Law Schools in Michigan
Law schools in Michigan are competitive, resulting in limited space and requiring high Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores, a high GPA, and a bachelor's degree, preferably in an associated field. A law program generally takes three years to complete, resulting in a Juris Doctor (J.D.). Graduates wishing to practice law in Michigan must pass the Bar Examination, which grants licensure and allows the graduate to become a lawyer. The law school page provides additional information regarding education and careers for interested individuals.
Average attorney salaries in Michigan range between $50,000 to $151,000. The variety of employment options available to lawyers can result in a very broad pay range, however here is a list of average salaries from areas across Michigan.
- Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills: $125,000
- Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn: $128,000
- Grand Rapids, Wyoming: $109,000
- Lansing, East Lansing: $110,000
- Ann Arbor: $119,000
Detailed List of Law Schools in Michigan (5 Schools)
Only law schools accredited by the American Bar Association - Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar are listed below. Other law schools may also exist in Michigan, however they are may not listed here.
Schools are sorted by size with the largest school first, based on the number of law students graduating each year.
Thomas M. Cooley Law School (Cooley Law School) in Lansing, MI
Visit the website for Thomas M. Cooley Law School at http://www.cooley.edu
- About 870 students graduate per year
- Estimated tuition & fees are about $46,000 per year
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (U-M) in Ann Arbor, MI
Visit the website for University of Michigan - Ann Arbor at http://www.umich.edu
- Law program accredited since 1923
- About 390 students graduate per year
- Estimated tuition & fees are about $53,000 per year (Nonresidents: $56,000)
Michigan State University College of Law (MSU College of Law) in East Lansing, MI
Visit the website for Michigan State University College of Law at http://www.law.msu.edu
- About 330 students graduate per year
- Estimated tuition & fees are about $1,000 per year
University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit Mercy) in Detroit, MI
The law school is located on the University of Detroit Mercy - Law School Campus in Detroit. Visit the website for University of Detroit Mercy at http://www.udmercy.edu
- Law program accredited since 1933
- About 180 students graduate per year
- Estimated tuition & fees are about $42,000 per year
Wayne State University in Detroit, MI
Visit the website for Wayne State University at http://www.wayne.edu
- Law program accredited since 1937
- About 170 students graduate per year
- Estimated tuition & fees are about $29,000 per year (Nonresidents: $32,000)
Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Michigan in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective law school for information about the current school year.
Source: IPEDS Survey 2008-2014: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.