The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and the University of Windsor Faculty of Law have collaborated to create the Canadian & American Dual J.D. Program, a unique dual Canadian and American law degree program formerly known as the J.D./LL.B. Program. This is the only comparative program of its kind in Canada or the Unites States in which students can earn two law degrees in only three years.
Students complete 104 credits in three years and successful graduates receive both their American Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Canadian Juris Doctor (J.D.) degrees.
The University of Windsor changed its law degree designation from a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree to a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. However, the entrance and degree requirements did not change. A Windsor Law J.D. is a second-entry, undergraduate professional degree. The Windsor Law J.D. is not recognized by the American Bar Association. The University of Detroit Mercy J.D. is recognized by the American Bar Association, allowing graduates to sit for any bar exam in the United States. Therefore, the Canadian & American Dual J.D. Program prepares its graduates to sit for both Canadian and U.S. bar exams and to practice in both countries.
The Canadian & American Dual J.D. Program is a demanding program of study designed to:
In a competitive global economy, a key success factor is the ability to provide a service that your competitor cannot match. A dual degree can be the first step to advancing your competitive edge.
Trade has increased 109% among the NAFTA countries, from $297 billion (US) in 1993 to $622 billion (US) in 2001. Daily, the NAFTA countries perform approximately $1.7 billion (US) in trilateral trade. Many firms and businesses have developed relationships with foreign firms in order to serve their clients' needs.
An individual educated in both Canada and the United States can help clients expand their businesses and investments under NAFTA.