Michigan Accredited Law Schools

1. University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

The University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) School of Law is a private law school founded in 1912.  The School of Law is within walking distance of federal and state courts, downtown law firms, and Detroit’s municipal centers.  The School of Law offers a comprehensive legal education through day and evening programs with required and elective courses.  The school is approved by the ABA.  It is a member of the AALS.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

2. The University of Michigan Law School

The University of Michigan Law School was founded in 1859.  It has a distinguished and diverse faculty.  The Law School has a collegial community that exudes high academic achievement and social commitment.  Michigan Law School was the first major law school to admit a woman.

The University of Michigan Law School

3. Michigan State University College of Law

Michigan State University (MSU) College of Law has a broad and rigorous curriculum that provides extensive opportunities for students to gain valuable practical experience.  It successfully prepares graduates for legal employment across the nation.  The location of the college in East Lansing, provides students with convenient access to externships and employment with state and federal agencies and courts.  MSU Law is fully accredited by the ABA.  It is a member of the AALS.

Michigan State University College of Law

4. The Thomas M. Cooley Law School

The Thomas M. Cooley Law School educates law students in the knowledge, skills, and ethics needed for successful practice.  The school offers a rigorous and practical education.  The school has three campuses in Michigan such as downtown Grand Rapids; downtown Lansing; and Auburn Hills, a northern suburb of Detroit.  All the three campuses offer the Juris Doctor curriculum.  Classes are conducted during the day, the evening, and/or on the weekends.  The law school is accredited by the ABA since 1978.

The Thomas M. Cooley Law School

5. Wayne State University Law School

Wayne State University Law School is the only public law school in Detroit.  The Law School blends cutting-edge legal theory with real-world practice skills.  Wayne State law graduates serve at the highest levels of law and government.  The faculty is made up of dedicated teachers and distinguished scholars.  It was established in 1927.  Wayne State University Law School is accredited by the ABA.  It is also a member of the AALS.

Wayne State University Law School


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