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Future Events

Connected Commerce: Self-Driving Trucks & Their Impact on Cross-Border Trade
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, from 1 - 2 p.m
Detroit Mercy Law Atrium, 651 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, Michigan USA 48226


Dual JD Toronto Alumni & Awards Reception
Thursday, May 21, 2019
Details to Follow


Respond to your Offer of Admission

OLSAS Applicants:

If you applied through OLSAS, please log into your account and follow the online instructions to provisionally or firmly accept this offer by April 1 and submit a non-refundable commitment deposit in the amount of $500 to both Windsor Law (CAD) and Detroit Mercy Law (USD) by June 1 or the date listed on your OLSAS account, whichever is later.


LSAC Applicants:


If you applied through LSAC, please complete and submit the online Commitment Form and submit a non-refundable commitment deposit in the amount of $500 to Detroit Mercy Law (USD) by April 1, or the date listed on your offer letter, whichever is later.


Commitment deposits are nonrefundable and will be applied to your tuition.  Failure to respond to your offer and submit your deposit(s) by the above deadlines could result in forfeiture of your seat in the Dual JD Program.

Submitting Official Undergraduate Degree Transcripts

Your offer of admission is contingent upon receipt of your final official undergraduate degree transcript.  Both the Detroit Mercy Law Admissions Office and the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) need to receive your final official transcript from your undergraduate degree-granting institution by August 1. Transcripts need to include the date your degree was granted.


Detroit Mercy Law accepts transcripts at lawadmissions@udmercy.edu or Detroit Mercy Law, Admissions, 651 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48226.

Directions for submitting transcripts to LSAC are available on the LSAC website

Failure to provide transcripts to both Detroit Mercy Law and LSAC will result in forfeiture of your seat in the Dual JD Program and you will be administratively withdrawn from the program.

Student Visa

We welcome all students to the program; however, please be advised that enrollment in the program requires that you be legally entitled to study in both the U.S. and Canada. Visa eligibility is at the discretion of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Canadian Border Service Administration.  For more information, please visit U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Government of Canada.

Detroit Mercy Law will facilitate the F1 student visa application process for U.S., Canadian, and Foreign National citizens, as a student visa is required to participate in the program.  Those requiring a student visa are required to complete and submit the I-20 visa application form provided by Detroit Mercy Law, submit original financial support documents, and any other related documents to the program in advance of orientation in order to be issued the F1 visa.   Dual citizens of the U.S. and Canada will not need a student visa to participate in the program.  

Students who are not citizens of the U.S. or Canada may need consular approval for their study visas. If you are not a citizen of either country, please allow additional time for visa processing. You may contact us with any questions or concerns regarding the visa application process.

Your first Canada/U.S. border crossing with your immigration documentation will be scheduled for mid-August. You will receive more information about this process in the spring. Please note that although you may qualify at the onset for a student visa, U.S. and Canadian laws are subject to change and may impact your ability to continue in the program.


Financial Aid

Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you must apply for government financial aid through your province of residence. 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.

U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

U.S. citizens or permanent residents applying for federal financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—the FAFSA 2020-21 by July 1.  The FAFSA worksheet and application are available at studentaid.gov.  Please complete your FAFSA as soon as possible before July 1.  The Detroit Mercy Law code is 002323; the Windsor Law code is G006689.  If you need assistance while completing your FAFSA, please contact Jessica Rouser, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, at 313.596.9417 or rouserjm@udmercy.edu


Required 1L Orientation, Immersion, and Visa Crossing Day

Students in the Dual JD program will begin their law school experience in mid-August with the processing of their student visa, academic orientation sessions at both universities, and a Comparative Applied Legal Theory and Analysis Immersion course. 

Student Visa Crossing Day:  August date and time TBD

Detroit Mercy Law's Mandatory Orientation:  August 24 - 26, 2020

Windsor Law's Mandatory Orientation:  End of August date TBD

All incoming Dual JD students must attend their crossing session, both orientations, and the Immersion course, as attendance is mandatory. 

Fall 2019 Class Schedule