STUDY INTERNATIONALLY

STUDY INTERNATIONALLY

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

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 ensures every student the opportunity to represent a client.
  • A unique law firm program that allows students to engage in simulated cases and transactions in specific practice areas.

EXPAND YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

EXPAND YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Downtown Detroit location provides proximity to courts and employers
  • Strong Alumni Network dedicated to supporting Detroit Mercy Law graduates
  • Ability to pursue a concentration in Immigration Law or Family Law

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

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Since 1916, the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review has contributed to the legal scholarship of the State of Michigan and the nation. The Detroit Mercy Law Review articles have been cited in opinions from the United States Supreme Court, United States Circuit Courts of Appeals, and numerous state supreme courts.

This student-led organization publishes four issues a year and hosts an annual symposium in the spring to discuss topics of developing legal significance and scholarly debate. The Law Review also strives to provide opportunities for its members to improve their research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as develop a greater sense of the culture of the legal profession.

NEWS AND EVENTS

 

JANUARY 2016

The University of Detroit Mercy Law Review is celebrating its 100th anniversary with an academic symposium to be held on March 4, 2016 at Detroit Mercy Law in downtown Detroit. The Centennial Symposium will showcase the past, present, and future of the City of Detroit, and will gather scholars, policy makers, and community members to discuss the past, present, and future of Detroit.
 
Join us for this exciting day of thought provoking discussion and debate.
 
All are welcome to this free event.
 
 

Schedule 

 

8:30 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 Opening Remarks

Isaiah McKinnon, Deputy Mayor City of Detroit

9:30 Detroit’s Past: Race, Riots, and Wars
Roy Finkenbine, Professor of History and Director of the Black Abolitionist Archive, University of Detroit Mercy
Tom Stanton, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, University of Detroit Mercy
Gregory Sumner, Professor of History, University of Detroit Mercy  

11:00 Detroit’s Present: Bankruptcy the Grand Bargain
The Honorable Gerald E. Rosen, Former Chief Judge of the US District Court for Eastern District of Michigan
Eugene A. Gargaro, (’67) Chair of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Institute of Arts
Brian Frye, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law

12:30 Lunch
1:30 Detroit Going Forward
Shaakirrah Sanders, Associate Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law
Andrea Boyack, Associate Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law
Timothy Dugdale, Founder of Atomic Quill Media

3:00 Closing Remarks
The Honorable Michael Riordan (’90), Michigan Court of Appeals
Please check back for more information on our upcoming Spring 2016 Centennial Symposium.
Already know you will attend? RSVP todaySpace is limited

SEPTEMBER 2015

The University of Detroit Mercy Law Review is celebrating its 100th anniversary with an academic Symposium to be held on March 4, 2016. This Symposium will showcase the past, present, and future of the City of Detroit, and will gather scholars, policy makers, and community members to discuss the past, present, and future of Detroit.

The Law Review is currently accepting proposals for presentations and papers. Click here to view the call for papers.

The submissions, and any questions regarding the Symposium or the abstract process, should be directed to Law Review Centennial Symposium Director Katherine Ross at rosska2@Detroit Mercyercy.edu. 

Please check back for more information on our upcoming Spring 2016 Centennial Symposium.

APRIL 2015

The 2015/2016 Executive Board is happy to announce the Editorial Board for next year:

Great Lakes Symposium Director & Editor: Justin Miller
Centennial Symposium Director & Editor: Katherine Ross
Online Editor: Benjamin Stoltman

Title Editors:

Brant Bowman
Rayan Fardoun
Ticara Hendley
Heather Kempton
Cori McCowin
Ashley Poonia
Dena Sana
Justin Thomas

The current and incoming Executive Boards are confident this group will be able to uphold the standards of excellence that this Law Review has demonstrated for almost a century.

MARCH 2015

We are pleased to announce the 2015/2016 Executive Board: 

Editor-in-Chief: Nina Gavrilovic
Editor of Inside Articles: Steven Eatherly
Editor of Outside Articles: Hannah Treppa
Managing Editor: Elizabeth Butler


JULY 2014

Our Law Review would like to congratulate our new Junior Members:

Brant Bowman, Michael Bussert, Elizabeth Butler, Mohamed Chehab, Heather Comolli, Bela Dalal, Steven Eatherly, Eyad Fakhoury, Rayan Fardoun, John Fitzgerald, Jonathan Freshour, Nina Gavrilovic, Ticara Hendley, Jessica Holmes, Jonathan Kirkland, Cori Mccowin, Justin Miller, Andrew Porter, Ashley Poonia, Katherine Ross, Dena Sana, Kevin Sanker, Ben Stoltman, Justin Thomas and Hannah Treppa

We look forward to working with them in the upcoming year.

