Commencement 2016

Commencement 2016

Friday, May 13. For more information please read the FAQ.

STUDY INTERNATIONALLY

STUDY INTERNATIONALLY

  • 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

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 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.

EXPAND YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

EXPAND YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • 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

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

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Ethics Across the curriculum

Our faculty adopted as part of our curriculum that an ethics component would be included in every substantive course. This policy underscores and supports the "skills and values" that the MacCrate Report listed for a sound law school curriculum. The Report specifically stated the importance for the coverage of the following types of ethical issues throughout the curriculum: "ethical issues in drafting; understanding of ethical issues; ethical considerations in trial work; an ability to recognize and rehearse the appropriate resolution of multiple ethical issues of law practice; an ability to communicate more effectively with a client, recognizing the psychological and economic conflicts that lead to ineffective counseling, manipulation, violation of client autonomy, or failure to limit the client to legally permissible goals or means to achieve legitimate goals; and an ability to recognize how the ethics of advocacy and the rhetoric of zealous representation can bind a lawyer in the gathering of information...."

Recommended Policy For Implementation Of Ethics Across The Curriculum 

1. The syllabus for every substantive course should state the specific ethical issues that will be covered during the semester .

2. The means for addressing the ethical issues should be planned out as part of the preparation for teaching the course.

3. To encourage and assist faculty members, those professors teaching the course in Professional Responsibility will once a year devote a substantial portion of a faculty meeting to a discussion of possible ethical topics that might further stimulate interest among the faculty and answer any questions that might arise.

4. Those professors teaching the course in Professional Responsibility will also make themselves available for individual conferences with any requesting Professor who seeks advice on formulating an ethical component for a course.

5. At the end of each semester no later then when grades are turned in, each Professor will fill out and turn in to the Associate Dean a form entitled, “Ethics Across the Curriculum Evaluation Form” which not only will list the ethical issues covered and the means used to do so, but also a self-evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the exercise.

6. After all of the evaluations are turned in, a special committee of the Curriculum Committee will review these evaluations and make a short written report on the effectiveness of the program and possible ways to improve its implementation.

EVENTS


Admitted Students Dean's Luncheon - By Invitation Only - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker
congratulates you on your admission to
Detroit Mercy Law
and cordially invites you and your guest
to join us for a
Dean’s Luncheon 

 Friday, May 27, 2016
12:30 – 2:00 pm 

Detroit Mercy Law
651 E Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226 

Please RSVP no later than Friday, May 20, 2016


Alumni Reception in Chicago - Location Undisclosed

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker will host a reception for Detroit Mercy Law alumni in the Chicago area on Tuesday, June 7, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the private tasting room and mezzanine of 312 Chicago, a premier restaurant in the heart of the Loop.

Event Details>>


June 22, 2016: Prospective Student Open House - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Wednesday, June 22, 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.  


Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam - East Lansing

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 11:30 am

Detroit Mercy Law will provide complimentary boxed lunches for alumni taking the Michigan Bar Exam on July 26 and July 27. Look for us outside the Breslin Center near Gate C during your lunch break each day. You can sit and relax or grab and go - whichever you prefer. For additional details, please contact Denise Hickey, Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations.


Red Mass 2016 - Atrium

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Detroit Mercy Law will host its 104th annual Red Mass on Tuesday, September 20, at noon at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church, followed by a complimentary luncheon in the atrium. Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., J.D., will celebrate the Mass. Father Kammer is a Jesuit priest, an attorney, and a member of the Southern Province of the Jesuits. He has been director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute since March of 2009. Hon. Victoria Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will lead the Renewal of the Lawyer's Oath of Commitment.

Red Mass is an opportunity for law students, judges, lawyers, civic leaders, faculty, staff, and administrators of all faiths to come together and celebrate the beginning of the new judicial term and academic year. The School has hosted the Red Mass on behalf of the Archdiocese of Detroit at Saints Peter and Paul since the School opened in 1912.

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