• * 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.



  • * 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



  • * 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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Apply For a Fellowship

The Voice for Justice Committee at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law invites 1L and 2L students to apply to the Public Interest Fellowship Program. The number of fellowships awarded is dependent upon the amount raised during the Voice for Justice Auction and the Race for Justice 5K.

The core component of the Fellowship is an eight week paid summer internship in a non-profit organization. Fellows will receive $4,500 for their work. (Additional funding for living expenses may be available for those students who are awarded Fellowships out of state or in foreign countries.) In previous years, Fellows have worked at the State Appellate Defenders Office, the African Women's Lawyer's Association in Accra Ghana, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Women's Survival Center, Freedom House, the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office, the legal office of former Governor Granholm, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Freedom House, Legal Aid and Defender's Association, the Maurice and Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, the Human Rights Department at the City of Detroit, and Western Michigan Legal Services.

Fellows will be selected based upon their interest and commitment to public service along with their record of academic achievement. Fellows are responsible for securing their own placements.

Applications are available through Career Connect.  Application deadline is April 1, 2015.


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.  

July 28 & 29, 2015: Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam - East Lansing

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 11:30 am

The UDM Law Alumni Relations Office and members of the Rock the Bar  faculty and administration mentorship team will provide complimentary boxed lunches for alumni taking the Michigan Bar Exam on July 28 and July 29.  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.

Best wishes on the exam. We're all rooting for you!  
For additional information, please contact Assistant Dean Denise Hickey at 313-596-0202, hickeydp@udmercy.edu.