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Juris Doctor

Our Juris Doctor will provide you with a solid foundation in law and social justice together with the opportunity to customize your program depending on your interests and goals.

A degree from Windsor Law will take you anywhere you want to go. Our graduates can be found on Bay Street, Main Street, across the country and around the world.

What they all share in common is a strong, legal foundation and roots in a school where anything is possible. Since conferring degrees on our first class in 1971, Windsor Law has graduated remarkable lawyers and leaders who are changing our world.

We’ve earned a reputation for being gutsy and for fearlessly leading the way in developing ground-breaking courses and meaningful community law programs. From day one, our core JD curriculum has provided a solid, theoretical framework, as well as experiential learning opportunities that prepare our students to meet any challenge in today’s legal environment.

Our students work with faculty from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, who inspire and challenge them beyond their expectations. Whatever your interests—human rights, class actions, transnational business, robotics law, intellectual property etc.—you’ll discover our faculty at the cutting edge.

Our professors conduct important research about current and significant legal and social issues. Together with our committed staff and our dynamic student body, we form a vibrant intellectual and social community.

Our program is shaped by our focus on access to justice and transnational law, and a learner-centred community that values intellectual curiousity, interdisciplinary research, and global scholarship.


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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.

Our graduates use their combined legal and business skills to pursue opportunities in law and business, domestically or internationally.

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