Toronto Study Abroad Program

WMU-Cooley Law School Toronto Study Abroad Program

Study law in exciting, cosmopolitan Toronto

Toronto, Canada

WMU-Cooley returns to midtown Toronto, Canada, for its 21st year when the study abroad program at the University of St. Michael's College is conducted in May and June, 2020. The 6-week program has two 3-week sessions. Session One is May 14-June 4 and Session Two immediately follows from June 5-26, 2020. 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.

NOTE: The 2020 Toronto Program has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“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

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.

2020 Classes

We are proud to announce the following courses will be offered in the 2020 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

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

Course descriptions and faculty biographies are available in the brochure.


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 BrochureHousing Booklet, and housing agreement.


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:  Applications for the 2020 Toronto Program are being accepted beginning February 10, 2020.  The application deadline is April 1, 2020.  The brochure, housing bookletstudent applicationstudent professionalism form, housing agreement and calendar 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, 2020.  The deposit may be paid online, or by check or money order made payable to Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

Mail your completed application, professionalism form, housing agreement (if you are staying on campus), 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.

2020 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., 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. 

  • 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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