HANDS-ON LEARNING FROM DAY ONE

HANDS-ON LEARNING FROM DAY ONE

  • * A legal writing program that starts in the first year and continues through the upper level courses.
  • * A clinical program that entitles every student to the opportunity to represent a live client.
  • * A unique law firm program that allows students to engage in simulated cases and transactions in specific practice areas.

DEDICATED TO SOCIAL JUSTICE

DEDICATED TO SOCIAL JUSTICE

  • * Committed to developing lawyers who serve the public good
  • * Committed to serving the Detroit community
  • * Founded on Jesuit and Mercy principles of service and the success of each individual

Study Internationally

Study Internationally

  • * Dual degree program with the University of Windsor
  • * Extensive international law and comparative law courses
  • * Established relationship with Universite d"Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand, France

EXPAND YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

EXPAND YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • * Downtown Detroit Location provides proximity to courts and employers
  • * Strong Alumni Network dedicated to supporting UDM graduates
  • * ability to pursue a concentration in Immigration Law

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Externships

Students participating in externships will work with a selected public sector agency, law office or judge taken from the approved list, unless otherwise agreed. Students are not eligible for credit with private firms or attorneys. Tasks undertaken include research, writing, analyzing, and assisting counsel or assisting judges. Depending upon the extern program, students may go to court to represent a client or agency.

Each student is required to work at the designated placement at least 120-180 hours a semester contingent upon the requirements of the specific program, or by what is arranged with the Director of Externships before the semester starts.

In addition to the hours required for the individual placements, there is a one-hour mandatory extern class every week in the fall and spring semesters. In the summer program, extern participants communicate via e-mail and telephone with their extern professor and work on a directed research project related to the work they are doing at the externship. This is normally an approved 7-page paper.

All extern participants are required to keep a weekly journal of their work. Participants in the fall and spring will close out the semester with a five page reflective paper on their work.

Possible extern offerings

Read our Student Testimonials about our externships.

EVENTS


Red Mass - UDM Law Campus

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm

UDM's 103rd Annual Red Mass and Renewal of the Lawyer's Oath of Commitment will be held at Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church 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, faculty, staff, 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 for all.

The Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., Ph.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, will celebrate the Mass.  Hon. Patrick J. Duggan ('58) of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will lead the Renewal of the Lawyer's Oath of Commitment.

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