UDM Law announces tuition freeze for 2015-16

UDM Law announces tuition freeze for 2015-16

  • UDM Board of Trustees approves tuition freeze for all current and incoming Law students
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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 entitles every student to the opportunity to represent a live client.
  • * A unique law firm program that allows students to engage in simulated cases and transactions in specific practice areas.

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

Study Internationally

Study Internationally

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

EXPAND YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

EXPAND YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • * Downtown Detroit Location provides proximity to courts and employers
  • * Strong Alumni Network dedicated to supporting UDM graduates
  • * ability to pursue a concentration in Immigration Law

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IMMIGRATION INFORMATION FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS

Application forms and related information for SEVIS Form I-20 for F1 Visa students are available through the University International Services Office at www.udmercy.edu/ISO. The Assistant Dean and Registrar, Loretta Lewins-Peck, is the School’s Primary Designated School Official (PDSO).  The PDSO can sign or re-issue SEVIS Form I-20s. The PDSO signature on every F-1 student’s Form I-20 is valid for one year from the last time it was signed by the PDSO.  Therefore, it is highly recommended that F-1 students pay close attention to the PDSO’s signature date on page 3 of their Form I-20.  If the signature date is close to expiring, please stop by the Student Service Center, room 126 for another signature.

F-1 Visa students no longer enrolled in the Dual JD Degree Program or the JD/LED Program and not engaged in Optional Practical Training (OPT) MUST surrender their I-94 card to the US Customs Official at the US border the last time they leave the US.  Please read the back of the I-94 card for detailed instructions.  Failure to do this will result in problems for those individuals trying to re-enter the US.

Optional practical training (OPT) is defined in the SEVP regulations as “temporary employment for practical training directly related to the student’s major area of study.”  There are two types of OPT categories for law students:  pre-completion and post-completion.  It takes roughly 3 months for USCIS to process OPT applications.  First year students are encouraged to file a Form 1-765 for pre-completion OPT up to 90 days before being enrolled for one full academic year, provided that the period of employment will not start prior to the completion of the full academic year.  

For post-completion OPT, the student must properly file his/her Form I-765 up to 90 days prior to his/her program end date and no later than 60 days after his/her program end date.  The student must also file the Form I-765 with USCIS within 30 days of the date the PDSO enters the recommendation to OPT into his/her SEVIS record.  

All completed applications for OPT must be processed through the School of Law Registrar’s Office.  Detailed OPT information, application forms and application instructions can be found here.

F1 students who wish to participate in an Externship need a CPT I-20. The CPT application form is located here or with Prof. Krisciunas when the students sign up for their Externship. There is no additional charge for a CPT I-20. Students will be notified via email as to when to pick up and sign (in blue ink) their CPT I-20 at The Student Service Center.

EVENTS


Baccalaureate Mass - UDM Law Campus

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 5:00 pm

The Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2015 will take place on Thursday, May 7, at 5:00 p.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Jesuit Church immediately adjacent to the School of Law.  Rev. Joseph Daoust, S.J., will preside.  This Mass offers a moment of quiet reflection and thansgiving 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.


Commencement and Reception - University of Detroit Mercy

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Commencement proceedings for the School of Law's Class of 2015 will occur on Friday, May 8, at 6:00 p.m. in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus of the University of Detroit Mercy.  U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez is the Commencement speaker.  The jubilee class of 1965 will lead the procession.  A light reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the Fitness Center, which is a short walk from Calihan Hall.  Additional details may be found on the Commencement website.

UDM Press Release - School of Law Celebrates Commencement, May 8, 2015: U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez is Keynote Speaker


Campus Vistt by Cuba's Chief Ambassador to the United States - Atrium

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 12:00 pm

José Ramón Cabañas Rodriguez is the Chief of Mission of the Cuban Interests Section, Embassy of Switzerland, in Washington, D.C.  He serves as Cuba's chief ambassador to the United States.  Dr. Rodriquez will visit the Detroit Mercy School of Law Campus on June 3, 2015.  The School of Law and the State Bar of Michigan will host a lunch reception with Dr. Rodriquez from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the atrium.  Invitations will be sent with the details as the date approaches.


June 18, 2015: Prospective Student Open House - UDM Law Campus

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Find out why men and women have been choosing UDM Law for over 100 years for their legal education.  Learn how UDM Law not only teaches you the law, but teaches you how to be a lawyer.  Through your education here, you will become a lawyer who makes a difference in your workplace and your community.  

Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the campus and speak with admissions representatives, faculty, and current students.  

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