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Red Mass

Red Mass
Tuesday, September 26 at 12:00 p.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Church and Detroit Mercy Law Atrium
The 105th Annual Red Mass and Renewal of the Lawyer’s Oath of Commitment will be held at Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church (immediately adjacent to Detroit Mercy Law) beginning at 12:00 p.m., followed by a complimentary luncheon in the Atrium of the School of Law.

Red Mass is an occasion for judges, lawyers, civic leaders, and law students of all faiths to pray together at the beginning of the new judicial term, asking God to bless, strengthen, and enlighten us, so that in cooperation and mutual trust we may effectively achieve justice. The Oath of Commitment is recited by all new lawyers in the State of Michigan as a mandatory part of swearing-in ceremonies. Renewal of the Oath is a voluntary means of reaffirming the pledge made at the onset of a lawyer’s career. Monsignor John P. Zenz, pastor of Holy Name Catholic Church in Birmingham, is the Mass Celebrant, and the Honorable Gershwin A. Drain of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will lead the Oath.
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Please join us as alumni, students, faculty, staff, administrators and friends hit the links for the second annual Detroit Mercy Law Golf Outing! This is a great opportunity to reconnect and have some fun while benefiting Detroit Mercy Law students.

Registration Information

Please register here:

Sponsorship Form

All net proceeds will benefit the School of Law’s Student Scholarship Fund. University of Detroit Mercy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity. Gifts are deductible as charitable contributions within the limits of the Internal Revenue Code.

Registration Includes:

  • Golf - 18 championship holes with cart, driving range, and bag services
  • Buffet dinner
  • Souvenir gift
  • Drink tickets (2) for hospitality cart on course
  • Raffle, Contests, & Awards Ceremony
  • Full locker room facilities
  • Lunch is available for purchase at the Pro Shop or Halfway House.
  • Please check in between 11:00 – 11:45 am to receive:
  • Starting information - cart/hole assignment - contest rules and gifts
  • Opportunity to purchase 50/50 tickets and Mulligans

Weather Policy

Please plan to attend rain or shine. If there is rain, we will play. If conditions are such that the course will not allow play, we will proceed with the dinner early and golf vouchers may be issued to those who attend pursuant to the policies of The Inn at St. John’s. Detroit Mercy Law shall not refund any funds received. 


Detroit Mercy Law and its Alumni Association will honor
two distinguished alumnae during the dinner program:

Hon. Denise Langford Morris ('82)
Time and Talent Award 

Mikyia S. Aaron ('15)
Rising Star Award

Meet the Judges 2016

Meet the Judges Reception

Tuesday, October 3 in the Atrium at Detroit Mercy School of Law

Cocktail Reception: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Remarks and group photo at 5:30 p.m.)

This networking event brings together current and former members of the judiciary with attorneys, law students, and other members of the legal community. Co-sponsored by the Catholic Lawyers Society of Detroit, the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers, the Polish American Lawyers Society, and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.


Register by contacting Denise Hickey, Asst. Dean of Alumni Relations at 313-596-0202 or, or register online here:

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Interfaith Religious Freedom Conference

Tuesday, November 7 (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) at Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church

Co-sponsored by the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Detroit Chapter and the Michigan Catholic Conference, this event welcomes members of all walks of life and all beliefs to a program examining the importance of religious freedom.

Keynote Speakers

Elder Von G. Keetch

General Authority Seventy and Executive Director, Public Affairs Department, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron

Archbishop, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register here to ensure your seat and secure free parking in one of our nearby lots:

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Housing Symposium

Housing Symposium

Public Education and Information Session: Saturday, November 11 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) in the Atrium at Detroit Mercy School of Law

Academic Session: Monday-Tuesday, November 13-14 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Detroit

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Detroit riot/ rebellion in 1967, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will host a housing symposium entitled HUD's Past, Present and Future.

The symposium will take place over a three day period. On Saturday, November 11, 2017, Detroit Mercy School of Law and the 10CORE® Law Society will host a series of practical housing workshops for the public (including emancipated minors, tenants, first-time homebuyers, the homeless, seniors, and veterans).

On Monday and Tuesday, November 13-14, 2017, Detroit Mercy Law will host an academic session with community organizers, clergy, economists, HUD/MSHDA officials, legal scholars, practitioners, public officials, and sociologists. This two-day session will culminate in a panel discussion commemorating the 1967 Detroit riot/ rebellion, and focus exclusively on Michigan and how HUD's programs have impacted the region generally, and Detroit in particular.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is seeking proposals from scholars, practitioners, and housing advocates interested in participating in this interdisciplinary symposium. For details, please contact Visiting Professor of Law Florise Neville-Ewell at:

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