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Foreign Study Programs

Oxford, England

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School will return for its 4th summer foreign study program in Oxford, England during the summer of 2017!

The six credit program will begin Monday, July 3 and end with the completion of exams on Friday, August 4, 2017.


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Toronto, Canada

Now approaching its 18th consecutive year in downtown Toronto, Canada, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School returns to the University of St. Michael's College in May and June, 2017.  A maximum of six credits may be earned during the two-3 week sessions. Session one is May 17-June 7, 2017, and session two from June 8-29, 2017.

If you are interested in an economical study abroad program that features important international law topics, including Canadian law topics, and outstanding faculty members, explore our program.


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Educational Objectives

Educational objectives for foreign study are:
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; and,
5. experience daily living in a different culture.

Australia/New Zealand

Top 10 Reasons to study abroad in Australia/New Zealand.

We are proud to announce our 19th Australia/New Zealand Program, a semester program “Down Under”.  This exciting program allows law students to live and study in New Zealand for about six weeks and the remainder of the semester in Australia.  The program begins in Hamilton, New Zealand on January 3, 2018 and concludes in Melbourne, Australia, on April 13, 2018.  Join us Down Under!  APPLY NOW!

Read about the exploits of our AU/NZ groups by visiting the study abroad section of WMU-Cooley’s official blog site at

Join us Down Under in 2018!

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Cooley Law School Enters Into Student Exchange Program with Germany's Largest Law SchoolCooley Law School Enters Into Student Exchange Program with Germany's Largest Law School

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and the University of Münster's law school, which is the largest law school in Germany, have entered into an agreement to allow WMU-Cooley students and faculty the opportunity to learn and teach as part of a student exchange program. [full story]

WMU-Cooley students have the opportunity to study during Trinity term at the University of Münster, Germany’s largest law school.  The program provides participating students the opportunity to immerse themselves in international law.  All the courses are taught in English.  Contact the International Programs Office for more information.

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Students Learn about the Law, New Cultures in Foreign Study ProgramsStudents Learn about the Law, New Cultures in Foreign Study Programs

Between the classes and the opportunities to explore the host countries, the experience can be a life-changing one. But don’t take our word for it. View the interview of foreign study students talking about their experiences.

Katie O’Grady bungie jumpingDropping in on WMU-Cooley’s Foreign Study Down Under – Literally!

Katie O’Grady loves a challenge. And really loves a challenge that includes an adventure! What could make law school more challenging and more exciting? How about taking a semester with law students in WMU-Cooley Law School’s Down Under foreign study program! For Katie, law school never looked this good. Learning the law was a thrill a minute in Australia and New Zealand..

Katy-Marie LylesWMU-Cooley Foreign Study Student Shares Texan Culture in Toronto and Oxford

“It was one of the greatest experiences of my life” says WMU-Cooley law student Katy-Marie Lyles.

Katy-Marie participated in both the Toronto and Oxford programs, which allowed her to spend the entire summer abroad taking in the best of everything offered in the United Kingdom and Canada.

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