Admissions FAQ

GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION: 

Windsor Law and Detroit Mercy School of Law have collaborated to create the Canadian & American Dual JD Program. Students in the Canadian & American Dual JD Program earn two law degrees in three years by comparative and interactive study each year on the campus of both the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. This program gives students a special opportunity to immerse themselves in two different legal cultures and to practice law in a globalized world. Today, the practice of law increasingly crosses borders and this unique program allows you to earn both an American JD and a Canadian JD in the same three years it takes most law students to receive one degree.

 

APPLICANTS:

Most information about the application process can be found at:
https://www.ouac.on.ca/guide/olsas-windsor/
  

All Ontario law schools use a common electronic Application for Admission to An Ontario Law School.

This Application, other admission materials and a Personal Profile for the University of Windsor, may be obtained from:

The Ontario Law School Application Service
P.O. Box 1328, 170 Research Lane Guelph ON N1G 5E2
Telephone: 519-823-1940
Facsimile: 519-823-5232
Website: www.ouac.on.ca/olsas

  • The application deadline for the JD program is November 1, 2021
  • The application deadline for the Canadian & American Dual JD Program is April 15, 2022.
No. All documentation is submitted to OLSAS
  1. OLSAS Application 
  2. University of Windsor Personal Profile (Found in the application in “School Submissions”) 
  3. All Official Transcripts 
  4. Current official LSAT score report; LSAT scores written in the previous 5 years 
  5. 2 letters of reference (1 academic and 1 non-academic) on the forms specifically provided for this purpose. 
  6. Electronic reference forms are provided by, and should be forwarded directly to, OLSAS by the referee. 
  7. Canadian & American Dual JD program Supplemental Application Form (if applicable) 

For more detailed information visit: https://www.ouac.on.ca/guide/olsas-windsor/#procedures 

Windsor Law currently has a General and Indigenous category. Through the holistic admissions process, it allows us to review all aspects of an application file, through our seven factors, to address a variety of applicant perspectives to achieve a diverse incoming class. 

Windsor Law’s Admission Committee considers seven different criteria when assessing an applicant’s file. The LSAT score and Grade Point Average are each only one of the seven criteria. We emphasize that no one single factor is solely determinative of admission to the law school. The Admissions Committee assesses applications in light of all seven criteria categories. The chief source of information about applicants is that which is provided by them in their Personal Profile. Applicants should take care to present a full and rounded view of themselves in their Personal Profile. 

We do not have a specific LSAT or recommended GPA due to the holistic nature of our admissions process. We believe applicants can demonstrate that they are more than quantitative scores. 

We receive approximately over 2000 applications each year and approximately 165 students are accepted into the J.D. program at Windsor Law.

We receive approximately 700 applications for the Canadian & American Dual J.D. program each year and approximately 85 students are accepted into the Canadian & American Dual J.D. program at the University of Windsor Law School.

For the single JD programs: The latest LSAT score accepted is the January test score of the year of application.

For the Dual JD program: The latest LSAT score accepted is the April test score of the year of application. 

Admissions occur on a rolling basis. We appreciate the time and effort applicants take to submit a fulsome package. As such, the admissions committee are doing their due diligence in conducting a meticulous review of each applicant package and appreciate your patience through the process. Due to rolling admissions you may expect a response to your application to law school between February and August. 

  • Can I find out my position on the waitlist? Are students ranked on the waitlist? 

Due to the fluidity of the admissions cycle, we do not provide information about your status on our waitlist. Students will be notified immediately should changes to their admissions status change.

  • Are students removed from the waitlist without requesting it? 

Once our incoming class is confirmed, students will be removed from the waitlist and changes to their admission status will be updated accordingly.

  • When is the latest an admission offer will be made? 

Students could potentially receive an offer of admission up until the first day of our mandatory academic orientation, should there still be space available in the incoming class.

Up-to-date tuition fee information is available at uwindsor.ca/finance/fee-estimator. At Windsor Law, we recognize the financial challenges that many students face when pursuing a legal education. Fifty percent of our students receive funding in addition to provincial student loans. In 2019, we awarded a total of $3 million in bursaries.

  • Where do I apply?

Transfer information can be found at: https://www.ouac.on.ca/guide/olsas-windsor/#procedures 

Similar to the regular JD applicants, transfer applicants use the electronic Application for Admission to An Ontario Law School.  This Application, other admission materials and a Personal Profile for the University of Windsor, may be obtained from:

The Ontario Law School Application Service P.O. Box 1328, 170 Research Lane Guelph ON N1G 5E2
Telephone: 519-823-1940
Fax: 519-823-5232
Website: www.ouac.on.ca/olsas

  • What is the deadline?

 May 1

  • When are decisions made?

The Admissions Committee will begin the review of applications after the May 1 deadline.

 

ADMITTED STUDENTS: 

Once you have been admitted, information will be sent regarding the next steps to take in accepting your offer. 
Also, all information can be found at: 
https://www.uwindsor.ca/law/admitted-students