Oxford Foreign Study Program

Live and Study in the City of Dreaming Spires

Oxford, England Skyline

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School will return for its 3rd summer foreign study program in Oxford, England during the summer of 2016!

The 2016 six credit program will begin on Monday, July 4 and end with the completion of exams on Friday, August 5, 2016. The program will offer 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?

How To Apply

Enrollment for the 2016 Oxford Program has not yet begun. 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 2016 Program will be similar, yet not identical, to 2015 Program.

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

2016 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.

» 2015 Oxford Brochure (pdf)
» Oxford Application Form - Guest Student (pdf)
» Oxford Professionalism Form – Guest Student (pdf)
» 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., 2016) 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 Hertford College - Oxford, England

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