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Upcoming Events

For the most up-to-date event schedule, please visit our events page.

108th Law Review Symposium: Law School 101: An Exploration of Legal Pedagogy
Friday, March 8, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (EST), in-person at Detroit Mercy Law
This year’s symposium theme will be Law School 101: An Exploration of Legal Pedagogy. Visit the Law Review Symposium website for information on the Symposium. RSVP>>

Erin Go Law
Thursday, March 14, 2024, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (EST), Detroit Mercy Law Atrium
The Detroit Mercy Law Alumni Association invites you to attend a networking reception with fellow members of the law community. Come and celebrate the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day while enjoying an evening of great conversation, making connections, as well as delicious Irish brew and fare. RSVP>>

Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Vegas Night Scholarship Fundraiser
Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (EST), Huntington Bank, (2025 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48226. Huntington Tower-19th Floor)
Vegas Night will include a silent auction showcase, casino-style games, raffle giveaways, music, and more. For more information on how to become a sponsor, donor or how to register to attend Vegas Night, please visit our Events Page.

2024 Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 10, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. (EST), Calihan Hall, McNichols Campus
The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will celebrate the graduating class of 2024 at the Commencement Ceremony in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus of University of Detroit Mercy. Currently, there are no limit to the number of guests allowed per graduate for the School of Law ceremony. No tickets are required. Visit our Commencement page for more details.


Judge Michelle M. Rick '91 aspires to be a servant leader. “For me, this requires leading from the heart and valuing the contributions of all members of the team. It is critical to see that every person has skills that can benefit the task at hand.”
An all-woman team of Detroit Mercy Law students placed third in the 2023 National Patent Application Drafting Competition hosted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) after winning the regional competition. Across the nation, 55 teams competed in regional rounds for an invitation to advance to the national competition in Washington, D.C. to present in front of a board of USPTO patent examiners.
Jessica Holmes ’15 continues the legacy of Black, women attorneys in her family.