Mission & Identity


University Mission Statement

The University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, exists to provide excellent, student-centered undergraduate and graduate education in an urban context. A UDM education seeks to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical, and social development of our students.


Law school Mission Statement

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is a Catholic, urban law school that seeks to provide an excellent and dynamic legal education through a curriculum that integrates theory, doctrine, and practice; requires experiential learning; and emphasizes ethics and service to others.


Mission related links

University Mission and Identity webpage

Law School Liturgical Events

Ethics Across the Curriculum


Classes of interest

Canon Law

Islamic Law

Spirituality and the Law Seminar


student organizations

St. Thomas More Society