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WMU-Cooley Required Courses

Required Courses

curriculum designed for success

WMU-Cooley's curriculum is designed to help you master the knowledge you’ll need to pass the bar examination and competently practice law. With 65 required credits – including Bar Exam Skills – you will have a class in almost every subject tested on the bar examinations in all 50 states. 

Required Courses



The curriculum is also designed to give you the knowledge, skills and ethics needed to succeed. In addition to the subjects listed above, our required curriculum includes experiential learning and a class in legal research and writing. All WMU-Cooley students enroll in at least 3 credits of Skills classes where they learn lawyering skills by practicing them. In addition, every WMU-Cooley graduate will have a legal experience in a clinic or an externship. The curriculum allows concentrations of study in a variety of areas.
  • ​Advocacy [3]
  • ​​Bar Exam Skills [3] or Florida Bar Exam Skills [3]
  • Business Organizations [3]
  • Civil Procedure I [3]
  • Civil Procedure II [3]
  • Constitutional Law I [3]
  • Constitutional Law II [3]
  • Contracts I [3]
  • Contracts II [3]
  • Criminal Law [3]
  • Criminal Procedure [3]
  • Drafting [2]
  • Equity & Remedies [2] 
  • Evidence [3]
  • Introduction to Law I [0]
  • Personal & Prof. Responsibility [3]
  • Property I [3]
  • Property II [3]
  • Research & Writing [3]
  • Secured Trans. [2] 
  • Taxation [2]
  • Torts I [3]
  • Torts II [3]
  • Wills, Estates, and Trusts [3]

Elective Courses

WMU-Cooley Law School offers a wide variety of electives. Not all electives are offered every semester. Schedules are prepared on the basis of need, professor availability, and student demand.