University of Detroit Mercy School of Law has embarked on its next one hundred years of developing the best lawyers, suited to a global and evolving legal profession. With the latest renovations to Dowling Hall, and the move of the clinical program to the George J. Asher Law Clinic Center across the street, Detroit Mercy Law has the tools to provide traditional academic offerings and the advantages of practice-oriented, hands-on clinical experiences.
I clerked in the mid-70's for the Chief Judge of Wayne County Circuit Court, who graduated in 1952 from the law school. He benefited from the GI Bill, which offered a new start for veterans of World War II and Korea. But few women and minorities were law students then. When my class entered the law school 25 years later, demographic changes were well underway and foretelling of change. Today, the 1L class brings tremendous diversity to the law school.
Our mission as alumni is to support the law school. We can do this by giving our time as volunteers for moot court, attending the McElroy Lecture, worshiping at Red Mass, coming to the alumni Reunion, using the Law Library, mentoring and hiring students, and recommending Detroit Mercy Law to future students. Whether you are in Windsor, Chicago, Grand Rapids, New York, or Detroit, please take advantage of opportunities to connect with the law school and your classmates. I encourage you to view the Events tab on the left for a complete calendar of alumni opportunities.
Financial support can also come in many forms. You can earmark your gift to your favorite part of the law school. (My wife Linda and I continue a memorial donation to the Veterans Clinic in memory of our U.S. Marine son, Lance Corporal Scott Winter Ulrich.) Or you can give to the Law School Annual Fund. Event sponsorships are also an excellent means of networking and providing enhanced programming.
I look forward to greeting you at upcoming events and hearing from you throughout the year. Thank you for all you do for our law school.
Greg Ulrich ('74, '77)
President, Detroit Mercy Law Alumni Association | Member, Ulrich Law, PLC
Greg and Linda Ulrich enjoy the 2014 Reunion at Detroit Mercy Law