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

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


January 17, 2015 - Prospective Student Open House - UDM Law Campus

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 9:15 am

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.  


January 21, 2015 - Walk-in Wednesday - UDM Law Campus

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Join us for Walk-in Wednesdays. The Admissions Office extends its office hours for students who are interested in learning more about the UDM Law advantage, the application process, and law school in general. No appointment is necessary.


March 4, 2015 - McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion - UDM Law Campus

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Our annual McElroy Lecture provides a forum for prominent thinkers and leaders to address fundamental issues of law, religion, and society.  It seeks to educate students, legal professionals, and the public on a variety of questions related to moral philosophy, freedom of conscience, the interaction of legal and religious institutions, and the role of religion in public life.  Its goal is to encourage discussion of these issues in our community and deepen our understanding of them.  This year's lecturer is Professor Nelson Tebbe of Brooklyn Law School.  The lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 4, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Room 226 of the School of Law, followed by a complimentary reception in the atrium.

 

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