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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Markeisha J.Miner

Assistant Dean
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Markeisha J. Miner joined University of Detroit Mercy School of Law as the Assistant Dean of Career Services and Outreach in the fall of 2008. In that capacity, Ms. Miner oversees all aspects of career planning and professional development. She earned her B.A., magna cum laude, at Mount Holyoke College and her J.D. at the University of Michigan Law School. In law school she was an Executive Editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, a research assistant to Prof. David Chambers, and Placement Chair of the Black Law Student Alliance. She also was a student attorney in Michigan’s Legal Assistance for Urban Communities Clinic, where she assisted community development organizations in Detroit with their transactional legal needs, and completed an externship at the Commission on Gender Equality in Durban, South Africa. 

After law school Ms. Miner served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Anna Diggs Taylor on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Following her clerkship she practiced as a commercial litigator in Dickinson Wright PLLC’s Detroit office where she was an inaugural member of the firm’s Diversity Committee and co-authored the firm’s Diversity Mission Statement. 

Ms. Miner is active in several bar and community organizations including the American Bar Association’s Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section, which selected her for its 2008-2009 Leadership Academy; the State Bar of Michigan, for which she serves on the Character & Fitness Committee; and, the Wolverine Bar Association which honored her with its Margrette A. Taylor Distinguished Young Lawyer Award in 2007. In 2010, the Michigan Chronicle named her as a Young History Maker. Ms. Miner sits on the Board of Trustees for the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation and the Board of Directors for Alternatives for Girls. She also is a member of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), serving as both an elected member of its Nominating Committee and an appointed member of the Emerging Legal Jobs Work Group for 2014-2015.  She was appointed to serve as NALP's Liaison to the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division for 2012-2014. 

EVENTS


Professionalism in Action with the State Bar of Michigan - Atrium

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 5:00 pm

This year's Professionalism in Action program, presented by UDM Law in partnership with the State Bar of Michigan,  will be held Friday, January 9, 2015 beginning at 5 p.m. in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.  Small group discussion sessions will take place in classrooms on the law school's campus, with a reception immediately following in the Atrium.  UDM Law is pleased to announce that Thomas Rombach, President of the State Bar of Michigan, will address the 1L class and offer remarks on behalf of the State Bar.  The program facilitator is UDM Law Professor Larry Dubin

Professionalism in Action pairs prominent lawyers and judges with incoming law students in small groups to discuss the importance of civility and work through a series of ethical and professionalism hypotheticals. This important continuing orientation program provides an opportunity for interaction between first-year law students and veteran lawyers and judges.   


January 17, 2015 - Prospective Student Open House - UDM Law Campus

Saturday, January 17, 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.  


January 21, 2015 - Walk-in Wednesday - UDM Law Campus

Wednesday, January 21, 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.


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 Reflective Equilibrium: A New Approach To Religious Freedom Law."  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.

 

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