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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Our Mission is to Educate Practice-Ready and Career-Ready Grads

Dean's-MessageAt UDM Law, we don’t just say our graduates are practice-ready and career-ready. We know it.

Before becoming Dean of UDM Law, I practiced law for 40 years with the Dykema firm in Detroit, the last stretch as Chairman and CEO, and nine years as Professional Personnel Partner overseeing the hiring and performance evaluation of associate attorneys. So I know what practice-ready and career-ready means. It means, among other things, that our graduates have:

  • Completed a broad range of legal transactions, side-by-side with seasoned attorneys, through Law Firm Program courses;
  • Helped real people to resolve actual problems through working at law clinics and participating in externships;
  • Learned how to defend a line of argument and communicate solutions using concise and well-reasoned analysis and writing; and

Grown passionate about the legal system--enthused and eager to contribute to their new place of work and find success.

Now that’s practice-ready and career-ready.

At UDM Law, we are constantly fine-tuning our curriculum to produce prepared graduates. We involve fellow lawyers, judges, and Corporate Counsel in directing the curriculum, identifying employer needs, and even designing and teaching courses. Our curriculum remains one of the most progressive in the country and has been recognized in The Wall Street Journal, The National Law Journal, USA Today, and other publications.

I ask that you take a few minutes to learn more about why graduates of UDM School of Law are practice-ready and career-ready. Then give us a try. Join us as a student, lend your expertise, mentor a student, or interview and hire a graduate. You won’t be disappointed.

Sincerely,

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Lloyd A. Semple

Dean and Professor of Law

EVENTS


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.

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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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