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JD Program

Detroit Mercy Law offers a three year full-time program, four year part-time day, and five year extended part-time day program, all leading to the JD degree.

A detailed estimate outlining cost of attendance for each program is available from Financial Aid.

  • Full-time Day Program

    30 credits per year for completion in three years

    First Year Courses

    Fall: Introduction to Legal Research and Communications, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Property, Torts

    Winter: Applied Legal Theory & Analysis, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Property, Criminal Law

  • Part-Time Day Program

    24 credits per year for completion in four years

    First Year Courses

    Fall: Introduction to Legal Research and Communications, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Torts

    Winter: Applied Legal Theory & Analysis, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Criminal Law

  • Extended Part-Time Day Program

    18 credits per year for completion in five years

    First Year Courses

    Fall: Introduction to Legal Research and Communications, Civil Procedure, Contracts

    Winter: Applied Legal Theory & Analysis, Civil Procedure, Contracts

Required Courses

Rrequired courses for the JD program include: Contracts, Property, Torts, Civil Procedure, Introduction to Legal Research and Communications, Applied Legal Theory & Analysis (ALTA), Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, one three credit Law Firm Program course, a clinic, an International Law elective, and an upper-level writing requirement.

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