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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Team Results

2013-14 team results

national team results

National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition 

Competition Runners-Up                                                                                                                                             Brett Vasicek and Cory Foglesong

Coach: Professor Margaret Costello 

2012-13 TEAM RESULTS

NATIONAL TEAM RESULTS

New York City Bar Association National Moot Court Competition 

TEAM B:  Semi-Finalists & Runner-up Best Brief
Laura Gibson, Christopher Kwiecien, Dan Bonucchi 

TEAM A:  6th Best Brief 
Javon Hindo, Brian Smith, Erin Stafford 

Coaches: Prof. Julia Belian, Prof. Richard Broughton, Prof. Karen Henning 

2011-12 TEAM RESULTS

NATIONAL TEAM RESULTS

ABA Appellate Advocacy Competition 
4th Place Best Brief (Out of 40 Teams)
Matthew Berard, Sara Lowry, and Erin Stafford

NYU Immigration Law Competition
Quarterfinalists
Rachel Schefferly, Randy Samona, and Amanda Vintevogel

2008-09 Team Results

NATIONAL TEAM RESULTS

Texas National Invitational 
2009 Moot Court National Champions
Jennifer Dukarski, Daniel Whittal, and Shannon Snee

Chicago Bar Association National Moot Court Competition 
Competition Champions

2007-08 Team Results

National Team Results

McGee Civil Rights Moot Court Competition: 
National Champions
Runner-Up National Champions
Runner-Up Best Brief and Best Oralist

The Animal Rights Competition
National Finalists

The Jessup International Law Competition
Super-Regional Semi-Finalists
Fourth-place Best Brief Award

The PACE Environmental Law Competition
National Quarterfinalists
Best Preliminary Oralist

The Immigration Law Competition
National Semi-Finalists
Runner-Up Best Oralist

NYC Bar National Moot Court Competition
Reginal Semi-Finalists

Prince Evidence Competition
National Quarterfinalists

Criminal Procedure Competition
National Quarterfinalists
Best Brief for Respondents

State of Michigan Moot Court Competition
Semi-Finalists
Runner-Up Best Oralist

ABA Appellate Advocacy Competition
Regional Semi-Finalists
Runner-Up Best Oralist

2006-07 Team Results

National Team Results

McGee Civil Rights Moot Court Competition: 
Best Oralist Award (Overall)
Best Oralist Award (Preliminary rounds)
Third-place Oralist Award
Quarter-finalist Team (Team 1)
Quarter-finalist Team (Team 2)

Niagara International Law Moot Court Competition
National Champions

NYU Immigration Law Moot Court Competition
Best Brief Award
Quarter-finalist Team

PACE Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
Best Oralist Award (preliminary rounds)
Semi-finalist Team

State of Michigan Moot Court Competition
Best Oralist Award
Semi-finalist Team

Jessup International Law Moot court Competition
Fourth-place Brief Award
Ranked 3rd in overall preliminary round raw points

The National Moot Court Competition
Advanced to first post-preliminary round

Mardi Gras Sports Law Moot Court Competition
Advanced to first post-preliminary round

Jerome Prince Evidence Moot Court Competition

2005-06 Team Results

Internal Competition Winners

Ernie Goodman Trial Tournament: 
Brad French and Susie Mahoney

Gallagher Professional Responsibility Competition: 
Aminie Woolworth

G. MennenWilliams First-Year Competition: 
Samantha Boone (JD/LLB) and Jennifer Matic (JD/LLB), Runner-Up

National Team Results

State of Michigan Moot Court Competition Team: 
Leila Williford and Rich Rozicki

Faculty Coaches: Pamela Wilkins and Michelle Streicher

  • Finalist Team
  • Second Place Best Team
  • Second Place Best Brief

McGee Civil Rights Competition Team: 
Sean Cowley, Kim Saks, and Breanne Smith

Faculty Coaches: Alan Saltzman and David Koelsch

  • Won 2 of 3 Preliminary Rounds and Kim Saks was ranked among the top oralists for the Preliminary Rounds

PACE Environmental Law Competition Team: 
Bhavna Bhandari, Samuel McCrimmon, and Andrew Strahan

Faculty Coach: Jacqueline Hand

  • National Runners-Up
  • Andrew Strahan - Best Oralist in the first preliminary round
  • Sam McCrimmon - Best Oralist in the third preliminary round

Philip C. Jessup International Law Competition Team: 
Samia Alam, Sonal Kulkarni, Cayley Rodd, and Jayson Thomas

