Professor Otto Stockmeyer has taught at Cooley since 1977 and as a visiting professor at two other law schools in the ’80s and ’90s. He also taught in Cooley’s Australia-New Zealand Foreign Study Program in 2005 and 2013.
Beginning January 6, 2014, some lucky Cooley second- and third-year students will take their Hilary term classes “Down-under” in Australia and New Zealand as part of Cooley’s Foreign Study Program. And it will be summer.
Their elective courses will have an international flavor, taught by faculty members from two of the world’s top law schools: Monash University in Australia and New Zealand’s University of Waikato. Monash’s law school is ranked 13th best in the world; Waikato is in the world’s top 100.
Participants will also have the opportunity, if they wish, to take Equity & Remedies taught by Cooley’s own Professor Charles Palmer. All credits and grades will transfer back to Cooley.
Professor Terry Cavanaugh and I accompanied this year’s group of twenty students (17 from Cooley and 3 guest students from other American law schools). We can attest that they learned a lot that can’t be found in books. You can read blog posts from Cooley student Teddy Eisenhut and from guest student Luke Pears-Dickson. And student Michelle Zurcher wrote posts in 2012 about the wonderful people she met while Down-under, and gave us some practical tips for taking the long trip away from home.
Professor Cavanaugh will be accompanying our foreign study students again in 2014 as the onsite program administrator.
Students who wish to know more should visit Cooley’s Australia/New Zealand Foreign Study webpage. They should not delay; enrollment is capped at 40 students. Applications received after October 15 will be considered only if space is available.
Oh yes, and it will be summer!