Lysaght, Jr., Leon J.

Associate Professor of Law


  • Room: 307
  • Telephone: 313-596-0231
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  • J.D. University of Chicago '65
  • B.A. Whitman College '62

Professor Lysaght began his law career in Montana in private practice. He taught philosophy for one year and served as a visiting lecturer of law and jurisprudence at Queen's University of Belfast. He came to the University of Detroit Mercy in 1973. From 1976 to 1980 he taught in Canada at the University of Windsor Law School.

Professor Lysaght has been instrumental in developing the Joint Canadian-U.S. Degree Program. His current interests are focused on issues of legal philosophy, commercial and oil and gas law.

In 2012, Professor Lysaght was appointed to the Legal Advisory Committee of the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America.  He was reappointed Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.