WMU-Cooley Orientation Registration

WMU-Cooley Orientation Registration

Attendance at each daily session is mandatory

Orientation provides you with the building blocks to begin your law school journey. You will have the opportunity to interact with deans, faculty, staff and current students as well as learn information and skills that you will draw upon throughout your legal education.

Mandatory Orientation Sessions

Start by choosing the campus you will attend. 

Questions? Contact [email protected]


MANDATORY sessions will be listed. Subject to change. Professional dress required.

Click here for the Auburn Hills campus agenda

Click here for the Grand Rapids campus agenda

Click here for the Lansing campus agenda

Click here for the Tampa Bay campus agenda

Click here for the Kalamazoo campus agenda


Orientation includes:

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Honor Code Convocation - Oath
  • Professionalism in Action Program
  • What You Need to Know Your First Week of Law School

Auburn Hills Campus

Dean Joan Vestrand
B.A. Albion College 1981
J.D. University of Detroit School of Law 1984
Associate Dean Joan Vestrand joined the full-time faculty in 2002. More here.

Grand Rapids Campus and Kalamazoo Campus

Dean Nelson Miller
B.A., highest honors, Indiana University, 1984
J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 1987
Associate Dean Nelson Miller joined the full-time faculty in 2005. More here.

Lansing Campus

Dean Michael C.H. McDaniel
B.A. St. Bonaventure University
J.D. Case Western Reserve University School of Law
MSS Army War College
M.A.S.S. Naval Postgraduate School
Brigadier General Michael C.H. McDaniel joined the Cooley Law School full-time faculty as a professor in the Constitutional Law Department in 2010. More here

Tampa Bay Campus

Dean Ronald Sutton
B. A., with high honors, Michigan State University 1976
J.D., cum laude, Wayne State University Law School 1979
Before joining the full-time faculty in 2012, Professor Sutton was an adjunct professor at Cooley, winning the Frederick J. Griffith III Adjunct Faculty Award in 2007. More here.


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

Click here for a full sitemap

Click here for 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. 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. In corde hominem est anima legis.

Read non-discrimination policy


WMU Cooley Logo
In corde hominem est anima legis.

© 2017 WMU Cooley Law School