Cooley Law School plans job cuts

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Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Cooley Temple Conference Center is in an old Masonic temple in Lansing. Photo via commons.wikimedia.org

Thomas M. Cooley Law School is planning faculty and staff cuts as part of a strategy to "right size" the institution as enrollment and revenue decline.

The Lansing-based law school has campuses across Michigan, including Grand Rapids, and in the Tampa, Fla., area.

It announced the plans this week, noting rising health care and legacy costs.

It also told students it wouldn't enroll a new class at its campus in Ann Arbor this fall.

The school said it's conducting a wide review of its programs. It's looking at all campuses and facilities, as well as purchases, travel and other expenses.

"The plan will help the school remain at the forefront of innovative approaches to legal education and continue to deliver the broad, high-quality access to legal instruction students have come to expect from Cooley," the school says on its website.

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