Facing Challenging Times

Facing Challenging Times

Message from WMU-Cooley Alumni Association 

Dear Fellow Alumni and Friends:

My hope is that your family, friends, and colleagues are in good health. Like you, our law school is adjusting to challenging times. I am writing today to give you an update about how the situation has affected the students, staff and faculty at WMU-Cooley. Our faculty and staff have been working quickly and diligently to bring the classroom experience online. As I am sure you can imagine, moving our instruction and student services online was a tremendous challenge, but we are ready to deliver a quality legal education to our students during this unique time. All classes are now online and the upcoming final exams will also be online. 


students need you now more than ever


A gift of any amount can truly make all the difference to students, especially today. Help them reach their goal of becoming a lawyer. Give online or by check. difference in the lives of our students who are working hard in pursuit of their dreams of becoming a lawyer. There are two easy ways to give: on line or by check mailed to us. Please make sure to designate under the dollar amount on the online form, in the box that says "Add Special Instructions," the fund or specific scholarship you wish for your gift to serve, such as the WMU-Cooley Innocence Project, Alumni Memorial Scholarship, Moot Court, or Technology Advancement. 



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future Leaders today

WMU-Cooley Law School is a private, tax-exempt institution whose mission is to provide high quality legal education to all who desire it.  Your gift helps us meet our committment to offer legal education to people from all walks of life. We are especially proud of our diverse national and international students who, through fair and objective admission policies, have the opportunity to learn the law. Tomorrow's leaders learn from today’s leaders, so your commitment to support the education of our next generation of leaders is vitally important. Philanthropic support for the Law School benefits everyone.

Professional Development 

WMU-Cooley's Career and Professional Development Office is here to serve and guide our graduations throughout their life. We are here for you. 


Alumni Association

Stay connected. Cooley's Alumni Association is another great way to support the school. We invite you to explore the many services and programs offered to you. 


The Thomas M. Cooley Society

Become a member of the Thomas M. Cooley Society, the Law School's highest form of donor recognition. Membership in the Cooley Society is reserved for alumni and friends whose lifetime cumulative giving has reached specified giving levels.

Planned Giving

Joining the Carpe Diem Society honors those who "seize the moment" by supporting the Law School's bright future through a planned gift such as a bequest, trust, or life insurance policy.

A culture of giving

WMU-Cooley is proud to be an education feature on the PBS award-winning program, Behind The Scenes With Lawrence Fishburne. Special thanks to our graduates Aaron Burrell and Sarah Ostahowski, and President and Dean James McGrath, for sharing their insights on the importance of access to justice in the legal profession. Watch for the national launch of the documentary in June 2020.


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