Services to Public and Other Law Students

Services to Public and Other Law Students

SERVICES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND OTHER LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS

The law school has a number of services to the general public and to other law school students.

Borrowing Privileges

The libraries do not provide borrowing privileges to the general public or to students of other law schools. The materials must be used within the libraries.

Electronic Resources

The library subscribes to a variety of electronic resources (such as Lexis Nexis Digital, and WestlawNext Patron Access). Most sources are IP based and available only from a WMU-Cooley networked PC. To view a list and description of the electronic resources available to you, please visit our electronic resources page here.  

Government Documents

The Brennan Law Library (Lansing location) of the WMU-Cooley Law School is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government Documents.  Public access to the government documents is guaranteed by public law (Title 44 of the U.S.C.).  For information in using depository information, please see our Government Documents page here

Reference Services

The Libraries' professional reference staff offer assistance to you in your research by assisting you in locating or identifying sources of interest to you. Please see our Ask A Librarian page here for hours and methods of contacting us.

Legal and ethical codes prohibit librarians from giving legal advice or opinion, or from interpreting sources of legal authority. Library staff may not perform legal research, offer legal advice, or choose legal forms for patrons. For these reasons, law library staff are limited to suggesting library materials that might be helpful to you, assist you in locating these materials, and showing you how to find information in them.

You may wish to consult one of the agencies listed below if you are in need of further assistance:

National:

Visit here for ABA Find Legal Help

Florida:

Visit here for Bay Area Legal Aid

Visit here for Florida Legal Services

Visit here for Gulf Coast Legal Services

Michigan:

Visit here for Detroit Free Legal Aid Clinic

Visit here for Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan

Visit here for Elder Law of Michigan

Visit here for Estate Planning Clinic, WMU-Cooley Law School

Visit here for Family Law Assistance Project, WMU-Cooley Law School

Visit here for Farmworker Legal Services of Michigan

Visit here for Finding Legal Aid, Legal Services & Dispute Resolution in Michigan

Visit here for Michigan State Bar Law and Law Related Programs by County

Visit here for FirstStep--Western Wayne and Downriver Wayne County

Visit here for Grand Rapids Bar Association - Lawyer Referral and Information Service

Visit here for International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit

Visit here for Lakeshore Legal Aid

Visit here for Lawyer Referral

Visit here for Legal Aid for Children

Visit here for Legal Aid of Western Michigan

Visit here for Legal Assistance Center (Kent County)

Visit here for Legal Services of South Central Michigan

Visit here for Michigan Indian Legal Services

Visit here for Michigan Legal Assistance Network - Guide to Civil Legal Aid in Michigan

Visit here for Michigan Legal Services

Visit here for Michigan Migrant Legal Assistance

Visit here for Michigan Poverty Law Program

Visit here for Michigan State Bar Foundation

Visit here for Public Access to Legal Information (help to do your own research)

Visit here for Housing Clinic at Michigan State 

Visit here for Sixty Plus, Inc. Elderlaw Clinic at Cooley Law School (Services for Seniors)

Visit here for Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services

Research Guides

To further assist you in your research, the WMU-Cooley Librarians have created and continuously maintain a number of research guides on a variety of legal topics. The annotated research guides assist researchers in identifying useful print, electronic and internet sources pertinent to their legal issue. Go here for a list of Research Guides

CONTACT

WMU-Cooley Law School
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Lansing, Michigan 48933 
(517) 371-5140

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