STUDY INTERNATIONALLY

STUDY INTERNATIONALLY

  • Dual JD program with the University of Windsor
  • Extensive international law and comparative law courses
  • Established relationship with Universite d’Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand, France

HANDS-ON LEARNING FROM DAY ONE

HANDS-ON LEARNING FROM DAY ONE

  • A legal writing program that starts in the first year and continues through the upper level courses.
  • A clinical program that ensures every student the opportunity to represent a client.
  • A unique law firm program that allows students to engage in simulated cases and transactions in specific practice areas.

EXPAND YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

EXPAND YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Downtown Detroit location provides proximity to courts and employers
  • Strong Alumni Network dedicated to supporting Detroit Mercy Law graduates
  • Ability to pursue a concentration in Immigration Law or Family Law

DEDICATED TO SOCIAL JUSTICE

DEDICATED TO SOCIAL JUSTICE

  • Committed to developing lawyers who serve the public good
  • Committed to serving the Detroit community
  • Founded on Jesuit and Mercy principles of service and the success of each individual

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Symposium

2016 SYMPOSIUM 

The University of Detroit Mercy Law Review is celebrating its 100th anniversary with an academic symposium to be held on March 4, 2016 at Detroit Mercy Law in downtown Detroit. The Centennial Symposium will showcase the past, present, and future of the City of Detroit, and will gather scholars, policy makers, and community members to discuss the past, present, and future of Detroit.

Join us for this exciting day of thought provoking discussion and debate. All are welcome to this free event. Space is limited so RSVP today.

Any questions regarding the Symposium should be directed to Law Review Centennial Symposium Director Katherine Ross at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit the UDM Law Review Website.

 

2015 SYMPOSIUM 

The 2015 Symposium titled, “The Public Trust Doctrine: An Ancient Tool for Protecting the Great Lakes from New Hazards,” will be held on Friday, Ocober 16, 2015, at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 651 East Jefferson Avenue, in downtown Detroit, from 9:30 am - 2:45 pm. 

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Law Review's Website or contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Participants:

Catherine Iorns Magallanes
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law,
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand

Melissa Scanlan
Associate Professor
Vermont Law School
South Royalton, VT

James Huffman
Dean Emeritus
Lewis and Clark Law School
Portland, OR

Alexis Andiman
Graduate Fellow Attorney
The Conservation Law Center
Bloomington, Indiana

Noah Hall
Associate Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, MI

Nicholas Schroeck
Assistant Professor (Clinical) of Law
Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, MI



2014 SYMPOSIUM 

The 2014 Symposium titled, “Going to Seed:  Urban Agriculture in Distressed Cities,” will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014, at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 651 East Jefferson Avenue, in downtown Detroit, from 9:30 am - 2:45 pm. 

 

Please click here to register for the 2014 Symposium.

Please click here to view the 2014 Symposium Agenda.

Please click here to view the 2014 Symposium Flyer.

 

Participants:

Jaime Bouvier
Senior Instructor in Law & Co-Director of the Academic and Writing Support Program
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Cleveland, OH

Daniel Carmody
President of Eastern Market Corporation
Detroit, MI

Becky L. Jacobs
Associate Professor
University of Tennessee College of Law
Knoxville, TN

Dara Marcus
Graduate Student in Public and International Affairs
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada

Jessica Owley
Associate Professor
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Buffalo, NY

Daniel Pitera
Associate Professor of Architecture
Director of Detroit Collaborative Design Center
University of Detroit Mercy
Detroit, MI

Rebecca Purdom
Assistant Dean of Environment Programs, Director of Distance Learning, and Associate Professor of Law
Vermont Law School
South Royalton, VT

Anastasia Telesetsky
Associate Professor
University of Idaho College of Law
Moscow, ID

Peter T. Wendel
Professor
Pepperdine University School of Law
Malibu, CA

Becky Lundberg Witt
Staff Attorney
Community Law Center, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Julia Belian - moderator
Associate Professor
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Detroit, MI

Bret Boyce - moderator
Associate Professor
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Detroit, MI

Jacqueline P. Hand - moderator
Professor
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Detroit, MI

 

 

 2013 SYMPOSIUM

The 2013 Symposium titled, “Global Michigan:  Immigration and Economic Growth,” was held on March 8, 2013, at the Detroit Athletic Club.

Please click here for a copy of the 2013 Symposium program containing information on our distinguished speakers, panelists, and moderators.


2012 Symposium

Please click here for a copy of the 2012 Symposium program containing more information on our distinguished moderators and panelists.

The 2012 Symposium titled, “The Future of Intellectual Property,” was held on March 9, 2012 at the Detroit Athletic Club, and consisted of four panels covering the topics of: The Future of Patent Law, The Future of Trademark Law, The Future of Copyright, and The Future of International Intellectual Property Law.

