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March 27, 2019

A new agreement between University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and University of Windsor Faculty of Law will expand international and comparative law course offerings to students from both institutions. The Comparative Law Consortium, which will take effect beginning the 2019-20 academic year, allows students to take classes at the partnering institution while receiving credit from and paying tuition to their home institution.

Located only four miles and a border-crossing apart, Detroit Mercy Law and Windsor Law have partnered since 1982 to offer the Canadian & American Dual JD Program, in which students earn two accredited law degrees in only three years and graduate eligible to pursue licensure in the U.S. and Canada. The Comparative Law Consortium expands opportunities to study legal issues from an international and comparative law perspective to all interested students from Detroit Mercy Law and Windsor Law, including those enrolled in single JD and JD/MBA programs.

“The agreement ensures all students from both schools have the opportunity to experience transnational study as a component of their legal education and take advantage of our unique location at the Detroit-Windsor border,” said Windsor Law Dean Christopher Waters.

Enrollment in Comparative Law Consortium courses is open to students who have satisfactorily completed at least one year of law school and are in good academic standing at one of the two participating schools. Students are able to choose from most elective courses but may only take one class at the partner institution through the consortium.

“We are pleased to enhance our long-standing partnership with Windsor Law through this new agreement,” said Detroit Mercy Law Dean Phyllis L. Crocker. “The consortium will further enrich the student experience by increasing opportunities for students to learn about international law and expand their network across the border.” 

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