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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MCELROY LECTURE ON LAW AND RELIGION

MCELROY LECTURE ON LAW AND RELIGION

Nelson Tebbe will present the annual McElroy Lecture on March 4 at 5:00 pm. See Events Below

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


March 4, 2015 - McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion - UDM Law Campus

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Our annual McElroy Lecture provides a forum for prominent thinkers and leaders to address fundamental issues of law, religion, and society.  It seeks to educate students, legal professionals, and the public on a variety of questions related to moral philosophy, freedom of conscience, the interaction of legal and religious institutions, and the role of religion in public life.  Its goal is to encourage discussion of these issues in our community and deepen our understanding of them.  This year's lecturer is Professor Nelson Tebbe of Brooklyn Law School.  His topic is "Religion and Social Coherentism: A Progressive Theory of Religious Freedom."  The lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 4, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Room 226 of the School of Law, followed by a complimentary reception in the atrium. Complimentary parking will be available in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI parking garage nearby at 611 Congress Street. Additional details may be found in the Event Flyer.

2015 McElroy Lecture Press Release

Register for Lecture Online


March 14, 2015 - Prospective Student Open House - UDM Law Campus

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 9:15 am

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

  • 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.

  • PROFESSOR BROUGHTON TO PRESENT AT SYMPOSIUM ON THE DEATH PENALTY DEBATE IN THE UNITED STATES

    Professor J. Richard Broughton will present at a symposium hosted by the Journal of Public Law and Policy at Hamline University School of Law in Saint Paul, MN, on March 27 entitled, “The Death Penalty Debate in America:  Effectiveness, Fairness, Constitutionality, and Other Considerations.”  This symposium will gather scholars, policy makers, activists, and community members to discuss capital punishment in America both at the state and federal level.  Professor Broughton will discuss various constitutional and policy arguments in favor of capital punishment.

  • UDM SCHOOL OF LAW ANNOUNCES TUITION FREEZE FOR 2015 – 16

    UDM Law will freeze tuition for all current and incoming students for the 2015 – 2016 academic year. "At UDM Law, we are committed to the success of each student," said UDM School of Law Dean Phyllis L. Crocker. "Our hope is that freezing tuition at current levels will relieve some of the financial burden on our students."

    Eyad Fakhoury, a third-year law student and President of the Student Bar Association, commented on the School's announcement: "A tuition freeze is a step in the right direction and is very important to UDM Law students because it alleviates one of our many concerns and stresses of law school. It is essential for our students to plan ahead with budgets, and this tuition freeze makes our legal education more affordable and predictable. This freeze shows UDM Law's focus on the lowest cost, highest value education."

    Press Release

  • PROFESSOR BROUGHTON COMMENTS IN LAW360 ON ALABAMA CHIEF JUSTICE'S STAND AGAINST SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

    On February 9, Professor J. Richard Broughton commented in Law360, a national legal news service, on Alabama Chief Justice Roy S. Moore's decision to order local probate judges to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to stay the unions.

    Ala. Chief Justice Risking Seat With Same-Sex Marriage Stand, Feb. 9, 2015, Law360

  • UDM Law Warming Center Clinic on Tenant Rights

    Thirteen UDM first-year law students assisted attorneys from Legal Aid and Defender Association, Neighborhood Legal Services, and Detroit Center for Family Advocacy at a Clinic UDM Law hosted at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Warming Center on January 15.  The students and attorneys provided information and individual consultations to 35 guests on housing related matters.  Additionally, Sydney Booth ('14), a participant in UDM's Solo and Small Firm Incubator Program, introduced her newly formed law firm, Rushing Law, and conducted a short presentation on Criminal Expungement.  

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  • PROFESSOR DUBIN COMMENTS ON HIGH PROFILE CASES IN THE NEWS

    Professor Larry Dubin recently commented in The Detroit News on two high profile federal cases.  First, he discussed the DeBoer case, which challenges Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional.  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on January 16 that it would accept the case.  Professor Dubin stated in part, "Public opinion has shifted greatly, making this an issue that needs to be resolved due to the conflicting federal law that now exists."

    On January 23 and 25, Professor Dubin discussed the Kazan case, in which a Muslim woman filed suit against the City of Dearborn Heights and its police department, alleging that her constitutional rights were violated when she was forced to remove her hijab when she was booked by a male officer for a traffic violation.  Professor Dubin noted that the case involves conflicting rights:  "Ms. Kazan is entitled under the First Amendment protection of her religious beliefs including the wearing of a hijab, which may cover part of her face.  However, the police have the right to process a person who is being arrested."

    Justices to rule on same-sex marriage, Jan. 16, 2015, The Detroit News (quoting Prof. Lawrence Dubin)

    Woman sues Dearborn Heights for forced hijab removal, Jan. 23, 2015, The Detroit News (quoting Prof. Lawrence Dubin)

    Meet the Women Suing a Michigan Police Department and Standing Up Against Islamophobia, Jan. 25, 2015, Mic Network (quoting Prof. Lawrence Dubin)