Educating the Complete Lawyer

Why recruit at Detroit Mercy Law?  

Detroit Mercy Law students and graduates are service-orientedengagedglobally aware, and diverseWe are committed to educating the complete lawyer. Detroit Mercy Law is a Catholic, urban law school that seeks to provide an excellent and dynamic legal education through a curriculum that requires experiential learning, emphasizes ethics and service to others, and integrates theory, doctrine, and practice.

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    Our students and graduates will be passionate about serving your firm or organization. Service is an integral part of our law school’s culture. Our curriculum includes a clinical program requirement and many students complete externships at public interest organizations, government offices, and judicial chambers during their first summer. First-year students serve clients at mini clinics and assist with matters including immigration and criminal expungements. Our students volunteer at the Pope Francis Center, build community gardens, distribute blankets to homeless veterans, and help out during crises.


    Our students and graduates are enthusiastic about learning the practice and business of law. We have a strong and longstanding commitment to preparing students to become excellent, engaged attorneys who are ready to represent their clients and serve their communities. The curriculum goes beyond substantive legal skills. Our students are exposed to hands-on learning during the first year. We integrate career and professionalism skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

    Globally Aware

    Our law school is enriched by a global curriculum. Our students and graduates see the big picture and embrace challenge.  Many of our students are enrolled in the Canadian and American Dual JD Program. Students in this program complete a demanding course of study through Detroit Mercy Law and the University of Windsor Faculty of Law to earn two law degrees in three years.


    Detroit Mercy Law is firmly committed to enriching and enhancing the diversity of our community. We value diversity in many forms, including gender, race, religion, national origin, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical ability, and learning style.