Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

140 Faculty Members | 9:1 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is to prepare its graduates for entry into the legal profession through an integrated program with practical legal scholarship as its guiding principle and focus. This mission includes providing broad access to those who seek the opportunity to study law, while requiring that those to whom that opportunity is offered meet Cooley's rigorous academic standards.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

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Out of state

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Graduate

In state

$11,440

Out of state

$11,440

Financial aid resources

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Academics

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Tax Law/Taxation
  • Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
  • Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
    • Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
      • An integrated or undifferentiated program in one or more of the legal research or advanced practice fields. Examples: [Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General (LL.M., M.C.L., M.L.I., M.S.L.)], [Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General (J.S.D./S.J.D.)] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Programs for Foreign Lawyers
      • A program that prepares lawyers educated outside the United States to understand U. S. or Canadian law and jurisprudence. Examples: [Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LL.M., M.C.L.)] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law
      • An advanced, professional study of the law and process related to the regulation of businesses and the financial services industry. Includes instruction in corporate law, antitrust law, securities law and regulation, negotiation, incorporation, partnerships, trusts, and related topics Examples: [Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law (LL.M.)], [Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law (J.S.D./S.J.D.)], [Estate Planning Law] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Tax Law/Taxation
      • An advanced, professional study of tax law and taxation procedures in U.S. or Canadian jurisdictions affecting individuals and corporations. Examples: [Tax Law/Taxation (LL.M.)], [Tax Law/Taxation (J.S.D./S.J.D.)] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Intellectual Property Law
      • An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations related to copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and related issues. Includes instruction in patent law, copyright law, trademark law, intellectual property licensing and litigation, and applications such as art and entertainment law, communications law, information technology law, sports law, and chemical and biotech patent law. Examples: [Intellectual Property Law ( LL.M.)], [Intellectual Property Law (J.S.D./S.J.D.)] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
      • Any program in legal research and advanced professional studies not listed above. Examples: [Animal Law], [Biotechnology and Genomics Law], [Cannabis Law], [Communications Law], [Cybersecurity and Information Privacy Law], [Economic Law], [Education Law] See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Application Fee

Undergraduate
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Graduate
$0
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
60%
Male Students
40%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian51.34%
  2. Black20.99%
  3. Two Or More Ethnicities14.7%
  4. Not Specified5.04%
  5. Hispanic/Latino4.12%
  6. Asian3.19%
  7. American Indian/Alaska Native0.31%
  8. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.31%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

1,399

Graduate students

1,399

Attendance breakdown

Full time
28%
Part time
72%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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