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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Greta M. Tackebury

Director
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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


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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