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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Student Spotlight

ROBBIE GAINES

Expected Graduation: May 2015  | Undergraduate Institution/Major: Wayne State University / Political Science | Division: Day

Robbie Gaines

Why did you choose UDM Law?

I chose UDM Law because it is in the Heart of Detroit and the legal community.

What do you like best about attending law school in Detroit?

Detroit is home. It is one of the most personable places one can ever live in. Detroit is a city with tons of potential. Even further, what other law school is located on an international waterline. You can literally be in Canada in under ten minutes on a good day.

How would you describe the UDM Law community?

Small. Family like. Awesome.

What have you benefitted from the most at UDM Law?

I have benifitted most from the internship and networking oppurtunities. I have been very fortunate, and to date have not worked one unpaid internship and also have another great summer oppurtunity lined up that is also paid.

What has been your best experience in law school?

My best experience in law school has been the UDM Law Fellowship I recieved to work at a nonprofit organization. My experience at the State APpellate Defender officed was unmatched. I was so privileged to be able to work on a series of Michigan Court of Appeals Cases, a Michigan Supreme Court Case, annd even a United States Supreme Court Case. I was also able to see two innocent men who had been incarcerated for over 25 years for a crime they did not committ. My experience there, which was made possible by UDM Law's Fellowship gave me this oppurtunity as a law student, which I enjoyed and learned a great deal.


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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.

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