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WMU-Cooley operates on a rolling admissions system. Applications are processed as they are received. Once Admissions has received all required materials, a decision is made and you will be informed of your status.

Apply for Sep '17 admissions »

Orientation: August 28-29
Term begins September 1
Weekend classes September 2-3

Apply for Jan '18 admissions »

Orientation: January 4-5
Term begins January 8
Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes January 13

Apply for May '18 admissions »

Orientation: May 3-5
Term begins May 7 
Weekend classes May 12-13

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Not sure when to begin?

Our year-round calendar means you can start in January, May, or September. Choosing a starting semester now won't lock you in. If you change your mind after applying, simply let us know.

Contact Us

Admissions Office
WMU-Cooley Law School
300 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 371-5140, ext. 2244
Fax: (517) 334-5718
Email: [email protected]

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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