Commencement 2016

Commencement 2016

Friday, May 13. For more information please read the FAQ.

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


Alumni Reception in Chicago - Location Undisclosed

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker will host a reception for Detroit Mercy Law alumni in the Chicago area on Tuesday, June 7, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the private tasting room and mezzanine of 312 Chicago, a premier restaurant in the heart of the Loop.

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June 22, 2016: Prospective Student Open House - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 5:30 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.  


Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam - East Lansing

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 11:30 am

Detroit Mercy Law will provide complimentary boxed lunches for alumni taking the Michigan Bar Exam on July 26 and July 27. Look for us outside the Breslin Center near Gate C during your lunch break each day. You can sit and relax or grab and go - whichever you prefer. For additional details, please contact Denise Hickey, Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations.


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.

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