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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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


April 1, 2015: Walk-in Wednesday - UDM Law Campus

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Join us for Walk-in Wednesdays. The Admissions Office extends its office hours for students who are interested in learning more about the UDM Law advantage, the application process, and law school in general. No appointment is necessary.


Application and Personal Statement Webinar - Online Webinar

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Learn what the UDM Law Admissions Committee is looking for in an application for admission, including the personal statement.

Participants will receive a link to the webinar in their confirmation email.


June 18, 2015: Prospective Student Open House - UDM Law Campus

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 5:00 pm

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

  • UDM LAW PARTNERS WITH THE JESUIT REFUGEE SERVICE/USA TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES FACED BY CHILD MIGRANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES ENTERING THE U.S.

    Detroit Mercy Law has joined with many other Jesuit law schools to forge a partnership with the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA to address the challenges faced by child migrants and their families when they enter the United States.  Law school deans and Immigration Clinic professors met for the first time in January to collaborate on this initiative rooted in the Catholic tradition of welcoming the stranger.  Through this partnership, law students will help advance the legal, social, and cultural protection of migrants and others seeking refuge in the U.S.

    Press Release, Legal, Social, and Cultural Protection of Child Migrants, March 14, 2015

  • UDM LAW ALUMNUS SUZANNE WILHELM NAMED NEW DEAN OF COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE HUETHER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS IN ALBANY

    UDM Law alumnus Suzanne Wilhelm has been named the new Dean of the College of Saint Rose Huether School of Business in Albany, New York, effective July 1, 2015.  Dr. Wilhelm comes to Saint Rose from Fort Lewis College in Colorado, where she has served as Associate Dean and Professor of Law in the School of Business Administration.  In her new capacity, Dr. Wilhelm will oversee the College's business programs leading to bachelor's degrees in business administration, accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, marketing, management and human resource management and master's degrees in business administration and accounting.

    College of Saint Rose Press Release

  • CHARITY DEAN (3L) AND JEFF MATIS ('94) SELECTED AS MICHIGAN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FELLOWS

    UDM Law 3L evening student Charity Dean and alumnus Jeffery Matis ('94) have been selected as Michigan Political Leadership Program Fellows.  The prestigious MPLP was founded in 1992 to expand training opportunities for people of all political backgrounds at every level of public service.

    Ms. Dean is currently the Community Relations Manager for the Detroit Land Bank Authority, and, among her many activities, she is Vice President of the Black Law Students Association.  Mr. Matis is an attorney with Garan Lucow Miller, PC, based in the Troy office.  He was a Councilman for the City of Rochester (November 2007 - January 2011), and he has served as Vice Chairman of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners since January 2011.

    Press Release - Michigan Political Leadership Program Welcomes Class of 2015

  • PROFESSOR LACOMBE COMMENTS ON IMMIGRATION REFORMS FOR HIGHLY-SKILLED FOREIGN WORKERS AND THEIR SPOUSES

    The Department of Homeland Security announced recently that it would allow 180,000 spouses of highly-skilled foreign employees to also apply for employment authorizations. After this year, it is estimated that approximately 55,000 spouses annually can do the same.

    According to UDM Law Adjunct Professor Alexandra LaCombe, "The next non-political step in immigration reform to benefit our nation is to quickly reduce the wait time for highly-skilled foreign workers who are employed here, but can’t get permanent residence for sometimes more than 10 years. . . .  Processing permanent status applications faster will make the U.S. more attractive to the workers we want and need to retain, rather than force them to keep eyes on other countries that may offer better options." 

    Professor LaCombe is a managing partner and attorney at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy in Troy and teaches Immigration Law in UDM's innovative Law Firm Program.

    Reducing wait time for STEM workers’ Green Cards is next step in immigration reform, March 4, 2015, Daily Tribune  (by UDM Law Adjunct Professor Alexandra LaCombe)

  • MI STATE BAR FOUNDATION GRANT PROVIDES FOR EXPANSION OF UDM LAW SOLO & SMALL FIRM INCUBATOR PROGRAM TO ADD SERVICES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

    The Michigan State Bar Foundation has awarded University of Detroit Mercy School of Law a $10,000 grant to expand its Solo and Small Firm Incubator Program to include services to senior citizens in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.  The incubator program is designed to provide a supportive environment for select new law graduates who are committed to beginning a solo or small firm practice serving low and moderate-income individuals.  Through this expansion, the incubator attorneys will begin providing free services to seniors, including educating them on their legal rights, self-help assistance with legal matters, and appropriate referral sources.  The incubator program was established in October of 2014 with one of only seven catalyst grants awarded to law establishments across the country from the American Bar Association.

  • 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.