Events Calendar

Detroit Mercy Law sponsors numerous social and educational events throughout the year for alumni, current and prospective students, and the greater Detroit area community. Browse the events below and register for as many as you can attend. For additional event information, contact our events coordinator. We'd love to see you!

Admissions Events

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    Visit Detroit Mercy Law

    Visit Detroit Mercy Law

    Let us know when you'll be in the area. We'll coordinate a personalized tour of the Law School for you. We are typically available Monday through Friday during business hours. Connect with us >

Community Events

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    Jan. 30: Bending the Arc Toward Justice

    Bending the Arc Toward Justice

    Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020
    5 - 7 p.m. 
    Detroit Mercy Law, Atrium

    Detroit Mercy Law ushers in Black History Month with a special evening reception acknowledging and celebrating the school’s history, present, and future. The event includes:

    • A portrait unveiling of Henry H. Tarrant ’22, the school’s first known African American graduate;
    • Remarks by Godfrey Dillard, a civil rights trailblazer and one of the lawyers who represented BLSA in their lawsuit against the university in the early 1980s.
    • The launch of the new Henry H. Tarrant Award for Black Student Excellence;
    • An introduction of the Association of Black Law Alumni (ABLA), led by Wayne County Probate Court Judge Terrance A. Keith ’84, and ABLA’s new scholarship for African American students.

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    March 6: 104th Annual Law Review Symposium

    Join the Detroit Mercy Law Review for a day of thought-provoking discussions with scholars and legal professionals from across the country. Learn more >

    March 12: Erin Go Law Networking Reception

    Erin Go Law Networking Reception 
    Thursday, March 12, 2020 
    5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
    Detroit Mercy Law Atrium 
    In the spirit of St. Patrick's day, this festive event brings attorneys, judges, and law students together for an evening of great conversation over appetizers and beverages.

    March 31: McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion

    A forum for prominent thinkers and leaders to address fundamental issues of law and religion.

    May 21: Dual J.D. Alumni & Awards Reception in Toronto

    Detroit Mercy Law Dean Phyllis L. Crocker and Windsor Law Dean Christopher Waters welcome Dual J.D. alumni for an evening of networking and reconnecting.

    April 3: Jesuit Day of Service

    Join students, faculty and alumni in giving back to the Detroit community.