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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Costs of Attendance 2012 - 2013

Cost of Attendance budgets are based on a two-semester academic year.  With the exception of the first-year dual JD program, summer classes are optional.  A separate summer application for summer school aid is available in February each year for the immediately subsequent summer.

Costs of Attendance are listed here by program and are broken down between first year and upper class as appropriate.  Students in the US/Canadian dual-degree program are reminded that Costs of Attendance listed here reflect only the UDM costs.  Costs of Attendance for study abroad programs are based on the costs determined by the host school.  All Cost of Attendance budgets should be viewed as a guide to assist students to prepare their own budgets based upon personal needs.

Cost of Attendance budgets are based upon a moderate standard of living in the Detroit metropolitan area, and include all regular costs associated with the student’s attendance at the law school without parental or other outside assistance.  Books and supplies estimates are based upon the cost of purchasing all books.  There are more opportunities to rent books than in the past, which can save students significant amounts of money.  First-year student books for most classes are used for the full year, which means that those students may also be able to save on books and supplies even if they have to purchase books at full price.  All students may save money on supplies such as paper, pens and notebooks by purchasing these at back-to-school sales at local discount or drug stores.

Students who have savings, income from work or support from family, friends or outside agencies should consider those resources before borrowing the maximum loans available.  We encourage students to borrow only what they need.  Loans can be increased if a student borrows less than their budgeted amount at the beginning of an academic year and needs an increase later in the year.  Unused portions of loans may also be returned to the lender to avoid the accrual of interest and the possibility of overspending.

Click here for the 2013-14 costs of attendance.

First-YearFinancial Aid Budgets for J.D. students living in the U.S., 2012-13.


Full-Time Day (30 credits/year)
Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $38,100 $38,100
Books & Supplies 2,010 2,010
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,200 2,200
Loan Fees 1,250 1,012
TOTAL $63,121 $54,963

Part-time Day/Evening (24 credits/year)

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $30,480 $30,480
Books & Supplies 1,608 1,608
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,200 2,200
Loan Fees 1,009 771
TOTAL $54,848 $46,700

Extended Day/Evening (17 credits/year)

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $21,590 $21,590
Books & Supplies 1,139 1,139
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,200 2,200
Loan Fees 728 491
TOTAL $45,218 $37,061

 

UpperclassFinancial Aid Budgets for J.D. students living in the U.S., 2012-13.


Full-Time Day ( avg. 28 credits/year)
Budget Item Off Campus With Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $38,100 $38,100
Books & Supplies 1,876 1,876
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Loan Fees 1,180 942
TOTAL $60,717 $52,559

 

 

 

Part-time Day/Evening (avg. 20 credits/year)

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $25,400 $25,400
Books & Supplies 1,340 1,340
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Loan Fees 782 545
TOTAL $47,083 $38,926

 

 

 

Extended Day/Evening (avg. 16 credits/year)

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $20,320 $20,320
Books & Supplies 1,072 1,072
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,130 2,130
Loan Fees 622 354
TOTAL $41,575 $33,417

 

Dual J.D.Financial Aid Budgets Full Time – 2012-2013 UDM Costs Only


First Year
Budget Item Fall/Winter-9 credits
Tuition $21,845
Books & Supplies 603
SBA dues 80
Room, Board, Personal in Windsor Budget
Transportation 1,204
Parking 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,200
Loan Fees 444
TOTAL $26,716

Second Year

Budget Item Fall/Winter-app. 13 credits
Tuition 20,609
Books & Supplies 1,541
SBA dues 80
Room, Board, Personal In Windsor budget
Transportation 1,807
Parking 340
Loan Fees 368
TOTAL $24,745

 

 

Third Year

Budget Item Fall/Winter-app. 11 credits
Tuition $19,443
Books & Supplies 737
SBA dues 80
Room, Board, Personal In Windsor budget
Transportation 895
Parking 340
Loan Fees 253
TOTAL $21,748

 

All Other Joint Programs
for students living in the U.S. – 2012-13

Tuition and Books charged by the credit hour
Loan fees calculated by loan eligibility

Budget Item Off Campus With Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $1,270/credit hour 1,270/credit hour
Books & Supplies $67/credit hour $67/credit hour
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Loan Fees depends on costs depends on costs

*   Also includes students living in properties owned by relatives.
**  As students are required to use computers in their work, first year students are given a one-time allowance for a computer, printer and any auxiliary equipment , software and supplies.  The computer equipment is of the student’s choosing. 

