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Cooley-WMU open house expected to draw 300 prospective students

Jan. 22, 2003

GRAND RAPIS, Mich. -- Grand Rapids area residents interested in pursuing law degrees are expected to flock to downtown Grand Rapids Thursday, Jan. 23, for an open house in the facility that will house the school's initial program.

The event will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Commons area of the WMU Graduate Center - Downtown. It will feature administrators and faculty members from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, which announced in December its intent to launch a full degree program in Grand Rapids in cooperation with WMU. Applications for admission to the Grand Rapids program are currently being processed, and beginning Cooley law students start their studies in May 2003. By 2004, Cooley plans to open the doors of its own facility at 38 Oakes St. S.W., which will be physically linked to the WMU Graduate Center-Downtown.

On hand for the Jan. 23 event will be Cooley admissions officials, representatives from the law school's financial aid and career service offices, and faculty members from Cooley's Lansing and Grand Rapids programs. WMU-Grand Rapids officials also will be available to meet with prospective students.

Media contact: James Schultz, director of WMU-Grand Rapids, (616) 771-9494

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