• 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



  • 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.



  • 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



  • 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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Did you know?

DID YOU KNOW that you can still pick up your Degree Audit form?

If you are GRADUATING IN MAY 2013, and you have not picked up your Degree Audit form, please do so.  The Degree Audit forms can be picked up at the front desk in the Student Services Centre.

that the Career Services Office has workshops in APRIL to prepare students for the OCI application process?

To view the dates of these workshops, please visit the Career Connect homepage.

DID YOU KNOW that the deadlines for students interested in on-campus interviews are over the summer?  The deadlines are....


July 1st:  List of Participting Employers Published/Employer Priority Registration Deadline

July 2nd-25th at 5 p.m.:  Student Application Period

July 26th-August 5th:  Employer Pre-Select Period

August 6th-8th:  Pre-Selected Student Interview Sign Up Period

August 13th-23rd:  Fall OCI Early Interview Week (Session I)


August 1st:  List of Participating Employers Published/Employer Priority Registration Deadline

August 19th-22nd at 5 p.m.:  Student Application Period

August 23rd-30th:  Employer Pre-Select Period

September 3rd-5th:  Pre-Selected Student Interview Sign Up Period

September 9th-30th:  Fall OCI Session II

DID YOU KNOW that the CSO and UDM Law Library have partnered to offer the Vault Career Insider to UDM Law Students?

  • This online career library is a dynamic resource which offers career articles, videos and guides providing insider perspectives and evaluations of HUNDREDS of legal employers.

  • is particularly useful for UDM Law students who are interested in working outside of Michigan or cannot visit the CSO during regular office hours.

  • All you have to do to register is: 1) use your UDM Law e-mail address and 2) create your own password.  That's it!

If interested, simply click on this link ( to get started.

DID YOU KNOW that the new gym facility at the McNichols campus is FREE for UDM Law Students?

DID YOU KNOW that UDM Law is looking for workstudy students to begin work on one of our largest events for the school, the Voice For Justice Auction?

  • This workstudy position pays $10/hr.

  • You'll be working for the law school!

  • You'll have fun!

If interested, please contact Judy Smiley by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stopping by her office in the Student Services Centre.

that the UDM Law Library staff offers individual consultations to UDM Law students?

If interested, please see Alicia Dyer for more details.

DID YOU KNOW that the SBA TWEN page now has scholarships?  Please visit the SBA TWEN page ( to see if you qualify!


Promote Peace - Atrium

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 4:30 pm

To promote peace and tolerance in the law school community and beyond, Detroit Mercy Law will host a dedication and blessing ceremony of a peace pole in the courtyard, followed by a presentation in the atrium where law students will share stories of discrimination based on race, religion, gender, and ethnic background.

The peace pole is an internationally-recognized symbol of our hopes and dreams for peace in this world. This upcoming Promote Peace event is an effort to promote a culture of peace beginning with law students and expanding outward. Detroit Mercy Law joins many other organizations with a peace pole in Detroit, including the McNichols Campus of Detroit Mercy, Freedom House, Hope House, and the Fort Street Presbyterian Church.

For additional information, please contact Prof. Anne Yantus.

November 10, 2016: Prospective Student Open House - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 5:30 pm

Find out why men and women have been choosing Detroit Mercy Law for over 100 years for their legal education.  Learn how Detroit Mercy 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.  

Walk in Wednesday - University of Detroit Mercy

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Walk-in and visit with an Admissions representative without an appointment during exteneded evening hours.

McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 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 Intisar A. Rabb, a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Director of its Islamic Legal Studies Program. Dr. Rabb also holds an appointment as a Professor of History at Harvard University and as the Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

The lecture will be held on March 2, 2017, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in room 226, followed by a complimentary reception in the atrium.

Register Online for McElroy Lecture>>

Law Review Symposium - Room 226

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:30 am

The Law Review will host its annual symposium on March 3, 2017. The symposium will feature legal professionals and scholars from across the country to discuss the American Bar Association's implementation of Standards 314 and 315, which deal with formative assessments in law school classrooms.