Note:  Budgets may be adjusted for students with disabilities to accommodate reasonable needs to attend classes.  Budgets may also be adjusted for students with dependent care expenses directly related to their attendance at law school (not for job or other purposes).  Both adjustments require documentation.  Budgets may be reduced for students receiving scholarships or other assistance from outside sources.

 

EVENTS


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.

NEWS

  • ALUMNUS ALLEN ELZERMAN '03 PERSONIFIES OUR COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

    In the Fall 2015 issue of Conversations, a semi-annual magazine published by the National Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education, alumnus Allen Elzerman '03 praises UDM Law's commitment to social and criminal justice.  In his article, "On Loan to the Poor," Elzerman discusses how he personifies that commitment through his work as a public defender and how his sense of fulfillment is more important than financial gain.

    On Loan to the Poor, Conversations magazine, Issue 48 - Fall 2015 (written by Allen Elzerman '03)

  • UDM LAW'S FIRST MILLION-DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP GIFT HONORS UDM ALUMNUS HON. LAWRENCE P. ZATKOFF

    UDM Law is pleased to announce the founding of the Hon. Lawrence Paul Zatkoff Endowed Scholarship, made possible by the Zatkoff family, in memory of the late judge.  This gift is the first million-dollar scholarship the law school has ever received.  The scholarship provides support for a student to extern or intern with a federal court or state supreme court judge.

    Press Release>>

  • NEW CENTER FOR SOLO AND SMALL FIRM PRACTICE WILL PROVIDE TOOLS FOR SUCCESS TO LEGAL ENTREPRENEURS

    UDM Law will offer new programming this fall to meet the needs of its entrepreneurial-minded students and graduates interested in developing their own law practices.  The School was awarded a $30,000 grant from the DeWitt C. Holbrook Memorial Fund to fund and expand its Solo and Small Firm Incubator Program to add workshops through a new Center for Solo and Small Firm Practice.

    Press Release>>

  • FORMER CONGRESSMAN BRINGS NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTISE TO UDM LAW

    Former U.S. Congressman Hansen Clarke, who served on the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, will teach National Security Law this term.  The course will address cybersecurity, surveillance and privacy, export controls and economic sanctions, and other contemporary security issues.  National security law has been one of the fastest growing fields of law since the 9/11 attacks, and there is a strong demand for lawyers trained in this area.

  • PROFESSORS BELIAN AND HAND SPEAK OVERSEAS THIS SUMMER

    Professors Julia Belian and Jacqueline Hand are presenting at international conferences this summer. Professor Belian will speak at the Oxford Symposium on History, Human Rights & Law August 10 - 12 at Pembroke College, Oxford University.  Her presentation is titled, "Fundamental Rights or Activist Judges?  A Rhetorical Comparison of Obergefell v. Hodges with Brown v. Board of Education."

    Professor Hand spoke at conferences in Poland and Finland in June.  She participated in a workshop June 15 - 19 on "Phoenix Cities: Urban Recovery and Resilience in the Wake of Conflict, Crisis and Disaster," at the Georgia State Law School Study Space in Warsaw, Poland.  She also presented on "The U.S. Government-to-Government Relation with Indian Tribes and the Possible Insights it Provides for Relations with the Sami People," at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, in Rovaniemi, Finland.

  • PROFESSOR KRISCIUNAS DISCUSSES PROSECUTORS' INVESTIGATION OF POLICE SHOOTING

    Professor Richard Krisciunas discussed the ongoing independent investigation by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office of the shooting death of Terrance Kellom by a federal agent in Detroit.

    Family of Kellom Awaits Probe of Fatal Police Shooting, Detroit Free Press, July 29, 2015 (quoting Professor Richard Krisciunas)