Since 1997 we have published scholarly articles providing practical insights into modern legal issues while providing an opportunity for students at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School to gain experience with legal research, writing, and editing.


We are currently accepting applications for Associate Editors. 

  • Complete the Trinity 2015 Application Packet found under the Course Materials link on our TWEN page, Western Michigan University Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law - Applications. This packet includes the Associate Editor Application Form as well as the Mock Sub-cite Assignment with explicit directions on how to complete both. 

  • Once fully completed, please submit (1) the Application Form; (2) the Mock Sub-cite Assignment; and (3) a copy of your current resume to the Assignment Drop Box labeled Completed Associate Editor Applications - Trinity 2015. 

  • To complete the application process, you must also submit your $15.00 application fee to the Law Journal office on your home campus, no later than the application deadline. The application fee may be submitted in cash, check or money order form (made out to Western Michigan University Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law) and must be contained in a sealed envelope clearly marked "Law Journal Application Fee" followed by your name. 
Once your application is processed, you may be offered an interview. Interviews will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015. Further directions on how to register for an interview time will be sent with your invitation to interview. 
***The deadline to apply for the Associate Editor position is Friday, June 12, at 9:00 p.m.
Please feel free to contact the Editor-in-Chief, Christine Laney (, or the Managing Editor, Ian Rothe (, if you have any questions or require more information.