UDM Law announces tuition freeze for 2015-16

UDM Law announces tuition freeze for 2015-16

  • UDM Board of Trustees approves tuition freeze for all current and incoming Law students
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MCELROY LECTURE ON LAW AND RELIGION

MCELROY LECTURE ON LAW AND RELIGION

Nelson Tebbe will present the annual McElroy Lecture on March 4 at 5:00 pm. See Events Below

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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Commencement Program 2014

University of Detroit Mercy
School of Law
Interim Dean Troy L. Harris, J.D., Ph.D.
May 9, 2014
Juris Doctor Degree Candidates

Kurt Fernando Allen, B.S.

David Harris Applebaum, B.S.P.A.

Joseph Antonio Arabbo, B.S.

Hana Marie Attar, B.S.

Samar Mary Aziz, B.A.

Numan Bajwa, B.A.

Ryan Timothy Baxter, B.S.

Robert A. Berlin, B.J.

Migladys Bermudez, B.A.

Jillian Kay Berndt, B.A.

Zachary Jacob Bialick, B.A.

Susan Patricia Boonenberg, B.A.

Sydney Elise Frances Booth, B.A.

Daniel Patrick Brent, B.A.*

Kenneth Frederic Brooks, B.S.

Ryan Dennis Brown, B.S.

Justine Rose Cigna, B.A.

Monica Joanne Ciriello, B.A., M.A., M.P.P.*

Zachary William Clark, B.S., Magna Cum Laude

Weldianne Dejene Climo, B.S.B.A.

Elizabeth Mary Ann Colvin, B.A.

Riann Marie Conner, B.A.**

Antonio Cook, Jr., B.A.

Corrado Anthony Corradi, B.A., Cum Laude

Andrea Lindsay D'Agostino, B.A., Cum Laude

Hameed Jamal Dakroub, B.B.A., Cum Laude

Ariana Felicia Deskins, B.A., Summa Cum Laude

Thomas Brady Devereaux, B.A.

Evelyne Djamat-Dubois, B.A.

Ariel Drissman, B.A.

Conor Terrence Fitzpatrick, B.A., Magna Cum Laude

Cory James Foglesong, B.A.

Desiree Alencia Fordham, B.S., M.B.A.

Matthew Donaldson Garrett, B.A., Magna Cum Laude

Keith Thomas Genzel, B.B.A., Cum Laude*

Julia Newman Gieseking, B.A., Magna Cum Laude

Lina Goro, B.S.C.J.

Sasha Ninochk Griffin, B.A., Cum Laude

Jonathan Frank Gruner, B.A.

Marina Kamal Haddad, B.A.

Aaron J. Hall, B.A.

Dawn Yvette Hamilton, B.B.A.

Tonya Marie Hamilton, B.S.C.J.

James Arthur Hammer, B.A.

Christine Sil Han, B.A.

Kyra Michelle Harris, B.S.

Dustin J. Hess, B.A.

Matthew William Hetzner, B.A.

Tiffany Patrice Howell, B.A.

Nicole Sophia-Calhoun Huddleston, B.A.

William Patrick Hurley, B.A.*

Dani Awsam Jajou, B.A.

Nadine Jamil, B.S., Cum Laude

Audra Beth Jantz, B.S.

Fallon Brittany Jenkins, B.A.

William Shane Jennings, B.A.

Allison Ashley Johnson, B.S.B.A., Cum Laude*

Andrew Ian Johnston, B.A.

Kristina Marie Joseph, B.A.

Patrick Robert Joyce, B.A.

Follan C. Karoumy, B.S.**

Mark George Kased, B.S.*

Amany Tawfik Kasham, B.S.*

Kevin Omar Kashat, B.S.C.J.

Brian Thomas Keane, B.B.A., M.S.A.*

Amy Velva Keith, B.A., Cum Laude

Juliana Beth Khalifeh, B.A.*

Ansar Khan, B.A.

Sana Khokhar, B.A.

