• 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



  • 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.



  • 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



  • 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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Expanding Career Opportunities

Detroit Mercy Law is located in the heart of downtown Detroit within walking distance of courts and employers. This proximity makes it easy for students to participate in our extensive externship program and to work part time as upper class students. The proximity also allows practicing attorneys to participate in our lunch with a lawyer program and help with mock interviews as well as teach many of our law firm program classes, classes in which students work on a simulated case or transaction and do the type of assignments expected of junior associates.

Detroit Mercy Law students and graduates are supported by a strong network of alumni who practice throughout the United States and around the world. Our alumni have a history of success with recent graduates serving as judicial clerks, prosecutors and defense counsel, and as attorneys in law firms and in solo practice. Over 200 graduates are active or retired members of the judiciary, and many of the managing partners at law firms in the Metro Detroit area are grads of Detroit Mercy Law.

We have two new programs designed to enhance the career opportunities of our students. First, students may earn a Certificate in Immigration Law if they excel in a rigorous course of doctrinal and practical Immigration Law classes. This Certificate signifies that a student has the substantive knowledge and skills needed to practice Immigration Law successfully. Second, last Fall Detroit Mercy Law launched a Solo and Small Firm Incubator Program. This Program, supported by an ABA grant, provides graduates with guidance and support as they work to build their own law practice with a focus on providing access to low and moderate income individuals. 


Promote Peace - Atrium

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 4:30 pm

To promote peace and tolerance in the law school community and beyond, Detroit Mercy Law will host a dedication and blessing ceremony of a peace pole in the courtyard, followed by a presentation in the atrium where law students will share stories of discrimination based on race, religion, gender, and ethnic background.

The peace pole is an internationally-recognized symbol of our hopes and dreams for peace in this world. This upcoming Promote Peace event is an effort to promote a culture of peace beginning with law students and expanding outward. Detroit Mercy Law joins many other organizations with a peace pole in Detroit, including the McNichols Campus of Detroit Mercy, Freedom House, Hope House, and the Fort Street Presbyterian Church.

For additional information, please contact Prof. Anne Yantus.

November 10, 2016: Prospective Student Open House - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Thursday, November 10, 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.  

Walk in Wednesday - University of Detroit Mercy

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 5:00 pm

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