Every student completes 90 credit hours, including 66 credit hours of required substantive and skills-based courses, plus 24 credit hours of elective course concentrations.
WMU-Cooley's Graduate Programs provide recent law graduates and practitioners an opportunity to develop excellence through a practice-oriented curriculum with expert faculty in a 100% online environment.
Take your first 15 credits at Kalamazoo as described below, then transition to a WMU-Cooley campus of your choice in Grand Rapids, Lansing, or Auburn Hills, MI or Tampa Bay, Florida. Perfect for current WMU students or others who wish the convenience of entering law school while being near the main campus.
Take advantage of what one of the nation’s top public research universities has to offer – great facilities, libraries, music, sports, student recreation, campus activities – while beginning law school.
Our year-round calendar means you can start in January, May or September.
Attend part-time for three years (36 months). Designed to offer a manageable schedule for both working and nonworking students.
Complete your entire legal education through weekend classes. Classes start in September at the Lansing campus.
Attend law school part-time for four years (48 months). If you must work while attending law school, consider using this schedule.
Attend full-time for almost three years (32 months), attending classes two terms per year and one term off per year. Take summers off for legal internships.
Attend classes five days per week for two years (24 months). An intensive, full-time program if you are confident you can manage five classes (15 credits) per term.
Attend law school part-time for five years (60 months). Students who must work full-time or have significant other time commitments while attending law school typically use this schedule.
An independent, private, non-profit educational institution affiliated with Western Michigan University. The Law School, as an independent institution, is solely responsible for its academic program. Accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. The Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and in Tampa Bay, Florida.
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