Foreign Study Program Expands to Oxford, England

January 21, 2014 - Thomas M. Cooley Law School recently gained approval by the American Bar Association to expand its foreign study program to include Oxford, England.

The study abroad program in Oxford allows students to earn six credits and begins on June 30, 2014 and ends with the completion of exams on Friday, Aug. 1. In addition to international and comparative law courses, the program features legal events in Oxford and London and social activities.

“Cooley Law School is continuously looking into locations to add to our extensive foreign study program,” said Charles Cercone, associate dean of faculty. “We are pleased to be able to now offer students the chance to study in Oxford, which promises to be an invaluable International Law experience.”

Cooley Law School has offered several foreign study programs since the late 1970s. Today, students can choose from many international study programs, which are all approved by the ABA, including a full semester in Cooley's own Australia and New Zealand program, which has been in place for 16 years. In addition, Cooley offers an economical six-week program hosted by the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto, which started in 2001.  In 2011, Cooley entered into an exchange program with the University of Münster, which allows students the opportunity to live and learn in Germany.

Cercone notes, “International study options offered at Cooley allow many opportunities for both Cooley and non-Cooley students. It can expand their world and the law school experience by studying outside the United States. Plus, nearly all of the foreign study courses taken will count toward the 12 credit hours students will need should they concentrate in International Law.”

Individuals wishing to learn more about Cooley’s International Programs can do so at cooley.edu/foreignstudy or contact the school’s International Programs office at 517-371-5140 ext. 2044. 


About Cooley Law School: Celebrating 40 years of excellence, 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 17,000 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 in Tampa Bay, Fla.

 

Highlights

ABA approves foreign study program in Oxford, England.

The new option will begin on June 30, 2014.

Program offers international and comparative law courses, and features legal events in Oxford and London.


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