MSU College of Law

U.S. – Canadian Dual Degree Program

Stand out on both sides of the border by earning two law degrees in four years. Dual degree recipients will be prepared to represent clients on either side of the world’s largest bilateral trade relationship.

Program participants live and study for two years in each country while preparing to practice law in both the U.S. and Canada. Program graduates can take the bar exam in the U.S. as well as the Canadian Barrister’s Exam.

East Lansing is located about a 90-minute drive from the Canadian border, making it easy to transition (and visit) between the two countries.

Students who start the program at MSU Law are eligible for scholarship aid.

For Toronto native Daniel Dylan, MSU College of Law offered an opportunity to experience American college life while readying himself for a career practicing law in Canada. After earning a dual JD from MSU Law and the University of Ottawa, he clerked at the Federal Court of Canada while studying to complete his master of laws (LL.M.) degree.

“It’s an incredible way to experience the operation of law in each country, while being exposed to a diverse range of people and many incredible cultural opportunities,” said Dylan, ’10. “This program offers a great way to distinguish yourself in a competitive, globalized job market.” He’s currently working as an Assistant Professor of Law at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University, in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada.