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Foreign Study Programs

Oxford, England

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School is proud and excited to announce its new summer foreign study program in Oxford, England!

The six credit program begins on Monday, June 30 and ends with the completion of exams on Friday, August 1, 2014. APPLY NOW!

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Toronto, Canada

Now approaching its 14th consecutive year in downtown Toronto, Canada, Cooley Law School returns to the University of St. Michael's College in May and June, 2013.

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.

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School is proud to announce that it has a full 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.

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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

Thomas M. 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 students and faculty the opportunity to learn and teach as part of a student exchange program. [full story]

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Additional Programs

Cooley students are offered the opportunity to choose from among many additional international study programs for future lawyers.

All are approved by the American Bar Association. They provide a rich range of legal education opportunities — from Shanghai to Cape Town to Madrid — just to provide a few examples.

Interested students are encouraged to visit the Cooley Portal for immediate details and the most up-to-date information on currently approved "study abroad" programs.

» History of Foreign Study at Cooley

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 Cooley from Seattle University School of Law, attending Cooley’s 2013 Australia/New Zealand Foreign Study Program. Here is his endorsement of Cooley’s program.

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