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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Orientation 2015

from the dean 

Orientation overview and schedule.

general information

Meals

On Thursday, August 13 and Friday, August 14 complimentary meals will be provided. Students may bring their own food and beverages for lunch and snacks throughout the following week. The on-campus cafeteria will feature a variety of beverages and "grab and go" fare for purchase during Lawyering Fundamentals.

Parking

Throughout orientation, incoming students may park in the Student Parking Lot on Larned St. Students will be notified as to when to transition to the permanent parking location, Christ Church parking lot. Students may secure a parking permit in the Student Service Center (SSC).

Student ID

All UDM Law students are required to possess and conspicuously wear a UDM identification card while at UDM Law. The identification card also serves as an access card that allows entry into the classroom spaces and southeast door on Jefferson Ave. Students who have yet to take their photo for the ID card must visit the SSC during Orientation week.

Attire

Dress for Lawyering Fundamentals is business casual. Please note the exception for the day of professional headshots.

professional headshots

UDM Law photographs all first-year students for a First-year Directory. All incoming students must get their photograph taken on August 20th between 1:30pm and 4:00pm. Business attire is required for these photos. Evening students who are unable to make it to this photography session will receive notification regarding an alternate date. Please note, this is separate from the Student ID photos.

Welcome event and Dinner

All incoming students (Day & Evening), and their parents and spouses/significant others are invited to a Welcome Event and Dinner on Thursday, August 13 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Students must RSVP for their guests here.

Lawyering Fundamentals Reading Assignment

Review the assignment and instructions for the first day of Lawyering Fundamentals (will be posted the week of August 10). All students are expected to be prepared.

EVENTS


Orientation Welcome Event & Dinner - UDM Law Campus

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 5:00 pm

UDM Law's Fall 2015 Mandatory JD Orientation.

All incoming students (Day & Evening), and their parents and spouses/significant others are invited to a Welcome Event & Dinner on Thursday, August 13 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  Students may RSVP for their guests here.


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.

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