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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Employment Statistics 2012

The following information reflects the Class of 2012's employment status as of February 2013 as reported to the American Bar Association (ABA) and National Association for Law Placement (NALP). In addition, the NALP Summary Reports (partially redacted for privacy) are available for the Classes of 2011 and 2012.

Employment Status

Full Time
Long Term

Full Time
Short Term

Part Time
Long Term

Part Time
Short Term

Number
Employed-Bar Passage Required 63  27  4  3 97 / 45.75%
Employed-JD Advantage  24  3  0  3  30 / 14.15%
Employed-Professional Position  12  2  1  0  15 / 7.08%
Employed-Non-Professional Position  7  0  6  0  13 / 6.13%
Employed-Undeterminable*  0  0  0  0  0 / 0.00%
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time  5 / 2.36%
Unemployed-Start Date Deferred  0 / 0.00%
Unemployed-Not Seeking  11 / 5.19%
Unemployed-Seeking  34 / 16.04%
Employment Status Unknown  7 / 3.30%
Total Graduates  212 / 100%

* A graduate in undeterminable category may or may not have a term defined.

 

 Law School/University Funded Position

 Full Time
Long Term

 Full Time
Short Term

 Part Time
Long Term

 Part Time
Short Term

 Number
 Employed - Bar Passage Required  0  0  0  0  0
 Employed - JD Advantage  0  0  0  0  0
 Employed - Professional Position  0  0  0  0  0
 Employed - Non-Professional Position  0  0  0  0  0
 Total employed by Law School/University  0  0  0  0  0
 Employment Type

 Full Time
Long Term

 Full Time
Short Term

 Part Time
Long Term

 Part Time
Short Term

 Number
Law Firms
Solo  4  0  3  0  7
2-10   26  6  0  5  37
11-25   10  5  0  0  15
26-50   4  3  0  0  7
51-100   5  2  0  0  7
101-250   4  1  0  0  5
251-500   2  1  0  0  3
501+   2  4 0  0  6
Unknown  1  1  0  0  2
 Business & industry  26  7  4  0  37
Government   8  1  2  1  12
Public Interest (including Public Defenders)   4  0  1  0  5
 Clerkships-Federal  2  0  0  0  2
 Clerkships-State & local  2  0  0  0  2
 Clerkships-Other  1  1  0  0  2
 Education  5  0  1  0  6
 Employer type unknown  0  0  0  0  0
Total  106  32  11  6  155
Employment Location                                                                                               State Number
State#--largest employment Michigan  94
State#-second largest employment District of Columbia 4
State#-third largest employment New York 3
# employed in foreign countries 39

EVENTS


January 5, 2017: Prospective Student Open House - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 5:00 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.  


International IP Law Clinic Launch - Atrium

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:00 pm

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and University of Windsor Faculty of Law will launch their joint International Intellectual Property Law Clinic on Wednesday, January 11, from 12:00 - 2:00 pm in the atrium of Detroit Mercy Law. Leaders of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office will join IP attorneys from both countries, faculty, students, alumni, and media to celebrate this one-of-a-kind clinic and discuss collaborations between the schools and the countries' IP offices. For additional information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Assistant Dean Denise Hickey.

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Walk in Wednesday - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Walk-in and visit with an Admissions representative without an appointment during exteneded evening hours.


Patent Drafting Competition Reception - Atrium

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 5:30 pm

Detroit Mercy Law is hosting its Second Annual Patent Drafting Competition, beginning with a reception on Friday, February 10, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the atrium. Competitors from 15 law schools across the U.S. and Canada will join leaders of intellectual property law, including representatives of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and attorneys, alumni, faculty, and administrators, to kick-off the competition. The competition will be held on Saturday, February 11, at the USPTO satellite office in Detroit, a few minutes from the Detroit Mercy Law campus. For additional information regarding the event and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Assistant Dean Denise Hickey.


Walk in Wednesday - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Walk-in and visit with an Admissions representative without an appointment during exteneded evening hours.


McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Our annual McElroy Lecture provides a forum for prominent thinkers and leaders to address fundamental issues of law and religion. This year's lecturer is Intisar A. Rabb, a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Director of its Islamic Legal Studies Program. Dr. Rabb also holds an appointment as a Professor of History at Harvard University and as the Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

The lecture will be held on March 2, 2017, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in room 226, followed by a complimentary reception in the atrium.

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Law Review Symposium - Room 226

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:30 am

The Law Review will host its annual symposium on March 3, 2017. The symposium will feature legal professionals and scholars from across the country to discuss the American Bar Association's implementation of Standards 314 and 315, which deal with formative assessments in law school classrooms. For more information click HERE.

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