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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UDM Law Supports Students during July Bar Exam

UDM Law administrators and professors supported students and alumni throughout their July Bar Exam preparations, from mentoring, to hosting Q & A sessions, right on down to serving them lunch on test days.

Academic Support Director Nancy Omichinski and Assistant Director Charisse Heath worked with Professors Cara Cunningham and Karen Henning to create a program called "Rock the Bar." This collaborative effort involved twenty of the School's thirty-one full-time faculty members, two Professors of Practice, one visiting professor, and even one retired professor serving as mentors assigned to individual students, consultants available for Q & A, and faculty available for hands-on help during "Walk-In Wednesday" sessions. The School's Kresge Law Library joined in by putting up study carrels for reservation and setting aside a study room specifically for Bar Exam takers.

The program, which ran from late May through July, supported students and recent alumni as they prepared to take the grueling two-day Bar Exam. The UDM Law Academic Support department created a web page to host information, keeping the students up-to-date on upcoming "Rock the Bar" events, and enhancing the sense of community brought about by the program. Faculty mentors reached out to their mentees to offer regular encouragement. Students also received contact information for the professors involved, organized by area of expertise. Those faculty experts were available to consult on specific questions about any number of Bar Exam topics. With a focus on helping the students to regulate their own learning, professors who participated in "Walk-In Wednesdays" mentored students on such topics as creating a study plan, evaluating progress, and essay-writing strategies.

The hard work put into developing this program was not in vain. "Students told me repeatedly that they felt more confident just knowing that help was available via the Walk-In Wednesdays and the list of experts that they could ask questions of," said Assistant Professor Karen Henning. "They appreciated the contact from faculty mentors. They said the contacts provided them with both moral support and helpful study tips."

The support did not end on test day. The Bar Exam was held in Lansing, Michigan on July 30 and 31. UDM Law students who left the Breslin Center during the lunch break were greeted outside by faculty and administrators from the School of Law, there to cheer them on and provide healthy boxed lunches to keep up their energy for the second half of each day.

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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