Studying law at Windsor is collaborative, challenging and real. Whatever your goals, whatever your plan, we have a program for you.
Our flagship Juris Doctor provides our students with a solid foundation in law together with the opportunity to customize their program depending upon their individual interests and goals. Our students learn from, and work with, a faculty of outstanding scholars who are inspiring, engaged and supportive.
Windsor Law Admissions staff and Student Ambassadors participate in a number of information fairs at our Windsor campus and at other universities.
Our Canadian & American Dual JD Program offered with the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is the only one of its kind in North America that provides students with the opportunity to earn both a Canadian and a US law degree in three years.
Our joint MSW/JD recognizes the increasing synergy between the work performed by social workers and the role being played by justice-minded lawyers. And, our integrated MBA/JD degree, offered in partnership with the Odette School of Business, can be earned in four years instead of five.
Students who are admitted to the JD program at the University of Windsor may defer their entry by one year to complete the requirements of an MA degree in Philosophy. Qualifying students must submit a separate application to the MA program in Philosophy at the University of Windsor and satisfy the same admission requirements as regular MA applicants. Two spots are available each year. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. Students who submit a complete application by May 1st will be considered for entrance scholarships and graduate assistantships. A summer scholarship (awarded by the Faculty of Law) is also available. For more information, interested students should contact the Graduate Coordinator for Philosophy.
Complete the online Ontario Law School Application. Take note of the application deadlines and admissions criteria for your particular program.
For lawyers seeking to further specialize, we offer a robust research-based LLM program that can be pursued in almost any area of law. Those with law degrees who are interested in pursuing a career in research and teaching can take advantage of our innovative LLM with Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, which provides students with an opportunity to earn a University Teaching Certificate and complete a practicum at the Faculty of Law.
COVID-19 Admissions Response
As we navigate the evolving COVID-19 landscape, we understand that our applicants may be facing great uncertainty during this time. Further, the Admissions Committee at Windsor Law is aware that many Universities across the country and beyond are shifting from percentage and numerical grades to pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory standards for the 2020 winter term. Please note, this transition will not affect your application review in any way, negatively or positively. Windsor Law takes pride in our holistic admission process which has not changed in the wake of this pandemic. We will continue to consider all elements of your application as they pertain to our admissions requirements.
Because Windsor Law utilizes a holistic review of each file, this process does take time. It is not unusual in any given year to receive application decisions between November and July. Our committee members are working remotely, but our admissions timeline has not been interrupted. Additionally, at this time there have been no adjustments to Offer of Admission expiry dates nor deposit deadlines. As developments relating to COVID-19 are changing on a daily basis, we will continue to assess the situation; but, please keep in mind there has been no alteration to our admissions timeline at this time.
For information on how the University of Windsor is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak from an admissions standpoint, please visit http://learn.uwindsor.ca/coronavirus.
COVID-19 Impact on 2020-2021 Academic Year
On May 15, University of Windsor President Robert Gordon updated the University of Windsor campus community on Fall plans. He indicated that courses will be offered primarily online in the Fall. This will be true at the law school as well. With that said, we are actively planning a robust orientation and academic program for the Fall and are committed to delivering our people-centred and community-engaged approach to legal education.
As part of that planning, we have established a law school working group which includes student, faculty and staff representatives. Windsor Law's Fall 2020 Planning Working Group has put together an FAQ webpage to provide additional clarity on the Fall semester as it relates to the Faculty of Law. These FAQs will be updated regularly as more information becomes available.