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

STEPHANIE WINBIGLER

ASSociate DIRECTOR
(313) 596-9841 

 

CAITLIN MCCARTHY
Assistant Director
(313) 596-0253 
 

ELIZABETH HALLACK
Program Coordinator

(313) 596-0264
 

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

Canadian & American Dual J.D. Program ▼

BRIAN MILLER

Director
(313) 596-9840
 

STEPHANIE WINBIGLER
Deputy Director
(313) 596-9841

Student Service Center ▼

STUDENT SERVICE CENTER summer HOURS 

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 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

 

STEPHANIE WHEELER

ASSISTANT REGISTRAR

(313) 596-0212

 

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 

 

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  

 

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


Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam - East Lansing

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 11:30 am

Detroit Mercy Law will provide complimentary boxed lunches for all 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.

Event Details>>


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.

Press Release and Event Details>>


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.

Event Details>>


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.

Save the Date Card>>

NEWS

  • From counsel to council: Local attorney serves as mayor of Madison Heights

    Attorney Brian Hartwell entered Western Michigan University as a theater major and came out with a pre-law degree.

    "The stage and courtroom are comparable in certain respects – actors and litigators tell someone else's story to an audience familiar with the process, searching for a core truth," he says.

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  • Helping hand: Detroit Mercy Law grad enjoys role as public servant

    Engrossed in the O.J. Simpson trials at the age of 10, Erin Jacobs Rich knew she had found her calling.

    "I found the rhetoric in a courtroom to be one of the most fascinating things I'd ever seen," she says. "My mind was set at 10 that I would be lawyer and I'm very stubborn."

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  • KAREN McDONALD HENNING RECEIVES DETROIT MERCY LAW’S BARNES FACULTY SCHOLAR AWARD

    Henning

    DETROIT, Mich. – July 12, 2016 – Professor Karen McDonald Henning is the recipient of the 2016 James T. Barnes, Sr. Memorial Faculty Scholar Award at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. This prestigious award, named in honor of alumnus James T. Barnes, Sr. of the class of 1940, recognizes a faculty member's outstanding scholarship, teaching excellence, and public service.

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  • Attorney is New Owner of a Jiu-Jitsu Academy

    Lawrence G. Almeda, an intellectual property attorney and shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brink Gilson & Lione, is the new owner of the Plymouth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, purchasing it from head instructor Elihu Ledesma. He earned his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and LL.M from The John Marshall Law School.

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  • Lawyers could take voluntary online tests to assess skills

    While Michigan is ripe for some improvements in continuing legal education, a task force that recently studied the issue doesn’t believe that includes adopting the mandatory approach used by most other states..

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  • Professor Larry Dubin Quoted in The Detroit News

    Detroit Mercy Law Professor, Larry Dubin, was recently quoted in The Detroit News on the report that Wayne County prosecutors delayed sharing evidence with Davontae Sanford's attorneys that would have exonerated him. Sanford spent eight years in prison for murders he did not commit according to the report.

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