UDM Law announces tuition freeze for 2015-16

UDM Law announces tuition freeze for 2015-16

  • UDM Board of Trustees approves tuition freeze for all current and incoming Law students
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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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Meet the SBA

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Name:  Eyad E. Fakhoury

Position:  SBA Executive President

Hometown: Detroit, MI

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Telephone: (586) 718 - 4631(586) 718 - 4631

 

Why did I choose UDM Law?

I have been a Detroiter my entire life.  I was born and raised in Detroit and the surrounding Metro-Detroit area.  The UDM Law has an outstanding location in the heart of downtown Detroit just blocks away from the buesiest court houses in the nation.  The school has a natural, friendly, family-like environment with welcoming staff, faculty and students.  Additionally, The School and Professors have a strong dedication to the success of their students during and after law school.

Why did I run for an Executive SBA Position?

I ran for SBA President because I was looking for a way to most effectively influence our students interactions and experiences during law school.  As SBA President, I knew I would be able to spearhead initiatives to bring about positive changes for students and help our law school progress in the right direction.  It is my honor and privilege to serve as the 2014-2015 SBA Executive President.  


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Name: Ravynne Gilmore

Position:  SBA Executive Vice President

Hometown: Canton, MI

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Why did I choose UDM Law?

My mother and I attended the 2012 "Voice for Justice Auction" where the staff and students embraced me and took me under their wings. Mrs. White was the first person I met; she greeted me with such optimism and warmth, as did the SBA executive board. SBA president Daniel Gordon and secretary Rejane Ferreira came across the room to introduce themselves. I was pleased by how welcoming the professors were and how they truly want to see students do well. The administrative efficiency played a major part too; as I've never dealt with a faster financial aid staff! Everything just fell right in line for me.

Why did I run for an Executive SBA position?

Every day I try to think of the most effective ways to help people. An executive position on the SBA is the most effective way I can help foster greatness. That is why I am here and I know I can make a positive difference at UDM Law. As the SBA Executive Vice-President I will bring experience, professionalism, and an unyielding perseverance to ensure students are well connected to internships and employment opportunities. 


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Name:  Ponce Clay

Position:  SBA Executive Treasurer

Hometown: Motor City 

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Telephone:  901-338-7678901-338-7678

Why did I choose UDM Law? 
I chose UDM Law for its magnificent downtown location, class size, varied public service clinics, and practical approach to teaching the law.

Why did I run for an Executive SBA position?

I ran for an SBA executive position for the honor and privilege of being a public servant, selected by my peers to oversee and administer our student reasury. 

What advice do I have for incoming 1L students?

Learning the law is a totally different academic endeavor; therefore, you must submit to a new learning process and be prepared to seek assistance early and often.

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Name:  Keyuna R. Evans

Position:  SBA Executive Secretary

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Phone: 248-7216824

Why did I choose UDM Law?

I chose UDM Law because the staff and student body were very welcoming and helpful when I visited the school for an open house. Everyone I met was extremely helpful and genuine in their willingness to help students succeed. The professors had an urge to teach students and allow students the opportunity to enjoy the law. I have a few family members who attended UDM and I realized being an alumna of such a great school would truly benefit me in the future.

Why did I run for an Executive SBA position?

I ran for an executive SBA position after experiencing how helpful the SBA board was to me and my peers. The first year of law school can be extremely difficult and frightening which is why it is important to have a group of people willing to help and support students. I love to help others and come together as a team to do better for the school and community as a whole.

EVENTS


April 1, 2015: Walk-in Wednesday - UDM Law Campus

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Join us for Walk-in Wednesdays. The Admissions Office extends its office hours for students who are interested in learning more about the UDM Law advantage, the application process, and law school in general. No appointment is necessary.


Application and Personal Statement Webinar - Online Webinar

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Learn what the UDM Law Admissions Committee is looking for in an application for admission, including the personal statement.

Participants will receive a link to the webinar in their confirmation email.


June 18, 2015: Prospective Student Open House - UDM Law Campus

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Find out why men and women have been choosing UDM Law for over 100 years for their legal education.  Learn how UDM 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.  

NEWS

  • UDM LAW PARTNERS WITH THE JESUIT REFUGEE SERVICE/USA TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES FACED BY CHILD MIGRANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES ENTERING THE U.S.

