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Juris Doctor - Canadian & American Dual JD Program

The Canadian & American Dual JD Program is the only comparative program of its kind in Canada or the United States in which you can earn two law degrees in three years.

The University of Windsor Faculty of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law collaboratively offer the distinctive Canadian & American Dual JD Program. This unique, comparative program offers students an opportunity to earn a law degree in Canada and the US simultaneously. These degrees give our students a competitive advantage in today’s globalized legal environment.

Our two law schools are situated across from each other along the banks of the historic Detroit River. A brief, 15-minute drive separates the two campuses, enabling classes to take place on both sides of this international border in the course of a day.


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Experiential Learning
At Windsor Law, your learning will extend far beyond the classroom. Complete a corporate transaction in the Advanced Business Law Seminar, clerk for the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories, provide advice to a not-for-profit organization, or advise clients in our poverty law clinics.
You will have an opportunity to engage in practical experiences that support your classroom learning. Some of these opportunities include:
  • Ontario Court of Justice Internships
  • Community Legal Aid and Legal Assistance of Windsor Clinical Placements
  • Transnational Law & Justice Internships
  • International Intellectual Property Clinic Placements
  • National Self-Represented Litigants Project
  • Social Justice Fellowships
  • Northwest Territories Clerkships
  • Pro Bono Students Canada Placements
  • Windsor Review of Legal & Social Issues
Transnational Focus
At Windsor Law, you will study law within a transnational and global context. Windsor-Detroit is at the heart of the richest consumer market in the world, where more than half of the North American population lives within an eight-hour drive. We are North America’s most significant transportation hub—approximately 30 per cent of total trade between Canada and the US crosses the Windsor-Detroit border.
Student Support
Our faculty and programs reflect our transnational focus. Our students enjoy working with professors from diverse backgrounds and perspectives who inspire and challenge them beyond their expectations. Our committed staff and collaborative student body form a vibrant intellectual and social community. Your personal and professional success is our priority. That’s why we provide all first-year students with access to our Peer Mentorship Program, Academic Success Program, Job Shadowing Program, and our Career Services staff to help their career plans develop.
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