Western Michigan University Cooley Law School



July 25 , 2022 | Posted by FLAYLD |

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School


Amy Bandow
Director of Campus Administration
WMU Cooley Law School
Riverview, FL
Jessica Sivillo
3L Juris Doctor Candidate
WMU Cooley Law School
Riverview, FL

About Us

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School is a private, independent, non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt law school dedicated to teaching students the knowledge, skills, and ethics needed to succeed in both the law and its practice and to be valuable members of society.  The Law School is affiliated with Western Michigan University, a major national research university enrolling more than 23,000 students from across the United States and 100 other countries. As an independent institution, the Law School is solely responsible for its academic program.


The Mission of Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School is to prepare its graduates for entry into the legal profession through an integrated program with practical legal education 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 to meet WMU-Cooley’s rigorous academic standards.

The preparation for practice mission means that WMU-Cooley graduates must:

  1. Master the fundamentals and basic skills required for the competent practice of law and representation of clients;
  2. Demonstrate the substantive knowledge and skills required for passage of a bar examination and admission to the bar; and
  3. Understand and embrace the legal, moral, ethical, and professional responsibility of lawyers.


WMU-Cooley Law School is a collaborative community of students, staff, faculty, administration, and alumni that work together to create an educational experience that transforms students into respected members of the legal profession.  Our WMU-Cooley Community reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, study, and work.  As members of the WMU-Cooley Community:

  1. We embrace and encourage opportunity, inclusivity, fairness, and equality.
  2. We approach challenges with creativity and a commitment to innovation.
  3. We foster respect, tolerance, collegiality, open communication, and collaboration.
  4. We strengthen society through leadership, service, and dedication to the rule of law.
  5. We operate as a unified law school with multiple campuses.