• 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



  • 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.



  • 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



  • 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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Junior Membership Requirements

A student is eligible for membership on Law Review as a Junior Member if the student has, at the conclusion of the Spring Term, earned at least 24 credit hours and attained, at a minimum, a 2.8 GPA.This includes all Dual JD, part-time, and 3L Candidates.  However, students may only become Junior Members of the Law Review following the conclusion of the Spring Term.  For example, a student, regardless of his or her student program  status (i.e. day student, night student, extended day student or extended night student), who concludes the Spring Term with twenty-three or fewer credit hours will not be eligible for Law Review membership.  Once that student has accumulated the necessary twenty-four credit hours, whether it is in the Fall or the Spring Term, he or she shall be eligible for membership at the conclusion of the Spring Term.              

Write-on Requirement

A student must complete the write-on requirements to become a member of Law Review. This problem will be released shortly after the conclusion of the Spring Term, and will be designed to enable the Executive Board to effectively assess the writing, analytical, grammar, and citation skills of those students electing to write-on to the Law Review.  All students competing for junior membership will be assigned the same writing assignment and an anonymous pin for the purposes of grading your submission.

Transfer Students

A transfer student shall have the opportunity to write-on to Law Review as a Junior Member, if they satisfy the eligibility requirements listed above.  If you are transferring to the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and would like to join the Law Review, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will make arrangements for you to complete the write-on problem.


Promote Peace - Atrium

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 4:30 pm

To promote peace and tolerance in the law school community and beyond, Detroit Mercy Law will host a dedication and blessing ceremony of a peace pole in the courtyard, followed by a presentation in the atrium where law students will share stories of discrimination based on race, religion, gender, and ethnic background.

The peace pole is an internationally-recognized symbol of our hopes and dreams for peace in this world. This upcoming Promote Peace event is an effort to promote a culture of peace beginning with law students and expanding outward. Detroit Mercy Law joins many other organizations with a peace pole in Detroit, including the McNichols Campus of Detroit Mercy, Freedom House, Hope House, and the Fort Street Presbyterian Church.

For additional information, please contact Prof. Anne Yantus.

November 10, 2016: Prospective Student Open House - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Thursday, November 10, 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.  

Walk in Wednesday - University of Detroit Mercy

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Walk-in and visit with an Admissions representative without an appointment during exteneded evening hours.

McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Our annual McElroy Lecture provides a forum for prominent thinkers and leaders to address fundamental issues of law and religion. This year's lecturer is Intisar A. Rabb, a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Director of its Islamic Legal Studies Program. Dr. Rabb also holds an appointment as a Professor of History at Harvard University and as the Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

The lecture will be held on March 2, 2017, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in room 226, followed by a complimentary reception in the atrium.

Register Online for McElroy Lecture>>

Law Review Symposium - Room 226

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:30 am

The Law Review will host its annual symposium on March 3, 2017. The symposium will feature legal professionals and scholars from across the country to discuss the American Bar Association's implementation of Standards 314 and 315, which deal with formative assessments in law school classrooms.