Public Interest

Detroit Mercy Law strives to teach students to be both skilled practitioners and compassionate professionals. The Public Interest Fellowship Program expands our long-standing tradition of service to the community and provides students the opportunity to succeed while making a difference in the community.

Students who receive Fellowships spend approximately eight weeks as summer interns for non-profit organizations that serve or advocate for the poor, disadvantaged, marginalized, or under-represented of society. Since 2003, the Voice for Justice Fellowship Program has funded more than 100 law students to serve locally and throughout the world.

Congratulations to the 2017 Voice for Justice Fellows:

  • Stephanie Fong: International Justice Mission in Bangalore, India
  • Nadia Bakhtiari: Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, Immigration and Refugee Division, in Toronto, Ontario

Congratulations to the 2016 Voice for Justice Fellows:

  • Kristina Tiessen: United Nations in New York City
  • Alex Meyers: Sugar Law Center
  • Ahndia Mansoori: Michigan Poverty Law Program & Michigan Immigrant Rights Center