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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Contact Us

Building Hours ▼

Monday - Thursday    7:00am to 9:50pm

Friday                         7:00am to 5:50pm

Saturday - Sunday     10:00am to 5:50pm

Admissions ▼

MONIQUE MCCARTHY

ASSociate dean of enrollment management and communications

(313) 596-9407

CAITLIN MCCARTHY
Assistant Director
(313) 596-0253 

 

BARBARA STOCKWELL-BUSLEPP
Recruitment & Admissions Specalist
(313) 596-0208

 

Eric McCloud
Admissions coordinator
(313) 596-0264


Canadian & American Dual J.D. Program ▼

 

STEPHANIE WINBIGLER
Deputy Director
(313) 596-9841

Student Service Center ▼

STUDENT SERVICE CENTER summer HOURS 

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Telephone: (313) 596-0200
           Fax: (313) 596-0280

 

STUDENT AFFAIRS

 

MEGAN JENNINGS

ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS

(313) 596-0209

 

SHAMAILA S. KHAN

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS

(313) 596-9848

 

STUDENT SERVICES


JEFF JOHNSON

ASSISTANT DEAN FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AND STUDENT SERVICES

(313) 596-0206

 

BARBARA WHITE

OFFICE ASSISTANT

(313) 596-9810

 

JAMES WILLIAMS

FACULTY ASSISTANT

(313) 596-0254

 

REGISTRAR

 

LORETTA LEWINS-PECK

ASSISTANT DEAN & REGISTRAR

(313) 596-9828

 

FINANCIAL AID

 

DENISE DANIEL

FINANCIAL AID COORDINATOR

(313) 596-9417 

 

PHIL KRAUSS

FINANCIAL AID OFFICER

(313) 596-9416

Library ▼

Circulation Desk:  (313) 596-0241
Reference Desk:   (313) 596-0244 
 

PATRICK MEYER

DIRECTOR & assistant professor
(313) 596-0240 

 

KATY COOPER

research specialist/serials librarian
(313) 596-9414 

 

ALICIA DYER

reference librarian
(313) 596-9404 

 

JENNIFER HOLZWORTH

night manager & research specialist
(313) 596-9446 

 

ELAINE MANNING

cataloging assistant
(313) 596-0246 

 

GENE MOY

government documents/reference librarian
(313) 596-9415 

 

SALLY MOY

electronic resources specialist
(313) 596-9821 

 

M. CATHERINE PICHE

government documents technician
(313) 596-9415 

 

LATHA RANGARAJAN

head of technical services
(313) 596-9824 

 

ZACHARY TURK

serials technician
(313) 596-9414 

Career Services ▼

JENNIFER RUMSCHLAG

ASSISTANT dean
(313) 596-0260 
 

TANYA LUNDBERG

director
(313) 596-0232

 

Dorothy Cooper

ASSISTANT director
(313) 596-0223 

Alumni & Friends ▼

DENISE P. HICKEY

ASSISTANT DEAN of Alumni relations
(313) 596-0202

 

TINA R. MANGALICK

chief development officer
(313) 596-0274 

 

JUDY SMILEY

director of alumni relations
On a leave of absence 

Clinics ▼

Clinical Program

Main Line:                 (313) 596-0262
Veterans Law Clinic:  (313) 596-0235
Clinic Fax:                 (313) 596-9825  

 

ANNE YANTUS

Director, clinical programs

(313) 596-0256 
 

PEGGY COSTELLO

veterans law clinic
(313) 596-9854 
 

ALEX VERNON

immigration law clinic
(313) 596-9455 
 

WISSAM AOUN

intellectual property law clinic
(313) 596-9847 
 

REGINA MARTIN

support staff for immigration law clinic, veterans law clinic, and adjunct clinical faculty
(313) 596-9456 
 

ALESA SILVER

support staff for criminal trial clinic, intellectual property law clinic, and incubator program
(313) 596-0258 
 

MICHELLE (MICKEY) VAN HORN

program reception desk
(313) 596-9452

EVENTS


Patent Drafting Competition Reception - Atrium

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 5:30 pm

Detroit Mercy Law is hosting its Second Annual Patent Drafting Competition, beginning with a reception on Friday, February 10, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the atrium. Competitors from 12 law schools across the U.S. and Canada will join leaders of intellectual property law, including representatives of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and attorneys, alumni, faculty, and administrators, to kick-off the competition. The competition will be held on Saturday, February 11, at the USPTO satellite office in Detroit, a few minutes from the Detroit Mercy Law campus. For additional information regarding the event and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Assistant Dean Denise Hickey.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


Walk in Wednesday - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Walk-in and visit with an Admissions representative without an appointment during exteneded evening hours.


McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 5:00 pm

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 Director of its Islamic Legal Studies Program. Dr. Rabb also holds an appointment as a Professor of History at Harvard University and as the Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

The lecture will be held on March 2, 2017, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in room 226, followed by a complimentary reception in the atrium.

Register Online for McElroy Lecture>>


Law Review Symposium - Room 226

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:30 am

The Law Review will host its annual symposium on March 3, 2017. The symposium will feature legal professionals and scholars from across the country to discuss the American Bar Association's implementation of Standards 314 and 315, which deal with formative assessments in law school classrooms. For more information click HERE.


Erin Go Law Networking Reception - Atrium

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 5:00 pm

The Board of Directors of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Alumni Association invites judges, attorneys, and Detroit Mercy law students to attend its career networking reception, "Erin Go Law," on Thursday, March 16, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the atrium of the School of Law. 

Register Online>>         More Information>>

NEWS

  • 2L Dual Student, Maha Mansour, Featured in Legal News

    Mansour MahaCurrent 2L student of the American and Canadian Dual JD Program, Maha Mansour, was featured in the Legal News.

    “It’s extremely challenging which always keeps me motivated to work twice as hard, and gives me an immense feeling of accomplishment,” Mansour said. 

     Read the full article here.

  • Legal News Features 2L Nate Mark

    Mark NathanielLegal News wrote a feature article on 2L student Nate Mark who recently had an article he wrote published in the State Bar's Real Property E-Newsletter. 

    His article, "Builder & Developer Beware: Narrow MCPA License Exemption, & Conditional Right to Amend Declaration", ran in the June 2016 edition.

    Read the full Legal News feature here

  • Professor Aoun Writes Article for The Globe and Mail

    Professor Wissam Aoun, Assistant Professor and Director of the International Intellectual Property Law Clinic, recently wrote an article for The Globe and Mail regarding Canada's regulation of the patent-agent profession. 

    Read the full article here.

  • An Open Letter to the Electors

    An open letter to the electors, written by Detroit Mercy Law Professor, Khaled Beydoun, appeared in a variety of newspapers across the country last week. 

    Read the letter here. 

  • Legal News Interview With Alum Paul C. Young

    Legal News recently interviewed Paul C. Youngs ('98). A practicing defense attorney since '98, Youngs has tried many cases and attended the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College five different years: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.

    Read teh full interview here

  • Legal News Features 3L Kristina Tiessen

    Tiessen Kristina Resized

    Detroit Legal news published a feature article on 3L Kristina Tiessen.

    After her 1L year, Tiessen took advantage of her study abroad opportunities and studied International Law in The Hague and Nuremberg, Germany.

    She also interned at Michigan Attorney General's Office in the Civil Rights and Liberties Division and at the United Nations in New York. 

    "The people I met inspired me to become a lawyer dedicated to social justice and change, and inspired me to become a better person."