The Program

Fully Integrated Transnational Experience

  • Experience Two Different Legal Cultures.


Incredible Careers

Transnational Dual JD Career Advantage

  • Gain the tools you will need for a successful law career in an ever-changing globalized world.

Preview the Experience

2021-22 Admitted Students

Reserve Your Seat in the Incoming Class

Respond to Your Offer of Admissions

OLSAS Applicants: 

If you applied through OLSAS, please log into your account and follow the online instructions under "Choices/Offers" to accept your offer by the expiry date indicated in your Offer of Admissions. You must also submit a non-refundable commitment deposit in the amount of $500 to both Windsor Law (CAD) and Detroit Mercy Law (USD) by June 1, 2021, unless otherwise indicated on your offer of admissions.  

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 June 1, 2021, unless otherwise indicated on your offer of admissions.  

Commitment deposits are non-refundable 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 your Official Undergraduate Transcripts

Whether you have applied through LSAC or OLSAS, Detroit Mercy Law Admissions Office and the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) must receive your final official transcripts from your undergraduate degree-granting institution that includes the date your degree was granted by or before August 1. We cannot accept unofficial transcripts. This is an American Bar Association (ABA) requirement.  

Detroit Mercy Law accepts transcripts at or Detroit Mercy Law, Admissions, 615 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48226. For directions for submitting transcripts to LSAC, click here. 

When submitting your transcripts to LSAC, please note that if you have an LSAT-only account with them, you do not have to pay the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) fee to submit your transcripts. Your transcripts will automatically be added to your LSAT-only account.

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Mercy Law and LSAC will result in forfeiture of your seat in the Dual JD Program and you will be administratively withdrawn from the program. The final deadline for receipt transcripts is October 1, 2021. 

Your Dual JD Access

Activate your Student Accounts

Students will have email addresses and student accounts at both universities. Students are required to set up their accounts in advance of orientations at both schools.

For information on settings up your Detroit Mercy Law account, click here

For information on setting up your Windsor Law account, click here. 

Other Important Information

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 US and Canada. Visa eligibility is at the discretion of the US Department of Homeland Security and the Canadian Border Service Agency.  

Detroit Mercy Law will facilitate the F1 student visa application process for US, 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 US and Canada will not need a student visa to participate in the program.  

Students who are not citizens of the US or Canada may need consular approval for their student visas. If you are not a citizen of either country, please allow additional time for visa application processing.  

Your first Canada/US border crossing with your immigration documentation will be scheduled for mid-August. You will receive more information about this process in the spring. Please not 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 in the program.  

For more information on the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) student visa process, click here.  

For more information on the Government of Canada's student visa process, clickhere. 

Financial Aid

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

To learn more about financial aid at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, click here.  

US citizens or permanent residents applying for federal financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - the FAFSA 2021-22 as soon as Oct. 1 or before July 1 for priority financial aid packaging. The Detroit Mercy Law code is 002323. If you need assistance while completing your FAFSA, please contact Jessica Rouser, Asst. Director of Law Financial Aid, at (313) 596-9417 or 

To learn more about financial aid at Detroit Mercy Law, click here.  

To access the FAFSA, click here. 

Required 1L Orientation, Immersion, and Visa Crossing Day

Students in the Dual JD program will begin their law school expereince 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 at Detroit Mercy Law. 

Student Visa Crossing Day: August date and time: TBD

Detroit Mercy Law's Mandatory Orientation: August date and time: TBD

Windsor Law's Mandatory Oreitnation: End of August date and time: TBD

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

Disclosure Requirements & Amendments to Your Application

At the time of your application, you certified that all the information contained in your application was true and complete. You also certified that, if any answer or portion of any answer was not true or complete or ceased to be true or complete, you had a continuing obligation to inform the Canadian & American Dual JD Program. If you failed to disclose information on your application, especially regarding any academic, criminal, or disciplinary information, you are required to inform the Admissions Office in writing as soon as reasonably possible. If necessary, please update your application as soon as possible to preclude any complications with your law school admission and application for admissions to state bar associations. Discrepancies between the bar application and your law school application could result in the rejection of your application to a state bar.  

Failure to disclose, provide forthright answers, or make required updates to the application may result in revocation of admission or other disciplinary action.  

Character and Fitness

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every US jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. You may review the State Bar of Michigan's rules and guidelines here.  


Students with needs for special assistance due to physical or other disabilities on a temporary or long-term basis should contact: 

Disability & Accessibility Support Services at Detroit Mercy, here 

Student Accessibility Services at the University of Windsor, here