CSO Policies

Non-Discrimination Policy

Employers who use the CSO's services agree to abide by the School of Law's non-discrimination policy, which states:

Throughout its policies and procedures, Detroit Mercy Law is committed to the principles of equal educational opportunity for all regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, disability, ancestry, creed, national or ethnic origin, height, weight, military service or political belief.

Please contact Assistant Dean Jennifer Rumschlag with any questions or concerns about this policy.

Military Recruitment Policy

As a law school, we believe deeply in judging people by their merits and in the importance of our non-discrimination policy. We also believe strongly in service and in giving back as a core part of our mission to 'integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development of our students.' Consistent with that mission and recognizing the nobility of military service to our nation, we trust, encourage, and equip students to make informed decisions regarding the option of military service when selecting the organizations with which they interview and seek employment.

Employment Policy

The policy regarding student employment during the academic year, as adopted by the Detroit Mercy Law Faculty in April 2015, states:

Employment at any stage in law school may pose special concerns if such work is neither flexible nor manageable. Therefore, it is recommended that full-time law students should not be employed for more than 20 hours per week during the academic year.  Full-time is defined as a course load of 12 credit hours or more per semester.

Reciprocity Policy

Detroit Mercy Law students may request access to the Career Services Offices at participating law schools outside of Michigan by submitting a request in writing to the Detroit Mercy Law CSO. The Career Services Offices at the requested schools reserve the right to grant or deny such requests for reciprocal privileges.

A student or graduate of a law school outside of Michigan who would like to access the Detroit Mercy Law CSO's resources must contact the Career Services Office at his or her law school and ask that office to request reciprocity from Detroit Mercy Law on his or her behalf.

The Detroit Mercy Law CSO grants reciprocal privileges to students and graduates of NALP—the Association for Legal Career Professionals member law schools that grant reciprocal privileges to Detroit Mercy students and graduates under the following policy:

  • The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Career Services Office (Detroit Mercy Law CSO) grants reciprocal privileges to students and graduates of NALP-member law schools that grant reciprocal privileges to Detroit Mercy students and graduates.
  • All requests for reciprocal privileges on behalf of students and graduates must be made in writing by the requesting CSO. Requests may be made by E-mail. Telephone requests are not accepted.
  • If reciprocal privileges are granted, the Detroit Mercy Law CSO will issue a confirmation letter or E-mail. Reciprocal privileges are valid for a period of three (3) months from the date of the confirmation letter or E-mail.
  • A student or graduate who is granted reciprocal privileges should have his or her confirmation letter or E-mail with him or her when visiting the Detroit Mercy Law CSO. Reciprocal privileges are not available between August 1st and November 1st.
  • Reciprocal privileges include access to Detroit Mercy Law's job postings.  Access to on-line job postings may be granted and such requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Privileges do not include individual counseling, resume and cover letter review, participation in on-campus interviews, resume forwarding, or job fairs.
  • When responding to a job posting received through Detroit Mercy Law, the student or graduate must indicate that information regarding the position was obtained through a reciprocal arrangement between his or her school and Detroit Mercy Law.
  • The Detroit Mercy Law CSO may deny further reciprocal privileges to the students and graduates of a law school that surpasses a reasonable number of requests within a given year or in-state law schools. Additionally, reciprocal privileges granted to an individual student or graduate may be revoked if the individual does not abide by this reciprocity policy.
  • Reciprocity requests should be directed to CSO Coordinator, Dorothy Cooper, or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .