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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Law School Centennial Celebration

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Join us in celebrating 100 years of educating and
inspiring law students in the City of Detroit.

We're planning a variety of special celebratory events and want you to be a part of the anniversary activities.  Join the UDM Law community for the festivities.  It's going to be an exciting year, and we look forward to seeing you.

For more event information contact:

Denise P. Hickey (’95), Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations
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Phone:  (313) 596-0202

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UDM Law Centennial Events


Centennial Kick-off Party

Friday, August 24, 2012, 5 – 8 p.m.
UDM Law parking lot
or atrium if inclement weather

Alumni, faculty, staff, and students will all kick off the centennial festivities with a fun, outdoor party at the School of Law featuring live music with your favorite Motown hits and a food truck rally serving the best of Detroit food fare.
$20 per person.

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Red Mass

Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 5 p.m.
Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church
The Annual Red Mass and Renewal of the Lawyer’s Oath of Commitment will be held at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church beginning at 5 p.m., followed by a reception at the School of Law.
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Centennial Gala

Saturday, October 27, 2012, 6:30 p.m. - Midnight
Detroit Athletic Club
The Centennial Gala will be a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of 100 years of legal education in the City of Detroit.  Hon. Michael Talbot (’71) will be honored as Alumnus of the Year and Michael Costello (’85) will receive the Time & Talent Award.  Fabulous band, dinner, and many surprises throughout the evening.  Black tie optional. 
$100 per person.
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Centennial Mass

Sunday, October 28, 2012, 11 a.m.
Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church
The Centennial Mass will be celebrated at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church by Rev. Joseph Daoust, S.J., Ph.D., General Curia of the Society of Jesus in Rome, former UDM Law faculty member, and current member of the UDM Board of Trustees.  Mass is at 11 a.m., followed by a continental breakfast at the School of Law.
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Detroit Red Wings Outing

Sunday, March 3, 2013
Hockeytown Café and Joe Louis Arena
Buffet at Hockeytown Café and roundtrip shuttle service to the hockey game at Joe Louis Arena between the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks. 
Limited number of tickets.  Puck drops at 12:30 p.m.  Registration will open soon!

Voice for Justice Auction

Saturday, April 13, 2013, 6:30 – 11 p.m.
Detroit Golf Club
The 11th annual live and silent auction supporting the UDM Law Public Interest Fellowship Program will be held at the Detroit Golf Club. 

100 Year Commencement Program

Friday, May 10, 2013, 5 p.m.
Calihan Hall
The Centennial class will graduate, with special recognition of the 50 year jubilee class of 1963.

EVENTS


Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam - East Lansing

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 11:30 am

Detroit Mercy Law will provide complimentary boxed lunches for alumni taking the Michigan Bar Exam on July 26 and July 27. Look for us outside the Breslin Center near Gate C during your lunch break each day. You can sit and relax or grab and go - whichever you prefer. For additional details, please contact Denise Hickey, Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations.


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.


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.

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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.

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NEWS

  • Ryan VanOver ’17 Addresses Drone Surveillance in the Detroit News

    The Detroit News recently published an op-ed piece by Ryan VanOver '17, on the issue of unlawful drone surveillance. VanOver recommends that the Michigan Legislature amend the statute to regulate recreational drone users.

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  • Vanessa Guerra ’17, Balances Law Studies with State Legislative Duties

    Legal News profiled Vanessa Guerra '17, who is currently serving her first term as State Representative in Michigan's 95th District. She is the youngest member of the House and serves as a trustee for Bridgeport Township, treasurer of Michigan Legislature's Progressive Women's Caucus and on the Governor's Criminal Justice Policy Commission.

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  • Detroit Mercy Law Community Mourns Those Killed in Orlando

    We were deeply saddened to learn that Christopher Andrew Leinonen, one of the people murdered on Sunday at the nightclub in Orlando, was the son of one of our graduates, Christine Leinonen ('98). Christopher's partner, Juan Guerrero, was also killed in the nightclub massacre. The two families are now planning a joint funeral instead of the wedding they had been anticipating. The death of every person at the club is tragic. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Christine and her family, to the Guerreros, and the families and friends of every person killed Sunday morning.

    Phyllis L Crocker

    Dean and Professor of Law
    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

  • Reception in the Windy City

    Chicago Law Alumni Reception 6-7-16

    We hit the road recently to visit our graduates in the Windy City. Alumni Association Board member Greg Thiess ('79) hosted a reception for Dean Phyllis L. Crocker and 20 Detroit Mercy Law alumni at 312 Chicago in the Loop.

  • 2016 Detroit Mercy Law Commencement

    The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law held its 2016 Commencement ceremony on May 13.

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  • COMMENCEMENT PHOTO GALLERY

    Detroit Mercy Law held its 103rd Commencement on May 13th for 143 graduates of the Class of 2016.

    View the Photo Gallery