The objective of the admissions policy is to select those students who will excel in the course of study and have the potential to contribute creatively to the law schools, the community and the profession. Enrollment is expected to be capped at about 85 incoming students each Fall. 


Application Procedure: (You only need to apply through one service, Not Both)


Applicants may apply to the Canadian & American Dual J.D. Program through one of the following two methods:


1. Ontario Law School Application Service (OLSAS)


2. The Law School Admission Council (LSAC)


- Are living in Canada at the time of application
- Are living in the US at the time of application and you are also applying to other Ontario law schools

A complete OSLAS application would include:

- Application
- Non-refundable Application fee
- Two letters of reference
- If you have attended university within the past three years you are required to submit one academic reference and one non-academic reference
- If you have not participated in post-secondary education within the past three years, you may submit two non-academic references
- Windsor Dual JD Supplementary Form. Located on the OLSAS website HERE.


- Are living in the US at the time of application and you are NOT applying to other Ontario law schools
- Attended an undergraduate institution outside of the US or Canada
- Are a citizen of neither the US or Canada

A complete LSAC application would include:

- Application
- Non-refundable application fee
- Personal statement
- Windsor Personal Profile
- Two letters of recommendation
- One non-academic
- One academic unless the applicant has been out of college for a number of years
- Resume since high school

Admissions Criteria

The Program Admissions Committee uses the following criteria to assess applicants:
- Grade Point Average (GPA) and University Program
- Work Experience
- Community Involvement
- Personal Accomplishments
- Career Objectives
- Personal Considerations
- Law School Admissions Test Score (LSAT)

Undergraduate Requirement

The American Bar Association (ABA) requires that an applicant must successfully complete his/her four-year undergraduate degree no later than the beginning of August in the year of entry into the Dual JD program.


Students cannot transfer into the Dual JD Program due to the program’s unique structure and specific scheduling of courses.