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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Costs of Attendance 2013-2014 - Estimated

Cost of Attendance budgets are based on a two-semester academic year.  With the exception of the first-year dual JD program, summer classes are optional.  A separate summer application for summer school aid is available in February each year for the immediately subsequent summer.

Costs of Attendance are listed here by program and are broken down between first year and upper class as appropriate.  Students in the US/Canadian dual-degree program are reminded that Costs of Attendance listed here reflect only the UDM costs.  Costs of Attendance for study abroad programs are based on the costs determined by the host school.

 

First-YearFinancial Aid Budgets for J.D. students living in the U.S., 2013-14.


Full-Time Day (30 credits/year)
Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $39,630 $39,630
Books & Supplies 2,040 2,040
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,460 8,374
Transportation 3,074 3,074
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,246 2,246
Loan Fees 1,330 1,085
TOTAL $65,200 $56,869

Part-time Day/Evening (24 credits/year)

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $31,704 $31,704
Books & Supplies 1,632 1,632
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,460 8,374
Transportation 3,074 3,074
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,246 2,246
Loan Fees 1,076 832
TOTAL $56,612 $48,282

Extended Day/Evening (17 credits/year)

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $22,457 $22,457
Books & Supplies 1,156 1,156
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,460 8,374
Transportation 3,074 3,074
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,246 2,246
Loan Fees 781 537
TOTAL $46,594 $38,264

 

UpperclassFinancial Aid Budgets for J.D. students living in the U.S., 2013-14.


Full-Time Day ( avg. 28 credits/year)
Budget Item Off Campus With Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $39,630 $39,630
Books & Supplies 1,904 1,904
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,460 8,374
Transportation 3,074 3,074
Parking 340 340
Loan Fees 1,258 1,013
TOTAL $62,746 $54,415

 

 

 

Part-time Day/Evening (avg. 20 credits/year)

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $26,420 $26,420
Books & Supplies 1,360 1,360
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,460 8,374
Transportation 3,074 3,074
Parking 340 340
Loan Fees 839 596
TOTAL $48,573 $40,244

 

 

 

Extended Day/Evening (avg. 16 credits/year)

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $21,136 $21,136
Books & Supplies 1,088 1,088
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,460 8,374
Transportation 3,074 3,074
Parking 340 340
Loan Fees 671 426
TOTAL $42,849 $34,518

 

Dual J.D.Financial Aid Budgets Full Time – 2013-2014 UDM Costs Only


First Year
Budget Item Fall/Winter-9 credits
Tuition $22,719
Books & Supplies 612
SBA dues 80
Room, Board, Personal in Windsor Budget
Transportation 1,229
Parking 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,246
Loan Fees 482
TOTAL $27,708

Second Year

Budget Item Fall/Winter-app. 13 credits
Tuition $21,845
Books & Supplies 1,564
SBA dues 80
Room, Board, Personal In Windsor budget
Transportation 1,845
Parking 340
Loan Fees 420
TOTAL $26,094

 

 

Third Year

Budget Item Fall/Winter-app. 11 credits
Tuition $20,609
Books & Supplies 748
SBA dues 80
Room, Board, Personal In Windsor budget
Transportation 914
Parking 340
Loan Fees 301
TOTAL $22,992

 

All Other Joint Programs
for students living in the U.S. – 2013-14

Tuition and Books charged by the credit hour
Loan fees calculated by loan eligibility

Budget Item Off Campus With Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $1,321/credit hour 1,321/credit hour
Books & Supplies $68/credit hour $68/credit hour
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,460 8,374
Transportation 3,074 3,074
Parking 340 340
Loan Fees depends on costs depends on costs

*   Also includes students living in properties owned by relatives.

**  As students are required to use computers in their work, first year students are given a one-time allowance for a computer and printer.  The  computer equipment is of the student’s choosing. 

Note:  Budgets may be adjusted for students with disabilities to accommodate reasonable needs to attend classes.  Budgets may also be adjusted for students with dependent care expenses directly related to their attendance at law school (not for job purposes).  Both adjustments require documentation.  Budgets may be reduced for students receiving scholarships or other assistance from outside sources.

 

EVENTS


Orientation Family Welcome Dinner and Panel - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 5:00 pm
All incoming students (Day and Evening) and their family members (parents, spouses, significant others) are invited to Detroit Mercy Law on Tuesday, August 16th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for a Family Welcome event during Orientation.
 
 Dinner will be served from 5:00 – 5:45pm, followed by a session for family members on “Supporting Your Law Student” from 6:00 to 7:00pm. Please note, children are welcome to attend but childcare during the session will not be provided. Incoming students will be participating in a concurrent session on “Building skills for a successful legal career.” Both sessions will end at 7:00pm.
 
Students must RSVP with the number of guests that will be accompanying them by Monday, August 8th

This event is by invitation only. 

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.

Invitation>>

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Reception at the State Bar of MI Annual Meeting in Grand Rapids - Amway Grand Hotel

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker will host a cocktail reception for Detroit Mercy Law alumni, State Bar dignitaries, members of the judiciary, faculty, and students at the Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Michigan at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids on September 22 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.  She will make remarks at 5:15 p.m.

Event Details>>


Golf Outing - The Inn at St. John's

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Detroit Mercy Law will host a Golf Outing on September 30 at The Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, with a shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. followed by dinner and an awards ceremony at 6:00 p.m. All alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, students, and their guests are welcome to attend this exciting new event as part of Detroit Mercy's Homecoming festivities. More information will follow soon. Please contact
Denise Hickey or Amy Smith with any questions.

Save the Date Card>>

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