About Windsor Law
Windsor Law has been dedicated to access to justice for more than 50 years, providing students with a broad legal education and practical law skills. Windsor Law is an exceptional school that nurtures lifelong relationships through its people-centered and community-engaged approach.
We have an international reputation for our focus on the themes of access to justice and transnational legal issues. It permeates all that we do – our admission policy, our curriculum, our experiential learning and our research.
The Faculty of Law is located on the main campus of the University of Windsor near one of Canada’s most scenic waterfronts. It is approximately 3 kilometres west of downtown Windsor. The campus is situated along the Detroit River at the foot of the Ambassador Bridge to the US. It is surrounded by many attractions and amenities that make it an ideal location for students. There is no better place to study comparative Canada-US law or to earn joint Canadian & American Dual Juris Doctor (JD) degrees that will allow you to practice law in both countries.
The Faculty of Law is located on the main campus of the University of Windsor, approximately 3 kilometres west of downtown Windsor. The campus is situated along the Detroit River at the foot of the Ambassador Bridge to the US.
Windsor Law actively seeks a diverse student body through an innovative holistic admission process. We look for students who will excel in the study of law and can contribute creatively and meaningfully to the community. Our commitment to excellence in legal education, research and community makes Windsor Law an ideal choice for those seeking top-notch legal education. With outstanding faculty, a wide range of degree programs and an active clinical program, Windsor Law provides an unparalleled experience.
The Faculty is accredited by the Law Society of Ontario and all of the other common law societies in Canada.
Juris Doctor Program
The program leading to the Juris Doctor (JD) degree requires admission as a full-time student for 3 years.
Canadian & American Dual Juris Doctor Program
The Integrated Master of Social Work/Juris Doctor (MSW/JD) Program
The Integrated Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor (MBA/JD) Program
Admission Requirements and Supporting Documents
The Admissions Committee establishes the admission policy and criteria, as well as procedures for the application assessments. The Committee consists of:
- the Associate Dean (Academic) as Chair,
- the Assistant Dean (Admissions, Recruitment and External Relations) as Vice Chair,
- professors and
You must follow the procedures and submit the documentation required for the year you wish to enter in.
At Windsor Law, your application for admission is reviewed through a holistic lens. As a candidate, you may provide the Admissions Committee with a range of information that supports your application for entry.
There are 2 categories for admission into first year:
The Faculty of Law welcomes upper-year applicants wishing to gain admission to people-centred, justice-seeking, equity-focused second- and/or third-year programming steeped in professional excellence.
Applications are reviewed as they are received throughout the year, with a general application deadline of May 1, 2024, for full consideration.
Applicants must demonstrate satisfaction of Windsor Law admission standards.
Where appropriate, the Admissions Committee may request a World Education Services (WES) academic record evaluation.
Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid
Information About Applications
Office of the Registrar – Law Admissions
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor ON N9B 3P4
Telephone: 519-253-3000, ext. 6459, 6460, 6461, 6462 or 6473