What's New

marla mitchell-cichon

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Stands Behind Police Transparency Legislation

February 24

Marla Mitchell-Cichon, distinguished professor emeritus at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and counsel to the law school’s Innocence Project, participated in a virtual legislative briefing on Feb. 19 focusing on the need for police transparency.

Kenneth Nixon Free

WMU-Cooley Innocence Project Earns Release of Kenneth Nixon After More Than 15 Years in Prison

February 18

DETROIT, MICH. – Feb. 18, 2021 – Today, Wayne County Judge Bruce Morrow set aside the conviction of Mr. Kenneth Nixon. Nixon was wrongfully convicted of murder, attempted murder and arson in 2005.


Distinguished Historian Provides Perspective on America

February 16

“It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times: America in 2020,” was the title given to historian James Kratsas’ review of 2020 in a program sponsored by  the WMU-Cooley Wellness Committee.

game board

Student Bar Association Hosts Virtual Welcome Back Activity

February 04

The West Michigan Student Bar Association at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Grand Rapids campus hosted its Welcome Back Game Night on Wednesday, Feb. 4.

Yasmin Rammaha

Mental Health and Wellness in the Legal Profession Discussed

February 04

Florida Bar President Dori Foster-Morales spoke virtually to over 40 attorneys and law students on Monday, Feb. 1 and shared Florida Bar initiatives aimed at assisting current and future members of the bar in their legal practices and beyond.

people watching panel

Associate Dean Serves as Panelist for WLAM Implicit Bias Event

January 29

WMU-Cooley Associate Dean Tracey Brame was a panelist for the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan’s discussion on Interrupting Implicit Bias.

Nicholas Petrakos

WMU-Cooley Holds Commencement for its Fall Term Graduates

January 25

Members of WMU-Cooley Law School’s Justice Ward Hunt Class were honored during graduation ceremonies on Jan. 24.


WMU-Cooley Equal Access to Justice Day Features Russel Honoré

January 24

On Jan. 21, 2021, Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré was the featured speaker during WMU-Cooley Law School’s Equal Access to Justice Day’s virtual program, “The New Normal: Leadership and Preparedness in the 21st Century: Pandemic and Political Unrest.”


WMU-Cooley Law School
300 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933 
(517) 371-5140

Click here for a full sitemap

Click here for Consumer Information
(ABA-Required Disclosures)

Get Adobe Acrobat Reader
Get Adobe Acrobat Reader

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School is an independent, private, non-profit educational institution affiliated with Western Michigan University. The affiliation between WMU and WMU-Cooley, which are legally and financially independent institutions, will end on or before November 5, 2023. As an independent institution, the Law School is solely responsible for its academic program. Accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. 

Read non-discrimination policy

If you encounter accessibility barriers while on our website, please notify our Accessibility Office using the Inaccessible Content Notification Form.

WMU Cooley Logo
In corde hominum est anima legis.

© 2021 WMU Cooley Law School