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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:

2017-2018 Standard 509 Information

2016-2017 Standard 509 Information

2015-2016 Standard 509 Information

2014-2015 Standard 509 Information

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

    Visit the Association of American Law Schools web site.

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    Entering Class Profile

    2017 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 - 43

    Average Age: 24.5

    Undergraduate Majors Represented: 52

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

    Undergraduate Institutions: 59

    Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Oakland University, Ryerson University, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, University of Michigan – Dearborn, 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: 11

    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

    Alberta

    British Columbia   

    Kentucky

    Maryland

    Michigan

    New Jersey

    New York

     Ontario

     South Dakota

     Tennessee

    Virginia

    Diversity:

    According to US Census Data, 10% 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 2017 survey, 42% of all respondents self-identify as students of color.

    2017 Detroit Mercy Law 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 2017 Entering Class included students from a wide range of religious traditions.

    Detroit Mercy Law 2017 Religious Preference Graphic

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    Academic Information

    Academic Calendar

    General Information regarding the Detroit Mercy Law curriculum

    Curricular Offerings

    University of Detroit Mercy Refund Policy

    Refund Policy (Title IV Funds)

    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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    Employment Outcomes

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    Scholarship Data

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