The Western Michigan University Cooley Law Journal welcomes submissions of articles, essays or manuscripts on practical and clinical legal topics. 

Submission Rules
Please include with your 
article or manuscript submission a cover letter with your name, the title of the article, your mailing address and phone number, and your email address. If any of this information is missing, your application will not be considered.

Submitting Your Work
We strongly prefer electronic submissions, which may be made through ExpressO.
Manuscripts may also be submitted via email to
Alternatively, we accept submissions by mail. Please do not submit your manuscript by mail if you have already submitted it via ExpressO. 
Manuscripts may be sent to:

The Western Michigan University Cooley Law Journal
300 South Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, Michigan 48901

A decision on acceptance of articles will be made and communicated to all authors as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, we are unable to give feedback on articles that are not accepted for publication, but we do notify all authors of the Journal's publication decision. If your submission application is not complete, your article will not be considered.

Submission Guidelines
Each article submitted must conform to the following guidelines:
  • Microsoft Word Format
  • 12-point font, Times New Roman
  • 1-Inch Margins
  • Double Spaced
  • Left Justification
  • One Space Between Sentences
All citations in manuscripts should appear in footnotes, and should follow The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010).

Questions and Withdrawals
For questions relating to article submissions, please email or call 517-371-5140 ext. 4504.

To withdraw a previously submitted manuscript from consideration please email with "Withdraw" as the subject line. Please include the author's name and the title of the manuscript in the body of the email.