Oxford Study Abroad Program

Live and Study in the City of Dreaming Spires

Oxford, England Skyline

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School will return for its 4th summer foreign study program in Oxford, England during the summer of 2017!

The six credit program will begin Monday, July 3 and end with the completion of exams on Friday, August 4, 2017.  The program offered international and comparative law courses, and feature legal events in Oxford and London and social activities.

Are you interested in a study abroad program that not only offers great professors and international classes, but is also set in a beautiful city steeped in history?

Contact our office at (517) 371-5140 or foreignstudy@cooley.edu with questions.

Save on Guest Student Tuition!

Guest students in the 2016 Oxford Program had a reduced tuition rate of $650 per semester hour.

"Recruit A Friend" Discount

Participants in the 2017 Oxford Program will have the opportunity to receive a one-time $250 credit toward tuition with the "Recruit a Friend" discount.  The participant, and all recruited friends, must successfully complete the 2017 Program to receive the $250 discount.  For more information contact foreignstudy@cooley.edu.

How To Apply

Information about the 2017 Oxford Program is coming soon!

We invite you to sign-up for program updates so you can be the first to know when the application period opens.  Last year’s brochure is available for viewing on this page.  The 2017 Program will be similar, yet not identical, to 2016 Program.

Thank you for your interest in the program.  We hope that you can join us for an exciting time in Oxford next summer!

Travel arrangements and accommodations should not be arranged before WMU-Cooley officially notifies applicants of acceptance into the Program.

2017 Oxford Program
International Programs Office
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
300 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 371-5140

Note: Current WMU-Cooley students please visit our site on the portal for application information.

» 2016 Oxford Brochure (pdf)
» 2016 Oxford Application Form - Guest Student (pdf)
» 2016 Oxford Professionalism Form - Guest Student (pdf)
» 2016 Oxford Housing Agreement - Guest Student (pdf)

Travel Information

U.S. Department of State:  travel.state.gov    
U.S. Department of State:  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program    
U.S. Department of State:  Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts 
U.S. Department of State:  Worldwide Cautions
U.S. Department of State:  Country Specific Information for the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland)

*Certificate of Completion

The University of Oxford and Hertford College are not awarding credit for this program. Students who successfully complete a WMU-Cooley foreign study program receive a certificate suitable for framing and may note on their curriculum vitae "Certificate, (applicable year e.g., 2017) Oxford Study Abroad Program, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School." It would be a misrepresentation to assert that you were a student of the University of Oxford and Hertford College.

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.


Oxford Program Details

Stay at Hertford College*

Hertford College, Oxford, England"Bridge of Sighs" at Hertford College - Oxford,

Hertford College, Oxford, EnglandThe Quad at Hertford College - Oxford, England

Hertford College - Oxford, EnglandOur 2015 Group at Hertford’s Bridge – Oxford, England

Hertford College - Oxford, EnglandThe spiral staircase at Hertford College - Oxford, England

Hertford College - Oxford, EnglandA garden at Hertford College – Oxford, England

Hertford College, Oxford, England Oxford, England

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