• 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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Return to Title IV Funds/Federal Refund Policy

This policy applies to students who withdraw or are expelled. Aid for these students is determined according to the following policy: The term “Title IV Funds” refers to the Federal financial aid programs authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) and includes the following programs:

  1. Unsubsidized FFEL loans (Stafford)
  2. Subsidized FFEL loans (Stafford)
  3. Federal Perkins loans
  4. FFEL PLUS loans
  5. Federal Pell Grants
  6. SMART and ACG
  7. Federal SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant)

A student’s withdrawal date is:

  1. The date the student began the institution’s withdrawal process or officially notified the institution of intent to withdraw; or
  2. The midpoint of the period for a student who leaves without notifying the institution; or
  3. The student’s last date of attendance at a documented academically-related activity.

An adjustment on all charges including tuition, room and board, and fees will be prorated based on the university policy. Title IV aid and all other aid is earned in a prorated manner on a per diem basis up to the 60% point in the term. Title IV aid and all other aid is viewed as 100% earned once you have completed more than 60% of the term. A copy of the worksheet used for this calculation can be requested from the Financial Aid Office. In accordance with federal regulations, when financial aid is involved, funds are allocated to the aid programs in the following order:

  1. Unsubsidized FFEL loans
  2. Subsidized FFEL loans
  3. Federal Perkins loans
  4. FFEL PLUS loans
  5. Federal Pell Grants
  6. SMART and ACG
  7. Federal SEOG
  8. Other Title IV assistance
  9. Other Federal sources of aid
  10. Other state, private and institutional aid; and
  11. The student, if applicable.

The student is responsible for the return of refunded Title IV funds for which the student was determined to be ineligible (via the Return of Title IV Funds calculation) to the Title IV programs within 45 days after notice from the university of an overpayment of a grant. Failure to return funds as required will result in the loss of eligibility for federal financial aid.


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.

McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 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 Intisar A. Rabb, a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Director of its Islamic Legal Studies Program. Dr. Rabb also holds an appointment as a Professor of History at Harvard University and as the Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

The lecture will be held on March 2, 2017, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in room 226, followed by a complimentary reception in the atrium.

Register Online for McElroy Lecture>>

Law Review Symposium - Room 226

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:30 am

The Law Review will host its annual symposium on March 3, 2017. The symposium will feature legal professionals and scholars from across the country to discuss the American Bar Association's implementation of Standards 314 and 315, which deal with formative assessments in law school classrooms.