Distinguish yourself in a competitive environment with one of UDM Law's five unique international opportunities.
With a Global Emphasis
- Students add a global perspective to their American course of study with our wide-ranging international law electives.
- Choose from dozens of international law electives, including specialized courses in French and European Community Law, which are taught by our resident scholar from Clermont Ferrand, France and Canadian & American comparative courses taught by scholars from America and Canada.
- Study abroad with a stipend from UDM Law to help defray travel and living expenses.
With University of Windsor Faculty of Law
- Join an elite group—The LSAT scores of our dual-degree students are historically 2nd of the five Michigan law schools. Our graduates stand out as hardworking, goal-oriented people who have completed a demanding course of study.
- Distinguish yourself in a competitive market—Even if you intend to practice in only one country, earning two law degrees in three years sets you apart to employers and gives you more credibility with opposing counsel and clients. In addition, you double your extracurricular and networking opportunities with access to the full range of student organizations, leadership opportunities, on-campus events, and career services of two law schools, not just one.
- Study in a unique program—You will have the incredible opportunity to study at two universities at the same time—sometimes even on the same day—because University of Windsor and UDM Law are only ten minutes apart, across the international border. More than 2/3 of your required classes will have both an American and a Canadian professor or one professor who is an expert in both Canadian and American law. This means you will learn how the two countries deal with problems common to both, like immigration, cross-border sales, or family law, in a very special way. No other school has a program like ours!
Learn more about the Canadian & American Dual J.D. Program.
With Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)
- Build your credentials—UDM students who transition to ITESM will study at Mexico's premier private institution that also has partnered with Stanford, Yale, Berkeley, and the London School of Economics. While ITESM students have the advantage of studying in the United States, at a school with a nationally ranked clinical program. The opportunity to represent real clients in real cases builds students' oral advocacy and trial skills, which increasingly important in Mexico.
- Capitalize on your Spanish language skills—More and more people are developing their Spanish language skills, but few can say they have put them to use in the practice of law. Earning law degrees from ITESM and UDM Law give you that opportunity.
- Be a member of an innovative law school—UDM Law was the first to offer a degree program of this kind. This new program was just one of the reasons UDM Law was recognized as one of the top ten most innovative law schools in the United States.
Learn more about the JD/LED Program.
America, Canada, & Mexico
With University of Windsor Faculty of Law, and Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)
Students have the unprecedented opportunity to earn the NAFTA trifecta: law degrees from all three countries by participating in the Canadian & American program and completing their course of study at ITESM.
Learn more about the NAFTA Program
With Université d' Auvergne
Each year, we send one newly graduated law student to teach at the Université d' Auvergne, in Clermont Ferrand, France. The UDM Scholar lives in France, and teaches two terms of American law courses.
Travel, unique employment, and France—What more can we say?
Learn more about our French Scholar Exchange Program.