Detroit Mercy Law—Tradition, Service, and Connections


Educating the complete lawyer

For more than a century, Detroit Mercy Law scholars have achieved success in Detroit and around the globe as dynamic attorneys, political leaders, judges, prosecutors, and CEOs of major corporations.

Promoting service, ethics, and intellectual rigor

Jesuit and Mercy values blend together at Detroit Mercy Law to create an open-minded learning environment that focuses on intellectual rigor and service to others. At Detroit Mercy Law, the ideals of ethics and professionalism are emphasized, demonstrated, and practiced throughout every aspect of our curriculum, both inside the classroom and in off-campus settings.

Connecting students, faculty, and alumni

Detroit Mercy Law is a small, diverse, collegial community where students explore differing thoughts and perspectives in an inclusive setting. As part of this supportive environment, students readily access the help of faculty and staff and enjoy networking with and learning from our alumni.

Detroit Mercy Law Legacy

Detroit Mercy Law is part of the legacy of the University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit Mercy), Michigan's oldest and largest Catholic university, founded in 1877.  Detroit Mercy's founders, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and the Religious Sisters of Mercy, have always believed in the power of education to change people and, through them, the world.