Detroit Mercy Law Inn of Court reconvenes in person for first time since March 2020

October 21, 2021

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Inn of Court returned to in-person programming for the first time since March 2020 on Tuesday, Oct. 19. Sarah Elsayed ’22 and TJ Craven ’22 presented together at the federal court house in Detroit.  

Inn of Court is a program for lawyers and law students who share a passion for professional excellence. Each year, students in their final year of law school are invited to join the Inn. Students learn about the ideals of professionalism, ethics, and civility inherent in competent counseling and advocacy through programming and mentoring. Students are put on teams with judge and attorney members, and each team presents one time over the course of the year on a particular aspect of litigation and the ethical issues surrounding the topic.  

“Our Inn of Court is an unparalleled experience for our students and it would not be possible without the support of our local federal and state court bench, alumni, and friends,” said Tanya Lundberg, Assistant Dean of Career Services and Outreach and Inn Administrator. 

Elsayed and Craven’s presentations included a client meeting, an in-firm meeting, and two motion hearings. 

The Inn of Court dates back to an English tradition from the 13th century. Detroit Mercy Law’s Inn of Court was founded in 1985 by Judge Julian A. Cook, Jr. Detroit Mercy Law is one of only two law schools in Michigan to offer an Inn of Court.  

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