Red Mass

UDM's 103rd Annual Red Mass and Renewal of the Lawyer's Oath of Commitment will be held at Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church beginning at 12:00 p.m., followed by a complimentary luncheon in the atrium of the School of Law.  Red Mass is an occasion for judges, lawyers, civic leaders, faculty, staff, and law students of all faiths to pray together at the beginning of the new judicial term, asking God to bless, strengthen, and enlighten us, so that in cooperation and mutual trust we may effectively achieve justice for all. The Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., Ph.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, will celebrate the Mass.  Hon. Patrick J. Duggan ('58) of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will lead the Renewal of the Lawyer's Oath of Commitment. Red Mass Details>>           Press Release>> Driving and Parking Directions for Judges>>

At UDM Law Campus from Tuesday, September 29, 2015 to Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Hosted by Office of Alumni RelationsAdmissions,Students,Alumni&Friends,Main Events,Faculty Events


Reception at the State Bar of MI Annual Meeting in Novi

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker will host a cocktail reception for UDM Law alumni, State Bar dignitaries, and members of the judiciary at the Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Michigan at the Suburban Collection in Novi on Thursday, October 8, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.  She will make remarks at 5:15 p.m.

At State Bar of Michigan from Thursday, October 8, 2015 to Thursday, October 8, 2015 Hosted by Office of Alumni RelationsAlumni&Friends,Main Events,Faculty Events


Meet the Judges Reception

Meet judges of the federal and state courts during a casual reception in the UDM Law atrium and café on Thursday, October 15.  The schedule for the evening  is:  registration from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.; welcome remarks 6:00 - 6:10 p.m.; group photo 6:10 - 6:15 p.m.; network and meet the judges 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. UDM Law is co-sponsoring this event with the Catholic Lawyers Society of Detroit; Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers; and the Polish American Lawyers Society.Meet the Judges Invitation>>;RSVP for Reception>>

At Atrium from Thursday, October 15, 2015 to Thursday, October 15, 2015 Hosted by Office of Alumni RelationsStudents,Career Services,Alumni&Friends,Main Events,Faculty Events


Law Review Symposium on the Great Lakes

The UDM Law Review will host a symposium entitled, "The Public Trust Doctrine:  An Ancient Tool for Protecting the Great Lakes from New Hazards," on Friday, October 16, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. in room 226.  Topics include, "A Proper Framework for the Public Trust Doctrine and the Great Lakes," and "Trails and Microplastics:  New Developments."  The symposium is complimentary but advance registration is required. REGISTER FOR SYMPOSIUM>>Law Review Symposium Invitation>>

At Room 226 from Friday, October 16, 2015 to Friday, October 16, 2015 Hosted by UDM Law ReviewAdmissions,Students,Career Services,Alumni&Friends,Main Events,Faculty Events


Reunion for All Law Alumni

The School of Law's annual Reunion will be held on Saturday, October 24, from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. at the School's Riverfront Campus.  As part of the festivities, we will celebrate the the 50th anniversary of our clinical program; selection of Hon. Anthony J. Fiorella, Jr. as UDM's 2015 Alumni Award recipient and Richard T. Krisciunas as the 2015 Time and Talent Award recipient; and the special anniversaries of the classes of 1965, 1990, and 2005.  The Reunion is for all School of Law alumni.  Additional details may be found on the Reunion website. REGISTER NOW>>

At UDM Law Campus from Saturday, October 24, 2015 to Saturday, October 24, 2015 Hosted by Office of Alumni RelationsStudents,Alumni&Friends,Main Events,Faculty Events


Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam

Complimentary boxed lunches will be served to UDM Law graduates who are taking the Michigan Bar Exam on February 23 and February 24.  Alumni Relations will be at the Kellogg Center during your lunch breaks to give you your free lunch.  You can sit and relax or grab and go - whichever you prefer.  Best wishes on the exam.  We're all rooting for you!   For additional information, please contact Assistant Dean Denise Hickey at 313-574-8112, 

At Michigan State University from Tuesday, February 23, 2016 to Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Hosted by Office of Alumni RelationsStudents,Alumni&Friends,Faculty Events


McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion

Our annual McElroy Lecture provides a forum for prominent thinkers and leaders to address fundamental issues of law, religion, and society.  It seeks to educate students, legal professionals, and the public on a variety of questions related to moral philosophy, freedom of conscience, the interaction of legal and religious institutions, and the role of religion in public life.  This year's lecturer is Professor Kent Greenawalt of Columbia Law School.  The lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 16, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in room 226 of the School of Law, followed by a complimentary reception in the atrium. Complimentary parking will be available in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI parking garage nearby at 611 Congress Street.

At UDM Law Campus from Wednesday, March 16, 2016 to Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Hosted by Office of Alumni RelationsAdmissions,Students,Career Services,Alumni&Friends,Faculty Events


Baccalaureate Mass

The Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2016 will take place on Thursday, May 12, at 5:00 p.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Jesuit Church immediately adjacent to the School of Law.  This Mass offers a moment of quiet reflection and thanksgiving for students' educational journey at UDM and an opportunity to ask for God's blessing as they begin their legal career.  Members of all faiths and traditions are welcomed and encouraged to attend.   Graduates, faculty, and administrators should wear their academic regalia and gather by 4:30 p.m. in the first-floor hallway opposite the SBA office.  Graduates and guests may park in the Larned and Christ Church parking lots.

At UDM Law Campus from Thursday, May 12, 2016 to Thursday, May 12, 2016 Hosted by School of Law AdministrationStudents,Alumni&Friends,Faculty Events


Commencement and Reception

Commencement proceedings for the School of Law's Class of 2016 will occur on Friday, May 13, at 5:00 p.m. in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus of the University of Detroit Mercy.  The jubilee class of 1966 will lead the procession.  A light reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the Fitness Center, which is a short walk from Calihan Hall. 

At University of Detroit Mercy from Friday, May 13, 2016 to Friday, May 13, 2016 Hosted by School of Law AdministrationStudents,Alumni&Friends,Faculty Events


Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam

The UDM Law Alumni Relations Office and members of the Rock the Bar  faculty and administration mentorship team will provide complimentary boxed lunches for alumni taking the Michigan Bar Exam on July 26 and July 27.  Look for us outside the Breslin Center near Gate C during your lunch break each day.  You can sit and relax or grab and go - whichever you prefer. Best wishes on the exam. We're all rooting for you! Bar Exam Lunch Menu & Details

At East Lansing from Tuesday, July 26, 2016 to Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Hosted by Office of Alumni RelationsStudents,Alumni&Friends,Faculty Events