Brief Writer/Student Coach: Bob Entwisle

Faculty Coach: Cara Cunningham

  • Finalist Team - Regionals
  • Runner-Up Best Team - Regionals
  • 4th Place Best Brief

William B. Spong Invitational Constitutional Law Moot Court Tournament Team: 
Chip Baker, Nick Kurk, and Michelle Moon

Faculty Coach: Drew Becker

Child Welfare and Adoption Law Moot Court Competition

Team 1: Erin Badovinac and Kate Sharkey; 

Team 2: Danielle Grassmyer and Michael Naughton

Faculty Coaches: Michelle Streicher and Deborah Paruch

  • Erin Badovinac received 10th Place Best Oralist in the Preliminary Rounds

Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition Team: 
Andrea Bradley and Janet Conigliaro

Faculty Coaches: Gary Maveal and Richard Kriscuinas

EVENTS


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.

Red Mass Details>>


October 1, 2015: Prospective Student Open House - UDM Law Campus

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 5:30 pm

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.  


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.


November 14, 2015: Prospective Student Open House - UDM Law Campus

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 9:00 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 7, 2016: Prospective Student Open House - UDM Law Campus

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 5:30 pm

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.  

NEWS

  • ALUMNUS ALLEN ELZERMAN '03 PERSONIFIES OUR COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

    In the Fall 2015 issue of Conversations, a semi-annual magazine published by the National Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education, alumnus Allen Elzerman '03 praises UDM Law's commitment to social and criminal justice.  In his article, "On Loan to the Poor," Elzerman discusses how he personifies that commitment through his work as a public defender and how his sense of fulfillment is more important than financial gain.

    On Loan to the Poor, Conversations magazine, Issue 48 - Fall 2015 (written by Allen Elzerman '03)

  • UDM LAW'S FIRST MILLION-DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP GIFT HONORS UDM ALUMNUS HON. LAWRENCE P. ZATKOFF

    UDM Law is pleased to announce the founding of the Hon. Lawrence Paul Zatkoff Endowed Scholarship, made possible by the Zatkoff family, in memory of the late judge.  This gift is the first million-dollar scholarship the law school has ever received.  The scholarship provides support for a student to extern or intern with a federal court or state supreme court judge.

    Press Release>>

  • NEW CENTER FOR SOLO AND SMALL FIRM PRACTICE WILL PROVIDE TOOLS FOR SUCCESS TO LEGAL ENTREPRENEURS

    UDM Law will offer new programming this fall to meet the needs of its entrepreneurial-minded students and graduates interested in developing their own law practices.  The School was awarded a $30,000 grant from the DeWitt C. Holbrook Memorial Fund to fund and expand its Solo and Small Firm Incubator Program to add workshops through a new Center for Solo and Small Firm Practice.

    Press Release>>

  • FORMER CONGRESSMAN BRINGS NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTISE TO UDM LAW

    Former U.S. Congressman Hansen Clarke, who served on the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, will teach National Security Law this term.  The course will address cybersecurity, surveillance and privacy, export controls and economic sanctions, and other contemporary security issues.  National security law has been one of the fastest growing fields of law since the 9/11 attacks, and there is a strong demand for lawyers trained in this area.

  • PROFESSORS BELIAN AND HAND SPEAK OVERSEAS THIS SUMMER

    Professors Julia Belian and Jacqueline Hand are presenting at international conferences this summer. Professor Belian will speak at the Oxford Symposium on History, Human Rights & Law August 10 - 12 at Pembroke College, Oxford University.  Her presentation is titled, "Fundamental Rights or Activist Judges?  A Rhetorical Comparison of Obergefell v. Hodges with Brown v. Board of Education."

    Professor Hand spoke at conferences in Poland and Finland in June.  She participated in a workshop June 15 - 19 on "Phoenix Cities: Urban Recovery and Resilience in the Wake of Conflict, Crisis and Disaster," at the Georgia State Law School Study Space in Warsaw, Poland.  She also presented on "The U.S. Government-to-Government Relation with Indian Tribes and the Possible Insights it Provides for Relations with the Sami People," at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, in Rovaniemi, Finland.

  • PROFESSOR KRISCIUNAS DISCUSSES PROSECUTORS' INVESTIGATION OF POLICE SHOOTING

    Professor Richard Krisciunas discussed the ongoing independent investigation by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office of the shooting death of Terrance Kellom by a federal agent in Detroit.

    Family of Kellom Awaits Probe of Fatal Police Shooting, Detroit Free Press, July 29, 2015 (quoting Professor Richard Krisciunas)