    

A special thank you to our distinguished panelists, which included:

The Future of Patent Law:

  • Judge Avern Cohn - United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Dr. Saby Ghoshray Ph. D., President - Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies; Director - World Compliance Co.
  • Denise Glassmeyer, Shareholder - Young Basile Hanlon & MacFarlane P.C.

The Future of Trademark Law:

  • Tim Gorbatoff, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel - General Motors
  • Glynn S. Lunney, Jr.,  McGlinchey Stafford Professor of Law -Tulane University Law School

The Future of Copyright Law:

  • Robert Brauneis, Professor of Law; Co-Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program; Co-Director of the Dean Dinwoodey Center for Intellectual Property Studies; Member, Manging Board, Munich Intellectual Property Law Center - George Washington University Law School
  • Jessica Litman, John F. Nickoll Professor of Law - University of Michigan Law School
  • Marybeth Peters, Former United States Register of Copyrights

The Future of International Intellectual Property Law:

  • Myra J. Tawfik, Professor of Law -University of Windsor School of Law (Windsor Law)
  • Peter K. Yu, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law -Director, Intellectual Property Law Center - Drake University Law School
  • Michele J. Woods, Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs - United States Copyright Office

The moderators for the 2012 Symposium:

  • Michael P. Brennan, Principal - Harness Dickey
  • Charlie Rutherford - Law Offices of Charles R. Rutherford; Retired Shareholder - Dykema Gossett, PLLC
  • Howard B. Abrams, Professor of Law - University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Please click here for a copy of the 2012 Symposium program containing more information on our distinguished moderators and panelists.

 

2011 Symposium

Our 2011 Symposium on the topic of "Celebrating an Anniversary: A Twenty-Year Review of Justice Clarence Thomas' Jurisprudence and Contributions as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court" was held on March 11, 2011. We were honored to have this discussion moderated by Justice Brian Zahra of the Michigan Supreme Court and Judge Christopher Murray of the Michigan Court of Appeals, along with the outstanding contributions from our panelists.

 

Our distinguished panel of speakers

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(left to right) Ralph Rossum of Claremont McKenna College, Christopher Smith of Michigan State University, Lee Strang of The University of Toledo, Ilya Somin of George Mason University, Detroit Mercy School of Law Dean Lloyd Semple, keynote lunch speaker John Eastman who is Justice Thomas' former clerk and the former dean and current Donald P. Kennedy Chair in Law at Chapman University School of Law, Scott Gerber of Ohio Northern University, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law graduate Shaun Springer, Jonathan Entin of Case Western Reserve University, J. Richard Broughton of University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, and Richard Albert of Boston College.

 

EVENTS


Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam - Michigan State University

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:45 am

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. 


2016 International Drafting Competition - University of Detroit Mercy

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 9:00 am

Detroit Mercy Law's International Intellectual Property Law Clinic in conjunction with the Elijah J. McCoy United States Patent and Trademark Office will host the inaugural International Patent Drafting Competition.

http://law.udmercy.edu/index.php/academics1/patent-drafting-competition


Book Awards Ceremony & Reception - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Detroit Mercy Law will host its annual Book Awards ceremony on March 1, 2016 at 5:00pm at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church, followed by a celebratory reception in the atrium. Business attire is required.

The Book Awards celebrate outstanding academic and service achievement. Detroit Mercy Law presents the Book Awards to students who have ranked first in a law school course in the preceding year or who have provided exceptional service to the school. Students on the Dean’s Honor List are also acknowledged.  


Experience “A Day in the Life of a Detroit Mercy Law Student” - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 10:30 am

A well-rounded legal education should include rewarding experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.  Detroit Mercy Law takes great pride in providing real-world experiences outside of the classroom as one of the first law schools in the country to have a law clinic, and is one of few to require at least one clinical experience for all of our students.  Our location in Downtown Detroit, just steps away from courthouses, law firms and national corporations, provides numerous opportunities for externships and mentoring.  Of course, we are also proud of our exceptional academic program.  We offer a rigorous and robust curriculum taught by and experienced and dedicated faculty.  We are committed to educating the complete lawyer! 

We invite you to experience “A Day in the Life of a Detroit Mercy Law Student” on Thursday, March 3, 2016.  You are welcome to meet our Dean, members of the Detroit Mercy Law faculty, administration, and current students and visit a real class.  Optional Law School Tours are also available.

Please rank your preferences for a class visit.  As space is limited in each class, you may select up to three options.  We will do our best to accommodate your preference and you should be prepared to stay for the entire class period.  Please RSVP by February 26th and we will notify you of your assigned class by February 29th


Law Review Centennial Symposium - Room 226

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 8:30 am

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>>

View Details and Register Online for the Symposium>> 


McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 5:00 pm

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>>

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