• * 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.



  • * 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



  • * 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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University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Campus
651 East Jefferson Ave., Detroit

6:30 - 11:00 pm

Dine in the "D"
Strolling dinner with local food favorites, open bar including specialty cocktails and craft beers, and entertainment. Snappy casual attire.  Complimentary parking.

     Click here to learn about "snappy casual" attire.

Special Program Award Recognition
Justice Brian K. Zahra ('87)

$50 per person

This year's Reunion theme is Welcome Back!  If you haven't been to the School of Law campus recently, you'll barely recognize it.  The entire campus has been completely renovated and a new building has been added for the clinical program.  Come back to see the changes, meet our new Dean, Phyllis L. Crocker, and enjoy a fabulous party.

Reunion Host Committee

Hon. Michael J. Beale ('90)
John F. Clark ('06)
Eyad E. Fakhoury ('15)
Patrick B. Green ('05)
Kenneth H. Hemler ('07)
Scott K. Lites ('85)
Dominic A. Paluzzi ('07)
Joseph Pia ('94)
Hon. Michael J. Riordan ('90)
Paul G. Spaniolo ('08)
Gregory L. Ulrich ('77)
Matthew L. Vicari ('90)
Mark A. Wisniewski ('90)


Please respond by November 8, 2014 by returning the Reply Card to Denise Hickey at the address below or register online through this website using the tab on the left.

The Reunion is for ALL School of Law alumni.  Affinity groups will also gather during the Reunion, including the 50th anniversary class of 1964, the 25th anniversary class of 1989, and the 10th anniversary class of 2004. 


If you wish to stay in downtown Detroit for the Reunion, please contact Denise Hickey at the number below for suggestions.



Contact: Denise Hickey ('95), Asst. Dean of Alumni Relations
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (313) 596-0202
Address:  651 East Jefferson Ave., Ste. 209, Detroit, MI  48226 


June 18, 2015: Prospective Student Open House - UDM Law Campus

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 5:00 pm

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.  

July 28 & 29, 2015: Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam - East Lansing

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 11:30 am

The UDM Law Alumni Relations Office and members of the Rock the Bar  faculty and administration mentorship team will provide complimentary boxed lunches for alumni taking the Michigan Bar Exam on July 28 and July 29.  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.

Best wishes on the exam. We're all rooting for you!  
For additional information, please contact Assistant Dean Denise Hickey at 313-596-0202, hickeydp@udmercy.edu.

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>>