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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Orientation 2014

from the dean 

Orientation overview and schedule.

general information

Meals

On Monday, August 18, a complimentary meal will be provided at each session. On Friday, August 22, the School will host an ice cream social from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Students may bring their own food and beverages for lunch and snacks throughout the week. The on-campus cafeteria will feature a variety of bevarages and "grab and go" fare during Lawyering Fundamentals.

Parking

On August 18, incoming students may park in the Student Parking Lot. Students will be notified as to when to transition to their permanent parking location, Christ Church parking lot. Students may secure a parking permit in the Student Service Center (SSC).

Student ID

All UDM Law students are required to possess and conspicuously wear a UDM identification card while at UDM Law. The identification card also serves as an access card that allows entry into the classroom spaces and Southeast door on Jefferson Ave. Students who have yet to take their photo taken for the ID card must visit the SSC to do so during Orientation week.

Attire

Dress for Lawyering Fundamentals is business casual.

professional headshots

UDM Law photographs all first-year students for a First-year Directory.  All incoming students must get their photograph taken on either August 20th between 2:00pm and 5:00pm or August 25th between 3:30pm and 6:00pm. Business attire is required for these photos.

Orientation Registration

All Day division students must register for one session of Orientation.  Session 1 is limited to 60 students, session 2 is limited to 40 students.  Selection is on a first-come, first-served basis.

All Evening division students are automatically assigned to session 2.

Lawyering Fundamentals Reading Assignment

Review the assignment and instructions for the first day of Lawyering Fundamentals. All students are expected to be prepared for the first day.

EVENTS


July 28 & 29, 2015: Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam - East Lansing

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 11:30 am

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 28 and July 29.  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!  
For additional information, please contact Assistant Dean Denise Hickey at 313-596-0202, hickeydp@udmercy.edu.


Red Mass - UDM Law Campus

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm

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.

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