• 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



  • 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.



  • 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



  • 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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Dorothy Cooper

Program Coordinator
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Mrs. Cooper is the Assistant Director for Career Services and Outreach at Detroit Mercy Law. She coordinates the On-Campus Interview Programs, serves as employers’ primary contact, assists with gathering and reporting statistical data regarding employment, and is the liaison to UDM Law’s French Scholar Program with the Universite d`Auvergne at Clermont Ferrand. She joined the University of Detroit Mercy Law School Career Services Office in the fall of 1991. She has substantial experience in this area, having completed a successful legal internship at the United States Justice Department for the Eastern District of Michigan/Criminal Division and an internship at Berg and McQueen, PLC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, which diversified and strengthened her legal background. Mrs. Cooper earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, in the Paralegal/Legal Administration Program at the University of Detroit Mercy, receiving the Dionyell Walton Paralegal Award, as well as consistently receiving the Dean’s Gold Key Award for Academic Excellence.

One of her greatest accomplishments here at the Law School was single-handedly coordinating and completing a successful Fall 1994 On-Campus Interview Program, while the university sought a replacement Assistant Dean of Career Services.

Her honors include: authoring a legal administration article pertaining to the Paralegal/Legal Administration Program published in UDM’s Paralegal Today, as well as receiving the University of Detroit Mercy Commitment to Excellence Award, the first law school associate to receive this award. 

Mrs. Cooper is a member of Kappa Gamma Pi, the national Catholic University Honor Society and Detroit Synergy, a volunteer group whose mission is to generate positive perceptions and opinions about Detroit by bringing together a diverse community and building upon the City’s strengths and resources to realize a common vision for a greater Detroit. She was also former chair of the beautification committee for the Northville Hills Golf Club Community.


Promote Peace - Atrium

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 4:30 pm

To promote peace and tolerance in the law school community and beyond, Detroit Mercy Law will host a dedication and blessing ceremony of a peace pole in the courtyard, followed by a presentation in the atrium where law students will share stories of discrimination based on race, religion, gender, and ethnic background.

The peace pole is an internationally-recognized symbol of our hopes and dreams for peace in this world. This upcoming Promote Peace event is an effort to promote a culture of peace beginning with law students and expanding outward. Detroit Mercy Law joins many other organizations with a peace pole in Detroit, including the McNichols Campus of Detroit Mercy, Freedom House, Hope House, and the Fort Street Presbyterian Church.

For additional information, please contact Prof. Anne Yantus.

November 10, 2016: Prospective Student Open House - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 5:30 pm

Find out why men and women have been choosing Detroit Mercy Law for over 100 years for their legal education.  Learn how Detroit Mercy 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.  

Walk in Wednesday - University of Detroit Mercy

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Walk-in and visit with an Admissions representative without an appointment during exteneded evening hours.