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University of Detroit Mercy School of Law faculty members are well respected scholars in their area of expertise. This past winter term, the faculty published and placed numerous articles in law reviews across the country, saw chapters in books published, and presented in a variety of settings.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law awarded Voice for Justice Fellowships to Joy Mohammed and Andrew Pace. Detroit Mercy Law strives to teach students to be both skilled practitioners and compassionate professionals. This Fellowship upholds the long-standing tradition at Detroit Mercy Law of service to the community and provides students with the opportunity to succeed while making a difference in the community. Fellowship recipients work over the summer as interns at nonprofit organizations.

University of Detroit Mercy Law student Tina Toma was recently awarded the Kimberly M. Cahill Leadership Memorial Scholarship from the Macomb County Bar Association.

Professor Stephen Wilks is the 2022 recipient of the James T. Barnes Sr. Memorial Faculty Scholar Award. Each year, a full-time faculty member is chosen to receive this award based on scholarship, teaching excellence, and public service.

Jennifer Fahrenholt Dual '22 was recently awarded the John Dalton and Mary Lou Peacock Scholarship by the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Wayne Region.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law recent graduate Fatmeh Cheaib '22 was awarded the first Hon. Karen Fort Hood Scholarship by the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Wayne Region.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law first year student Evelyn Galvan was recently awarded the Wolverine Bar Foundation Scholarship.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law first year student Sydney Jackson was recently awarded the Damon J. Keith Scholarship from the Wolverine Bar Association.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law 2021 graduate employment rate surpasses the national average for the second year in a row. Graduates secured employment in a variety of positions, including at top law firms, in competitive judicial clerkships, and in government, business, and public interest organizations.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law third year student Rita Soka was recently awarded the Harlan Scholarship from the Wolverine Bar Association.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law second year student Brianna Hines was recently awarded the Hon. Victoria A. Roberts Scholarship from the Wolverine Bar Association.

Xhesika Resuli '23 will begin working as a summer associate at Miller Canfield PLC in May 2022, a position she landed through On-Campus Interviews.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and University of Windsor Faculty of Law hosted the inaugural Transnational Law Moot Competition on Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27. This competition is the first moot of its kind to be hosted in two different international jurisdictions.

Megz Kubis ’23 will begin working as a summer associate at Miller Canfield PLC in May 2022, a position she landed through On Campus Interviews.

Associate Professor Leslie E. Scott was a guest on the WDET 101.9 FM show Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson. The discussion was about the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act and what that means for the country.

Dean Jelani Jefferson Exum and alumna Dana M. Warnez ’96 were among the 2022 award recipients given by the The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM).

Joshua Wilk ’23 will begin working at Clark Hill PLC as a summer associate in May 2022, a position he landed through On-Campus Interviews.

For the third year in a row, Detroit Mercy's graduate programs have ranked among the nation’s best.

Alexandra Mathieu Dual ’22 and Rabab Meen Dual ’22 tied for first place in Drafting and placed first in Negotiations in the 2022 Jaffe Transactional Law Meet. The Law Meet is sponsored by the Jaffe law firm and administered by Wayne State University Law School. Teams participate from across the country.

Dean Jelani Jefferson Exum was a guest on the WDET 101.9 FM show Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson. The discussion was about Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and the Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

Chanel Taylor '23 will begin working as a summer associate at Varnum LLP in May 2022, a position she landed through On Campus Interviews.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law students gained hands-on experience helping clients under the supervision of volunteer attorneys at the Driver’s License Restoration and Expungement Mini Clinic offered in partnership with Lakeshore Legal Aid and Southwest Immigrant Rights Center on Friday, March 11.

Andrew AbdulNour ’22 knew from when he was 10 years old that he wanted to become an engineer. AbdulNour also knew that he would like pursue law school one day.

University of Detroit Mercy’s Board of Trustees today announces that Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., has been named the institution’s 26th president.

Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., brings nearly three decades of higher education leadership in the areas of program development, accreditation, alumni relations, community partnership development, corporate and philanthropic fundraising success and commitment to adult/post-traditional students, international/global and online education, following decades as a researcher and educator at Catholic institutions.  

Rosanna Ameriguian, 1L, was featured in the Legal News.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Visiting Assistant Professor Melissa Eckhause was recently awarded a Thomas Edison Innovation Law and Policy Fellowship for the 2022-2023 year.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law faculty members are well respected scholars in their areas of expertise. This fall semester, the faculty published and placed articles in law reviews across the nation in addition to publishing chapters in books.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law announced that J. Richard Broughton, Professor of Law, will be the first Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development beginning in January 2022. Professor Broughton previously served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs beginning in 2016.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law announced that Karen McDonald Henning, Associate Professor of Law, will be the next Associate Dean for Academic Affairs beginning in January 2022.

Deloris Retland '24 discusses her transition from being an elementary school teacher to pursing a law degree.

Emily Elmer ’23 recently began working as a law clerk in the Office of Legal Counsel in Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive office.

Professor Stephen Wilks discusses how students can build credit when they have no credit history and why it is important with WalletHub.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law hosted the second installment of the Current Events in the Law series on Monday, November 1 via Zoom.

Brianna Hines ’23 will begin working as a law clerk at the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office in January 2022, a position she landed through On Campus Interviews.

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.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Moot Court Board of Advocates hosted the annual Patrick A. Keenan Appellate Advocacy Competition Oct. 15-19. For the second year, the competition took place entirely over Zoom.

Andrew Foley ’23 recently began his position at Ottenwess Law, an opportunity he landed through On-Campus Interviews.

Over the summer, Detroit Mercy Law Students completed externships in judge’s chambers in Circuit Courts.

Narissa Ayoub, 3L, discusses Snapchat's new feature that makes it easier for young people to run for office with ABC News.

Mackenzie Clark ’22 recently began working as a student law clerk at Asher Kelly, a position she landed through On Campus Interviews.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law welcomed Paula J. Manning as the new assistant dean for Academic Success and Bar Preparation. She is also a professor of law.

Over the summer, Detroit Mercy Law students completed externships at a number of non-profit organizations in and around Detroit.

Over the summer, Detroit Mercy Law students completed externships in the City of Detroit Civil Rights, Inclusion, and Opportunity Department.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law launched the Current Events in the Law Series on Friday, September 24, 2021 with two back-to-back sessions. This is a series of panels hosted via Zoom in which Detroit Mercy Law faculty members and other legal experts gather to discuss how the law relates to current events.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law hosted the 109th Annual Red Mass on September 21, 2021, at Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the Mass was live streamed to Facebook with limited attendance in the church. This was the second year the Red Mass was celebrated virtually.

Over the summer, Detroit Mercy Law students completed externships at Lakeshore Legal Aid, a nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance to those who cannot afford it.

Over the summer, Detroit Mercy Law students completed externships in the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office.

Over the summer, Detroit Mercy Law students completed judicial externships in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Over the summer, Detroit Mercy Law students completed externships in various government offices, at the county, state, and federal levels.