The University of Windsor Faculty of Law welcomed its first class in 1968, a small group of students at Canada’s newest law school. Fifty years later, Windsor Law has earned distinction among law schools for its emphases on access to justice, community service, clinical and experiential learning, and transnational law. It is home to more than 7,000 alumni who have become leaders in the legal profession across Canada and around the world.
To celebrate this milestone, Windsor Law has partnered with literary press Biblioasis to create a book, Bridging the Law: Fifty Years of Windsor Law, commemorating 50 years of teaching, research advocacy, and service.
The publication is a collection of short articles and profiles based on essential themes that characterize Windsor Law’s history and values: people-centred, community engaged, justice-seeking, dynamic, and inclusive.
“Windsor was meant to be a different kind of law school from the start,” says dean of law Christopher Waters. “From our modest beginnings — with a few dozen students in 1968 — to where we are today, with over 7,000 graduates, we’ve changed in size and reach. But we remain the people’s law school that we started off as 50 years ago. This book tells that story.”
Contributors include professional authors, journalists, and past and present Windsor Law faculty, staff, and alumni.
Bridging the Law: Fifty Years of Windsor Law is available for purchase at the Campus Bookstore in the student centre or from Biblioasis, 1520 Wyandotte Street East.
The law school is hosting a gala Thursday, September 20, at Caesars Windsor to mark this milestone; more than 400 alumni have confirmed their attendance. To join the celebration, find details and an online registration form on the event website. A portion of every gala ticket will go towards the establishment of the Windsor Law 50th Anniversary Scholarship.