Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(3.94 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 28 respondents

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School Information

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  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 1,285
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: ---
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 85% part-time, 15% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,140
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2020

This program is great for working adults. They have day, weekend, and night classes. You can take as little as 6 credits a semester. If you have a G.P.A. of 3.0 and higher you qualify for scholarships through the school to help offset your tuition. Each semester you have the chance to increase your scholarships.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2013

It was hard, but taught we what I needed to know to be a successful attorney
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2018

The program's pros its a very school environment competitive but healthy to strive for excellence. The cons is that they recently closed a campus which forced several students to go attend other location. For me its additional 30 minutes on top of the 45 minutes I already had to attend.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

I love that I can live at home and still attend law school
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2010

The program itself is slow paced in that all classes are split into 2 while other law schools would use 1 class to cover the same subject matter. As a result, obtaining a JD takes longer. While the benefit is a better understanding of that particular area of law, it can be outweighed by the extra year to 2 years it would take to obtain the same degree elsewhere
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

The JD program at Thomas M. Cooley is extremely competitive the academics of the school is tops in the nation for the same school. Many of the alumni of Thomas M. Cooley practice law throughout the country, and work for the federal government. The social network of the students and the faculty at Cooley, will make it much easier to gain employment to any state in the country.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2018

The weekend program is a great choice if you work full time.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2018

The pros are the support you receive from the staff and faculty. I cannot think of any cons.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2018

Great school. A lot of support. Lansing campus is nice but surrounding area can be depressing.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

There are many pros to attending Thomas M. Cooley Law School. It provides a well rounded legal education that prepares students for not only the State Bar, but also for real life practice. The faculty have a wide range of professional experience that they pass on to the students. Students who attend Cooley get the prestige of being a student at a private law school, while paying less than other private law schools. One of the greatest things about Cooley is they give students a chance. Many law school look at LSAT score and if it isn't high enough, you won't get in. However, Cooley recognizes that not everyone is good at standardized testing, but are still capable of being amazing advocates. The one main disadvantage to the law program is how intense it is. Students attend class for 14 weeks, have a midterm and a few mandatory ungraded assignments and have to apply everything we learned in a strictly timed test. If your GPA goes below a certain level your are done. Even though it is a downside, it is necessary because of the pressure we will deal with in actual practice.
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