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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Employment Statistics 2014

The chart below reflects the Class of 2014's employment status as of March 15, 2015 as reported to the American Bar Association (ABA) and National Association for Law Placement (NALP).  This employment data includes graduates from December of the preceding year as well as May and July graduates for the year noted.  For example, the Class of 2014 includes December 2013, May 2014 and July 2014 graduates in UDM Law's JDJD/MBA, and Canadian & American Dual JD programs.  

Please note that graduates employed in full-time, short-term, bar passage required positions include those who are "articling."  The Law Society of Upper Canada requires completion of a 10-month post-graduation articling term as a condition of licensure to practice in Ontario, Canada.  Accordingly, most graduates articling in Canada are in short-term positions (lasting less than 12 months) by definition.  35 of the 37 graduates employed in full-time, short-term positions as noted on the chart below are articling.

We also provide the ABA Employment Summaries for the Classes of 2011, 2012 , and 2013 with definitions.  In addition, the NALP Summary Reports (partially redacted for privacy) are available for the Classes of 2011, 2012 and 2013. For comparative employment statistics for the Classes of 2008-2010, please click here. 

EMPLOYMENT STATUSFULL TIME LONG TERMFULL TIME SHORT TERMPART TIME LONG TERMPART TIME SHORT TERMNUMBER
Employed - Bar Passage Required 68 37 2 2 109
Employed - J.D. Advantage 17 2 0 0 19
Employed - Professional Position 14 1 0 0 15
Employed - Non-Professional Position 2 0 0 0 2
Employed - Undeterminable 0 0 0 0 0
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time 2
Unemployed - Start Date Deferred 0
Unemployed - Not Seeking 4
Unemployed - Seeking 27
Employment Status Unknown 5
Total Graduates 183
LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY FUNDED POSITIONFULL TIME LONG TERMFULL TIME SHORT TERMPART TIME LONG TERMPART TIME SHORT TERMNUMBER
Employed - Bar Passage Required 0 0 0 0 0
Employed - J.D. Advantage 0 0 0 0 0
Employed - Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
Employed - Non-Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
Total Employed by Law School/University 0 0 0 0 0
EMPLOYMENT TYPEFULL TIME LONG TERMFULL TIME SHORT TERMPART TIME LONG TERMPART TIME SHORT TERMNUMBER
Law Firms
Solo 5 0 0 0 5
2 - 10 33 7 1 0 41
11 - 25 7 2 0 0 9
26 - 50 2 3 0 0 5
51 - 100 4 0 0 0 4
101 - 250 3 1 0 0 4
251 - 500 3 4 0 0 7
501 + 1 6 0 0 7
Unknown Size 0 0 0 0 0
Business & Industry 29 7 0 2 38
Government 5 8 1 0 14
Pub. Int. 1 2 0 0 3
Clerkships - Federal 1 0 0 0 1
Clerkships - State & Local 4 0 0 0 4
Clerkships - Other 2 0 0 0 2
Education 1 0 0 0 1
Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Total 101 40 2 2 145
EMPLOYMENT LOCATIONSTATENUMBER
State - Largest Employment Michigan 87
State - 2nd Largest Employment Colorado 3
State - 3rd Largest Employment Pennsylvania 2
Employed in Foreign Countries 44

 

The charts below provide a more graphic representation of the Class of 2013's employment outcomes.

 


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EVENTS


Orientation Family Welcome Event & Dinner - UDM Law Campus

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 5:00 pm

UDM Law's Fall 2015 Mandatory JD Orientation.

All incoming students (Day & Evening), and their parents and spouses/significant others are invited to a Family Welcome Event on Thursday, August 13 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.  Followed by Dinner from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  Children are welcome to attend the Family Dinner.  

Students must RSVP their guests for Dinner by Friday, August 7, 2015.


Red Mass - UDM Law Campus

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm

UDM's 103rd Annual Red Mass and Renewal of the Lawyer's Oath of Commitment will be held at Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church beginning at 12:00 p.m., followed by a complimentary luncheon in the atrium of the School of Law.  Red Mass is an occasion for judges, lawyers, civic leaders, faculty, staff, and law students of all faiths to pray together at the beginning of the new judicial term, asking God to bless, strengthen, and enlighten us, so that in cooperation and mutual trust we may effectively achieve justice for all.

The Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., Ph.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, will celebrate the Mass.  Hon. Patrick J. Duggan ('58) 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 Details>>


Reception at the State Bar of MI Annual Meeting in Novi - State Bar of Michigan

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker will host a cocktail reception for UDM Law alumni, State Bar dignitaries, and members of the judiciary at the Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Michigan at the Suburban Collection in Novi on Thursday, October 8, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.  She will make remarks at 5:15 p.m.


Reunion for All Law Alumni - UDM Law Campus

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The School of Law's annual Reunion will be held on Saturday, October 24, from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. at the School's Riverfront Campus.  As part of the festivities, we will celebrate the selection of Hon. Anthony J. Fiorella, Jr. as UDM's 2015 Alumni Award recipient and the special anniversaries of the classes of 1965, 1990, and 2005.  The Reunion is for all School of Law alumni.  Additional details will be posted soon.

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