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Required Courses

The curriculum is designed to help you master the knowledge you’ll need to pass the bar examination and competently practice law. With 66 required credits – including Bar Exam Skills – you will have a class in almost every subject tested on the bar examinations in all 50 states. The curriculum allows concentrations of study in a variety of areas.

The following subject areas are covered by required courses:

  • Advanced Writing
  • Bar Exam Skills
  • Business Organizations
  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Personal and Professional Responsibility
  • Property
  • Research and Writing
  • Remedies
  • Secured Transactions
  • Tax
  • Torts
  • Wills, Estates, and Trusts
  • Upper level skills course designated by chosen concentration.
  • Minimum 3 credits of a clinic or externship.


Students have the option of focusing their third year curriculum in a specific area of study, or concentration. Concentrations are designed to familiarize a student with the problems that might be encountered in a certain field of practice.

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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.



Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School

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.


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