Cooley goes to the Sunshine State

Well, here’s a good reason for students at The Thomas M. Cooley Law School to head South for the winter.

The law school is opening its Tampa Bay-area campus in Riverview, Fla., come May 2012, and will accommodate around 700 students. And, all current Cooley students will be eligible to attend classes there.

The school didn’t just pick out the location at random, as Florida represents Cooley’s largest alumni location outside Michigan. In a statement, Cooley also said that about 6 percent of its applicants and 5 percent of its incoming students are from Florida. In addition, Cooley has had a growing presence in the Tampa Bay area through its Service to Soldiers: Legal Assistance Referral Program, which expanded to Florida this past January.

Professor Jeffrey L. Martlew, a former Michigan circuit court judge, was designated associate dean for the Tampa Bay campus.

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