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 - Michigan State University

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:45 am

Complimentary boxed lunches will be served to Detroit Mercy Law graduates taking the Michigan Bar Exam on February 23 and February 24. We will be in the Kellogg Center during lunch breaks to distribute the free lunches.

For additional information, please contact Asst. Dean Denise Hickey at 313-596-0202, hickeydp@udmercy.edu. 


2016 International Drafting Competition - University of Detroit Mercy

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 9:00 am

Detroit Mercy Law's International Intellectual Property Law Clinic in conjunction with the Elijah J. McCoy United States Patent and Trademark Office will host the inaugural International Patent Drafting Competition.

http://law.udmercy.edu/index.php/academics1/patent-drafting-competition


Book Awards Ceremony & Reception - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Detroit Mercy Law will host its annual Book Awards ceremony on March 1, 2016 at 5:00pm at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church, followed by a celebratory reception in the atrium. Business attire is required.

The Book Awards celebrate outstanding academic and service achievement. Detroit Mercy Law presents the Book Awards to students who have ranked first in a law school course in the preceding year or who have provided exceptional service to the school. Students on the Dean’s Honor List are also acknowledged.  


Experience “A Day in the Life of a Detroit Mercy Law Student” - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 10:30 am

A well-rounded legal education should include rewarding experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.  Detroit Mercy Law takes great pride in providing real-world experiences outside of the classroom as one of the first law schools in the country to have a law clinic, and is one of few to require at least one clinical experience for all of our students.  Our location in Downtown Detroit, just steps away from courthouses, law firms and national corporations, provides numerous opportunities for externships and mentoring.  Of course, we are also proud of our exceptional academic program.  We offer a rigorous and robust curriculum taught by and experienced and dedicated faculty.  We are committed to educating the complete lawyer! 

We invite you to experience “A Day in the Life of a Detroit Mercy Law Student” on Thursday, March 3, 2016.  You are welcome to meet our Dean, members of the Detroit Mercy Law faculty, administration, and current students and visit a real class.  Optional Law School Tours are also available.

Please rank your preferences for a class visit.  As space is limited in each class, you may select up to three options.  We will do our best to accommodate your preference and you should be prepared to stay for the entire class period.  Please RSVP by February 26th and we will notify you of your assigned class by February 29th


Law Review Centennial Symposium - Room 226

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 8:30 am

The Law Review will host a symposium on March 4, 2016, in celebration of its centennial year. The symposium will feature legal professionals and scholars from the City of Detroit and across the country to discuss legal issues confronted throughout Detroit's history, today, and issues that may arise in the future. Confirmed speakers include Detroit's Deputy Mayor Ike McKinnon; Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of MI Gerald Rosen; and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Institute of Arts Gene Gargaro ('67).

Press Release>>

View Details and Register Online for the Symposium>> 


McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 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 Professor Kent Greenawalt of Columbia Law School addressing religious exemptions in same-sex marriages. Professor Greenawalt will be joined by commentators Andrew Koppelman of Northwestern University and Michael Moreland of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and University of Notre Dame Law School.

The lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 16, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in room 226, followed by a complimentary reception in the atrium.

Event Details>>

Register Online for McElroy Lecture>>

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  • Professionalism in Action 2016

    Alumni group leaders with Dean Phyllis L. Crocker and Lori Buiteweg, President of the Michigan State Bar at the 2016 Professionalism in Action program. The program introduces first year law students to the importance of civility, professionalism, and ethics to the legal profession by pairing them with alumni judges and lawyers to engage in small group discussions on hypotheticals designed to increase awareness of and appreciation for these important values.

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  • NEW ISSUE OF THE DOCKET ALUMNI MAGAZINE

    View the Winter 2016 issue of the alumni magazine, the Docket, to learn how Detroit Mercy Law is Educating the Complete Lawyer, information about special anniversary celebrations for the clinical program and Law Review, the accomplishments of our alumni, faculty, and students, and much more.

    Docket Alumni Magazine>>

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    Corey Haines, a 2L evening student at Detroit Mercy Law, was sworn in as Chief of Police of the Madison Heights in January 11, 2016. Mr. Haines has served the city of Madison Heights Police Department since 1992, most recently as deputy police chief.

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