Morgan Taylor Klein, B.A.

Kamil Jerzy Koleczko, B.A.

Grace Badalament Koss, B.S.

Kaleigh Elizabeth Krajkowski, B.A.C.J.

Randell Jonathon Krug, B.S.M.E., Cum Laude**

Nicholas Robert Larche, B.S.

Ashley Tenell Lee, B.A.

Adam John Lenart, B.A.

Marlon Anthony Leone, B.A.

Michael Patrick LePage, B.B.A.

Maureen Kelli Lesko, B.A.*

Elizabeth Elaine Lia, B.A.

Holly Ann Lowe, B.A.

Scott Carlton Macbeth, B.S.B.A.*

Nicole Francis MacMillan, B.A., Cum Laude

Daniel Bassam Makled, B.A., Cum Laude

Athir Androus Maroki, B.A.

Alexander J. Marouf, B.S.B.A.*

Michael Robert Marx, B.A., Cum Laude

Sam Steve Mate, Jr., B.A.

Matthew Mark McCloy, B.S.B.A.

Angela Marie Medley, B.B.A.**

Limhi Montoya, B.S.

Sean Patrick Murphy, B.B.A., Summa Cum Laude

Shannon Kathryn Murphy, B.S., Magna Cum Laude*

Ryan James Mushlian, B.A.

Sean M. Myers, B.S., Cum Laude*

Anthony John Nardone, B.S.B.A.

Mohamed Adin Nehme, B.A.

Nargiz S. Nesimova, B.A.

Erin Melissa O'Callaghan, B.S., M.A.

Rosa Elena Ortiz, B.A.

Giuseppe Rudolph Palazzolo, B.A.

Scott Jordan Pawlak, B.S.

Brandon Mace Pellegrino, B.A.

Cameron Tyler Peralta, B.A., Cum Laude

Alex Matthew Petrik, B.S.B.A., Magna Cum Laude

Hussein Nasser Rahal, B.A.

Sagar Prakash Rathod, B.A.

Elena Marie Rozek, B.S.C.J.

Melissa Lynn Rubino, B.A., Cum Laude

Reem Rafic Sabbagh, B.A.

John Frederick Sampugnaro, B.S.Pharm., B.A.H.S., Pharm.D.**

Bradley Scott Schafer, B.A.

Andrew John Serdiuk, B.A.

Nicholas Wayne Siewert, B.A.

Jacqueline Rose Elizabeth Simonson, B.A.

Alexandra M. Smith, B.S., M.U.P., Cum Laude*

Felicity Anna Solman, B.S., Cum Laude

Nicholas J. Spitzer, B.A.**

Allison Lindsay Stevens, B.S.

Andrew Louis Stevens, B.S.B.A.*

Michael K. Story, B.A.

Lillia T. Tika, B.A.

Noor Nabeel Toma, B.A., Magna Cum Laude

Thanh-Tam Tran, B.A.

Heather Louise Turner, B.A.

Brett Edward Vasicek, B.A., Magna Cum Laude

Blaine Andrew Veldhuis, B.A., Cum Laude

Rebecca Ashley Wagner, B.A.

Patrick James Walbridge, B.A., Magna Cum Laude

Brandon Garrett Warzybok, B.A., Cum Laude

Gretchen Marie Weiss, B.A.

Maria Williams, B.A.*

Justin Sean Zatkoff, B.A., Cum Laude

Hillary Brooke Zuzow, B.A., Cum Laude

Dual University of Detroit Mercy Juris Doctor/University of Windsor Juris Doctor Degree Candidates

Farheen Alladin, B.B.A.

Michael Anthony Alvaro, B.A., Cum Laude

Danuta-Diana Antonczyk, B.A.

Patrick Michael Baker, B.A., Cum Laude

Sukhchan Kaur Bal, B.A.

Prateek Bhatnagar, B.A.Sc., Cum Laude

Stephanie Lynn Console, B.S., Magna Cum Laude

Michael Pereira Da Silva, B.A.

