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ON THE ROAD EVENTS

September Events

University of Toronto – Pre Law Society Law Day
Friday, September 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
Elmsley Hall – Charbonnel Lounge
81 St. Mary St., Toronto, ON
Representative: Windsor Law  

 

Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) Canadian Law School Forum
Monday, September 16, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Toronto
370 Kings St. W., Toronto Ontario
Representatives: Detroit Mercy Law & Windsor Law


Ryerson University – Law and Business Student Association Law School Fair
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ted Rogers School of Management – 8th Floor
55 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Representatives: Detroit Mercy Law & Windsor Law


University of Toronto Mississauga – Graduate and Professional Schools Fairs
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Athletics and Wellness Centre (RAWC)
3359 Mississauga Rd., Mississauga, ON
Representative: Windsor Law


Michigan Tech Career Fair
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Student Development Complex
600 Macinnes Dr., Houghton, MI
Representative: Detroit Mercy Law

 

Ontario Tech Uiversity – Further Education Expo
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Business and Information Technology Building
2000 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa, ON
Representative: Windsor Law

 

University of Windsor – Graduate and Professional Schools Fairs
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
University of Windsor  - CAW Student Center
401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor Ontario
Representatives: Detroit Mercy Law & Windsor Law

 

University of Michigan Law Day
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Michigan League – 2nd Floor
911 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI
Representative: Detroit Mercy Law

 

Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) Vancouver Law School Fair
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Four Season Vancouver
791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Representatives: Detroit Mercy Law & Windsor Law

 

University of Toronto Scarborough – Graduate and Professional Skills Fair
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Highland Hall
1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON
Representative: Windsor Law

 

Hillsdale College 2019 Job & Law Expo Fair
Friday, September 27, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Searle Center
33 East College Street, Hillsdale, MI
Representative: Detroit Mercy Law

 

Ontario University Fair (OUF)
September 27-29, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St. W., Toronto, ON
Representative: Windsor Law

October Events

York University – Graduate & Professional Studies Expo
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Founders Assembly Hall & Winters Dining Hall
4700 Keele, Toronto, Ontario
Representatives: Detroit Mercy Law & Windsor Law

 

The Ohio State University  - Law School Fair
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Ohio Union Grand Ballroom – 2nd  Floor
1739 N. High St., Columbus, OH
Representative: Detroit Mercy Law

 

Ferris State University – Career Fair
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ewigleben Sports Complex
1201 S. State Street, Big Rapids, MI
Representative: Detroit Mercy Law

 

University of Detroit Mercy – Career Fair
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom
4001 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI
Representative: Detroit Mercy Law

 

Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) New York Forum
Friday, October 11, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Grand Hyatt New York
109 E. 42nd St., New York, NY
Representatives: Detroit Mercy Law & Windsor Law

 

Spelman College – Law School Fair
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Manley Student Center – Upper Concourse
440 Westview Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA

Representative: Detroit Mercy Law

 

Morehouse College – Law School Fair
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Forbes Arena
830 Westview Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA

Representative: Detroit Mercy Law

 

Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) Atlanta Forum
Friday, October 18, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
AmericasMart Atlanta
240 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta GA 30303

Representative: Detroit Mercy Law

 

Western Michigan University – Graduate and Professional Fair
Monday, October 21, 2019, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Bernhard Center, East Ballroom
1903 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI

Representative: Detroit Mercy Law

 

University of Detroit Mercy – Law Fair
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Student Union – Fountain Lounge
4001 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI

Representative: Detroit Mercy Law

 

University of Guelph – Beyond Graduation Educational Opportunities Fair
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
University Centre Courtyard
50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph, Ontario
Representative: Windsor Law

 

University of Waterloo – Further Education Fair
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Student Life Centre – Great Hall
200 University Ave. W., Waterloo, Ontario
Representative: Windsor Law

 

Michigan State University – Graduate School and Law School Fair
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Spartan Stadium Office Tower – 4th Floor
535 Chestnut Rd., East Lansing, MI
Representative: Detroit Mercy Law

 

McMaster University – Further Education Fair
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Student Life Centre
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario
Representative: Detroit Mercy Law

 

Wilfrid Law University, Waterloo Campus – Further Education Fair
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Paul Martin Centre, Senate & Board Chamber and Concourse
75 University Ave. W., Waterloo, ON
Representative: Windsor Law

