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

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Our Mission is to Educate Practice-Ready and Career-Ready Grads

Dean's-MessageAt UDM Law, we don’t just say our graduates are practice-ready and career-ready. We know it.

Before becoming Dean of UDM Law, I practiced law for 40 years with the Dykema firm in Detroit, the last stretch as Chairman and CEO, and nine years as Professional Personnel Partner overseeing the hiring and performance evaluation of associate attorneys. So I know what practice-ready and career-ready means. It means, among other things, that our graduates have:

  • Completed a broad range of legal transactions, side-by-side with seasoned attorneys, through Law Firm Program courses;
  • Helped real people to resolve actual problems through working at law clinics and participating in externships;
  • Learned how to defend a line of argument and communicate solutions using concise and well-reasoned analysis and writing; and

Grown passionate about the legal system--enthused and eager to contribute to their new place of work and find success.

Now that’s practice-ready and career-ready.

At UDM Law, we are constantly fine-tuning our curriculum to produce prepared graduates. We involve fellow lawyers, judges, and Corporate Counsel in directing the curriculum, identifying employer needs, and even designing and teaching courses. Our curriculum remains one of the most progressive in the country and has been recognized in The Wall Street Journal, The National Law Journal, USA Today, and other publications.

I ask that you take a few minutes to learn more about why graduates of UDM School of Law are practice-ready and career-ready. Then give us a try. Join us as a student, lend your expertise, mentor a student, or interview and hire a graduate. You won’t be disappointed.

Sincerely,

lloydsig

Lloyd A. Semple

Dean and Professor of Law

EVENTS


January 17, 2015 - Prospective Student Open House - UDM Law Campus

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 9:15 am

Find out why men and women have been choosing UDM Law for over 100 years for their legal education.  Learn how UDM 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.  


January 21, 2015 - Walk-in Wednesday - UDM Law Campus

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Join us for Walk-in Wednesdays. The Admissions Office extends its office hours for students who are interested in learning more about the UDM Law advantage, the application process, and law school in general. No appointment is necessary.


March 4, 2015 - McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion - UDM Law Campus

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Our annual McElroy Lecture provides a forum for prominent thinkers and leaders to address fundamental issues of law, religion, and society.  It seeks to educate students, legal professionals, and the public on a variety of questions related to moral philosophy, freedom of conscience, the interaction of legal and religious institutions, and the role of religion in public life.  Its goal is to encourage discussion of these issues in our community and deepen our understanding of them.  This year's lecturer is Professor Nelson Tebbe of Brooklyn Law School.  The lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 4, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Room 226 of the School of Law, followed by a complimentary reception in the atrium.

 

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