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WMU-Cooley Law School Toronto Study Abroad Program

Toronto Study Abroad Program

Study law in exciting, cosmopolitan Toronto

Toronto, Canada

WMU-Cooley’s study abroad program has been in midtown Toronto, Canada, at the University of St. Michael’s College, for over 20 years. The 6-week program has two 3-week sessions starting in mid-May and held through the end of June. 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 subjects like Canadian Professional Responsibility, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Administrative law), and outstanding faculty members.

NOTE: The 2023 Toronto Program will not be conducted.

“Not only would I recommend the Toronto Program, I'd like to move to Toronto! It was an experience of a lifetime.” WMU-Cooley student, 2019 Toronto Program

The 2020 Program details remain available so you may familiarize yourself with the program. Future programs will be similar but not identical to the 2020 Program.

Program Details from 2020

Download the 2020 Toronto Brochure here
Download the 2020 Toronto Housing Booklet here
Download the 2020 Toronto Application here
Download the 2020 Toronto Professionalism Form here
Download the 2020 Toronto Housing Agreement here
Download the 2020 Toronto Calendar here

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

Save on Guest Student Tuition

Guest students in the 2020 Toronto Program pay a reduced tuition rate of $650 per semester credit hour. The guest student tuition rate for future programs has not been determined.


WMU-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

Application instructions will be included in the materials for future programs. 

Do you want to be one of the first to know about program details? Sign up for program updates by e-mailing the International Programs Office at [email protected].

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.

Contact Information and Mailing Address:

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
International Programs Office
300 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 371-5140
[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., 2020) 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.