Alexander Thome DaVia, B.A.

Jenna Marguerite Dafoe, B.A.

Blaine Michael Edson, B.A.

Marcus Mario Giacobbi, B.A.

Amandeep S. Hayer, B.A.

Stephanie Marie Rose Hayes, B.A., Cum Laude

Helen Holubec, B.Sc., B.Sc.N., M.Sc., Magna Cum Laude

Sara Nicole Hopper, B.A.

Denise Nicole Junkin, B.A.

Dushinka Rachel Khemraj, B.A.

Suneal Kumar Khemraj, B.A.

Vladimir Klacar, B.A.

Steven James Kustra, B.A.

Ayesha Lakhani, B.S., Cum Laude

Alvin W. Leung, B.Sc., LL.B.

Samuel Levkov, B.A.

Nuo Jia Li, B.Sc.N., Magna Cum Laude

Allison Miller, B.A.

Dylan George Muscat, B.A.

Malinda Nicole Norman, B.A., Cum Laude

Matthew John Patullo, B.A., Cum Laude

Yeganeh Pejman, B.A.

Jennifer Lauren Poole, B.A., Cum Laude

Leah Rachel Shafran, B.A.

Alyssa Lily Silvaggi, B.A.

Harkamal Singh, B.A.

Iain Ericson Skelton, B.A., Cum Laude

Steven Jonathan Spriggs, B.A., Magna Cum Laude

Alexander George Tershakowec, B.B.A.

Dany Michèle Théberge, B.Comm.

Lisa Marie Thompson, B.A., Magna Cum Laude

Golta Vahid Shahidi, B.A.

Sean Cory Valentine, B.A.

Lillian Anne Wallace, B.S., Cum Laude

Glen Joseph Yamashita, B.A., Cum Laude .

Na Yao, LL.B., Cum Laude

Corey Alexander Yermus, B.A., Cum Laude

Marina Youssef, B.A., Cum Laude

Xi Joshua Zhang, B.E.S., Cum Laude

Joint University of Detroit Mercy Juris Doctor/Masters of Business Administration Degree Candidates

Mylika Lynnett Johnson, B.A., M.B.A. *

Gerta Rapo, B.S.B.A.

EVENTS


March 4, 2015 - McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion - UDM Law Campus

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Our annual McElroy Lecture provides a forum for prominent thinkers and leaders to address fundamental issues of law, religion, and society.  It seeks to educate students, legal professionals, and the public on a variety of questions related to moral philosophy, freedom of conscience, the interaction of legal and religious institutions, and the role of religion in public life.  Its goal is to encourage discussion of these issues in our community and deepen our understanding of them.  This year's lecturer is Professor Nelson Tebbe of Brooklyn Law School.  His topic is "Religion and Social Coherentism: A Progressive Theory of Religious Freedom."  The lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 4, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Room 226 of the School of Law, followed by a complimentary reception in the atrium. Complimentary parking will be available in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI parking garage nearby at 611 Congress Street. Additional details may be found in the Event Flyer.

2015 McElroy Lecture Press Release

Register for Lecture Online


March 14, 2015 - Prospective Student Open House - UDM Law Campus

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 9:15 am

Find out why men and women have been choosing UDM Law for over 100 years for their legal education.  Learn how UDM Law not only teaches you the law, but teaches you how to be a lawyer.  Through your education here, you will become a lawyer who makes a difference in your workplace and your community.  

Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the campus and speak with admissions representatives, faculty, and current students.  

NEWS

  • DUAL JD STUDENT CHRISTOPHER MACAULAY TAKES TOP HONORS IN NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION

    Dual JD student Christopher Macaulay competed in the 2015 Niagara International Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C., as a member of the University of Windsor team.  The team placed first overall in the competition, Christopher won Fourth Best Advocate, and the team won awards for Best Team Applicant Argument Runner-Up and Best Team Applicant Memorial (tied for first place).  The problem dealt with immigration, human rights, and Great Lakes environmental law issues.

