the nation for practical legal training, along with its outstanding faculty. 


Award-Winning Clinics and Professors

Prof. Gary Bauer: Solo and Small Firm Trainer Award, ABA's Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division - Given to an outstanding attorney who trains law students and other attorneys in the challenges and opportunities of a solo or small firm practice. Professor Bauer was honored at a luncheon in Key West, Florida at the division's annual meeting.

Prof. Marla Mitchell-Cichon: Innocence Project 2016 Leaders in the Law in Michigan - One of 30 lawyers in the state of Michigan selected for this top honor.

Prof. Kim O'Leary: Sixty-Plus Clinic Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award from Elder Law of Michigan - Honors individuals and organizations that share the mission of Elder Law of Michigan to advocate for, educate, and assist many different people, with a continued focus on older adults and persons with disabilities.

Tampa Debt Relief Clinic: 13th Judicial Circuit's annual Pro Bono Award - Given for outstanding pro bono service by an organization. The bankruptcy judge nominated the clinic for its work with low-income bankruptcy filers.


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