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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Private Scholarships

 

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students

Scholarship Deadline - January 7, 2012

Details here

The Richard linn american inn of court 2012-2013 scholarship

Scholarship Deadline -  November 16, 2012

Details here


Federal Bar association scholarships

Scholarship Deadline - September 17, 2012

Details here


BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
Deadline - June 22, 2012     
Amount of Award - $500.00
 
The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..
 
Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 5th year.

We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Scholarship Deadline   -  June 15, 2012

Application Process
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Through Charter One Bank, look for the Trufit Good Citizen Scholarship entry form on www.charterone.com/scholarship beginning April 1.  Students must write an essay or do a short videon on "What does being a good citizen mean to you?" Submissions are due by April 30, 2012.  Forty scholarship prizes ranging from $1000 to the grand prize $5000 maximum will be awarded.

The DRI 2012 Law Diversity Scholarship applications are due April 27.  These were announced earlier in the term but are worth mentioning again, as two scholarships of $10,000 are to be awarded.  Download the application and eligibility requirements at www.dri.org/contentdirectory/public/awards_scholarships/DRI_2102_Diversity_Scholarship_Application.pdf

Please note that the deadline for the Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF) Scholarships is quickly approaching (April 1).  GRCF offers two different scholarships.  The first is the Miller Johnson Michigan Diversity scholarship, which is for a student "of color currently residing in Michigan pursuing a law degree at any accredited law school in the United States.  One $5,000 scholarship is awarded each year."
 
The second classification is the Warner Norcross & Judd LLP program.  These "are awarded to students of color pursuing a law degree ($5,000, paralegal studies $2,000 and legal secretarial studies $1,000).  One scholarship in each category is awarded each year.  The law school scholarship is not limited to schools in Michigan; however the applicant must be a current or former resident of Michigan if they are not current attending a school in Michigan."  Please apply online at http://grcf.egrant.org.  Online applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 1, and a paper copy of the submitted online application must be mailed to the Foundation by April 1.
 
In the past, these applications have required estimated financial need information for the upcoming year, so it would be wise to submit your 2012-13 online FAFSA asap in case we need to certify your need information for you.  You may complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov

HARRY KLEIN AND SHIRLEY KLEIN LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

4136 TELEGRAPH ROAD
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI  48302

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(248) 540-2343 Fax

The Harry Klein and Shirley Klein Legal Scholarship Fund was set up to honor Harry Klein and his wife, Shirley.  Mr. Klein spent his complete legal career, forty-five years, in public service, particularly in support of non-profit and not-for-profit, corporations.  The primary founders of the Fund are The 501 Alliance and The Human Services Association for Worker’s Compensation Fund, both which Mr. Klein helped to establish in 1972. This is the 18th consecutive year of awarding the scholarship.

After graduation from Wayne State University Law School, Mr. Klein became a trial attorney with the Legal Aid Society, which later became known as the Legal Aid and Defender Association of Detroit.  After twenty-four years of direct service to the community, he took on additional responsibilities as agency counsel for United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit and many of its member agencies and organizations.  While a trial lawyer at Legal Aid, Mr. Klein was instrumental in establishing legislation protecting children’s rights and the rights of battered women, long before public concern about these issues reached their current level.  As U.C.S. agency counsel, Harry Klein actively represented more than seventy agencies.  His department at United Community Services became known as “Legal Aid for Agencies.”  He was also integral in the formation and organization of a multitude of non-profit and not-for-profit organizations.  Over the years, Mr. Klein developed expertise in agency matters and lectured throughout the country on the subject and in support of a variety of social service agencies and issues.

A goal of the Harry Klein and Shirley Klein Legal Scholarship Fund is to honor and financially assist those who demonstrate a desire and ability to follow in the philosophy and humanity rendered by Harry Klein to social service agencies, non-profit and not-for-profit organizations, the disadvantaged and the underprivileged.

The Scholarship is open to anyone presently enrolled in a law school in the State of Michigan.  Applications must be received by April 2, 2012.  Applications may be submitted by mail, fax, hand delivery or email. One $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded.

 Application Form
Need a Lift - a scholarship publication geared to veterans and their families: 
Spouses, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren

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>>

NEWS

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    Professor Larry Dubin weighs in on the General Motors cases regarding defects in their cars in Bloomberg News.
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    Detroit Mercy Law alumnus Andrew Arena has been named by Michigan Attorney General, Bill Schuette, to help investigate Flint's water crisis. Mr. Arena retired as chief of the Detroit FBI Office in 2012 and currently heads the Detroit Crime Commission.
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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>>

  • Corey Haines, 2L, appointed Chief of Police of Madison Heights

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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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