Foreign Study Students Explore the Legal System in New Zealand and Australia
February 11, 2013 - Cooley Law School students on their foreign study experience this semester in Australia and New Zealand heard about "Law Making in New Zealand and the USA" from the Hon. Sir Grant Hammond, KNZM, President of the New Zealand Law Commission, on Jan. 31. Justice Hammond is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the University of Auckland.
He served as a law professor in the United States and Canada before joining the University of Auckland as a professor and dean of law. Justice Hammond’s presentation was part of the Krinock Lecture Series at Cooley, an ongoing series of lectures named for former dean, the late Robert Krinock.
Also in January, students were treated to a lecture by Hamilton City, NZ Mayor Julie Hardaker on "The Challenges of Being a Lawyer and City Mayor in the 21st Century: A New Zealand Perspective."
Each January, Cooley Law School hosts a semester-long foreign study experience in Australia and New Zealand. This year’s program includes law students from Cooley, Seattle University School of Law, and Washburn University School of Law. Cooley also hosts a six-week foreign study experience in Toronto, Canada each May and June.
About Cooley Law School: Founded in 1972, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 16,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and its new campus in Tampa Bay, Florida.