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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Schedule

December 5, 2014

8:30 a.m.                                 Continental Breakfast

8:50 a.m.                                 Welcome

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Dean Camille Cameron, University of Windsor Faculty of Law

9:00-9:30 a.m.                        Foundations

Who Is the ”Evolving” Student? 

The Next Gen & Millennial Generations

Laurie Brit-Smith, University of Detroit Mercy,

College of Liberal Arts & Education, Writing Program Director 

 

9:35-10:50 a.m.                     Teaching the Evolving Student—Part One

 

The Potential of Blended Learning Environments for Legal Research and Writing Courses

Shelley Kierstead, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

 

Encouraging Appropriate Collaboration

Craig Smith, UNC Chapel Hill School of Law

 

Innovative and Interactive Techniques for Teaching Critical LAWR Skills to Today’s Law Students

Laura Reilly, SUNY Buffalo Law School 

10:50-11:00 a.m.                   Morning Break

11:00-11:55 a.m.                   Empowering the Evolving Student

Teaching Our Students Emotional Intelligence and Intentional Change Theory – A New Practice-Ready Demand of Law Firms

Kathryn Mercer, Case Western Reserve University School of  Law
 

Law School Dissonance - How Was It For You?

Margaret Liddle, University of Windsor Faculty of Law

12:00-12:30 p.m.                   Luncheon (Sponsored by BarBri) & Special Recognition Award to Professor Pamela Lysaght

 

 

12:30-1:45 p.m.                     Judicial and Employer Perspectives of the Evolving Student

 

 A Professionalism Panel

Honourable Mary Jo Nolan, Ontario Superior Court of Justice

                                                     Honorable Cynthia Diane Stephens, Michigan Court of Appeals

                                                     Karen Kienbaum, The Kienbaum Law Group PC Saura Sahu, Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC

 

1:45-2:00 p.m.                       Afternoon Break    

 

2:00-2:55 p.m.                       Academic Challenges & the Evolving Student

 

Where the Rubber Meets the Road:  Teaching the Current Law Student by Simplifying Concepts and Integrating Legal Writing and Doctrine  

Maureen Milliron & Kirk Miller, Ave Maria School of Law

 

What LARW Professors Can Learn from Teaching the Academically Worst Students

John Murphy, Texas A & M School of Law

 

3:00-4:15 p.m.                       Teaching the Evolving Student—Part Two

 

Teaching Millennials Legal Skills:  A Digital Marketing Approach

Renee Allen, Florida A & M University College of Law

 

I Love You, Mom, but Stay Out of My Arguments

Brenda Tofte, Qatar University College of Law

 

Parsing the Visual Rhetoric of Dress Codes

Karen Thornton, George Washington University Law School

 

4:20-4:50 p.m.                       The Evolving Professor? :  A Roundtable Discussion

4:50 p.m.                                Closing Remarks

5:30 p.m.                                Detroit Institute of Arts -- “Friday Night Live”

                                                (informal groups)

EVENTS


Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam - East Lansing

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 11:30 am

Detroit Mercy Law will provide complimentary boxed lunches for all 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.

Event Details>>


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.

Press Release and Event Details>>


Reception at the State Bar of MI Annual Meeting in Grand Rapids - Amway Grand Hotel

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker will host a cocktail reception for Detroit Mercy Law alumni, State Bar dignitaries, members of the judiciary, faculty, and students at the Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Michigan at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids on September 22 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.  She will make remarks at 5:15 p.m.

Event Details>>


Golf Outing - The Inn at St. John's

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Detroit Mercy Law will host a Golf Outing on September 30 at The Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, with a shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. followed by dinner and an awards ceremony at 6:00 p.m. All alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, students, and their guests are welcome to attend this exciting new event as part of Detroit Mercy's Homecoming festivities. More information will follow soon. Please contact
Denise Hickey or Amy Smith with any questions.

Save the Date Card>>

NEWS

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    Attorney Brian Hartwell entered Western Michigan University as a theater major and came out with a pre-law degree.

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    Engrossed in the O.J. Simpson trials at the age of 10, Erin Jacobs Rich knew she had found her calling.

    "I found the rhetoric in a courtroom to be one of the most fascinating things I'd ever seen," she says. "My mind was set at 10 that I would be lawyer and I'm very stubborn."

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  • KAREN McDONALD HENNING RECEIVES DETROIT MERCY LAW’S BARNES FACULTY SCHOLAR AWARD

    Henning

    DETROIT, Mich. – July 12, 2016 – Professor Karen McDonald Henning is the recipient of the 2016 James T. Barnes, Sr. Memorial Faculty Scholar Award at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. This prestigious award, named in honor of alumnus James T. Barnes, Sr. of the class of 1940, recognizes a faculty member's outstanding scholarship, teaching excellence, and public service.

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