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Law Review


Since 1916, the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review has contributed to the legal scholarship of the State of Michigan and the nation. Through its publications, the Law Review is committed to exposing important issues in Michigan as well as in the United States, and is devoted to finding practical solutions to these problems.

You may recognize the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review from our articles that have been cited in opinions from the United States Supreme Court, United States Circuit Courts of Appeals, and numerous state supreme courts. University of Detroit Mercy Law Review articles have also been heavily cited in party and amicus briefs submitted to the United States Supreme Court. Articles published by the University of Detroit Mercy Law review were relied on in briefs submitted in Obergefell v. HodgesSebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., and Hollingsworth v. Perry to name a few.

This student-led organization publishes four issues a year and hosts an annual symposium to discuss topics of developing legal significance and scholarly debate. The Law Review strives to provide opportunities for its members to improve their research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as develop a greater sense of the culture of the legal profession.

If you have any questions, wish to subscribe, or submit you can contact the editorial board of the UDM Law Review here.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Siekfer, Liz

Elizabeth Siekfer

Employer: Michigan Court of Appeals
Graduation: May 2019
Favorite Activites: Running, reading for fun, and spending time with family and friends.

1. Why did you want to be a member of Law Review?
I wanted to be on Law Review because I enjoy reading and writing. My love for reading and writing were the reasons I came to law school and I knew that being on Law Review would give me the opportunity to do what I love and sharpen my legal writing skills.

2. Thus far, what has been the most rewarding expierence of Law Review?
The most rewarding part of being on Law Review was having my Note selected for publication. When my Note was selected for publication, I knew that my hard work had paid off and that I could be proud of the legal writing skills I had accumulated from being on Law Review.

3. How has being a member of Law Review helped you in your academics?
Law Review has instilled in me the necessary skills that I need to succeed as a young female attorney. For instance, the skills I have gained from the Law Review continue to be invaluable in my upper level writing courses. The process of editing scholarly work has taught me to pay strict attention to detail and capitalize on my targeted research skills.

Kennedy, Paulina

Paulina Kennedy

Graduation: May 2020
Undergraduate: University of Iowa
Favorite Activites: Exploring Detroit restaurants with friends!

1. Why did you want to be a member of Law Review?
I wanted to be on law review because it's an excellent opportunity to research a topic that you may just have an opinion about. I have found the education on my topic extremely useful, and am sure that I'll apply the practice of outlining, editing, and citation work in whatever future jobs I have.

2. Thus far, what has been the most rewarding expierence of Law Review?
The most rewarding part of Law Review is probably this home-stretch phase. Writing a note seemed very daunting at the beginning, and to be honest, I didn't feel totally capable. This has been a long year, and nearing the end of my editing processes is very rewarding.

3. How has being a member of Law Review helped you in your academics?
Law Review has been most helpful in citation formatting and time management as it relates to other academic commitments.