Oxford, England Study Abroad Program

WMU-Cooley Oxford, England Study Abroad Program

Live and Study in the City of Dreaming Spires

Oxford, England

WMU-Law School conducts a summer study abroad program in Oxford, England, typically during the month of July and first week of August. The 6-credit program offers international and comparative law courses and feature legal events in Oxford and London and social activities.

NOTE: The 2021 Oxford Program has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are closely monitoring events and will provide updates regarding a 2022 Program.

"Hands down the best way to spend a summer studying and travelling...."  WMU-Cooley student, 2019 Oxford Program

"Oxford's tangible history was overwhelming. WMU-Cooley really ensures you develop professionally even while in Europe. We had a chance to visit a local court and watch a few proceedings. A day trip to London to visit Middle Temple was really remarkable, it left something with you! While each day was breathtaking, it was even better to earn credits, and develop professionally as a lawyer while seeing the world."  Charles Hickman, WMU-Cooley student, 2017 Oxford Program

Are you interested in a study abroad program that not only offers great professors and international classes, but is also set in a beautiful city steeped in history? Contact the International Programs Office at (517) 371-5140 or [email protected] with questions.

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

WMU-Cooley Study Abroad in Oxford, England

Save on Guest Student Tuition

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


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

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

The University of Oxford and Hertford College are not awarding credit for this program. Students who successfully complete a WMU-Cooley foreign study program receive a certificate suitable for framing and may note on their curriculum vitae "Certificate, (applicable year e.g., 2020) Oxford Study Abroad Program, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School." It would be a misrepresentation to assert that you were a student of the University of Oxford and Hertford College.

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.

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 Oxford study abroad

    The Gala Dinner kicked off the final week of the 2019 Oxford Program.  As is tradition, students, faculty, and staff gather for a formal dinner with our hosts at Hertford College.  Friendships have been made and memories are shared during this wonderful evening, and before final exams!  Five weeks went quickly!

  • WMU-Cooley Oxford study abroad students visit Stonehenge.

    WMU-Cooley Oxford study abroad students visit Stonehenge.

  • Hertford Quad

    Hertford Quad

  • Garden View

    Garden View

  • Oxford, England

    Oxford, England

  • Group at Middle Temple

    Oxford group visits Middle Temple.

  • Oxford Students Enter Here!

    Oxford Students Enter Here!

  • Oxford Study Abroad Law Books

    Oxford Study Abroad Law Books

  • Hanging out on the lawn in Wimbledon

    Hanging out on the lawn in Wimbledon


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