2020 News Listing

Professor Nick Schroeck discusses his interest in environmental law, the Flint Water Crisis, and Line 5 pipeline in Crain's.

William Frush, 1L, was featured in the Legal News.

Davis Bowers, 1L, was featured in the Legal News.

Matt Chess, 1L, was featured in the Legal News.

DeAndre Robbins, 1L, was featured in the Legal News

Professor Nick Schroeck discusses the policy and political challenges President-elect Biden will face when focusing on environmental justice reform.

Kaila Pelczarski, 1L, was featured in the Legal News.

Cassidy Capoferri, 1L, was featured in the Legal News.

Emily Elmer, 1L, was featured in the Legal News.

Alumnus Ponce Clay '15 was being named an Outstanding Young Lawyer and received the 2020 Community Impact Award from the Detroit Bar Association.

Professor Alexander Vernon, Director of the Immigration Law Clinic, provides insight into the status of asylum seekers at the US-Canada border in The Catholic Register.

Alumna Jennifer Dukarski '10 was appointed co-chair of the American Bar Association's forum diversity committee.

Nara Gonczigsuren, 3L, was featured in the Legal News.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law hosted the annual McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion on October 27, 2020.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s Moot Court Board of Advocates hosted the annual Patrick A. Keenan Appellate Advocacy Tournament October 16-20. For the first time, the tournament took place virtually.

Professor Nicholas Schroeck, Associate Dean of Experiential Education, was awarded the 2020 James T. Barnes, Sr. Memorial Faculty Scholar Award.

The ATJ Mid-Northern Michigan Expungement Project and Nicholas Schroeck, Associate Dean of Experiential Education, Rebecca Simkins Nowak, Director of Clinical Operations and Outreach, and Judge Michelle Rick ‘91, Adjunct Professor, received the 2020 State Bar of Michigan Kimberly M. Cahill Bar Leadership Award.

Detroit Mercy Law awards Adam M. Wenner '11 and John Clark '06 annual alumni awards.

Nicole Miller, 3L, was featured in the Legal News

Professor Nicholas Schroeck discusses the effects of the West Coast wildfires in Michigan on Stateside on Michigan Public Radio.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic was awarded the 2020 Ilene and Michael Shaw Public Service Award from the National Federal Bar Association.

Alumna Charity Dean '15 was chosen to be in the Crain's Detroit Class of 2020 40 Under 40.

Sarina Nezhadian, 2L in the Canadian & American Dual JD Program, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on law students in the article she wrote for The Lawyer's Daily, published by LexisNexis Canada.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law students, administrators, and alumni came together to volunteer their time around Detroit before classes began on Friday, August 21, 2020.

Professor Nicholas Schroeck, Associate Dean of Experiential Education, discussed the current party platform positions about climate change on Detroit Today.

Erin Malone, 2L, was featured in the Legal News.

Ben Christensen, 2L, was featured in the Legal News.

Christian Ieraci, 2L, was featured in the Legal News.

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker was selected as a member of the “Women in the Law” Class of 2020 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Anthony Cimini, 2L, was featured in the Legal News.

​Laura DeMarco, 2L in the Canadian & American Dual JD Program, was featured in the Legal News.

Kate Brink Harrison, Director of Career Services, wrote an article published in the June/July Issue of The Detroit Lawyer.

Rachel Selina, 3L, was featured in the Legal News.

Chase Yarber, 2L, was featured in the Legal News.

Maria Toma, 3L, co-authored an article that was recently published in the Michigan Business Law Journal.

Brooke Nosanchuk, 2L, was featured in the Legal News.

Aneal Seegobin, 2L in the Canadian & American Dual JD Program, discusses access to justice and the benefits of broader public engagement with the legal system in the article he wrote for The Lawyer's Daily, published by LexisNexis Canada.

Jennifer Fahrenheit, 2L in the Canadian & American Dual JD Program, was featured in the Legal News.

Livia Khemmoro, 3L, was featured in the Legal News.

Professor Nicholas Schroeck discusses the safety of dams in Oakland County, Michigan.

Mackenzie Clark, 2L, was featured in the Legal News.

Professor Richard Broughton spoke on Stateside on Michigan Public Radio about the death penalty in America.

Sarina Nezhadian, 2L in the Canadian & American Dual JD Program, discusses the effect of COVID-19 on inmates in the article she wrote for The Lawyer's Daily, published by LexisNexis Canada.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law welcomes David C. Berry as Assistant Professor and Director of the International Intellectual Property Law Clinic.

Kay Wu, 2L in the Canadian & American Dual JD Program, discusses the use of contact tracing apps and COVID-19 in an article she wrote for The Lawyer's Daily, published by LexisNexis Canada.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law awarded Nara Gonczigsuren the 2020 Voice for Justice Fellowship.

Detroit Mercy Law alumnus Brian Hartwell, '08, was appointed judge to the 43rd District Court in Hazel Park by Gov. Whitmer.

