• 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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Loan Repayment

Loan Exit Counseling (Exit Interview)

When you are about to graduate from UDM we will send you information so that you can participate in Loan Exit Counseling.  This Loan Exit Counseling will be performed on the Internet, using Direct Loan Services. Loan counseling provides information on what to expect as you begin repaying your loans.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

NSLDS lets you look up information about YOUR loans, including how much you owe and who your lenders and servicers are.

Whom to contact about your loans after you graduate or leave school

Perkins loans

  • After graduating or leaving UDM, you will receive repayment information from ECSI, a contractor UDM uses to service loans.  After your nine-month grace period, you will need to begin sending your payments to ECSI or to pursue a deferment or forbearance if needed.
  • For questions while in repayment contact ECSI at 888-549-3274 or visit the website at

Stafford loans and Grad PLUS loans

  • Direct Loan Servicing Center (Direct Stafford, Direct PLUS) 1-800-848-0979.
  • For other servicers, consult your loan history on NSLDS.
  • For private alternative loans refer to your loan applications to find your lender or servicer.

Loan Forgiveness Programs

Under certain circumstances the federal government will cancel all or part of an educational loan. This practice is called loan forgiveness or loan cancellation.

Federal loan forgiveness programs

Loan forgiveness through volunteer work

Loan Consolidation

If you are considering consolidation you should be aware that if you received special borrower benefits by borrowing through the federal loan programs, you may lose some of these benefits.

Financial Hardship, Deferment, Forbearance, Default

If you are unable to make your student loan payments, there are deferment and forbearance options available. The consequences of defaulting on your student loans are severe, so explore your options BEFORE you default.

More information from the Department of Education on repaying your loans ...


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.