Conference Description

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, with its partners in international dual degree programs, the University of Windsor Faculty of Law (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) and the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico), is hosting an international law conference. These institutions stand alone in dual-degree offerings that provide students with the degrees necessary to practice in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, with the only three-year comparative Canadian and American dual-degree program and the first Mexican and American dual-degree program of its kind.

The conference will explore three distinct paths: social justice, professionalism & pedagogy, and commercial law, which are tailored to reflect the emphasis of the dual-degree programs and the institutions themselves.

The Faculty of Law, University of Windsor was established in 1967. Today, with over 600 students and 5,500 alumni and alumnae, Windsor Law offers students a comprehensive curriculum combined with experiential learning. Students participate in a variety of clinical and outreach programs, including two legal aid clinics. Access to justice and transnational law are an integral part of Windsor Law's identity and culture.

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law was founded in 1912, and has been a member of the American Association of Law Schools since 1934. It a Catholic, urban law school based on the Jesuit and Sisters of Mercy traditions. The School prides itself on its curriculum, which combines traditional legal education with an innovative third year course of study focused on experiential learning and acquisition of global perspectives on law. Distinctive features of the curriculum include a mandatory clinical component as well as required participation in a simulated law firm practice environment (The Law Firm Program). In addition to its dual-degree programs, the School offers JD and JD/MBA programs.

The Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) was founded in 1943, and is Mexico's leading private law school. ITESM is located in Monterrey, the third largest city in Mexico. Monterrey is known as the educational and cultural center of the country and as the business capital of Mexico.
ITESM is a global institution and has received both national and international recognition for providing academic excellence. Students gain a unique international experience at ITESM, which adds to the value of their studies and can provide an overall advantage in a global marketplace.