Employers

Why recruit at Detroit Mercy Law?  

Detroit Mercy Law students and graduates are service-oriented, engaged, globally aware, and diverse. We 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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    Service-Oriented

    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.

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    Engaged

    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.

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    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.

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    Diverse

    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender including gender identity and gender expression, height, weight, marital status, familial status, disability, religion, creed, military service or veteran status, or political belief.

Recruit or Post a Job Opportunity

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    Request Resumes & Interview On-Campus

    We collect resumes and coordinate interviews on-campus any time of year. To learn more or to request this service, please contact Tanya Lundberg, Assistant Dean of Career Services and Outreach, at 313-596-0260 or via email at lundbete@udmercy.edu. You may also complete the On-Campus Interview (OCI) Recruitment Form.

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    Post an Opportunity on Career Connect

    Career Connect is Detroit Mercy Law's online employment opportunity board for students, recent graduates, and alumni.

    To post an opportunity on Career Connect, please choose one of the following:

    1. Call the CSO and provide the information over the phone: 313-596-0223.

    2. Email the Job Posting Request Form or an already prepared posting to cso@udmercy.edu.

    3. Post the opportunity yourself by creating an employer Career Connect account here.

Recruitment Policies

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    Nondiscrimination Policy

    Employers agree to observe the principles of nondiscrimination and equality of opportunity on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender including gender identity and gender expression, height, weight, marital status, familial status, disability, religion, creed, military service, veteran status, and political belief in regard to hiring, promotion, retention, and conditions of employment.

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    Job Posting Policy

    Detroit Mercy Law does not post unpaid opportunities with for-profit entities. Postings for unpaid internships or externships for academic credit are limited to non-profit, government, or public interest agencies. Before submitting a posting for an unpaid position, please confirm that your posting complies with this policy and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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    Employment During Academic Year Policy

    The policy regarding student employment during the academic year, as adopted by the Detroit Mercy Law Faculty in April 2015, states:

    Employment at any stage in law school may pose special concerns if such work is neither flexible nor manageable. Therefore, it is recommended that full-time law students should not be employed for more than twenty hours per week during the academic year. Full-time is defined as a course load of twelve credit hours or more per semester.