• 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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Project X

  'Project X' will be teaching the Examen, a way of reflecting developed by St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. The Examen looks at the events of our day and helps us in finding the presence of God in our everyday lives. It's especially good for reflecting on our desires to serve and our experiences of service, even in small, everyday ways.

Here's what's requested from participants:

--1 meeting per week for discussion and guidance, beginning the week of 9 March. Meetings will end at the end of Lent (Palm Sunday is 13 April), unless a group would want to continue to meet.
--So each group would meet four or five times total. (And meetings can certainly take place at UDM Law as well as at Lansing-Reilly Jesuit Residence over ice cream or dinner!)
--Daily (or several times weekly) personal commitment to using the Examen (about 20 min of time for reflection).
--Meetings will be scheduled based on participants' schedules. (Determined via a Doodle.)
--Also, I'd be available to participants for individual, spiritual conversation, as desired and needed.

The meetings will present a variety of traditional and creative ways for using the Examen and will partly be instruction and partly group conversation about our practice with some faith sharing. Meeting length will depend on the size of the group, but for a group of six, I envision about 45 minutes, an hour maximum."

All interested persons should contact Mr. Steven Molvarec nS.J. at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


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.