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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MCELROY LECTURE ON LAW AND RELIGION

MCELROY LECTURE ON LAW AND RELIGION

Nelson Tebbe will present the annual McElroy Lecture on March 4 at 5:00 pm. See Events Below

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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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


March 4, 2015 - McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion - UDM Law Campus

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Our annual McElroy Lecture provides a forum for prominent thinkers and leaders to address fundamental issues of law, religion, and society.  It seeks to educate students, legal professionals, and the public on a variety of questions related to moral philosophy, freedom of conscience, the interaction of legal and religious institutions, and the role of religion in public life.  Its goal is to encourage discussion of these issues in our community and deepen our understanding of them.  This year's lecturer is Professor Nelson Tebbe of Brooklyn Law School.  His topic is "Religion and Social Coherentism: A Progressive Theory of Religious Freedom."  The lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 4, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Room 226 of the School of Law, followed by a complimentary reception in the atrium. Complimentary parking will be available in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI parking garage nearby at 611 Congress Street. Additional details may be found in the Event Flyer.

2015 McElroy Lecture Press Release

Register for Lecture Online


March 14, 2015 - Prospective Student Open House - UDM Law Campus

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 9:15 am

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.  

NEWS

  • DUAL JD STUDENT CHRISTOPHER MACAULAY TAKES TOP HONORS IN NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION

    Dual JD student Christopher Macaulay competed in the 2015 Niagara International Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C., as a member of the University of Windsor team.  The team placed first overall in the competition, Christopher won Fourth Best Advocate, and the team won awards for Best Team Applicant Argument Runner-Up and Best Team Applicant Memorial (tied for first place).  The problem dealt with immigration, human rights, and Great Lakes environmental law issues.

  • PROFESSOR BROUGHTON TO PRESENT AT SYMPOSIUM ON THE DEATH PENALTY DEBATE IN THE UNITED STATES

    Professor J. Richard Broughton will present at a symposium hosted by the Journal of Public Law and Policy at Hamline University School of Law in Saint Paul, MN, on March 27 entitled, “The Death Penalty Debate in America:  Effectiveness, Fairness, Constitutionality, and Other Considerations.”  This symposium will gather scholars, policy makers, activists, and community members to discuss capital punishment in America both at the state and federal level.  Professor Broughton will discuss various constitutional and policy arguments in favor of capital punishment.

  • UDM SCHOOL OF LAW ANNOUNCES TUITION FREEZE FOR 2015 – 16

    UDM Law will freeze tuition for all current and incoming students for the 2015 – 2016 academic year. "At UDM Law, we are committed to the success of each student," said UDM School of Law Dean Phyllis L. Crocker. "Our hope is that freezing tuition at current levels will relieve some of the financial burden on our students."

    Eyad Fakhoury, a third-year law student and President of the Student Bar Association, commented on the School's announcement: "A tuition freeze is a step in the right direction and is very important to UDM Law students because it alleviates one of our many concerns and stresses of law school. It is essential for our students to plan ahead with budgets, and this tuition freeze makes our legal education more affordable and predictable. This freeze shows UDM Law's focus on the lowest cost, highest value education."

    Press Release

  • PROFESSOR BROUGHTON COMMENTS IN LAW360 ON ALABAMA CHIEF JUSTICE'S STAND AGAINST SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

    On February 9, Professor J. Richard Broughton commented in Law360, a national legal news service, on Alabama Chief Justice Roy S. Moore's decision to order local probate judges to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to stay the unions.

    Ala. Chief Justice Risking Seat With Same-Sex Marriage Stand, Feb. 9, 2015, Law360

  • UDM Law Warming Center Clinic on Tenant Rights

    Thirteen UDM first-year law students assisted attorneys from Legal Aid and Defender Association, Neighborhood Legal Services, and Detroit Center for Family Advocacy at a Clinic UDM Law hosted at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Warming Center on January 15.  The students and attorneys provided information and individual consultations to 35 guests on housing related matters.  Additionally, Sydney Booth ('14), a participant in UDM's Solo and Small Firm Incubator Program, introduced her newly formed law firm, Rushing Law, and conducted a short presentation on Criminal Expungement.  

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  • PROFESSOR DUBIN COMMENTS ON HIGH PROFILE CASES IN THE NEWS

    Professor Larry Dubin recently commented in The Detroit News on two high profile federal cases.  First, he discussed the DeBoer case, which challenges Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional.  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on January 16 that it would accept the case.  Professor Dubin stated in part, "Public opinion has shifted greatly, making this an issue that needs to be resolved due to the conflicting federal law that now exists."

    On January 23 and 25, Professor Dubin discussed the Kazan case, in which a Muslim woman filed suit against the City of Dearborn Heights and its police department, alleging that her constitutional rights were violated when she was forced to remove her hijab when she was booked by a male officer for a traffic violation.  Professor Dubin noted that the case involves conflicting rights:  "Ms. Kazan is entitled under the First Amendment protection of her religious beliefs including the wearing of a hijab, which may cover part of her face.  However, the police have the right to process a person who is being arrested."

    Justices to rule on same-sex marriage, Jan. 16, 2015, The Detroit News (quoting Prof. Lawrence Dubin)

    Woman sues Dearborn Heights for forced hijab removal, Jan. 23, 2015, The Detroit News (quoting Prof. Lawrence Dubin)

    Meet the Women Suing a Michigan Police Department and Standing Up Against Islamophobia, Jan. 25, 2015, Mic Network (quoting Prof. Lawrence Dubin)