• 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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February was a busy month for the upperclass students who are members of the Moot Court Board of Advocates and who are participating in national moot court competitions. The students and their faculty coaches spend a great deal of time preparing for these national competitions. The students write and submit briefs, and they spend countless hours honing their oral advocacy skills in practice rounds. Their hard work has paid off, and UDM Law is very proud of their accomplishments.


UDM Law had three teams of students competing in national moot court competitions on the weekend of February 16 and 17. The Asylum and Refugee National Team traveled to UC Davis School of Law in California and competed against more than 30 teams in what is growing into the most competitive immigration competition in the country. The UDM Law team won both of its oral argument rounds.

In addition to the Asylum and Refugee National Team, UDM Law had two teams of students compete in the Regional Rounds of the National Appellate Competition in Las Vegas. This is the largest appellate competition in the country, and more than 230 teams compete in six assigned Regionals in Las Vegas, St. Louis, Boston, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and New York. Each Regional round consists of between 36 and 40 teams. One of UDM Law's teams went 1-2 in the Preliminary Rounds. The scores were very close, with less than two points separating the teams. This team's brief received a high score and finished well within the top 25 percent of briefs in the competition. The second UDM Law team in the National Appellate Competition went 2-1 in the Preliminary Rounds and advanced to the Octofinal Round as the highest-ranked 2-1 team. The team won the Octofinal Round and advanced to the Quarterfinal Round, which is the highest Regional round. This team also won the 4th Best Brief Award and two of the team members won the 8th and 9th Best Advocate Awards.

UDM Law sent two teams to the McGee Civil Rights National Moot Court Competition on the weekend of February 23 and 24. The competition was held at the University of Minnesota, and a total of 36 teams participated. One of the teams finished as a Quarterfinalist and earned the 4th Place Overall Award and the 8th Place Brief Award.

There will be more Moot Court National Team news to report in the coming weeks, so please check back for updates!


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.

McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 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 Intisar A. Rabb, a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Director of its Islamic Legal Studies Program. Dr. Rabb also holds an appointment as a Professor of History at Harvard University and as the Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

The lecture will be held on March 2, 2017, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in room 226, followed by a complimentary reception in the atrium.

Register Online for McElroy Lecture>>

Law Review Symposium - Room 226

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:30 am

The Law Review will host its annual symposium on March 3, 2017. The symposium will feature legal professionals and scholars from across the country to discuss the American Bar Association's implementation of Standards 314 and 315, which deal with formative assessments in law school classrooms.