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Cooley Study Abroad Exchange Programs

Cooley Study Abroad Exchange Programs

Welcome to Cooley’s study abroad exchange programs! Are you interested in foreign study as part of your legal education?

You are invited to review the information below and on the program pages to learn more about foreign study. The International Programs Office welcomes your emails and calls (at [email protected] or 517-371-5140).

Top reasons to study abroad:

  • Enjoy an extended stay in a different country and culture
  • Explore new places
  • Choose among exciting international and comparative law courses
  • Network and form friendships with students from law schools around the country
  • Learn from many top legal scholars
  • Explore local legal institutions with other students and faculty members
  • Enhance your resume with an international legal education experience.

First Things First!

Please note that there are three important qualifications required for Cooley students to apply for study abroad programs. Applicants must have completed their first year before departure, be in good standing without any unresolved holds, and have a 2.25 cumulative grade point average at the time of application.

Contact the International Programs Office ([email protected]) to discuss your options and plan to participate in study abroad.

Please note that students approved to participate in study abroad programs may only enroll in courses offered in their programs and are not permitted to participate in such things as online courses, externships, directed studies, law review and law journal duties that take place at the same time as the study abroad programs, and may not work during the study abroad programs.

The Programs Offered:  Be An Exchange Student

Exchange program overviews are provided below. For more detailed information, we invite you to visit each program’s page and to contact the International Programs Office by email at [email protected] or phone at (517) 371-5140.

Cooley students may study for a semester at the University of Münster in Germany or the University of Cantabria in Santander, Spain.

Münster, Germany

Munster University in GermanyCooley Law School and the University of Münster's law school have an agreement that allows Cooley students the opportunity to learn and teach as part of a student exchange program.  The program provides participating students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in international law. All the courses are taught in English. Find out more about our Münster, Germany Exchange Program here.  We are closely monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic and will provide updates regarding a 2023 program.



Santander, Spain

SpainCooley students have the opportunity to study at the University of Cantabria law school in Santander, Spain. The program provides participating students the opportunity to immerse themselves in comparative and international law.  Find out more about our Santander, Spain Exchange Program here. We are closely monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic and will provide updates regarding a 2023 program.