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

Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2011 JoomlaWorks Ltd.

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


Red Mass - UDM Law Campus

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm

UDM's 103rd Annual Red Mass and Renewal of the Lawyer's Oath of Commitment will be held at Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church beginning at 12:00 p.m., followed by a complimentary luncheon in the atrium of the School of Law.  Red Mass is an occasion for judges, lawyers, civic leaders, faculty, staff, and law students of all faiths to pray together at the beginning of the new judicial term, asking God to bless, strengthen, and enlighten us, so that in cooperation and mutual trust we may effectively achieve justice for all.

The Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., Ph.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, will celebrate the Mass.  Hon. Patrick J. Duggan ('58) 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 Details>>


Reception at the State Bar of MI Annual Meeting in Novi - State Bar of Michigan

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker will host a cocktail reception for UDM Law alumni, State Bar dignitaries, and members of the judiciary at the Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Michigan at the Suburban Collection in Novi on Thursday, October 8, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.  She will make remarks at 5:15 p.m.


Reunion for All Law Alumni - UDM Law Campus

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The School of Law's annual Reunion will be held on Saturday, October 24, from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. at the School's Riverfront Campus.  As part of the festivities, we will celebrate the selection of Hon. Anthony J. Fiorella, Jr. as UDM's 2015 Alumni Award recipient and the special anniversaries of the classes of 1965, 1990, and 2005.  The Reunion is for all School of Law alumni.  Additional details will be posted soon.

NEWS

  • ALUMNUS ALLEN ELZERMAN '03 PERSONIFIES OUR COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

    In the Fall 2015 issue of Conversations, a semi-annual magazine published by the National Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education, alumnus Allen Elzerman '03 praises UDM Law's commitment to social and criminal justice.  In his article, "On Loan to the Poor," Elzerman discusses how he personifies that commitment through his work as a public defender and how his sense of fulfillment is more important than financial gain.

    On Loan to the Poor, Conversations magazine, Issue 48 - Fall 2015 (written by Allen Elzerman '03)

  • UDM LAW'S FIRST MILLION-DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP GIFT HONORS UDM ALUMNUS HON. LAWRENCE P. ZATKOFF

    UDM Law is pleased to announce the founding of the Hon. Lawrence Paul Zatkoff Endowed Scholarship, made possible by the Zatkoff family, in memory of the late judge.  This gift is the first million-dollar scholarship the law school has ever received.  The scholarship provides support for a student to extern or intern with a federal court or state supreme court judge.

    Press Release>>

  • NEW CENTER FOR SOLO AND SMALL FIRM PRACTICE WILL PROVIDE TOOLS FOR SUCCESS TO LEGAL ENTREPRENEURS

    UDM Law will offer new programming this fall to meet the needs of its entrepreneurial-minded students and graduates interested in developing their own law practices.  The School was awarded a $30,000 grant from the DeWitt C. Holbrook Memorial Fund to fund and expand its Solo and Small Firm Incubator Program to add workshops through a new Center for Solo and Small Firm Practice.

    Press Release>>

  • FORMER CONGRESSMAN BRINGS NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTISE TO UDM LAW

    Former U.S. Congressman Hansen Clarke, who served on the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, will teach National Security Law this term.  The course will address cybersecurity, surveillance and privacy, export controls and economic sanctions, and other contemporary security issues.  National security law has been one of the fastest growing fields of law since the 9/11 attacks, and there is a strong demand for lawyers trained in this area.

  • PROFESSORS BELIAN AND HAND SPEAK OVERSEAS THIS SUMMER

    Professors Julia Belian and Jacqueline Hand are presenting at international conferences this summer. Professor Belian will speak at the Oxford Symposium on History, Human Rights & Law August 10 - 12 at Pembroke College, Oxford University.  Her presentation is titled, "Fundamental Rights or Activist Judges?  A Rhetorical Comparison of Obergefell v. Hodges with Brown v. Board of Education."

    Professor Hand spoke at conferences in Poland and Finland in June.  She participated in a workshop June 15 - 19 on "Phoenix Cities: Urban Recovery and Resilience in the Wake of Conflict, Crisis and Disaster," at the Georgia State Law School Study Space in Warsaw, Poland.  She also presented on "The U.S. Government-to-Government Relation with Indian Tribes and the Possible Insights it Provides for Relations with the Sami People," at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, in Rovaniemi, Finland.

  • PROFESSOR KRISCIUNAS DISCUSSES PROSECUTORS' INVESTIGATION OF POLICE SHOOTING

    Professor Richard Krisciunas discussed the ongoing independent investigation by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office of the shooting death of Terrance Kellom by a federal agent in Detroit.

    Family of Kellom Awaits Probe of Fatal Police Shooting, Detroit Free Press, July 29, 2015 (quoting Professor Richard Krisciunas)