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 Library Staff

Patrick Meyer
Faculty Biography

Director & Associate Professor
J.D., M.L.S., M.S. 

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Katherine Cooper Research Specialist
A.B., J.D. 
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Katherine provides reference services to students, faculty and other library patrons. Other duties include managing the serials department, teaching in the first-year legal research module program, providing a current awareness service to the faculty, supervising student employees, and participating in collection development.

Alicia Y. Dyer

Reference Librarian
B.S., J.D., M.L.I.S. 
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Alicia’s primary responsibility is to provide reference services to faculty, students, staff, legal practitioners, law librarians, and other patrons visiting the Law Library. She provides individual research consultations to faculty and students and administers the first-year legal research module program, which provides library instruction on legislation, case law, and secondary resources. Alicia conducts specialized library training sessions for seminars and other advanced level courses upon request, creates and updates research guides using LibGuides software, manages and updates the Law Library’s social media program and website, and participates in collection development. 
Jennifer Hostetler

Night Manager and Research Specialist
B.S., J.D., M.L.I.S. 
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Jennifer manages the library in the evenings. She provides reference and circulation services to students, faculty, and other patrons. Jennifer also assists faculty and students with legal citation, teaches in the first-year legal research module program, and participates in collection development.
Elaine Manning

Cataloging Assistant
B.A., M.L.I.S. 
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Elaine processes incoming materials so they are available for all users in accordance with library protocol and cataloging standards set forth by the Library of Congress.  She processes special order items for faculty and students and ensures prompt delivery of said materials.  Elaine assists with ordering legal treatises and other materials as needed, and performs circulation duties.
Gene Moy


Government Documents, Reference Librarian
B.A., M.S.L.S. 
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Gene’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the Law Library is in compliance with the legal requirements of the Federal Depository Library Program. The focus of the Government Document collection is on the selection of publications that supports the research and teaching interest of the Law School faculty and students. Gene also provides reference and research support services to Law School faculty, students, staff, legal practitioners and the general community, teaches in the first-year legal research module program, and participates in collection development.
Sally Moy


Electronic Resource Specialist
B.S. 
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Sally manages the online database records in the catalog, which involves downloading, checking, editing, and updating or deleting records. She also creates and updates content on the catalog's website and manages the functionality of the catalog, the latter of which involves installing client software on staff computers, performing catalog data backups, installing catalog software updates, making changes to catalog settings, managing the proxy service, and resolving problems with working/using the catalog.
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Cathy processes and catalogs federal, state and tribal electronic and print government documents received through the Federal Depository Library Program. She performs various circulation duties.
Latha Rangarajan


Head of Technical Services
B.A., M.A., M.S.L.S. 
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Latha develops and directs the functions of cataloging, acquisitions, serials, and the physical processing of the collections. Latha orders print monographs, and  audio visual and digital materials for the library collection, maintains and manages the monograph budget using Innovative Interfaces and our school’s financial module, and catalogs monographs and serials using the OCLC database pursuant to the cataloging standards set by Library of Congress. Latha is also responsible for coordinating with public service and implementing changes as necessary to support the mission of the library.
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Zach processes all incoming journal issues, pocket parts, updates, and standing orders, including checking in items using the integrated library system. He assists in the cataloging of serial titles, prepares all incoming serial/continuation items for shelving, routes various items to faculty/staff, and performs general circulation duties. Zach processes all inter-library loan requests placed by students, faculty, staff, and participating OCLC members.
Byron D. Cooper Director Emeritus 
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Katherine provides reference services to students, faculty and other library patrons. Other duties include managing the serials department, teaching in the first-year legal research module program, providing a current awareness service to the faculty, supervising student employees, and participating in collection development.

EVENTS


Admitted Students Dean's Luncheon - By Invitation Only - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker
congratulates you on your admission to
Detroit Mercy Law
and cordially invites you and your guest
to join us for a
Dean’s Luncheon 

 Friday, May 27, 2016
12:30 – 2:00 pm 

Detroit Mercy Law
651 E Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226 

Please RSVP no later than Friday, May 20, 2016


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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