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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Costs of Attendance 2012 - 2013

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.  All Cost of Attendance budgets should be viewed as a guide to assist students to prepare their own budgets based upon personal needs.

Cost of Attendance budgets are based upon a moderate standard of living in the Detroit metropolitan area, and include all regular costs associated with the student’s attendance at the law school without parental or other outside assistance.  Books and supplies estimates are based upon the cost of purchasing all books.  There are more opportunities to rent books than in the past, which can save students significant amounts of money.  First-year student books for most classes are used for the full year, which means that those students may also be able to save on books and supplies even if they have to purchase books at full price.  All students may save money on supplies such as paper, pens and notebooks by purchasing these at back-to-school sales at local discount or drug stores.

Students who have savings, income from work or support from family, friends or outside agencies should consider those resources before borrowing the maximum loans available.  We encourage students to borrow only what they need.  Loans can be increased if a student borrows less than their budgeted amount at the beginning of an academic year and needs an increase later in the year.  Unused portions of loans may also be returned to the lender to avoid the accrual of interest and the possibility of overspending.

Click here for the 2013-14 costs of attendance.

First-YearFinancial Aid Budgets for J.D. students living in the U.S., 2012-13.


Full-Time Day (30 credits/year)
Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $38,100 $38,100
Books & Supplies 2,010 2,010
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,200 2,200
Loan Fees 1,250 1,012
TOTAL $63,121 $54,963

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

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $30,480 $30,480
Books & Supplies 1,608 1,608
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,200 2,200
Loan Fees 1,009 771
TOTAL $54,848 $46,700

Extended Day/Evening (17 credits/year)

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $21,590 $21,590
Books & Supplies 1,139 1,139
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,200 2,200
Loan Fees 728 491
TOTAL $45,218 $37,061

 

UpperclassFinancial Aid Budgets for J.D. students living in the U.S., 2012-13.


Full-Time Day ( avg. 28 credits/year)
Budget Item Off Campus With Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $38,100 $38,100
Books & Supplies 1,876 1,876
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Loan Fees 1,180 942
TOTAL $60,717 $52,559

 

 

 

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

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $25,400 $25,400
Books & Supplies 1,340 1,340
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Loan Fees 782 545
TOTAL $47,083 $38,926

 

 

 

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

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $20,320 $20,320
Books & Supplies 1,072 1,072
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,130 2,130
Loan Fees 622 354
TOTAL $41,575 $33,417

 

Dual J.D.Financial Aid Budgets Full Time – 2012-2013 UDM Costs Only


First Year
Budget Item Fall/Winter-9 credits
Tuition $21,845
Books & Supplies 603
SBA dues 80
Room, Board, Personal in Windsor Budget
Transportation 1,204
Parking 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,200
Loan Fees 444
TOTAL $26,716

Second Year

Budget Item Fall/Winter-app. 13 credits
Tuition 20,609
Books & Supplies 1,541
SBA dues 80
Room, Board, Personal In Windsor budget
Transportation 1,807
Parking 340
Loan Fees 368
TOTAL $24,745

 

 

Third Year

Budget Item Fall/Winter-app. 11 credits
Tuition $19,443
Books & Supplies 737
SBA dues 80
Room, Board, Personal In Windsor budget
Transportation 895
Parking 340
Loan Fees 253
TOTAL $21,748

 

All Other Joint Programs
for students living in the U.S. – 2012-13

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

Budget Item Off Campus With Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $1,270/credit hour 1,270/credit hour
Books & Supplies $67/credit hour $67/credit hour
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
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, printer and any auxiliary equipment , software and supplies.  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 or other purposes).  Both adjustments require documentation.  Budgets may be reduced for students receiving scholarships or other assistance from outside sources.

 

EVENTS


April 1, 2015: Walk-in Wednesday - UDM Law Campus

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Join us for Walk-in Wednesdays. The Admissions Office extends its office hours for students who are interested in learning more about the UDM Law advantage, the application process, and law school in general. No appointment is necessary.


Application and Personal Statement Webinar - Online Webinar

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Learn what the UDM Law Admissions Committee is looking for in an application for admission, including the personal statement.

Participants will receive a link to the webinar in their confirmation email.


