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 Detroit Mercy 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

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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, members of the judiciary, faculty, and students at the Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Michigan at the Hyatt Place Hotel - Hyatt Cafe in Novi on Thursday, October 8, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.  She will make remarks at 5:15 p.m.State Bar Annual Meeting Reception Invitation>>

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

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Reunion for All Law Alumni

Detroit Mercy 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 Detroit Mercy Law'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 Detroit Mercy Law alumni.  Additional details may be found on the Reunion website. REGISTER NOW>>

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

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Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam

Complimentary boxed lunches will be served to Detroit Mercy Law graduates taking the Michigan Bar Exam on February 23 and February 24. We will be in the Kellogg Center during lunch breaks to distribute the free lunches. For additional information, please contact Asst. Dean Denise Hickey at 313-596-0202, hickeydp@udmercy.edu. 

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

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Law Review Centennial Symposium

The Law Review will host a symposium on March 4, 2016, in celebration of its centennial year. The symposium will feature legal professionals and scholars from the City of Detroit and across the country to discuss legal issues confronted throughout Detroit's history, today, and issues that may arise in the future. Confirmed speakers include Detroit's Deputy Mayor Ike McKinnon; Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of MI Gerald Rosen; and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Institute of Arts Gene Gargaro ('67). Press Release>> Law Review Centennial Symposium Speakers>> Register Online for the Symposium>> 

At Room 226 from Friday, March 4, 2016 to Friday, March 4, 2016 Hosted by Law ReviewAdmissions,Students,Alumni&Friends,Main Events,Faculty Events

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McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion

Our annual McElroy Lecture provides a forum for prominent thinkers and leaders to address fundamental issues of law and religion. This year's lecturer is Professor Kent Greenawalt of Columbia Law School addressing religious exemptions in same-sex marriages. Professor Greenawalt will be joined by commentators Andrew Koppelman of Northwestern University and Michael Moreland of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and University of Notre Dame Law School. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 16, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in room 226, followed by a complimentary reception in the atrium. Event Details>> Register Online for McElroy Lecture>>

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

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

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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

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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

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Red Mass 2016

Detroit Mercy Law will host its 104th annual Red Mass on September 20, 2016 at noon at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church, followed by a complimentary luncheon in the atrium. Red Mass is an opportunity for law students, judges, lawyers, civic leaders, faculty, staff, and administrators of all faiths to come together and celebrate the beginning of the new judicial term and academic year. The School has hosted the Red Mass on behalf of the Archdiocese of Detroit at Saints Peter and Paul since the School opened in 1912.

At Atrium from Tuesday, September 20, 2016 to Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Hosted by Office of Alumni RelationsAdmissions,Students,Alumni&Friends,Faculty Events

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