No Better Place to Learn Law and Make Connections

No Better Place to Learn Law and Make Connections

Students find a welcoming, supportive and diverse campus to learn, grow and connect with their fellow students, mentors and other legal professionals.

No Better Place to Learn Law and Sharpen Legal Skills

No Better Place to Learn Law and Sharpen Legal Skills

Writing is integral to the UDM Law curriculum beginning with the Applied Legal Theory and Analysis class in the first year.

No Better Place to Learn Law and Gain Experience

No Better Place to Learn Law and Gain Experience

The Law Firm Program bridges the gap between legal theory and legal practice. Students learn how a law firm works and gain valuable experience.

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International Students

Students who are citizens of countries other than the U.S. and who are attending the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law may apply for different types of aid to help meet their educational costs. Students who have dual citizenship (U.S. and another country), U.S. Permanent Residency or other qualifying U.S. status (but not a student or employment visa status) may apply for U.S. federal aid.

Private Alternative Loans

There are private loans through U.S. banks, and require a demonstration of creditworthiness and a U.S. co-signer or sponsor (someone who borrows for you). Lenders vary in their participation, interest rate structure, and requirements. Co-signers must meet credit standards set by the banks, and be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents living in the U.S. with a U.S. credit history. For more information, please see the Private Alternative Loans webpage.

Student Employment

International students may be eligible for on-campus student employment. Students on an F-1 visa must bring in their photo ID (driver's license or recent passport) and I-20 papers to pick up student employment forms. Students who do not have a U.S. Social Security Number will need to apply for one and receive it before they may be paid. Information is included in the Student Employment Packet available from the Financial Aid Office in the Student Service Center.

Private Scholarships

All students should regularly check their TitanConnect e-mail for scholarship opportunities as they arrive. There are also resources available on the Internet. Check out the international student page at www.edupass.org for more information and links to scholarship search services, including www.fastweb.com and www.fastweb.ca for Canadian students.

Canadian Students

Canadian students may qualify for Canadian Student Loans through their province to attend UDM. Some provinces process just the federal portion of the student loan, while others add provincial funds. Students in the Dual JD degree program with Windsor are encouraged to apply for their Canadian Student Loan through the University of Windsor in order to receive the maximum loan amount plus a possible bursary. Joint JD program students may also qualify for a line of credit through one of the local banks.

Contact Information

The staff of the Law School Financial Aid Office looks forward to serving you. Contact us at 313-596-0214; fax us at 313-596-9837; or e-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

EVENTS


Successful Job Search Strategies: Alumni Perspectives - Room 235

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Recent graduates Michael Glynne '12 of the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office and Matthew Nicols '12 of the Legal Aid and Defender Association will share tips on how to stay focused throughout the law school experience on the ultimate goal: finding a job.  The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Room 235 and lunch will be served.  Your advance registration on Career Connect will help us to order adequate refreshments.


Reception at the State Bar of MI Annual Meeting - Amway Grand Hotel

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Dean Phyllis Crocker will host a cocktail reception for UDM Law alumni, State Bar dignitaries, and members of the judiciary at the Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Michigan in the Ruby Room of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids on Thursday, September 18, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.


Red Mass - UDM Law Campus

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

UDM's 102nd Annual Red Mass and Renewal of the Lawyer's Oath of Commitment will be held at Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church beginning at 12:00 p.m., followed by a complimentary luncheon in the atrium of the School of Law. Red Mass is an occasion for judges, lawyers, civic leaders, faculty, and law students of all faiths to pray together at the beginning of the new judicial term, asking God to bless, strengthen, and enlighten us, so that in cooperation and mutual trust we may effectively achieve justice for all.

NEWS

  • DETROIT’S REDEVELOPMENT CREATES JOBS FOR LAW STUDENTS AND ATTORNEYS

    Markeisha Miner, Assistant Dean of Career Services and Outreach, discussed in The National Law Journal how Detroit's reorganization and redevelopment have generated exciting work for law students and attorneys in the city. Dean Miner commented that the positive employment outcomes include an expansion of summer-associate programs for students and a demand for recent UDM Law graduates with computer, mechanical, and electrical engineering backgrounds due to the new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Detroit.

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  • Professor David Koelsch leads a panel discussion on the issue of Central American children

    WDET, Detroit MI. Listen to Professor David Koelsch, Director Immigration Law Clinic, as he leads a panel discussion on the issue of Central American children and President Obama's forthcoming administrative actions to address the immigration matters Congress is unable to address. Joining Professor Koelsch is Raquel Garcia Anderson from Global Detroit and Susan Reed from Michigan Immigrant Rights Center.

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  • Border refugees flock to Southwest Detroit

    Professor David Koelsch, Director Immigration Law Clinic, comments on "Border Refugees Flock to Southwest Detroit"

    Public opinion is currently divided over what the U.S. government should do with tens of thousands of young Central Americans who have come to the U.S. within the past year. The Immigration Law Clinic is stepping up to represent some of the children who faced tough circumstances in their home countries, went through difficult journeys to come to the U.S., and are adjusting to life in a new country.

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  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Grants Certification to UDM’s Intellectual Property Clinic

    DETROIT, Mich. – July 31, 2014 – On July 30, 2014, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) granted certification to the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law's Intellectual Property Clinic. UDM joins 46 other law schools to receive USPTO certification.

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