Commencement 2016

Commencement 2016

Friday, May 13. For more information please read the FAQ.

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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Sponsorship prominently displayed at all Centennial events, on the UDM Law web site, on the UDM Law alumni Facebook site, and in Dowling Hall throughout the Centennial year.

Two tables (16 tickets) with premier seating to the October 27 Centennial Gala and to all other Centennial events where seating is provided.*

Sponsorship recognized within a full-page color ad in Crain’s Detroit Business 2012 Book of Lists opposite the “List of Top 25 Largest Michigan Law Firms in Southeast Michigan.’’ The List is published in December 2012 and has statewide circulation.

Sponsorship recognized within a full-page color ad in Michigan Lawyers Weekly on the back cover of the Michigan’s Largest Law Firms 2013 Directory published in June 2013.

Sponsorship listed on the Centennial Gala program and event signage, and recognized from the podium at the Gala, including presentation of Sponsor Award. 

Authorized use of Centennial graphic as an “official sponsor” on your print materials and web site.

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Sponsorship prominently displayed at all Centennial events, on the UDM Law web site, on the UDM Law alumni Facebook site, and in Dowling Hall throughout the Centennial year. 

One table (10 tickets) with premier seating to the October 27 Centennial Gala and to all other Centennial events where seating is provided.*

Sponsorship recognized within a full-page color ad in Crain’s Detroit Business 2012 Book of Lists opposite the “List of Top 25 Largest Michigan Law Firms in Southeast Michigan.’’ The List is published in December 2012 and has statewide circulation. 

Sponsorship recognized within a full-page color ad in Michigan Lawyers Weekly on the back cover of the Michigan’s Largest Law Firms 2013  Directory published in June 2013.

Sponsorship listed on the Centennial Gala program and event signage, and recognized from the podium at the Gala.

Authorized use of Centennial graphic as an “official sponsor” on your print materials and web site.

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Sponsorship prominently displayed at all Centennial events, on the UDM Law web site, on the UDM Law alumni Facebook site, and in Dowling Hall throughout the Centennial year.

One table (8 tickets) to the October 27 Centennial Gala.

Sponsorship recognized within a full-page color ad in Crain’s Detroit Business 2012 Book of Lists opposite the “List of Top 25 Largest Michigan Law Firms in Southeast Michigan.” The List is published in December 2012 and has statewide circulation.

Sponsorship recognized within a full-page color ad in Michigan Lawyers Weekly on the back cover of the Michigan’s Largest Law Firms 2013  Directory published in June 2013.

Sponsorship listed on the Centennial Gala program.

Authorized use of Centennial graphic as an “official sponsor” on your print materials and web site.

 

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Sponsorship prominently displayed at all Centennial events, on the UDM Law web site, on the UDM Law alumni Facebook site, and in Dowling Hall throughout the Centennial year.

Four tickets to the October 27 Centennial Gala. 

Sponsorship recognized within a full-page color ad in Crain’s Detroit Business 2012 Book of Lists opposite the “List of Top 25 Largest Michigan Law Firms in Southeast Michigan.” The List is published in December 2012 and has statewide circulation.

Sponsorship recognized within a full-page color ad in Michigan Lawyers Weekly on the back cover of the Michigan’s Largest Law Firms 2013  Directory published in June 2013.

Sponsorship listed on the Centennial Gala program.

Authorized use of Centennial graphic as an “official sponsor” on your print materials and web site.

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Sponsorship prominently displayed at all Centennial events, on the UDM Law web site, on the UDM Law alumni Facebook site, and in Dowling Hall throughout the Centennial year.

Two tickets to the October 27 Centennial Gala.

Sponsorship listed on the Centennial Gala program.

Authorized use of Centennial graphic as an “official sponsor” on your print materials and web site.

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ALUMNUS/FRIEND GIFT (individuals only)
Gifts from individual donors below the sponsorship levels named above, which are designated by alumni or friends of the School of Law to support Centennial events, are important to the success of this year’s celebrations and are much appreciated. Recognition will be given to individual donors for all gifts.

IN-KIND DONATIONS AND MEDIA PARTNERS
Sponsorship benefits for in-kind donations and media partnerships will be defined on a case-bycase basis.

 

* Sponsorship benefits are subject to reasonable deadlines for providing requisite materials and payment. Premier seating and tickets are not provided for the hockey outing. The University of Detroit Mercy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution. Sponsorships are tax-deductible except for the value of goods and services received.

EVENTS


American Inns of Court Dinner - Location Undisclosed

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 5:30 pm

The annual year-end celebration of the Detroit Mercy Law American Inns of Court chapter will be held on Tuesday, May 10. Detroit Mercy Law has the only Michigan charter membership in the American Inns of Court Foundation, which has the goal of instilling excellence in advocacy and professionalism. For additional details, please contact Professor Gary Maveal.


Baccalaureate Mass - Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 5:00 pm

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. Rev. Gilbert Sunghera, S.J., will preside.

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.

Baccalaureate Details>>


Commencement - University of Detroit Mercy

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 5:00 pm

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. Anthony A. Asher ('65) is the Commencement speaker, and his late brother, George J. Asher, will receive a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) posthumously.

Commencement Details>>


Canadian and American Dual JD Program Reception in Toronto - Omni King Edward Hotel

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Alumni, current students, and fall 2016 admitted students are invited to attend events co-hosted by Detroit Mercy Law and Windsor Law in Toronto on Wednesday, May 25, at the Omni King Edward Hotel. The afternoon begins at 4:00 p.m. with a Continuing Legal Education presentation by Professors Jeffrey Berryman and Troy Harris, "All the Goods about Good Faith Contracting," followed by a cocktail reception from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. For further details, visit www.dualjd.com

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Alumni Reception in Chicago - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 6:30 pm

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker will host a reception for Detroit Mercy Law alumni in the Chicago area on Tuesday, June 7. Details will follow soon.


Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam - East Lansing

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 11:30 am

Detroit Mercy Law 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. For additional details, please contact Denise Hickey, Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations.


Red Mass 2016 - Atrium

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Detroit Mercy Law will host its 104th annual Red Mass on Tuesday, September 20, at noon at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church, followed by a complimentary luncheon in the atrium. Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., J.D., will celebrate the Mass. Father Kammer is a Jesuit priest, an attorney, and a member of the Southern Province of the Jesuits. He has been director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute since March of 2009. Hon. Victoria Roberts 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 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.

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