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.  

NEWS

  • UDM LAW PARTNERS WITH THE JESUIT REFUGEE SERVICE/USA TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES FACED BY CHILD MIGRANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES ENTERING THE U.S.

    Detroit Mercy Law has joined with many other Jesuit law schools to forge a partnership with the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA to address the challenges faced by child migrants and their families when they enter the United States.  Law school deans and Immigration Clinic professors met for the first time in January to collaborate on this initiative rooted in the Catholic tradition of welcoming the stranger.  Through this partnership, law students will help advance the legal, social, and cultural protection of migrants and others seeking refuge in the U.S.

    Press Release, Legal, Social, and Cultural Protection of Child Migrants, March 14, 2015

  • UDM LAW ALUMNUS SUZANNE WILHELM NAMED NEW DEAN OF COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE HUETHER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS IN ALBANY

    UDM Law alumnus Suzanne Wilhelm has been named the new Dean of the College of Saint Rose Huether School of Business in Albany, New York, effective July 1, 2015.  Dr. Wilhelm comes to Saint Rose from Fort Lewis College in Colorado, where she has served as Associate Dean and Professor of Law in the School of Business Administration.  In her new capacity, Dr. Wilhelm will oversee the College's business programs leading to bachelor's degrees in business administration, accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, marketing, management and human resource management and master's degrees in business administration and accounting.

    College of Saint Rose Press Release

  • CHARITY DEAN (3L) AND JEFF MATIS ('94) SELECTED AS MICHIGAN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FELLOWS

    UDM Law 3L evening student Charity Dean and alumnus Jeffery Matis ('94) have been selected as Michigan Political Leadership Program Fellows.  The prestigious MPLP was founded in 1992 to expand training opportunities for people of all political backgrounds at every level of public service.

    Ms. Dean is currently the Community Relations Manager for the Detroit Land Bank Authority, and, among her many activities, she is Vice President of the Black Law Students Association.  Mr. Matis is an attorney with Garan Lucow Miller, PC, based in the Troy office.  He was a Councilman for the City of Rochester (November 2007 - January 2011), and he has served as Vice Chairman of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners since January 2011.

    Press Release - Michigan Political Leadership Program Welcomes Class of 2015

  • PROFESSOR LACOMBE COMMENTS ON IMMIGRATION REFORMS FOR HIGHLY-SKILLED FOREIGN WORKERS AND THEIR SPOUSES

    The Department of Homeland Security announced recently that it would allow 180,000 spouses of highly-skilled foreign employees to also apply for employment authorizations. After this year, it is estimated that approximately 55,000 spouses annually can do the same.

    According to UDM Law Adjunct Professor Alexandra LaCombe, "The next non-political step in immigration reform to benefit our nation is to quickly reduce the wait time for highly-skilled foreign workers who are employed here, but can’t get permanent residence for sometimes more than 10 years. . . .  Processing permanent status applications faster will make the U.S. more attractive to the workers we want and need to retain, rather than force them to keep eyes on other countries that may offer better options." 

    Professor LaCombe is a managing partner and attorney at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy in Troy and teaches Immigration Law in UDM's innovative Law Firm Program.

    Reducing wait time for STEM workers’ Green Cards is next step in immigration reform, March 4, 2015, Daily Tribune  (by UDM Law Adjunct Professor Alexandra LaCombe)

  • MI STATE BAR FOUNDATION GRANT PROVIDES FOR EXPANSION OF UDM LAW SOLO & SMALL FIRM INCUBATOR PROGRAM TO ADD SERVICES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

    The Michigan State Bar Foundation has awarded University of Detroit Mercy School of Law a $10,000 grant to expand its Solo and Small Firm Incubator Program to include services to senior citizens in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.  The incubator program is designed to provide a supportive environment for select new law graduates who are committed to beginning a solo or small firm practice serving low and moderate-income individuals.  Through this expansion, the incubator attorneys will begin providing free services to seniors, including educating them on their legal rights, self-help assistance with legal matters, and appropriate referral sources.  The incubator program was established in October of 2014 with one of only seven catalyst grants awarded to law establishments across the country from the American Bar Association.

  • 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.