HANDS-ON LEARNING FROM DAY ONE

HANDS-ON LEARNING FROM DAY ONE

From your very first class, you will learn the art of lawyering.  You will write the types of documents lawyers use every day, from memos and briefs to drafting pleadings, the documents that begin every lawsuit.

Every Faculty Member has Practiced Law

Every Faculty Member has Practiced Law

You will be taught by full-time faculty members with practical experience that they bring to the classroom.

Rigorous Academic Program in a Supportive Environment

Rigorous Academic Program in a Supportive Environment

“I chose Detroit Mercy because I was impressed by the rigorous curriculum taught by an exceptional faculty. It also offers a supportive learning environment that will make me a practice-ready attorney upon graduation.” – Ticara Hendley ‘16

Committed to Student Success

Committed to Student Success

“We strive to help students in all aspects of their academic life while in law school.”  Charisse L. Heath, Asst. Dean for Academic Success

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Welcome to Detroit mercy Law Academics

Our curriculum is designed to integrate theory, doctrine and practice to produce graduates who are practice ready. We achieve this through a layered approach to professional education, which starts with the theoretical and doctrinal foundations of the law in the first year. Moving into the subsequent years of training, more advanced doctrinal courses expose students to a wider body of law and to other legal systems through our array of international courses. Students are expected to take at least one course exposing them to another legal system. Students also have the opportunity to explore particular topics in depth with a variety of seminars. These seminars, as well as the writing assignments in the upper level required courses, will hone writing skills and allow students to develop a work product portfolio. Moving toward completion of their degrees, all students will complete one clinic and three credit hours of law firm program courses that take their theoretical and doctrinal training and put it to the service of a client in a real or simulated case.

A student at our law school will:

  • engage in live-client representation or related practice
  • participate in sophisticated simulations
  • develop a portfolio of written work product
  • develop a fidelity to ethical standards
  • understand the importance of the global community in the practice of law
  • learn to serve others and
  • be exposed to the School's Jesuit and Mercy identity in ways that promote discussions about the intersection of faith and law

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Wilkins, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at (313) 596-0250.