Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Reviews

  • 28 Reviews
  • Lansing (MI)
  • Annual Tuition: $11,440
100% of 28 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 28 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Melisa H.
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2017
  • Degree: Legal Studies
"I was very grateful for the opportunity to attend Cooley. I was accepted to diverse law schools and found that Cooley best addressed my needs both on a personal level and a financial level. I was offered a scholarship and assistance with financial services. Furthermore, I took the time to shadow diverse classes and enjoyed the environment and the way the students interacted. I enjoy the presence of faculty and student organizations on campus and their willingness to speak with you and educate you on the different opportunities available at Cooley. I look forward to receiving my degree with this accredited school as it is an honor to be a part of their student body."
Tameka Tucker
  • Reviewed: 5/19/2017
  • Degree: Law
"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."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Law
"It was hard, but taught we what I needed to know to be a successful attorney"
Siccorah Martin
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2016
  • Degree: Law
"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."
Alexandra Huntley
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: Law
"I love that I can live at home and still attend law school"
Daniel Fichtman
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2015
  • Degree: Law
"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"
Charles Boyd
  • Reviewed: 1/2/2015
  • Degree: Law
"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."
Luciana Viramontes
  • Reviewed: 12/21/2014
  • Degree: Law
"The weekend program is a great choice if you work full time."
Ellyn Beatty-Mock
  • Reviewed: 10/30/2014
  • Degree: Law
"The pros are the support you receive from the staff and faculty. I cannot think of any cons."
Ellyn Beatty-Mock
  • Reviewed: 10/14/2014
  • Degree: Law
"Great school. A lot of support. Lansing campus is nice but surrounding area can be depressing."
Jacqueline Snyder
  • Reviewed: 8/20/2014
  • Degree: Law
"Cooley is very helpful to all of their students."
Tracie Lemon
  • Reviewed: 8/2/2014
  • Degree: Law
"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."
Jason Latorre
  • Reviewed: 8/2/2014
  • Degree: Law
"Pros: Very valuable legal education. I feel like the professors are very genuine and want you to succeed in their classes as well as doing well on the bar. I believe I have some of the best professors and practicing attorneys in the state that will lead me to a rewarding and enticing career in the future. Getting experience during legal education is also very important to me and Cooley offers just that. Cons: The amount of lawyers in the law profession makes it a very competitive job market. It is almost certainly a dog eat dog world and you have to strive to do you best to make it as an attorney. Another con would be the tuition prices, as they seem to continuously be increasing every year. If they keep raising the tuition, it might not be available to people who want to pursue a legal career."
Ellyn Beatty-Mock
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2014
  • Degree: Law
"The staff and faculty are very supportive and understanding of the students needs. There is not much of a social life in the surrounding area. However that is positive since law school requires a lot of study time."
Christie Charles
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2014
  • Degree: Law
"Thomas M. Cooley has been a rewarding experience. I love the availability of my professors and the support of the staff. There seems to be limited financial assistance."
Jason Leon
  • Reviewed: 3/17/2014
  • Degree: Law
"The level of education for law school is outstanding. The respect for our country and laws that one gains through this study is invaluable."
Shamequa Matthews
  • Reviewed: 2/14/2014
  • Degree: Law
"This program offers a lot of networking as well as hands on experience. We compete with some of the best law schools in the country and knock them out of the water. The staff members are all experienced in their field and offer real life hypos in class."
Cynthia Rodriguez
  • Reviewed: 2/11/2014
  • Degree: Law
"This is a great school, it accomadates those students who have to work full time."
Tamika Cooper-Mtonga
  • Reviewed: 11/18/2013
  • Degree: Law
"The workload is intense at this school. This is to be expected because it is a law school. The student body is extremely supportive. All of the professors that I have had are approachable. They take a genuine interest in the lives of their students. They are always available for office hours if you need to come in and talk about a case, a paper, or something going on in your personal life. This is a great school to attend."
Dyon Auguste
  • Reviewed: 8/28/2013
  • Degree: Law
"While getting into the school may be easy, the work is no different from what you receive at any other law school. The professors challenge you and push you to do better. It is a great experience. The location of the Tampa Bay campus is a little odd."