FEBRUARY 2014

First of all, our symposium is scheduled for Friday, March 7, 2014, and it will take place in the Detroit Mercy Law atrium, located at 651 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48226. This years topic is "Going to Seed: Urban Agriculture in Distressed Cities." This symposium will bring together both national scholars and local leaders to assess the role urban agriculture plays in the economic recovery of economically distressed cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. This symposium will discuss topics that dig into the ground-level details of current urban farming efforts in major American cities. Stay tuned for further updates as they become available.

In addition, the current Detroit Mercy Law Review E-board has announced their replacements for next year. The Executive Board of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review for the 2014-2015 academic year is as follows:

Editor in Chief - Mikyia Aaron

Executive Editor of Inside Articles - Dan Burkhart

Executive Editor of Outside Articles - Amanda Gougeon

Managing Editor – John Abbo

Mariah Mumford - Symposium Director

Alana Silver - Online Editor

Title Editors:

Chelsea Smialek

Jennifer Richards

Casey Swanson

Kelly Carranza

Javier Macias

Colleen Fries

Samantha Boyd

Dan Lowe

The current Executive Board is confident this group will be able to uphold the standards of excellence that this Law Review has demonstrated for almost a century, and it would like to wish the best of luck to the new Executive Board for the 2014-2015 academic year.

JANUARY 2014

Detroit Mercy Law Review is very pleased to announce the publishing of Volume 90-3. This volume features three fascinating articles by former and current students. The first article is titled "Guilty Plea Colloquies in Michigan after Padilla," and the author is our former Law Review Editor and Chief, Alison L. Carruthers. The second article is titled "Are We Removing Citizens? The Contentious Legal Issue Surrounding the Interpretation of the Former Derivative Citizenship Statute and Why Lawful Permanent Resident Status Is Not Required," and the author is a recent alumni of Detroit Mercy Law, Christopher Dutot. The third article is titled "De Novo: A Proposed Compromise to Closing the Naturalization Review Loophole," and the author is a current Detroit Mercy Law Student, Daniel Makled. This volume is available for order on the website, and it can be accessed at the Detroit Mercy Law Library. Stay tuned for information regarding this year's Detroit Mercy Law Review Symposium!

EVENTS


Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam - East Lansing

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 11:30 am

Detroit Mercy Law will provide complimentary boxed lunches for alumni taking the Michigan Bar Exam on July 26 and July 27. Look for us outside the Breslin Center near Gate C during your lunch break each day. You can sit and relax or grab and go - whichever you prefer. For additional details, please contact Denise Hickey, Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations.


Red Mass 2016 - Atrium

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm

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.


Reception at the State Bar of MI Annual Meeting in Grand Rapids - Amway Grand Hotel

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker will host a cocktail reception for Detroit Mercy Law alumni, State Bar dignitaries, members of the judiciary, faculty, and students at the Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Michigan at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids on September 22 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.  She will make remarks at 5:15 p.m.

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Golf Outing - The Inn at St. John's

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Detroit Mercy Law will host a Golf Outing on September 30 at The Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, with a shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. followed by dinner and an awards ceremony at 6:00 p.m. All alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, students, and their guests are welcome to attend this exciting new event as part of Detroit Mercy's Homecoming festivities. More information will follow soon. Please contact
Denise Hickey or Amy Smith with any questions.

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NEWS

  • Ryan VanOver ’17 Addresses Drone Surveillance in the Detroit News

    The Detroit News recently published an op-ed piece by Ryan VanOver '17, on the issue of unlawful drone surveillance. VanOver recommends that the Michigan Legislature amend the statute to regulate recreational drone users.

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  • Vanessa Guerra ’17, Balances Law Studies with State Legislative Duties

    Legal News profiled Vanessa Guerra '17, who is currently serving her first term as State Representative in Michigan's 95th District. She is the youngest member of the House and serves as a trustee for Bridgeport Township, treasurer of Michigan Legislature's Progressive Women's Caucus and on the Governor's Criminal Justice Policy Commission.

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  • Detroit Mercy Law Community Mourns Those Killed in Orlando

    We were deeply saddened to learn that Christopher Andrew Leinonen, one of the people murdered on Sunday at the nightclub in Orlando, was the son of one of our graduates, Christine Leinonen ('98). Christopher's partner, Juan Guerrero, was also killed in the nightclub massacre. The two families are now planning a joint funeral instead of the wedding they had been anticipating. The death of every person at the club is tragic. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Christine and her family, to the Guerreros, and the families and friends of every person killed Sunday morning.

    Phyllis L Crocker

    Dean and Professor of Law
    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

  • Reception in the Windy City

    Chicago Law Alumni Reception 6-7-16

    We hit the road recently to visit our graduates in the Windy City. Alumni Association Board member Greg Thiess ('79) hosted a reception for Dean Phyllis L. Crocker and 20 Detroit Mercy Law alumni at 312 Chicago in the Loop.

  • 2016 Detroit Mercy Law Commencement

    The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law held its 2016 Commencement ceremony on May 13.

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  • COMMENCEMENT PHOTO GALLERY

    Detroit Mercy Law held its 103rd Commencement on May 13th for 143 graduates of the Class of 2016.

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