Welcome to Windsor Law

Hello, Bonjour, Boozhoo,

I am proud to lead a law school where students, faculty, and staff work together to build a creative and supportive place in which to study and work.

Christopher Waters with Bicycle

The students who choose to come to Windsor Law are smart, hard-working, intellectually curious and creative. They demonstrate a commitment to their communities, and they bring that commitment with them to our law school and our community. If this describes you, then I hope you’ll explore all that Windsor Law has to offer.

A Windsor Law degree will open up a world of career possibilities for you, and our curriculum reflects that. From the day you arrive, you will be immersed in a learning experience that focuses on law in the books and law in action. You will develop legal research, writing, dispute

resolution and advocacy skills, and challenge yourself through a broad selection of courses, seminars, internships, supervised research projects and clinics.

Our rich academic programs and exciting opportunities for experiential learning produce alumni who enjoy challenging and rewarding careers. Over the last 50 years, our graduates have gone on to be lawyers and managing partners of national and 

international law firms, legal aid lawyers, corporate in-house counsel, human rights advocates, government and policy advisors, sports executives, and entrepreneurs.

They carry on the Windsor Law ethos of giving back to their communities – and to their law school. One of our strengths is the loyalty of our graduates who continue to participate in the life of the law school as teachers, guest lecturers, student mentors, advisors and donors. As a Windsor Law student, you will learn from professors who are talented teachers and respected researchers. They are national and international leaders in their fields. They write books, advise governments and law reform bodies in Canada and abroad, and organize and lead national and international conferences on diverse topics such as access to justice, Canada-US legal issues, intellectual property law, environmental sustainability, law and technology and Indigenous legal traditions.

Not all of your education will take place within the walls of the law school. Windsor Law offers a variety of hands-on experiences that prepare you to practice law outside of the school. You might take advantage of our Social Justice Fellowships, which provide funding for our students who wish to spend a summer working abroad (including in our ‘near abroad’, Detroit, Michigan). Or you might join our Transnational Law and Justice Network as a Research Fellow and work with faculty and practicing lawyers on current transnational legal and advocacy projects. Maybe you will choose to work in one of our clinics, advising and assisting clients and working on community advocacy projects. Or perhaps you will choose a judicial internship in a local court, or with our Northwest Territories Clerkship program. If your interests lean toward legal research, you might take advantage of an opportunity to work with a Windsor Law professor as a research assistant or work on a law journal.

You will find life as a Windsor Law student to be at once intellectually challenging, collaborative, and fun. We look forward to welcoming you here!

Chris Waters

Dean, Windsor Law