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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Costs of Attendance 2011-2012

Cost of Attendance budgets are based on a two-semester academic year.  With the exception of the first-year dual JD program, summer classes are optional.  A separate summer application for summer school aid is available in February each year for the immediately subsequent summer.

Costs of Attendance are listed here by program and are broken down between first year and upper class as appropriate.  Students in the US/Canadian dual-degree program are reminded that Costs of Attendance listed here reflect only the UDM costs.  Costs of Attendance for study abroad programs are based on the costs determined by the host school.

 

First-YearFinancial Aid Budgets for J.D. students living in the U.S., 2011-12.


Full-Time Day (30 credits/year)
Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $35,970 $35,970
Books & Supplies 1,950 1,950
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 15,576 7,924
Transportation 2,904 2,904
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,130 2,130
Loan Fees 1,023 832
TOTAL $59,973 $52,130

Part-time Day/Evening (24 credits/year)

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $28,776 $28,776
Books & Supplies 1,560 1,560
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 15,576 7,924
Transportation 2,904 2,904
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,130 2,130
Loan Fees 841 506
TOTAL $52,207 $44,364

Extended Day/Evening (17 credits/year)

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $20,383 $20,383
Books & Supplies 1,105 1,105
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 15,576 7,924
Transportation 2,904 2,904
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,130 2,130
Loan Fees 629 437
TOTAL $43,147 $35,303

 

UpperclassFinancial Aid Budgets for J.D. students living in the U.S., 2011-12.


Full-Time Day ( avg. 28 credits/year)
Budget Item Off Campus With Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $35,970 $35,970
Books & Supplies 1,820 1820
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 15,576 7,924
Transportation 2,904 2,904
Parking 340 340
Loan Fees 966 774
TOTAL $57,656 $49,812

 

 

 

Part-time Day/Evening (avg. 20 credits/year)

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $23,980 $23,980
Books & Supplies 1,300 1,300
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 15,576 7,924
Transportation 2,904 2,904
Parking 340 340
Loan Fees 666 476
TOTAL $44,846 $37,004

 

 

 

Extended Day/Evening (avg. 16 credits/year)

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $19,184 $19,184
Books & Supplies 1,040 1,040
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 15,576 7,924
Transportation 2,904 2,904
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,130 2,130
Loan Fees 544 354
TOTAL $39,668 $31,826

 

Dual J.D.Financial Aid Budgets Full Time – 2011-2012 UDM Costs Only


First Year
Budget Item Fall/Winter-9 credits
Tuition $20,609
Books & Supplies 585
SBA dues 80
Room, Board, Personal in Windsor Budget
Transportation 1,161
Parking 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,130
Loan Fees 148
TOTAL $25,053

Second Year

Budget Item Fall/Winter-app. 13 credits
Tuition $19,443
Books & Supplies 1,495
SBA dues 80
Room, Board, Personal In Windsor budget
Transportation 1,742
Parking 340
Loan Fees 168
TOTAL $23,268

 

 

Third Year

Budget Item Fall/Winter-app. 11 credits
Tuition $18,343
Books & Supplies 715
SBA dues 80
Room, Board, Personal In Windsor budget
Transportation 871
Parking 340
Loan Fees 101
TOTAL $20,450

 

All Other Joint Programs
for students living in the U.S. – 2011-12

Tuition and Books charged by the credit hour
Loan fees calculated by loan eligibility

Budget Item Off Campus With Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $1,199/credit hour 1,199/credit hour
Books & Supplies $65/credit hour $65/credit hour
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 15,576 7,924
Transportation 2,904 2,904
Parking 340 340
Loan Fees depends on costs depends on costs

*   Also includes students living in properties owned by relatives.

**  As students are required to use computers in their work, first year students are given a one-time allowance for a computer and printer.  The  computer equipment is of the student’s choosing. 

Note:  Budgets may be adjusted for students with disabilities to accommodate reasonable needs to attend classes.  Budgets may also be adjusted for students with dependent care expenses directly related to their attendance at law school (not for job purposes).  Both adjustments require documentation.  Budgets may be reduced for students receiving scholarships or other assistance from outside sources.

 

EVENTS


Patent Drafting Competition Reception - Atrium

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 5:30 pm

Detroit Mercy Law is hosting its Second Annual Patent Drafting Competition, beginning with a reception on Friday, February 10, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the atrium. Competitors from 10 law schools across the U.S. and Canada will join leaders of intellectual property law, including representatives of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and attorneys, alumni, faculty, and administrators, to kick-off the competition. The competition will be held on Saturday, February 11, at the USPTO satellite office in Detroit, a few minutes from the Detroit Mercy Law campus. For additional information regarding the event and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Assistant Dean Denise Hickey.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


Walk in Wednesday - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 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. For more information click HERE.


Erin Go Law Networking Reception - Atrium

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 5:00 pm

The Board of Directors of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Alumni Association invites judges, attorneys, and Detroit Mercy law students to attend its career networking reception, "Erin Go Law," on Thursday, March 16, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the atrium of the School of Law. 

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NEWS

  • 2L Dual Student, Maha Mansour, Featured in Legal News

    Mansour MahaCurrent 2L student of the American and Canadian Dual JD Program, Maha Mansour, was featured in the Legal News.

    “It’s extremely challenging which always keeps me motivated to work twice as hard, and gives me an immense feeling of accomplishment,” Mansour said. 

     Read the full article here.

  • Legal News Features 2L Nate Mark

    Mark NathanielLegal News wrote a feature article on 2L student Nate Mark who recently had an article he wrote published in the State Bar's Real Property E-Newsletter. 

    His article, "Builder & Developer Beware: Narrow MCPA License Exemption, & Conditional Right to Amend Declaration", ran in the June 2016 edition.

    Read the full Legal News feature here

  • Professor Aoun Writes Article for The Globe and Mail

    Professor Wissam Aoun, Assistant Professor and Director of the International Intellectual Property Law Clinic, recently wrote an article for The Globe and Mail regarding Canada's regulation of the patent-agent profession. 

    Read the full article here.

  • An Open Letter to the Electors

    An open letter to the electors, written by Detroit Mercy Law Professor, Khaled Beydoun, appeared in a variety of newspapers across the country last week. 

    Read the letter here. 

  • Legal News Interview With Alum Paul C. Young

    Legal News recently interviewed Paul C. Youngs ('98). A practicing defense attorney since '98, Youngs has tried many cases and attended the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College five different years: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.

    Read teh full interview here

  • Legal News Features 3L Kristina Tiessen

    Tiessen Kristina Resized

    Detroit Legal news published a feature article on 3L Kristina Tiessen.

    After her 1L year, Tiessen took advantage of her study abroad opportunities and studied International Law in The Hague and Nuremberg, Germany.

    She also interned at Michigan Attorney General's Office in the Civil Rights and Liberties Division and at the United Nations in New York. 

    "The people I met inspired me to become a lawyer dedicated to social justice and change, and inspired me to become a better person."