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Consumer Information (ABA Standard 509)

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 (Fall 2016)

2016 (Fall 2015)

2015 (Fall 2014)



    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., NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036-2717
    Phone: (202) 296-8851

    Visit the Association of American Law Schools web site.


    Entering Class Profile

    Fall 2016 First Year Class

    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.

    Age Range: 21-58

    Average Age: 24

    Undergraduate Majors Represented: 43

    Popular majors represented include Business Administration, Communications, Criminal Justice/Criminology, Engineering, English, History, International Relations, Political Science, and Psychology.

    Undergraduate Institutions: 64

    Eastern Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, Oakland University, University of Detroit Mercy, University of Guelph, University of Michigan, University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, University of Windsor, and Wayne State University had the largest number of graduates in the 1L class.

    States and Provinces Represented: 12

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

    States and Provinces of Residence


    British Columbia    




    New Brunswick

    Newfoundland and Labrador

    New York






    According to US Census Data, 13.1% of our incoming students classify students of color. However, our 1L demographic survey reveals the richness of the law school’s diversity. According to the Fall 2016 survey, 42% of all respondents self-identify as students of color.

    Diversity graphic

    Religious Preference:

    Detroit Mercy Law is grounded in the traditions of the Jesuits and the Sisters of Mercy and welcomes students from all faith traditions and backgrounds, including students who do not express a religious preference. The Fall 2016 Entering Class included students from a wide range of religious traditions.

    Religious Preference Graphic


    Academic Information


    Employment Outcomes


    Scholarship Data

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