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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Detroit Mercy Law Students Learn through Experiential Education

Our education extends well beyond the classroom. Detroit Mercy Law students learn about the legal process and serve clients directly in our Law Clinics and at externships with nonprofit agencies and public offices. Students handle transactions from initiation through negotiation to closing as “associates” in our Law Firm Program; argue complex cases in moot court; and complete rigorous coursework that emphasizes analysis and writing. In short, Detroit Mercy Law grads are prepared to work, and add instant value to a future employer’s organization.

Practice-Ready and Career-Ready Curriculum

ExperientialEducationLaw Firm Program courses bridge the gap between legal theory and practice. Students handle simulated legal transactions as though they were in a law firm or corporate legal department. This experience translates instantly to employers as graduates are able to contribute immediately to a variety of legal tasks and transactions.

Clinic Experiences train students for legal work while providing valuable services to the community. Our Clinics give students hands-on legal experience and the opportunity to help those with the greatest need and least resources.

Externships provide students with real-world experience in the legal field. Students carry their own case loads, conduct research, draft briefs and memoranda, interact with attorneys and prosecutors, and learn hands-on about both the demands and rewards of the profession – all under the guidance of a seasoned attorney or judge.

Moot Court is designed to shape students into persuasive communicators and advocates. Every first-year student participates in a mandatory internal moot court competition with critiques by practicing attorneys and judges. Upper-level students compete for spots on national moot court competition teams.

Emphasis on Writing and Ethics is a vital part of the Detroit Mercy Law education and the Jesuit tradition of knowledge building and moral integrity. Rigorous writing and attention to legal ethics are stressed in every course. Our acclaimed Legal Writing Program has garnered a number of national awards.

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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