• 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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Law Students with Children

President - Heather Janes
Vice President - Grace Koss
Secretary - Lisa Grauman
Treasurer - Antonio Cook

UDM Law is committed to a diverse student body, which includes students with children. We believe that a law student and parent has a better chance of successfully completing their degree when the student and faculty are realistic and forward thinking about the challenges of pursuing an advanced degree and parenthood simultaneously.

University of Detroit Mercy Law Students with Children (“LSWC”) is a support group for law students with children, who face the unique challenge of balancing the rigors of law school with the many duties of family life. LSWC offers the chance to meet other UDM Law parents and pick up tips for surviving law school as well as welcome prospective UDM Law students to participate in our organization.

Law students who are parents or anticipate becoming parents need to work closely with their advisors and faculty in planning for a child to enter the home, arranging a timeline for meeting requirements, and considering particular circumstances. Students should communicate early, frequently, and clearly with their advisors about their progress and engagement in courses and research.

It would be beneficial for law students with children to hear each others' insights on how they can fulfill their professional responsibilities while maintaining strong relationships at home.

LSWC plans on having monthly meetings. Meeting topics will include: studying for finals with a young child, forming a strong support system at home and coping with issues related to stress and workload. LSWC will have a law professional with children, guest speak about time management and family-work balance.

LSWC plans on hosting social outings where law students who are raising families can meet each others’ families. LSWC anticipates hosting events included ice cream socials, fall hay rides, a "Parents' Night Out,” picnics, and trips to local museums.


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.