COOLEY LAW SCHOOL EXPANDS FOREIGN STUDY PROGRAMS
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Tyler Lecceadone
LAW SCHOOL EXPANDS FOREIGN STUDY PROGRAMS
ABA approves study
program with Oxford University
LANSING, MICH. – Jan. 21, 2014 –Thomas M.
Cooley Law School recently gained approval by the American Bar Association to
expand its foreign study program to include Oxford, England.
The study abroad program in Oxford allows
students to earn six credits and begins on June 30, 2014 and ends with the
completion of exams on Friday, Aug. 1. In addition to international and
comparative law courses, the program features legal events in Oxford and London
and social activities.
"Cooley Law School is continuously looking
into locations to add to our extensive foreign study program,” said Debra
Hirsh, Cooley’s director for International Programs. "We are pleased to be able
to now offer students the chance to study at Oxford University, which promises
to be an invaluable International Law experience.”
Cooley Law School has offered several
foreign study programs since the late 1970s. Today, students can choose from
over 20 international study programs, which are all approved by the ABA,
including a full semester in Cooley's own Australia and New Zealandprogram, which has been in place for 16 years. In
addition, Cooley has offered an economical six week program hosted by the
University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto, Canada, since 2001. In 2011,
Cooley entered into an exchange program with the University of Münster,
which allows students the opportunity to live and learn in Germany.
Hirsh notes, "International study options
offered at Cooley allow many opportunities for both Cooley and non-Cooley
students. It can expand their world and the law school experience by
studying outside the United States. Plus, nearly all of the foreign
studycourses taken will count toward the 12 credit hours students will
need should they concentrate in International Law.”
Individuals wishing to learn more about Cooley’s International Programs can
do so at cooley.edu/foreignstudy or contact the school’s International Programs
office at 517-371-5140 ext. 2044.
About Cooley Law School: Celebrating 40 years
of excellence, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit,
independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the
Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 17,000 graduates
with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to
the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs,
and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May
and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing,
Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and in Tampa Bay, Florida.