UDM Law announces tuition freeze for 2015-16

UDM Law announces tuition freeze for 2015-16

  • UDM Board of Trustees approves tuition freeze for all current and incoming Law students
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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


April 1, 2015: Walk-in Wednesday - UDM Law Campus

Wednesday, April 1, 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.


Application and Personal Statement Webinar - Online Webinar

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Learn what the UDM Law Admissions Committee is looking for in an application for admission, including the personal statement.

Participants will receive a link to the webinar in their confirmation email.


June 18, 2015: Prospective Student Open House - UDM Law Campus

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 5:00 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

  • UDM LAW PARTNERS WITH THE JESUIT REFUGEE SERVICE/USA TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES FACED BY CHILD MIGRANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES ENTERING THE U.S.

    Detroit Mercy Law has joined with many other Jesuit law schools to forge a partnership with the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA to address the challenges faced by child migrants and their families when they enter the United States.  Law school deans and Immigration Clinic professors met for the first time in January to collaborate on this initiative rooted in the Catholic tradition of welcoming the stranger.  Through this partnership, law students will help advance the legal, social, and cultural protection of migrants and others seeking refuge in the U.S.

    Press Release, Legal, Social, and Cultural Protection of Child Migrants, March 14, 2015

  • UDM LAW ALUMNUS SUZANNE WILHELM NAMED NEW DEAN OF COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE HUETHER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS IN ALBANY

    UDM Law alumnus Suzanne Wilhelm has been named the new Dean of the College of Saint Rose Huether School of Business in Albany, New York, effective July 1, 2015.  Dr. Wilhelm comes to Saint Rose from Fort Lewis College in Colorado, where she has served as Associate Dean and Professor of Law in the School of Business Administration.  In her new capacity, Dr. Wilhelm will oversee the College's business programs leading to bachelor's degrees in business administration, accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, marketing, management and human resource management and master's degrees in business administration and accounting.

    College of Saint Rose Press Release

  • CHARITY DEAN (3L) AND JEFF MATIS ('94) SELECTED AS MICHIGAN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FELLOWS

    UDM Law 3L evening student Charity Dean and alumnus Jeffery Matis ('94) have been selected as Michigan Political Leadership Program Fellows.  The prestigious MPLP was founded in 1992 to expand training opportunities for people of all political backgrounds at every level of public service.

    Ms. Dean is currently the Community Relations Manager for the Detroit Land Bank Authority, and, among her many activities, she is Vice President of the Black Law Students Association.  Mr. Matis is an attorney with Garan Lucow Miller, PC, based in the Troy office.  He was a Councilman for the City of Rochester (November 2007 - January 2011), and he has served as Vice Chairman of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners since January 2011.

    Press Release - Michigan Political Leadership Program Welcomes Class of 2015

  • PROFESSOR LACOMBE COMMENTS ON IMMIGRATION REFORMS FOR HIGHLY-SKILLED FOREIGN WORKERS AND THEIR SPOUSES

    The Department of Homeland Security announced recently that it would allow 180,000 spouses of highly-skilled foreign employees to also apply for employment authorizations. After this year, it is estimated that approximately 55,000 spouses annually can do the same.

    According to UDM Law Adjunct Professor Alexandra LaCombe, "The next non-political step in immigration reform to benefit our nation is to quickly reduce the wait time for highly-skilled foreign workers who are employed here, but can’t get permanent residence for sometimes more than 10 years. . . .  Processing permanent status applications faster will make the U.S. more attractive to the workers we want and need to retain, rather than force them to keep eyes on other countries that may offer better options." 

    Professor LaCombe is a managing partner and attorney at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy in Troy and teaches Immigration Law in UDM's innovative Law Firm Program.

    Reducing wait time for STEM workers’ Green Cards is next step in immigration reform, March 4, 2015, Daily Tribune  (by UDM Law Adjunct Professor Alexandra LaCombe)

  • MI STATE BAR FOUNDATION GRANT PROVIDES FOR EXPANSION OF UDM LAW SOLO & SMALL FIRM INCUBATOR PROGRAM TO ADD SERVICES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

    The Michigan State Bar Foundation has awarded University of Detroit Mercy School of Law a $10,000 grant to expand its Solo and Small Firm Incubator Program to include services to senior citizens in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.  The incubator program is designed to provide a supportive environment for select new law graduates who are committed to beginning a solo or small firm practice serving low and moderate-income individuals.  Through this expansion, the incubator attorneys will begin providing free services to seniors, including educating them on their legal rights, self-help assistance with legal matters, and appropriate referral sources.  The incubator program was established in October of 2014 with one of only seven catalyst grants awarded to law establishments across the country from the American Bar Association.

  • DUAL JD STUDENT CHRISTOPHER MACAULAY TAKES TOP HONORS IN NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION

    Dual JD student Christopher Macaulay competed in the 2015 Niagara International Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C., as a member of the University of Windsor team.  The team placed first overall in the competition, Christopher won Fourth Best Advocate, and the team won awards for Best Team Applicant Argument Runner-Up and Best Team Applicant Memorial (tied for first place).  The problem dealt with immigration, human rights, and Great Lakes environmental law issues.