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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Current Scholarship Opportunities

donald w. banner diversity scholarship

$5000 Scholarships

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Deadline - January 6, 2014

This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.

It is open to Law students who meet the selection criteria and have entered into a JD program at an ABA accredited law school in the U.S. Applicants may not be a current or past employee of Banner & Witcoff, or directly related to a current employee of Banner & Witcoff.


STRAKER BAR FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR MINORITY LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

$2500 Scholarships

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Deadline - May 4, 2013 

The Straker Foundation awards $2500 scholarhips for minority students seeking financial assistance in the pursuit of a degree in law.


John S. beagle scholarship

$5000 Scholarship

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Deadline - May 1, 2013

The scholarship is open to law students from Genesee County, Michigan, who are in their junior or senior year of law school.


THE HARRY KLEIN AND SHIRLEY KLEIN LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

$1000 Scholarship

Scholarship Application

The Harry Klein and Shirley Klein Legal Scholarship Fund was set up to honor Harry Klein and his wife, Shirley.  Mr. Klein spent his complete legal career, forty-five years, in public service, particularly in support of non-profit and not-for-profit, corporations. The primary founders of the Fund are The 501 Alliance and The Human Services Association for Worker’s Compensation Fund, both which Mr. Klein helped to establish in 1972. This is the 18th consecutive year of awarding the scholarship.

The Scholarship is open to anyone presently enrolled in a law school in the State of Michigan.


MILLER JOHNSON WEST MICHIGAN DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

$5000 Scholarship

Scholarship information

Scholarship Deadline - April 1, 2013


WARNER NORCROSS & JUDD, LLP MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP

$5000 Scholarship

Scholarship information

Scholarship Deadline - April 1, 2013


salvi, Schostok, & Pritchard p.c. scholarship

$5000 in total awards, $2500 for 1st place.

Scholarship information

Scholarship Deadline - March 15th, 2013


Mike Eidson Scholarship 2013

$5000.00 scholarship opportunity

Scholarship information and application form

Scholarship Deadline - May 1, 2013

 


 

Judge Philip J. Glennie Scholarship Award

Scholarship information and application form

Scholarship Deadline - April 1, 2013


25th ANNUAL ARAB AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

To find out more about the organization, please click on this link:
www.lahc.org


HOGAN/SMOGER ACCESS TO JUSTICE CONTEST for $5000

This years topic is: “Is Democracy for Sale?  Have Citizens United’s holdings run amok? Legal challenges left to Super Pacs? Can funding disclosure be required?" 
The contest is open to all law students that are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited law school. 

 

Intent to Enter Deadline - January 31, 2013
Essay Submission Deadline - March 31, 2013.

Intent to enter form


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship 2013

This scholarship is for $1000; they usually award about 3-4 people. The competition is open for all college students and even some high school students.

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Topic: What have you done outside the classroom that demonstrates qualities sought after by the post secondary institution that you are hoping to attend? Also, which of these qualities means the most to you?


More Scholarships

American Association for Justice scholarship opportunities 2013

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court 2012-2013 mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Students


EVENTS


Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam - Michigan State University

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:45 am

Complimentary boxed lunches will be served to Detroit Mercy Law graduates taking the Michigan Bar Exam on February 23 and February 24. We will be in the Kellogg Center during lunch breaks to distribute the free lunches.

For additional information, please contact Asst. Dean Denise Hickey at 313-596-0202, hickeydp@udmercy.edu. 


2016 International Drafting Competition - University of Detroit Mercy

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 9:00 am

Detroit Mercy Law's International Intellectual Property Law Clinic in conjunction with the Elijah J. McCoy United States Patent and Trademark Office will host the inaugural International Patent Drafting Competition.

http://law.udmercy.edu/index.php/academics1/patent-drafting-competition


Book Awards Ceremony & Reception - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Detroit Mercy Law will host its annual Book Awards ceremony on March 1, 2016 at 5:00pm at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church, followed by a celebratory reception in the atrium. Business attire is required.

The Book Awards celebrate outstanding academic and service achievement. Detroit Mercy Law presents the Book Awards to students who have ranked first in a law school course in the preceding year or who have provided exceptional service to the school. Students on the Dean’s Honor List are also acknowledged.  


Law Review Centennial Symposium - Room 226

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 8:30 am

The Law Review will host a symposium on March 4, 2016, in celebration of its centennial year. The symposium will feature legal professionals and scholars from the City of Detroit and across the country to discuss legal issues confronted throughout Detroit's history, today, and issues that may arise in the future. Confirmed speakers include Detroit's Deputy Mayor Ike McKinnon; Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of MI Gerald Rosen; and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Institute of Arts Gene Gargaro ('67).

Press Release>>

View Details and Register Online for the Symposium>> 


McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Our annual McElroy Lecture provides a forum for prominent thinkers and leaders to address fundamental issues of law and religion. This year's lecturer is Professor Kent Greenawalt of Columbia Law School addressing religious exemptions in same-sex marriages. Professor Greenawalt will be joined by commentators Andrew Koppelman of Northwestern University and Michael Moreland of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and University of Notre Dame Law School.

The lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 16, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in room 226, followed by a complimentary reception in the atrium.

Event Details>>

Register Online for McElroy Lecture>>

NEWS

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    Catherine Archibald has had an international flavor to her life from the start. Born in Brussels, Belgium, she grew up in England, and as a child immigrated to the United States where her family settled in New Rochelle, N.Y.

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  • Detroit Mercy Law Professor Larry Dubin in Bloomberg News

    Professor Larry Dubin weighs in on the General Motors cases regarding defects in their cars in Bloomberg News.
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  • Andrew Arena ’88, Former Detroit FBI Chief to Investigate Flint Water Crisis

    Detroit Mercy Law alumnus Andrew Arena has been named by Michigan Attorney General, Bill Schuette, to help investigate Flint's water crisis. Mr. Arena retired as chief of the Detroit FBI Office in 2012 and currently heads the Detroit Crime Commission.
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  • Professionalism in Action 2016

    Alumni group leaders with Dean Phyllis L. Crocker and Lori Buiteweg, President of the Michigan State Bar at the 2016 Professionalism in Action program. The program introduces first year law students to the importance of civility, professionalism, and ethics to the legal profession by pairing them with alumni judges and lawyers to engage in small group discussions on hypotheticals designed to increase awareness of and appreciation for these important values.

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  • NEW ISSUE OF THE DOCKET ALUMNI MAGAZINE

    View the Winter 2016 issue of the alumni magazine, the Docket, to learn how Detroit Mercy Law is Educating the Complete Lawyer, information about special anniversary celebrations for the clinical program and Law Review, the accomplishments of our alumni, faculty, and students, and much more.

    Docket Alumni Magazine>>

  • Corey Haines, 2L, appointed Chief of Police of Madison Heights

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    Corey Haines, a 2L evening student at Detroit Mercy Law, was sworn in as Chief of Police of the Madison Heights in January 11, 2016. Mr. Haines has served the city of Madison Heights Police Department since 1992, most recently as deputy police chief.

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