• 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



  • 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.



  • 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



  • 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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Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

For most students, the first step to receiving financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.  This is the basic data-collection form that the federal government has designed for U.S. citizens, permanent residents and other eligible non-citizens.

The FAFSA can be completed on line at or, if the student prefers, s/he can obtain a paper application by calling the federal financial aid information number, 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).  The on-line FAFSA allows student information to be processed quickly, and reduces errors due to incomplete applications and illegible handwriting.

The on-line application must be signed, either with a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID), which can be obtained from the federal FSA ID website,, or from the FAFSA website above;  or a student may complete the form on-line and then print, sign and mail the signature page to the federal processor’s address on the form.

When filing your FAFSA, be sure to include the Detroit Mercy School of Law Title IV institution code, E00392.  If you are a Dual JD Program student and wish to receive aid at both Detroit Mercy and University of Windsor, include both the Detroit Mercy code and the UW code: G06689.

Students must apply for financial aid for each year for which they wish to receive funds.  The on-line FAFSA becomes available by January 2 each year for the fall of the same year.

New and prospective students should not wait to be admitted to apply for aid.

Detroit Mercy’s priority deadline date is April 1 each year; however, students who wish to participate in the Federal Work Study Program should have their application completed and returned by the end of February to have the best chance of receiving a Work Study award.


Promote Peace - Atrium

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 4:30 pm

To promote peace and tolerance in the law school community and beyond, Detroit Mercy Law will host a dedication and blessing ceremony of a peace pole in the courtyard, followed by a presentation in the atrium where law students will share stories of discrimination based on race, religion, gender, and ethnic background.

The peace pole is an internationally-recognized symbol of our hopes and dreams for peace in this world. This upcoming Promote Peace event is an effort to promote a culture of peace beginning with law students and expanding outward. Detroit Mercy Law joins many other organizations with a peace pole in Detroit, including the McNichols Campus of Detroit Mercy, Freedom House, Hope House, and the Fort Street Presbyterian Church.

For additional information, please contact Prof. Anne Yantus.

November 10, 2016: Prospective Student Open House - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 5:30 pm

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

Walk in Wednesday - University of Detroit Mercy

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Walk-in and visit with an Admissions representative without an appointment during exteneded evening hours.