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker's statement on the tragedy in Minneapolis

Justin Prinstein '12 created International Stars Baseball Academy in the winter of 2012 to introduce Detroit children to baseball. But the lessons extend far beyond the playing field: the non-profit organization helps children by providing mentorship, extracurricular programming and a support system.

Professor Jelani Jefferson Exum spoke on WDET about police brutality and rising racial and social tension around the country.

Professor Michelle Richards discusses a recent public nuisance lawsuit filed against McDonald's about compliance with health guidance such as providing clean face masks.

Professor Nicholas Schroeck, Associate Dean of Experiential Education, discusses Enbridge Energy's recent permit application for a pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and University of Windsor Faculty of Law hosted this year’s Canadian & American Dual JD Reception for Incoming Students via Zoom on May 21, 2020.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law hosted this year’s Dean’s Reception for Incoming Students on May 19, 2020 via Zoom with 150 future students, faculty members, administrators, currents students, and alumni in attendance.

Lauren Parrottino, 3L, was selected to be on the Editorial Board for the symposium edition of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Kristi Hettenbach, 1L, was featured in the Legal News.

Nicholas Schroeck, Associate Dean of Experiential Education, discusses the potential connection between air pollution and COVID-19 death rates on WDET.

Chandler Dorris, 3L, is a recipient of the 2020 Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Corporate and Business Classes from the Michigan Chapter of the Association of Corporate Council (ACC).

Professor Alexander Vernon, Director of the Immigration Law Clinic, spoke on a panel hosted by the Ignatian Solidarity Network discussing the reality for migrants in America during COVID-19.

Todd Craven, 1L, is featured in the Legal News.

Sigma Khan, 1L in the Canadian & American Dual JD Program, wrote about her experience with virtual mooting for The Lawyer's Daily, published by LexisNexis Canada.

Ayat Nizam, 2L in the Canadian & American Dual JD program, was elected as the National Chair of the American Bar Association Law Student Division.

Adjunct Professor, David Campbell, '04, alumnus of the Canadian & American Dual JD program, filed the first COVID-19 related price gouging lawsuit in Canada on behalf of 3M.

Environmental law expert, Nicholas Schroeck, Associate Dean of Experiential Education, provides his insight into the importance of environmental justice in our Detroit community, especially during COVID-19. He also discusses the rise in pollution in the Great Lakes and the effects of the pandemic on environmental protections on Michigan Radio.

Hana'a Farha, 1L, is featured in the Legal News.

Emeritus ​Professor Larry Dubin is quoted in The Detroit News, providing his insight into the use of discretion by Metro Detroit communities when enforcing Gov. Whitmer's commercial lawn care ban.

Fatmeh Cheaib, 1L, was featured in the Legal News.

Nathan Wilson, 3L, received a scholarship from the West Michigan Chapter of Air & Waste Management Association.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section partner to support students through panel discussion and scholarship

3L Lina Chaker was featured in the Legal News.

Three students Detroit Mercy Law students received Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation "Outstanding Women Law Student" Scholarships.

Paulina Kennedy, 3L, named American Constitution Society Next Generation Leader.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law has partnered with the Pope Francis Center and City of Detroit to provide space and services for the city's homeless population during the COVID-19 crisis.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law hosted Community Call Day for Admitted Students on Friday, March 20, 2020.  In total, 81 members of the Detroit Mercy Law community, including alumni, current students, faculty, and administrators, came together to make over 250 calls to admitted students.

1L Joe Williams was featured in the Detroit Legal News

The Women's Law Caucus of Detroit Mercy Law won the first Women's Law Student Association Award from the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations

Detroit Mercy Law alumna, Darnella D. Williams, was appointed by Gov. Whitmer to the 3rd Circuit Court of Wayne County.

Congrats to Lina Chaker, 3L, on being the first recipient of the A. Vince Colella Civil Rights Scholarship!

Detroit Mercy Law alumnus, Thomas Tomko ’87, will be the first administrator of Macomb County's new Office of Public Defender.

Rita Soka, 1L, is featured in the Legal News.

Aaron Martinez, 1L, is published in the Michigan Bar Journal.

Becca Zarras has been hooked on music for as long as she can remember. The Detroit Mercy School of Law student's rock-star story is one of discovery and following passions.

Emily Garcia, 3L, is featured in the Legal News.

Elaria Essak, ’19, is featured in the Legal News.

Bridget Underhill, 3L, is featured in the Legal News.

Tyler Webb, 2L, is featured in the Legal News.

Zeinab Bajjey, 3L, is featured in the Legal News.

Professor Nick Schroeck, environmental law expert, speaks at 37:24.

Cheryl Mitchell, 3L, is featured in the Legal News.

On Thursday, Jan. 30, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will usher in Black History Month with an evening that acknowledges and celebrates the School’s past, present and future.