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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Employment Statistics 2014

The chart below reflects the Class of 2014's employment status as of March 15, 2015 as reported to the American Bar Association (ABA) and National Association for Law Placement (NALP).  This employment data includes graduates from December of the preceding year as well as May and July graduates for the year noted.  For example, the Class of 2014 includes December 2013, May 2014 and July 2014 graduates in UDM Law's JDJD/MBA, and Canadian & American Dual JD programs.  

Please note that graduates employed in full-time, short-term, bar passage required positions include those who are "articling."  The Law Society of Upper Canada requires completion of a 10-month post-graduation articling term as a condition of licensure to practice in Ontario, Canada.  Accordingly, most graduates articling in Canada are in short-term positions (lasting less than 12 months) by definition.  35 of the 37 graduates employed in full-time, short-term positions as noted on the chart below are articling.

We also provide the ABA Employment Summaries for the Classes of 2011, 2012 , and 2013 with definitions.  In addition, the NALP Summary Reports (partially redacted for privacy) are available for the Classes of 2011, 2012 and 2013. For comparative employment statistics for the Classes of 2008-2010, please click here. 

EMPLOYMENT STATUSFULL TIME LONG TERMFULL TIME SHORT TERMPART TIME LONG TERMPART TIME SHORT TERMNUMBER
Employed - Bar Passage Required 68 37 2 2 109
Employed - J.D. Advantage 17 2 0 0 19
Employed - Professional Position 14 1 0 0 15
Employed - Non-Professional Position 2 0 0 0 2
Employed - Undeterminable 0 0 0 0 0
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time 2
Unemployed - Start Date Deferred 0
Unemployed - Not Seeking 4
Unemployed - Seeking 27
Employment Status Unknown 5
Total Graduates 183
LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY FUNDED POSITIONFULL TIME LONG TERMFULL TIME SHORT TERMPART TIME LONG TERMPART TIME SHORT TERMNUMBER
Employed - Bar Passage Required 0 0 0 0 0
Employed - J.D. Advantage 0 0 0 0 0
Employed - Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
Employed - Non-Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
Total Employed by Law School/University 0 0 0 0 0
EMPLOYMENT TYPEFULL TIME LONG TERMFULL TIME SHORT TERMPART TIME LONG TERMPART TIME SHORT TERMNUMBER
Law Firms
Solo 5 0 0 0 5
2 - 10 33 7 1 0 41
11 - 25 7 2 0 0 9
26 - 50 2 3 0 0 5
51 - 100 4 0 0 0 4
101 - 250 3 1 0 0 4
251 - 500 3 4 0 0 7
501 + 1 6 0 0 7
Unknown Size 0 0 0 0 0
Business & Industry 29 7 0 2 38
Government 5 8 1 0 14
Pub. Int. 1 2 0 0 3
Clerkships - Federal 1 0 0 0 1
Clerkships - State & Local 4 0 0 0 4
Clerkships - Other 2 0 0 0 2
Education 1 0 0 0 1
Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Total 101 40 2 2 145
EMPLOYMENT LOCATIONSTATENUMBER
State - Largest Employment Michigan 87
State - 2nd Largest Employment Colorado 3
State - 3rd Largest Employment Pennsylvania 2
Employed in Foreign Countries 44

 

The charts below provide a more graphic representation of the Class of 2013's employment outcomes.

 


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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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