Windsor Law 50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary

In 2018, Windsor Law celebrated 50 years of teaching, research, advocacy and service with a year-long anniversary celebration.

This significant milestone celebrated the successes of our law school community: alumni, students, faculty, librarians, clinicians and staff.

The University of Windsor Faculty of Law welcomed its first class in 1968; a small group of students at Canada’s newest law school.

Although the Windsor Law building had not yet been built, the first classes were held in a single classroom in Dillon Hall on the University of Windsor campus with a handful of faculty members circulating in for lectures.

It wasn’t until September 24, 1970 that the construction of what is now the Ron Ianni Building was complete and Windsor Law officially opened its doors.

50 years after the Faculty of Law welcomed the first class, Windsor Law has grown significantly, reaching an annual enrolment of approximately 700 students and 36 full-time professors.

In five decades, Windsor Law has earned distinction among law schools for our emphases on access to justice, community service, clinical and experiential learning, and taking advantage of our border location transnational law.

Whether you are part of Windsor Law’s 50-year history, or a current law student who will shape the next 50 years, we're glad you could join us as we celebrated this significant milestone. 

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