McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion
Our annual McElroy Lecture provides a forum for prominent thinkers and leaders to address fundamental issues of law and religion. This year's lecturer is Intisar A. Rabb, a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a Director of its Islamic Legal Studies Program. She also holds an appointment as a Professor of History at Harvard University and as a Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The lecture will be held on March 2 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in room 226, followed by a complimentary reception in the atrium. Register Online for McElroy Lecture>>
Red Mass 2016
Detroit Mercy Law will host its 104th annual Red Mass on Tuesday, September 20, at noon at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church, followed by a complimentary luncheon in the atrium. Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., J.D., will celebrate the Mass. Father Kammer is a Jesuit priest, an attorney, and a member of the Southern Province of the Jesuits. He has been director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute since March of 2009. Hon. Victoria Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will lead the Renewal of the Lawyer's Oath of Commitment. Red Mass is an opportunity for law students, judges, lawyers, civic leaders, faculty, staff, and administrators of all faiths to come together and celebrate the beginning of the new judicial term and academic year. The School has hosted the Red Mass on behalf of the Archdiocese of Detroit at Saints Peter and Paul since the School opened in 1912. Press Release and Event Details>>
Jump Start Your Legal Education - Part Two
During the second day of the workshop, students will have the opportunity to informally meet and speak with professors over dinner provided by Detroit Mercy. After dinner, students will learn more about the various offices and departments of Detroit Mercy Law through a building-wide scavenger hunt. The evening will end with a class from Associate Professors, Julia Belian and Karen Henning where you will continue to work on the relationship between statutory language and cases. You will examine two cases where you will learn to interpret, synthesize and understand critical statutory interpretation. Students will need to read the cases given at the end of the July 19 class in preparation for this class. RSVP today!
Jump Start Your Legal Education - Part One
Jump Start is a two day workshop for admitted students designed to provide them with the opportunity to practice legal skills without the pressure of a “real” class. On Tuesday, Students will have the opportunity to meet one another over dinner, then listen to a panel of recent Detroit Mercy Law graduates and ask them questions about their experiences at Detroit Mercy Law and their legal careers. The evening will end with a class from Associate Professors Karen Henning and Julia Belian on how to read a statute and identify the critical elements in addressing client’s issues. RSVP today!