Toronto Study Abroad Program

WMU-Cooley Law School Toronto Study Abroad Program

Study law in exciting, cosmopolitan Toronto

Toronto, Canada

WMU-Cooley will be returning to midtown Toronto, Canada, for its 20th year when the study abroad program at the University of St. Michael's College is conducted in May and June, 2019. The 6-week program has two 3-week sessions. Session One is May 16-June 7 and Session Two immediately follows from June 8-28, 2019. As many as 3 credits may be earned in each session for a total of 6 credits. Explore this program if you are interested in an economical study abroad program that features important international law subjects, including Canadian law topics, and outstanding faculty members.

“I would absolutely recommend the Toronto program to fellow students. In fact, I would encourage my friends to do it. It is a well-developed program and an experience second to none for a law student.” WMU-Cooley student, 2018 Toronto Program

Program Details

Download the 2019 Toronto Brochure (2/5/19) here
Download the 2019 Toronto Housing Booklet here
Download the 2019 Toronto Application (2/5/19) here
Download the 2019 Toronto Professionalism Form here
Download the 2019 Toronto Housing Agreement here
Download the 2019 Toronto Calendar here

WMU-Cooley Toronto Study Abroad at the University of St. Michaels

Save on Guest Student Tuition

Guest students in the 2019 Toronto Program pay a reduced tuition rate of $650 per semester credit hour.


Students may live at on campus at St. Michael's College or find their own off-campus housing.  For more information, please review the program Brochure (2/5/19) and Housing Booklet.

2019 Classes

We are proud to announce the following courses will be offered in the 2019 Toronto Program.  Participants may earn as many as 3 credits per session, for a total of 6!

Session 1

  • Canadian Professional Responsibility (1 cr.)
  • International Business Overview (1 cr.)
  • International Environmental Law (1 cr.)
  • NAFTA Overview (1 cr.)

Session 2

  • Comparative Corporate Theory and Governance (1 cr.)
  • Introduction to Canadian Legal System (1 cr.)
  • Trade and the Environment (1 cr.)
  • NAFTA Dispute Settlement (1 cr.)


The Western Michigan University Cooley Law School will consider applications from law students who are enrolled in good standing at an ABA-approved or state accredited law school and have completed at least one year of law study before the start of the program. Students from other ABA-approved or state accredited law schools must ask their school to send an official transcript and letter of good standing to WMU-Cooley Law School verifying their eligibility.

How to Apply

Now Accepting Applications:  We are accepting student applications for the 2019 Toronto Program.  The 2019 Brochure (2/5/19), student application (2/5/19)calendar, housing booklet, and student professionalism and housing forms are available for download on this page.  Note: We invite current WMU-Cooley students to visit our pages on the Portal for program information.

The deposit fee for the Toronto Program is $250.  The deposit becomes nonrefundable on April 1, 2019.  The deposit may be paid online, or by check or money order made payable to Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

Mail your completed Toronto Student Application (2/5/19) (pdf), Toronto Professionalism Form (pdf), and Toronto Housing Form (pdf) and your deposit check to the address listed below.  Space is limited.  Apply today.

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

Classes may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment. Participants will be promptly notified. Classes may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment.  Participants will be promptly notified.

2019 Toronto Program
International Programs Office
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
300 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI  48933
(517) 371-5140

For information about the program please contact the International Programs Office at [email protected].

Travel Information

Certificate of Completion

Students who successfully complete a WMU-Cooley study abroad program receive a certificate suitable for framing and may note on their curriculum vitae "Certificate, (applicable year e.g., 2019) Toronto Study Abroad Program, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School." It would be a misrepresentation to assert that you were a student of St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto.

Educational Objectives

  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
  5. Experience daily living in a different culture

Join our e-mail updates list

If you would like to receive information about our Study Abroad programs, please contact the International Programs office at [email protected]. Those on our e-mail list are the first to know about the program. They also receive very special program opportunities for current and future programs. 

  • WMU-Cooley Study Abroad students enjoy Toronto!

    WMU-Cooley Study Abroad students enjoy Toronto!

  • Aerial view of St. Michael's in Toronto

    Aerial View of St. Michael's in Toronto

  • Toronto Brennan Hall

    Brennan Hall

  • Clock Tower

    Clock Tower

  • Bridge in Toronto

    Bridge in Toronto

  • Mid-Toronto View

    Mid-Toronto View

  • Tunnel to St. Michael's

    Tunnel to St. Michael's

  • St. Michael's 

    St. Michael's 

  • Toronto Aerial View

    Toronto Aerial View

  • Toronto aerial view

    Toronto aerial view


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