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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Greta M. Tackebury

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Greta M. Tackebury is the Director of Career Services and Outreach for UDM Law, a position she has held since the fall of 2008. Director Tackebury counsels students and alumni regarding career goals, job search strategies, and networking, and also serves as the primary counselor for all students seeking judicial clerkships or employment in the public sector. In addition to her counseling duties, she also serves as a faculty coach for the McGee Civil Rights Moot Court Team, and was recently awarded the 2009-2010 Faculty Coach of the Year award. 

Director Tackebury received her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School and her Bachelor of Arts With Honor in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy from Michigan State University - James Madison College. After graduating from Michigan State, Director Tackebury worked as a project assistant and paralegal at two large Chicago law firms – Jenner & Block and Freeborn & Peters. 

While at the University of Minnesota Law School, Director Tackebury was a student instructor in the school’s Legal Writing Program for two years, was a member and Director of the Wagner Labor Law Moot Court.

After graduating from law school, Director Tackebury spent two years practicing commercial litigation and bankruptcy with the international law firm of Bryan Cave LLP in Phoenix, Arizona. She later returned to Michigan and worked as an associate for three years at Clark Hill LLP in the litigation and eminent domain practice groups. Immediately prior to joining UDM Law, Director Tackebury spent a year clerking for Michigan Supreme Court Justice Maura Corrigan. Director Tackebury is a member of both the Michigan and Arizona State Bars and is an active member of NALP, serving in the Public Service, Judicial Clerkship, Newer Professionals, and Solo & Small CSO Sections. 

EVENTS


Orientation Family Welcome Event & Dinner - UDM Law Campus

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 5:00 pm

UDM Law's Fall 2015 Mandatory JD Orientation.

All incoming students (Day & Evening), and their parents and spouses/significant others are invited to a Family Welcome Event on Thursday, August 13 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.  Followed by Dinner from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  Children are welcome to attend the Family Dinner.  

Students must RSVP their guests for Dinner by Friday, August 7, 2015.


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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Reception at the State Bar of MI Annual Meeting in Novi - State Bar of Michigan

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker will host a cocktail reception for UDM Law alumni, State Bar dignitaries, and members of the judiciary at the Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Michigan at the Suburban Collection in Novi on Thursday, October 8, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.  She will make remarks at 5:15 p.m.


Reunion for All Law Alumni - UDM Law Campus

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The School of Law's annual Reunion will be held on Saturday, October 24, from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. at the School's Riverfront Campus.  As part of the festivities, we will celebrate the selection of Hon. Anthony J. Fiorella, Jr. as UDM's 2015 Alumni Award recipient and the special anniversaries of the classes of 1965, 1990, and 2005.  The Reunion is for all School of Law alumni.  Additional details will be posted soon.

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