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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UDMLaw 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


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>>


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.

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)