Students participating in the WMU-Cooley Study Abroad program in New Zealand contributed to a program for Kaumatua (Maori Elders) at the Kirikiriroa Marae in Hamilton (Kirikiriroa), New Zealand. In a day of meaningful cultural exchange, the students, along with faculty from WMU-Cooley, the University of Waikato Te Piringa Faculty of Law, and the McCaw Lewis law firm staff, were formally invited onto the marae by way of a formal powhiri.
WMU-Cooley "Down Under" Law Students Learn From Maori Elders
Mother of Five Stops to Smell the Lilacs in Toronto
WMU-Cooley student Christy Hauter-Nichols never thought study abroad was an option because of her hectic schedule as a wife, mother of five, businesswoman and law student. However, a chat with Valerie, her good friend, fellow law student, and a mom herself, changed everything.
Location. Location. Location. Charles Hickman Makes Himself at Home in Toronto and Oxford
WMU-Cooley law student Charles Hickman found new meaning in the real estate adage, location, location, location. After spending his summer traveling, studying and experiencing the incredible cities of Toronto and Oxford, he had a lot to share about the experience. "Toronto was absolutely amazing,"exclaimed Hickman. "As a global city, it really encompasses and captures the interests of professionals and students. Plus I got to spend three weeks at the lovely St. Michael's College, a location straight out of a novel." Hickman relished every moment.
When in Bath, Do as the Romans Do.
WMU-Cooley offers students the opportunity to study the law in the most interesting corners of the world. The institution recently wrapped up its fourth summer study abroad program in Oxford, England. Guest blog author, WMU-Cooley student Johanna Stevens, loved Oxford and shares her experience during her recent excursion with WMU-Cooley faculty and students in Bath, England.
Dropping 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.
Five Things Future Attorneys Can Learn from Kiwis
This blog was authored by former student Teddy Eisenhut and originally posted April 8, 2013. The common perception of foreign study is total immersion into another culture to live and learn somewhere far from home. This is completely true. But the most beneficial aspect of the whole experience is not just the memories and life-changing experiences, but the lessons you take away from them.