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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Grading Norms Policy post Fall 2012

Grading Norms Policy Effective 2012-13

 The faculty shall assign grades in a manner that reflects as closely as possible the actual distribution of raw scores in each course. Grades are to be assigned throughout the range from 0.0 to 4.0 in increments of 0.1. Faculty shall ensure that the mean of final grades shall fall within the following ranges:

1. First-Year Required Courses:                    2.6 to 2.8

This group includes all courses required in the full-time first-year curriculum, even if (as in the case of evening students) they are taken in the second year, i.e. ALTA, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Torts, and Property.

2. Upper-Level Required Courses:                2.7 to 2.9

This group includes specifically required courses taken by full-time students in the second and third years, i.e., Constitutional Law, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, and Basic Federal Tax.

3. All Elective Courses:                                 3.0 to 3.4

This group includes all courses not included in the groups 1 and 2 above, including any courses satisfying a distribution requirement (such as Law Firm Program, transnational, or clinical courses) that can be fulfilled from a range of options.

Furthermore, in first-year required courses, at least 15% of the assigned grades shall be below 2.0.

Any upward deviation from these norms is very strongly discouraged. Any deviation must be justified by a written memorandum from the instructor, and the Dean shall not approve any upward deviation in the absence of the most exceptional circumstances.

EVENTS


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.


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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