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Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School


Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School / Graduate Programs is located in Lansing, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Health Administration (JD/MHA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Laws (JD/LL M)
Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work (JD/MSW)
Juris Doctor (JD) Administrative law (public law)
Juris Doctor (JD) Intellectual property
Juris Doctor (JD) General practice Solo and small firm
Juris Doctor (JD) Business transactions
Juris Doctor (JD) Environmental law (public law)
Juris Doctor (JD) International law
Juris Doctor (JD) Canadian law practice
Master of Laws (LL M) U.S. legal studies for foreign attorneys
Juris Doctor (JD) Litigation
Master of Laws (LL M) Insurance law
Master of Laws (LL M) Homeland and national security law
Master of Laws (LL M) Corporate law and finance
Master of Laws (LL M) Intellectual property law
Master of Laws (LL M) General studies
Master of Laws (LL M) Taxation

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 55
Doctoral Degrees 462

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam LSAT
Minimum of 3 credits of clinical experience


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline September 1st September 1st No
Winter deadline January 1st January 1st No
Spring deadline May 1st May 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements JD or LL B
Doctoral Degree Exam LSAT

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards August 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 4.05%
Black or African American 23.27%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.31%
Asian 3.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.39%
Two or more races 9.81%
Unknown 4.28%


Male (43%)
Female (56%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 71
Part-time - 87
Male (96)
Female (62)


Focus of faculty research: Wrongful convictions, civil rights, environmental law, litigation techniques, data mining, intellectual property, practical and skills-based legal education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 300 South Capitol Ave, PO Box 13038
Lansing, MI  48901-3038
United States
Contact Mr. Duane Strojny
Associate Dean of Library and Instructional Support/Professor
Phone: 517-371-5140 ext. 3400