Congratulations on being accepted to Windsor Law. You’re on your way to achieving your dreams.
Below you’ll find the information you need to take the next steps on your journey at Windsor Law.
If you require additional assistance, please contact the Student Services Office.
HOW DO I ACCEPT MY OFFER:
You can respond to your Offer of Admission under “Choices/Offers” through the Ontario Law School Admission Service (OLSAS). In order to do this, please log on to your completed OLSAS application and follow the online instructions. Failure to accept this offer of admission by the expiry date indicated at the top of your Offer of Admission will lead to forfeiture and lapse of this offer.
*Transfer students please contact the Associate Dean (Academic) for more information on the offer acceptance process.
PAYING YOUR DEPOSIT
Your $500 deposit is due by June 1.
The deposit due date for offers of admission made after June 1 is the same as your offer expiry date.
Please note that failure to pay the deposit by the deadline will lead to forfeiture and lapse of this offer.
The deposit can be made in one of two ways:
- By cheque (made payable to the University of Windsor) directly to:
University of Windsor
Office of the Registrar – Law Division
401 Sunset Avenue
- Using online banking. Add the University of Windsor to your list of bill payments. Your student ID number is your account number.
This deposit will be credited towards your Fall tuition.
There are various resources below to assist you in finding off-campus housing:
- https://www.facebook.com/groups/557110071336863/ Windsor Law SLS group
You can estimate your tuition and fees by utilizing the Tuition Fee Estimator
Additional information about tuition will be provided in your information package that will be sent out by e-mail in August.
We understand the financial challenges that a student faces when pursuing a legal education and our generous scholarship and bursary program offers assistance to students with financial need. In addition to awards based on financial need, we offer several awards that recognize students who demonstrate good citizenship and academic excellence. During the 2019-20 academic year, students received just over $3 million in funding. Levels of funding vary from year to year.
Windsor Law has also partnered with Scotiabank to offer enhancements to their Scotia Professional Student Plan. As the program is administered only out of Windsor’s Main Branch of Scotiabank, I encourage you to speak with Elaine Genyn, Professional Banking Advisor, by phone at 519-973-5396 or by email: Elaine.firstname.lastname@example.org to determine how this program can help you fund your legal education at Windsor Law.
If you require assistance with meeting the costs of your legal education, we recommend that you apply for government student loans (beginning in early April), Faculty of Law Awards (online applications are available through your UWinsite Student portal beginning August 1), and any other awards for which you may be eligible.
For details please visit:
- Uwindsor Financial Aid https://www.uwindsor.ca/studentawards/
Your UWin Account is your personal digital identification for accessing a number of online services at the University of Windsor. A valid and active UWin Account is required of everyone associated with the University of Windsor who plans on using any of the IT systems and services.
The UWin Account has two components:
- UWin ID (also known as userid, login or user name)
- UWin password
If you have not activated your UWin Account, visit the First-time Student / Applicant Account Activation page. You will need your UWindsor Student Number and Personal Identification Number (PIN). Both of these authentication credentials can be found in your offer of admission letter.
UWindsor takes cybersecurity very seriously. We use multi-factor authentication (MFA) to verify the identity of an individual trying to access our protected online resources from non-University networks.
We expect you will be accessing your UWinID@uwindsor.ca email account as well as UWinsite Student before you arrive on campus. As such, please set up your multi-factor authentication methods before extending your UWin Account. Here are the steps:
- Navigate to myprofile.microsoft.com in a web browser and sign in with your UWinID@uwindsor.ca and UWin password.
- In the Security info box, click the UPDATE INFO link.
- Click the + Add method button to add an authentication method.
If you have questions about MFA, please visit www.uwindsor.ca/itservices/multifactor.
Now that you have set up your MFA options, please extend your UWin Account to access:
- Your UWindsor email account (UWinID@uwindsor.ca)
- The University’s online learning system
- The Leddy and Law Libraries
- Several Microsoft Office 365 tools
- Other important campus resources
To extend your UWin Account, visit the Extend Your UWin Account Services page. You will need your Student Number and Personal Identification Number (PIN) which can be found in your offer of admission letter. For assistance extending your UWin Account, please review this ask.UWindsor article.
NOTE: After you extend your UWin Account, the University will send all email communications to your UWindsor email account (UWinID@uwindsor.ca). To access your UWindsor email account, go to Student Webmail and log in with your UWinID@uwindsor.ca and UWin password.
UWinsite Student is the University of Windsor’s student information platform. As a UWindsor student, you will use it regularly. For example, it’s where you will register for classes, find your exam schedule and keep track of your academic progress.
Your Student Homepage in UWinsite Student will be activated about 4-8 weeks prior to registration. You will be able to access the platform from www.uwindsor.ca/uwinsitestudent with your UWinID@uwindsor.ca and UWin password.
DO I NEED TO REGISTER?
No, first-year (1L) law students do not have to select their courses in advance. The first-year curriculum is prescribed.
HOW WILL I KNOW THE DETAILS OF MY CLASS SCHEDULE?
You can expect your schedule to arrive by email in August and you can also find the details by signing in to UWinsite Student.
WILL I RECEIVE ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT ORIENTATION AND THE PROGRAM?
Yes, an information package will be e-mailed to you in August and will include additional information about tuition, registration, and academic and social orientation. This information package is helpful but you are still required to attend orientation.
WHEN IS ORIENTATION?
Orientation is typically held over a four-day period (Monday-Thursday) before Labour Day. Be sure to check Law's Important Dates webpage often for updates.
DO I HAVE TO ATTEND ORIENTATION?
Yes, it is mandatory to attend orientation in order to secure your place in the Law program.
Stay connected with Windsor Law:
Stay connected with your peers:
With the current pandemic lockdown status, we are unable to offer in-person campus tours, and the campus is operating on an essential services model. Should things change, we will communicate campus tour opportunities if they become available. In the interim, here is the link to explore our campus virtually. Due to the exciting Transforming Windsor Law (TWL) renovations taking place, the Faculty of Law will temporarily relocate to clusters around campus:
- CAW Student Centre (The Hum): dedicated law students lounge
- CAW Student Centre: Student Services, Career Services and Academic Coordinators
- Vanier Hall, Winclare: Faculty and administrative staff
- Lambton Tower (2nd floor): Dean's offices
- Leddy Library: Law Library staff and collection
Classes for law students (at the point that we can provide face-to-face offerings), will take place in three main buildings:
- Odette School of Business
- Anthony P. Toldo Health Education Centre
- Neal Education Building
For more pandemic-related information, please visit our COVID-19 Updates webpage.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR:
Indigenous applicants who receive an offer of admission to Windsor Law, must complete our mandatory Indigenous Law Student Summer Program offered in August of every year. Be sure to check Law's Important Dates webpage often for updates.
The following scholarships and bursaries are available:
- Funding may be available through Indspire (http://www.indspire.ca). Conduct a search through the website to see what may be available.
- The Justice Harry S. Laforme Entrance Bursary for Indigenous Law Students ($500) is presented to students entering Law I upon the successful completion of the Windsor Law Indigenous Law Student Summer Program and will be deposited to your UWindsor account.
- Furthermore, the Windsor Law Indigenous Scholarship ($2,700) is presented to Indigenous students upon the completion of the Windsor Law Indigenous Law Student Summer Program.
For additional information on-campus Indigenous initiatives visit: https://www.uwindsor.ca/indigenous-peoples/