  • PROFESSOR BROUGHTON TO PRESENT AT SYMPOSIUM ON THE DEATH PENALTY DEBATE IN THE UNITED STATES

    Professor J. Richard Broughton will present at a symposium hosted by the Journal of Public Law and Policy at Hamline University School of Law in Saint Paul, MN, on March 27 entitled, “The Death Penalty Debate in America:  Effectiveness, Fairness, Constitutionality, and Other Considerations.”  This symposium will gather scholars, policy makers, activists, and community members to discuss capital punishment in America both at the state and federal level.  Professor Broughton will discuss various constitutional and policy arguments in favor of capital punishment.

  • UDM SCHOOL OF LAW ANNOUNCES TUITION FREEZE FOR 2015 – 16

    UDM Law will freeze tuition for all current and incoming students for the 2015 – 2016 academic year. "At UDM Law, we are committed to the success of each student," said UDM School of Law Dean Phyllis L. Crocker. "Our hope is that freezing tuition at current levels will relieve some of the financial burden on our students."

    Eyad Fakhoury, a third-year law student and President of the Student Bar Association, commented on the School's announcement: "A tuition freeze is a step in the right direction and is very important to UDM Law students because it alleviates one of our many concerns and stresses of law school. It is essential for our students to plan ahead with budgets, and this tuition freeze makes our legal education more affordable and predictable. This freeze shows UDM Law's focus on the lowest cost, highest value education."

    Press Release

  • PROFESSOR BROUGHTON COMMENTS IN LAW360 ON ALABAMA CHIEF JUSTICE'S STAND AGAINST SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

    On February 9, Professor J. Richard Broughton commented in Law360, a national legal news service, on Alabama Chief Justice Roy S. Moore's decision to order local probate judges to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to stay the unions.

    Ala. Chief Justice Risking Seat With Same-Sex Marriage Stand, Feb. 9, 2015, Law360

  • UDM Law Warming Center Clinic on Tenant Rights

    Thirteen UDM first-year law students assisted attorneys from Legal Aid and Defender Association, Neighborhood Legal Services, and Detroit Center for Family Advocacy at a Clinic UDM Law hosted at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Warming Center on January 15.  The students and attorneys provided information and individual consultations to 35 guests on housing related matters.  Additionally, Sydney Booth ('14), a participant in UDM's Solo and Small Firm Incubator Program, introduced her newly formed law firm, Rushing Law, and conducted a short presentation on Criminal Expungement.  

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  • PROFESSOR DUBIN COMMENTS ON HIGH PROFILE CASES IN THE NEWS

    Professor Larry Dubin recently commented in The Detroit News on two high profile federal cases.  First, he discussed the DeBoer case, which challenges Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional.  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on January 16 that it would accept the case.  Professor Dubin stated in part, "Public opinion has shifted greatly, making this an issue that needs to be resolved due to the conflicting federal law that now exists."

    On January 23 and 25, Professor Dubin discussed the Kazan case, in which a Muslim woman filed suit against the City of Dearborn Heights and its police department, alleging that her constitutional rights were violated when she was forced to remove her hijab when she was booked by a male officer for a traffic violation.  Professor Dubin noted that the case involves conflicting rights:  "Ms. Kazan is entitled under the First Amendment protection of her religious beliefs including the wearing of a hijab, which may cover part of her face.  However, the police have the right to process a person who is being arrested."

    Justices to rule on same-sex marriage, Jan. 16, 2015, The Detroit News (quoting Prof. Lawrence Dubin)

    Woman sues Dearborn Heights for forced hijab removal, Jan. 23, 2015, The Detroit News (quoting Prof. Lawrence Dubin)

    Meet the Women Suing a Michigan Police Department and Standing Up Against Islamophobia, Jan. 25, 2015, Mic Network (quoting Prof. Lawrence Dubin)