Commencement 2016

Commencement 2016

Friday, May 13. For more information please read the FAQ.

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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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.

EVENTS


Admitted Students Dean's Luncheon - By Invitation Only - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker
congratulates you on your admission to
Detroit Mercy Law
and cordially invites you and your guest
to join us for a
Dean’s Luncheon 

 Friday, May 27, 2016
12:30 – 2:00 pm 

Detroit Mercy Law
651 E Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226 

Please RSVP no later than Friday, May 20, 2016


Alumni Reception in Chicago - Location Undisclosed

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker will host a reception for Detroit Mercy Law alumni in the Chicago area on Tuesday, June 7, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the private tasting room and mezzanine of 312 Chicago, a premier restaurant in the heart of the Loop.

Event Details>>


June 22, 2016: Prospective Student Open House - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Wednesday, June 22, 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.  


Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam - East Lansing

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 11:30 am

Detroit Mercy Law will provide complimentary boxed lunches for alumni taking the Michigan Bar Exam on July 26 and July 27. 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. For additional details, please contact Denise Hickey, Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations.


Red Mass 2016 - Atrium

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Detroit Mercy Law will host its 104th annual Red Mass on Tuesday, September 20, at noon at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church, followed by a complimentary luncheon in the atrium. Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., J.D., will celebrate the Mass. Father Kammer is a Jesuit priest, an attorney, and a member of the Southern Province of the Jesuits. He has been director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute since March of 2009. Hon. Victoria Roberts 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 is an opportunity for law students, judges, lawyers, civic leaders, faculty, staff, and administrators of all faiths to come together and celebrate the beginning of the new judicial term and academic year. The School has hosted the Red Mass on behalf of the Archdiocese of Detroit at Saints Peter and Paul since the School opened in 1912.

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