The University of Windsor is preparing for a safe return to campus. Learn More.

Instructions for Changing Your Degree Designation

On February 10, 2010, Senate approved a change in the name of the University of Windsor law degree from a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) to a Juris Doctor (JD).

The change in degree designation from an LLB to a JD is a change in title only. The entrance and degree requirements remain unchanged. A Windsor Law JD will continue to be a second-entry, undergraduate professional degree program. This JD will not be recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA).

If you wish to change your degree designation from LLB to JD, you must concede your LLB diploma. To do so, simply download, print and complete the Request for JD Diploma Replacement and send it by mail, together with your original LLB diploma and the associated fee to:

Alumni & Fund Development Office
Faculty of Law

University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, ON
N9B 3P4

To ensure the security of your degree, we recommend that you send your original degree via registered mail. Your new JD degree will be couriered to you and will require a signature upon delivery.

If you have lost or misplaced your LLB diploma, please complete the Statutory Declaration to reflect the loss or destruction of your degree. Please note that the Statutory Declaration must be signed and stamped by a Notary Public to be considered valid.

Payment by certified cheque, money order or personal cheque made payable to the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law in the amount of $50.00 CDN must accompany the Request for JD Diploma Replacement Form and original degree by mail.

If you wish to have the replacement JD degree delivered, you must include an additional postage fee. For courier within Canada, please remit an additional $25.00; for courier outside of Canada, please remit an additional $45.00. Please note that the courier will not deliver to a post office box. The total replacement costs for receiving the JD will, therefore, be $50.00 for pick up, $75.00 for delivery within Canada and $95.00 for delivery outside of Canada.

We will endeavour to process your request for degree replacement within Canada in a period of 60 days and outside of Canada within 90 days. 

If you have any questions about the change in degree designation or the process to replace your degree, please contact:

Karen Momotiuk
Alumni & Fund Development Office