    Detroit Mercy Law has joined with many other Jesuit law schools to forge a partnership with the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA to address the challenges faced by child migrants and their families when they enter the United States.  Law school deans and Immigration Clinic professors met for the first time in January to collaborate on this initiative rooted in the Catholic tradition of welcoming the stranger.  Through this partnership, law students will help advance the legal, social, and cultural protection of migrants and others seeking refuge in the U.S.

    Press Release, Legal, Social, and Cultural Protection of Child Migrants, March 14, 2015

  • UDM LAW ALUMNUS SUZANNE WILHELM NAMED NEW DEAN OF COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE HUETHER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS IN ALBANY

    UDM Law alumnus Suzanne Wilhelm has been named the new Dean of the College of Saint Rose Huether School of Business in Albany, New York, effective July 1, 2015.  Dr. Wilhelm comes to Saint Rose from Fort Lewis College in Colorado, where she has served as Associate Dean and Professor of Law in the School of Business Administration.  In her new capacity, Dr. Wilhelm will oversee the College's business programs leading to bachelor's degrees in business administration, accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, marketing, management and human resource management and master's degrees in business administration and accounting.

    College of Saint Rose Press Release

  • CHARITY DEAN (3L) AND JEFF MATIS ('94) SELECTED AS MICHIGAN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FELLOWS

    UDM Law 3L evening student Charity Dean and alumnus Jeffery Matis ('94) have been selected as Michigan Political Leadership Program Fellows.  The prestigious MPLP was founded in 1992 to expand training opportunities for people of all political backgrounds at every level of public service.

    Ms. Dean is currently the Community Relations Manager for the Detroit Land Bank Authority, and, among her many activities, she is Vice President of the Black Law Students Association.  Mr. Matis is an attorney with Garan Lucow Miller, PC, based in the Troy office.  He was a Councilman for the City of Rochester (November 2007 - January 2011), and he has served as Vice Chairman of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners since January 2011.

    Press Release - Michigan Political Leadership Program Welcomes Class of 2015

  • PROFESSOR LACOMBE COMMENTS ON IMMIGRATION REFORMS FOR HIGHLY-SKILLED FOREIGN WORKERS AND THEIR SPOUSES

    The Department of Homeland Security announced recently that it would allow 180,000 spouses of highly-skilled foreign employees to also apply for employment authorizations. After this year, it is estimated that approximately 55,000 spouses annually can do the same.

    According to UDM Law Adjunct Professor Alexandra LaCombe, "The next non-political step in immigration reform to benefit our nation is to quickly reduce the wait time for highly-skilled foreign workers who are employed here, but can’t get permanent residence for sometimes more than 10 years. . . .  Processing permanent status applications faster will make the U.S. more attractive to the workers we want and need to retain, rather than force them to keep eyes on other countries that may offer better options." 

    Professor LaCombe is a managing partner and attorney at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy in Troy and teaches Immigration Law in UDM's innovative Law Firm Program.

    Reducing wait time for STEM workers’ Green Cards is next step in immigration reform, March 4, 2015, Daily Tribune  (by UDM Law Adjunct Professor Alexandra LaCombe)

  • MI STATE BAR FOUNDATION GRANT PROVIDES FOR EXPANSION OF UDM LAW SOLO & SMALL FIRM INCUBATOR PROGRAM TO ADD SERVICES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

    The Michigan State Bar Foundation has awarded University of Detroit Mercy School of Law a $10,000 grant to expand its Solo and Small Firm Incubator Program to include services to senior citizens in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.  The incubator program is designed to provide a supportive environment for select new law graduates who are committed to beginning a solo or small firm practice serving low and moderate-income individuals.  Through this expansion, the incubator attorneys will begin providing free services to seniors, including educating them on their legal rights, self-help assistance with legal matters, and appropriate referral sources.  The incubator program was established in October of 2014 with one of only seven catalyst grants awarded to law establishments across the country from the American Bar Association.

  • DUAL JD STUDENT CHRISTOPHER MACAULAY TAKES TOP HONORS IN NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION

    Dual JD student Christopher Macaulay competed in the 2015 Niagara International Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C., as a member of the University of Windsor team.  The team placed first overall in the competition, Christopher won Fourth Best Advocate, and the team won awards for Best Team Applicant Argument Runner-Up and Best Team Applicant Memorial (tied for first place).  The problem dealt with immigration, human rights, and Great Lakes environmental law issues.