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Cooley Law School plans faculty, staff cuts

Michigan-based Cooley Law School plans faculty, staff cuts as enrollment, revenue declines
Posted on July 3, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 3, 2014 at 8:32 a.m.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan-based law school says it plans faculty and staff cuts as enrollment and revenue declines.

The Lansing-based Thomas M. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan and in the Tampa, Florida, 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 says 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.

In a statement, the school said: “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.”

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