Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) Michigan educational corporation and is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Cooley Law School was founded in 1972 by a group of lawyers and judges led by the then Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, Thomas E. Brennan. The school was named for Thomas McIntyre Cooley, a legal scholar and practicing attorney of the 19th century.
Cooley Law School teaches students the knowledge, skills, and ethics needed to be a success in the law and a valuable member of society. Cooley has developed a legal education curriculum and program designed to prepare its students for the practice of law through experienced-based teaching of lawyer skills. Students learn to apply legal theory to situations they may encounter as practicing attorneys. As part of Cooley’s Professionalism Plan, Cooley students are also taught the Professionalism Principles adopted by the Thomas M. Cooley Law School community.
Cooley Law School is also committed to providing a legal education to people from all walks of life. Cooley is proud of its diverse national and international student body where students, through fair and objective admission policies, have the opportunity to learn the law.
Cooley Law School is the largest law school in the nation. Founded in 1972, the private, non-profit law school operates its Juris Doctor (J.D.) program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor. Cooley recently announced a new Tampa Bay, Florida-area campus, with courses beginning in May 2012. Cooley has more than 15,000 graduates across the nation and worldwide and offers enrollment three times a year; in January, May and September. Cooley is an independent law school, accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission.
LL.M. – Corporate Law and Finance
LL.M. – Insurance Law
LL.M. – Intellectual Property Law
LL.M. – Self-Directed
LL.M. – Tax Law
LL.M. – U.S. Legal Studies for Foreign Attorneys