Dean's Message

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker

I am proud to serve as dean of University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, and I am excited about what we do together as a community. We are part of the great city of Detroit—not only in our downtown location but also in our connection to the city.

Detroit Mercy Law has a strong and longstanding commitment to preparing students to become excellent, engaged attorneys, ready to represent their clients and serve their communities. We provide students with hands-on learning throughout their legal education. We integrate career and professionalism skills needed to succeed in the workplace. We embrace the challenges presented today by giving every student international perspective on the pressing legal issues facing us all. In short, we educate the complete lawyer.

While I am proud of the unique opportunities Detroit Mercy Law provides its students, what I am most excited about is being part of the Detroit Mercy Law community. From the moment I walked in the doors of the School, I knew that Detroit Mercy Law was special. Faculty, staff, alumni, and students come together to make a positive difference in our students' education, in the Detroit community, and in the world at large.

Detroit Mercy Law impacts the lives of all who become a part of the School. I invite you to join us.                                                


Phyllis L. Crocker
Dean and Professor of Law