 

Western University - Graduate & Professional School Fair
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Mustang Lounge, University Community Centre
1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario
Representative: Detroit Mercy Law

 

University of Michigan-Dearborn Campus Visit
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
University Center
4901 Evergreen Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48128

Representative: Detroit Mercy Law

 

Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus – Further Education Fair
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 11:00 a
Market Square Mall – Lower Level
1 Market Street, Brantford, ON
Representative: Windsor Law

November Events

Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) Chicago Forum
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
Representatives: Detroit Mercy Law & Windsor Law 

 

University of Michigan-Dearborn Campus Visit
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
University Center
4901 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn, MI 48128
Representative: Detroit Mercy Law

 

Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) Los Angeles Forum
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Representative: Detroit Mercy Law

ADMITTED STUDENTS

1L Orientation and Immersion

Students in the Canadian & American Dual JD Program begin their law school experience in mid-August with  academic orientation at both universities and a mandatory Immersion course. 

Orientation

Academic orientation weeks provide students with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with institutional themes, academic and student support services, and expectations within the legal profession. Academic orientation is mandatory for incoming first year students at both Detroit Mercy Law and Windsor Law.

Immersion

Immersion provides incoming Dual JD students with a comprehensive introduction to the structures of the Canadian and U.S. legal systems and comparative legal skills pedagogy. Immersion constitutes a component of the Comparative Legal Writing and Research course, and students receive one academic credit for their participation. Immersion presupposes that incoming students are unfamiliar with both the U.S. and Canadian legal systems. It is designed to provide an overview of these complex topics to set students up for success. 

Immigration Requirements

Student visas are required for international students.

Detroit Mercy Law supports students through the F1 visa process. Please make sure you have a valid passport, and submit a completed I-20 application and financial documentation by July 15.

·  Dual JD Application - to be completed by all students enrolling in the Dual JD Program who are not dual citizens of the US and Canada. 

Students who are not citizens of the US or Canada may need consular approval for student visas. If you are not a citizen of either country, please allow additional time for visa processing. Visa eligibility is a the discretion of the US Department of Homeland Security and the Canadian Border Service Administration. Please note that although you may qualify at the onset for a student visa, US and Canadian laws are subject to change and may impact your ability to continue your studies. 

Crossing Days

Students who require a visa for enrollment are required to participate in crossing days with their immigration documentation. Crossing days will be scheduled in mid-August and additional details will be communicated in advance.

Financial Aid

Canadian Citizens

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you must apply for government financial aid though your province or territory. For further information on financial resources in Canada, students are encouraged to visit the Professional Programs page on the University of Windsor's Student Awards & Financial Aid website

Windsor Law has partnered with Scotiabank to offer an enhanced Scotia Professional Student Plan for its Dual JD students, including increaded borrowing limits and preferential repayment terms. The plan is administered out of Scotiabank's main branch in Windsor. For further information, please contact Ms. Elaine Genyn, Scotiabank Manager, at elaine.genyn@scotiabank.com or (519) 973-5396.

U.S. Citizens

U.S. citizens and permanent residents applying for federal aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by July 1. We encourage you to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. 

If you have any questions regarding the FAFSA process, please contact Ms. Jessica Rouser at Detroit Mercy Law's Financial Aid Office at (313) 596-9417 or rouserje@udmercy.edu.

Tuition

In the Dual JD program, you attend both Detroit Mercy Law and Windsor Law. You will earn a law degree from both institutions. As such you will be assessed tuition by both schools each year. Please note that the tuition will not be subject to any increases during your three years in the program. Some fees may increase, such as students bar association dues and parking permits.

Class of 2022 1L Tuition

Submitting Official Transcripts

Pursuant to American Bar Association (ABA) requirements, entry into the Dual JD program is limited to students who have completed a 4-year undergraduate bachelor's degree program. You are required to submit two copies of your official undergraduate transcripts demonstrating the conferral of your bachelors degree by August 1, 2020

One copy should be sent to Detroit Mercy Law, and the one copy should be sent to the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC).   

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Office of Admissions
651 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, Michigan 48226
USA

Law School Admissions Council
662 Penn Street
Newton, Pennsylvania 18940
USA

Fall 2019 Dual JD Class Schedule