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General Information about Detroit Mercy Law

Each year, Detroit Mercy Law reports a variety of data to the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). That information is published in the ABA LSAC Official Guide to ABA Approved Law Schools. Links to that report appear below:

2017 Standard 509 Information
2016 (Fall 2015)
2015 (Fall 2014)


    Accreditation / Membership

    The American Bar Association granted full accreditation to the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1933.

    For more information: Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654.

    Phone:(312) 988-5000.

    Visit the American Bar Association website.

    The law school was admitted into the membership of the Association of American Law Schools in 1934.

    For more information: AALS, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20036-2717
    Phone: (202) 296-8851

    Visit the Association of American Law Schools web site.


    Entering Class Profile

    In addition to the data reported to the ABA and LSAC, you may be interested in the following information regarding the Detroit Mercy Law first-year class.

    The age range of the Fall 2015 first-year class is from 21 to 53, with many returning to school after two or more years.

    About 13 percent of this year's incoming class self-identified as either African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or multiracial according to U.S. Census Data.  53.5 percent of 1L students are women.


    This year, 56% of our first-year students are from outside of Michigan. Our first-year students come from the following states and provinces:



    British Columbia    




    North Carolina

    New Jersey

    Nova Scotia 






    Academic Information

    Academic Calendar

    General Information Regarding Detroit Mercy Law Curriculum

    Curricular Offerings

    Policy regarding transfer of credit from other law schools or institutions

    Detroit Mercy Law accepts applications to transfer for the fall and spring academic semesters from applicants who have completed the first full year of law school (24-30 credits) and are in good standing at a fully accredited ABA law school. Transfer applicants follow the American JD program application procedures. A transfer application also must include an official law school transcript, a letter of good standing from the dean of the last law school attended, and an original or a copy of the applicant's current CAS report.
    For transfer admission, Detroit Mercy Law normally requires the applicant to have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better or, be in the top half of their cohort, having completed the first 24-30 credits at the prior law school.
    At least one half of the credit hours required for graduation must be taken at Detroit Mercy Law. Credit hours earned at another law school will not be accepted for transfer unless a grade of 2.0 or better is attained. Only the course name and credit hours transferred are recorded. The number of credit hours awarded for any one transfer course shall not exceed the number of credit hours earned for a similar course offered at Detroit Mercy Law.

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