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Foreign Study Programs

Oxford, England

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School returns for its 2nd summer foreign study program in Oxford, England during the summer of 2015!

The six credit program begins on Monday, June 29 and ends with the completion of exams on Friday, July 31, 2015. APPLY NOW!

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Toronto, Canada

Now approaching its 16th consecutive year in downtown Toronto, Canada, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School returns to the University of St. Michael's College in May and June, 2015. A maximum of six credits may be earned during the two-three week sessions. Session one takes place from May 13-June 3, 2015, and session two from June 4-24, 2015.

If you are interested in an economical study abroad program that features important international law topics and outstanding faculty members, explore our program. APPLY NOW!

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Educational Objectives

Educational objectives for foreign study are:
1. encounter other cultures and legal theory and systems;
2. attend legal courses that are international and comparative in focus;
3. participate in legal events that familiarize them with the legal system of the host country;
4. gain an international and comparative perspective of the law; and,
5. experience daily living in a different culture.

Australia/New Zealand

Top 10 Reasons to study abroad in Australia/New Zealand.

We are proud to announce our 17th Australia/New Zealand Program, a semester program “Down Under”. This exciting program allows law students to live and study in New Zealand for about seven weeks and the remainder of the semester in Australia. The program begins in Hamilton, New Zealand on January 4, 2016 and concludes in Melbourne, Australia, on April 14, 2016. Join us Down Under! APPLY NOW »

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Cooley Law School Enters Into Student Exchange Program with Germany's Largest Law SchoolCooley Law School Enters Into Student Exchange Program with Germany's Largest Law School

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and the University of Münster's law school, which is the largest law school in Germany, have entered into an agreement to allow WMU-Cooley students and faculty the opportunity to learn and teach as part of a student exchange program. [full story]

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Students Learn about the Law, New Cultures in Foreign Study ProgramsStudents Learn about the Law, New Cultures in Foreign Study Programs

Between the classes and the opportunities to explore the host countries, the experience can be a life-changing one. But don’t take our word for it. View the interview of foreign study students talking about their experiences.

Nathan ChanIf All of Your Friends Jumped Off a Bridge, Would You Too?

There I was, sitting atop the guardrail of the Kopua Footbridge in the laidback surfing town of Raglan, New Zealand, psyching myself up to jump into the water 20 feet below, just as local children have done for 50 years.

Luke Pears-DicksonDiscover How to Spend an Entire Semester "Down Under" With Cooley Law School

Luke Pears-Dickson was a guest student at WMU-Cooley from Seattle University School of Law, attending Cooley’s 2013 Australia/New Zealand Foreign Study Program. Here is his endorsement of WMU-Cooley’s program.

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