Prospective Students

Choosing your law school is a big decision.

As you consider law school, you probably have questions about employment opportunities. The CSO is here to help answer your questions and prepare you for your legal career. 

Open All | Close All


    We meet with you to learn about your career goals.

    We offer one-on-one advice, including personalized resume review and mock interviews, to help you stand out to employers. You are always welcome in the Career Services Office. We regularly offer complimentary coffee, chocolate, and career tips!

    As a first-year law student, you can secure hands-on work experience.

    First-year students at Detroit Mercy Law serve clients through mini-clinics.  In the past, students have assisted with immigration matters, criminal expungements, and Social Security Disability. These experiences distinguish Detroit Mercy Law students on their resumes. During the summer between your first and second year, you will have the opportunity to gain additional legal experience. At the Public Interest Fair, first-year students are able to meet with over twenty employers and secure summer internships with public interest organizations and government offices. Students also work at law firms, in judicial chambers, and with legal departments of Detroit-based businesses. The downtown location of Detroit Mercy Law is within walking distance of many of these employers!

    We are committed to your career success.

    We partner with students, alumni, employers, and faculty to facilitate career counseling and education, professional growth, networking, and employment opportunities. We regularly connect students with legal professionals. Some of our programs include the Bar Association Fair, Lunch with a Lawyer, Professionalism in Action, diversity receptions, and more!