Applicant Preparation Programs

Detroit Mercy Law is committed to increasing access to legal education.

Through our applicant preparation programs, Detroit Mercy Law helps applicants improve their application and prepare for law school.

 

LexScholars Post-Baccalaureate Program

Detroit Mercy Law has partnered with AccessLex to provide a deferred admission program to applicants who need additional preparation and exposure prior to starting law school.

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    About the Program

    The Post-Baccalaureate Program is designed for applicants from underrepresented groups in the legal field who need additional preparation and support prior to starting law school. Applicants selected for this program will receive a deferral of admission to Detroit Mercy Law conditional on successful completion of the entire LexScholars Program.

    Participants in the program must be committed to enroll at Detroit Mercy Law upon completion of the program. Participants who complete the program will automatically receive a minimum of a 20% scholarship to Detroit Mercy Law as well as a stipend from AccessLex.

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    Referral and Selection Process

    Applicants do not need to indicate any interest in the program on their application to Detroit Mercy Law. If the admissions committee feels that an applicant is a strong candidate for this program, the applicant will receive an offer of deferred admission contingent on completing this program.

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    Learn More

    Learn more about program specifics on the AccessLex website here.

    Learn more about the application process by contacting the admissions team.

Detroit Mercy Law Summer Program

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Each summer, Detroit Mercy Law operates a conditional admission program, known as the Summer Program, for applicants whose academic history and/or LSAT score(s) do not meet the minimum standards of the entering class, but who show potential for the study of law. Participants who satisfactorily demonstrate ability in the Summer Program are eligible for admission to the US JD program. The Summer Program begins in late May and is approximately eight weeks long.

 

AccessLex Referring Schools Program

There are sometimes steps that applicants need to take before they are ready to be admitted to law school. Detroit Mercy Law is dedicated to helping applicants put together the strongest application possible. Through the AccessLex Referring Schools Program, Detroit Mercy Law hopes to help applicants who are denied admission improve their application and chances of being admitted in the next application cycle.

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    About the Program

    Applicants from underrepresented groups in the legal field may be referred to this program when they do not meet the minimum standards for admission to Detroit Mercy Law. The goal of this program is to help applicants improve their application and increase their LSAT score.

    Completion of this program does not guarantee admission to Detroit Mercy Law in the next cycle.

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    Learn More

    Learn more about program specifics on the AccessLex website here.

    Learn more about the application process by contacting the admissions team.