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


Orientation Family Welcome Dinner and Panel - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 5:00 pm
All incoming students (Day and Evening) and their family members (parents, spouses, significant others) are invited to Detroit Mercy Law on Tuesday, August 16th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for a Family Welcome event during Orientation.
 
 Dinner will be served from 5:00 – 5:45pm, followed by a session for family members on “Supporting Your Law Student” from 6:00 to 7:00pm. Please note, children are welcome to attend but childcare during the session will not be provided. Incoming students will be participating in a concurrent session on “Building skills for a successful legal career.” Both sessions will end at 7:00pm.
 
Students must RSVP with the number of guests that will be accompanying them by Monday, August 8th

This event is by invitation only. 

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.

Invitation>>

Press Release>>


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>>

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