The school was founded on the premise that an individual's formal knowledge of the law is beneficial to society as a whole, and that the strength of a democracy depends upon the ability of people to understand their laws. Toward that end, Cooley Law School is proud of its reputation of offering admission opportunities to a diverse group of applicants.
Thomas M. Cooley Law School is committed to a fair and objective admissions policy. Subject to space limitations, Cooley offers the opportunity for legal education to all qualified applicants. Cooley abides by all federal and state laws against discrimination. In addition, Cooley abides by American Bar Association Standard 210(a), which provides that a "law school shall foster and maintain equality of opportunity in legal education, including employment of faculty and staff, without discrimination or segregation on ground of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or sexual orientation."