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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Northeast Region

Connecticut
Bar Examining Committee
80 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106-4411
860-756-7901
www.jud.state.ct.us/CBEC/

Delaware
Board of Bar Examiners, Office of the Secretary

200 West Ninth Street, Suite 300-B
Wilmington, DE 19801-1717
302-577-7038
Fax: 302-577-7037
http://courts.state.de.us/bbe/

District of Columbia
Committee on Admissions, DC Court of Appeals
500 Indiana Avenue, N.W. Room 4200
Washington, D.C. 20001
202-879-2710
www.dcbar.org

Indiana
State Board of Law Examiners
115 West Washington Street, Suite 1070 South Tower
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3417
317-232-2552 
http://www.in.gov/judiciary/ble/  

Kentucky
Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions

1510 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
606-246-2381
www.kyoba.org

Maine
Board of Bar Examiners

P.O. Box 140
Augusta, ME 04332-0140
207-623-2464
www.mainebarexaminers.org 

Maryland
Board of Law Examiners
Robert F. Sweeney DistrictCourt Bldg., 3rd Floor
251 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-260-1975
www.courts.state.md.us
   

Massachusetts
Board of Bar Examiners

77 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110
617-482-4466
www.state.ma.us/bbe

Michigan
Board of Law Examiners

200 Washington Square, Lower Level
P.O. Box 30104
Lansing, MI 48909
517-334-6992 
State Bar of Michigan
www.michbar.org 

New Hampshire Bar Exam
Office of the Clerk, Supreme Court

Noble Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-2646
www.nhbar.org

New Jersey
Board of Bar Examiners

25 Market Street
8th Floor - North Wing CN-973
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-984-7783
http://www.njbarexams.org/bar1.htm

New York
State Board of Law Examiners
One Executive Centre Drive
Albany, NY 12203-5195
518-452-8700
800-342-3335 
www.nybarexam.org

Ohio
Bar Admissions Office, Supreme Court of Ohio
30 East Broad Street, 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3431
614-466-1528
www.sconet.state.oh.us
  

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners
5070 A Ritter Road, Suite 300
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
717-795-7270 
http://www.pabarexam.org/ 

Rhode Island
Clerk, Supreme Court 
Providence County Courthouse 
250 Benefit Street 
Providence, RI 02903 
401-222-4233 
www.courts.state.ri.us

Vermont
Board of Bar Examiners

109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-0702
802-828-3281
www.vermontjudiciary.org
 

Virginia
Virginia Board of Bar Examiners
Shockhoe Center, Suite 225
11 South 12th Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4009
804-786-7490
www.vbbe.state.va.us

West Virginia 
Board of Law Examiners
910 Quarrier Street, Suite 212
Charleston, WV 25301
304-558-7815
www.state.wv.us/wvsca

EVENTS


Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam - Michigan State University

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:45 am

Complimentary boxed lunches will be served to Detroit Mercy Law graduates taking the Michigan Bar Exam on February 23 and February 24. We will be in the Kellogg Center during lunch breaks to distribute the free lunches.

For additional information, please contact Asst. Dean Denise Hickey at 313-596-0202, hickeydp@udmercy.edu. 


2016 International Drafting Competition - University of Detroit Mercy

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 9:00 am

Detroit Mercy Law's International Intellectual Property Law Clinic in conjunction with the Elijah J. McCoy United States Patent and Trademark Office will host the inaugural International Patent Drafting Competition.

http://law.udmercy.edu/index.php/academics1/patent-drafting-competition


Book Awards Ceremony & Reception - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Detroit Mercy Law will host its annual Book Awards ceremony on March 1, 2016 at 5:00pm at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church, followed by a celebratory reception in the atrium. Business attire is required.

The Book Awards celebrate outstanding academic and service achievement. Detroit Mercy Law presents the Book Awards to students who have ranked first in a law school course in the preceding year or who have provided exceptional service to the school. Students on the Dean’s Honor List are also acknowledged.  


Experience “A Day in the Life of a Detroit Mercy Law Student” - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 10:30 am

A well-rounded legal education should include rewarding experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.  Detroit Mercy Law takes great pride in providing real-world experiences outside of the classroom as one of the first law schools in the country to have a law clinic, and is one of few to require at least one clinical experience for all of our students.  Our location in Downtown Detroit, just steps away from courthouses, law firms and national corporations, provides numerous opportunities for externships and mentoring.  Of course, we are also proud of our exceptional academic program.  We offer a rigorous and robust curriculum taught by and experienced and dedicated faculty.  We are committed to educating the complete lawyer! 

We invite you to experience “A Day in the Life of a Detroit Mercy Law Student” on Thursday, March 3, 2016.  You are welcome to meet our Dean, members of the Detroit Mercy Law faculty, administration, and current students and visit a real class.  Optional Law School Tours are also available.

Please rank your preferences for a class visit.  As space is limited in each class, you may select up to three options.  We will do our best to accommodate your preference and you should be prepared to stay for the entire class period.  Please RSVP by February 26th and we will notify you of your assigned class by February 29th


Law Review Centennial Symposium - Room 226

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 8:30 am

The Law Review will host a symposium on March 4, 2016, in celebration of its centennial year. The symposium will feature legal professionals and scholars from the City of Detroit and across the country to discuss legal issues confronted throughout Detroit's history, today, and issues that may arise in the future. Confirmed speakers include Detroit's Deputy Mayor Ike McKinnon; Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of MI Gerald Rosen; and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Institute of Arts Gene Gargaro ('67).

Press Release>>

View Details and Register Online for the Symposium>> 


McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 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 Professor Kent Greenawalt of Columbia Law School addressing religious exemptions in same-sex marriages. Professor Greenawalt will be joined by commentators Andrew Koppelman of Northwestern University and Michael Moreland of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and University of Notre Dame Law School.

The lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 16, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in room 226, followed by a complimentary reception in the atrium.

Event Details>>

Register Online for McElroy Lecture>>

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  • Professionalism in Action 2016

    Alumni group leaders with Dean Phyllis L. Crocker and Lori Buiteweg, President of the Michigan State Bar at the 2016 Professionalism in Action program. The program introduces first year law students to the importance of civility, professionalism, and ethics to the legal profession by pairing them with alumni judges and lawyers to engage in small group discussions on hypotheticals designed to increase awareness of and appreciation for these important values.

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  • NEW ISSUE OF THE DOCKET ALUMNI MAGAZINE

    View the Winter 2016 issue of the alumni magazine, the Docket, to learn how Detroit Mercy Law is Educating the Complete Lawyer, information about special anniversary celebrations for the clinical program and Law Review, the accomplishments of our alumni, faculty, and students, and much more.

    Docket Alumni Magazine>>

  • Corey Haines, 2L, appointed Chief of Police of Madison Heights

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    Corey Haines, a 2L evening student at Detroit Mercy Law, was sworn in as Chief of Police of the Madison Heights in January 11, 2016. Mr. Haines has served the city of Madison Heights Police Department since 1992, most recently as deputy police chief.

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