With respect to employers who utilize the CSO’s services, the CSO enforces the School of Law’s non-discrimination policy, which states:
Throughout its policies and procedures, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is committed to the principles of equal educational opportunity for all regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, disability, ancestry, creed, national or ethnic origin, height, weight, military service or political belief.
By availing themselves of the CSO’s services, employers are asserting that they will abide by this non-discrimination policy.
As a law school, we believe deeply in judging people by their merits and in the importance of our non-discrimination policy. We also believe strongly in service and in giving back as a core part of our mission to ‘integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development of our students.’ Consistent with that mission and recognizing the nobility of military service to our nation, we trust, encourage, and equip students to make informed decisions regarding the option of military service when selecting the organizations with which they interview and seek employment.
Postings for unpaid internships or externships for academic credit are limited to non-profit, government or public interest agencies. The Detroit Mercy Law CSO does not post unpaid employment opportunities with for-profit entities. Before submitting a posting for an unpaid position, please confirm that your posting complies with this policy and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The policy regarding student employment during the academic year, as adopted by the Detroit Mercy Law Faculty in April 2015, states:
Employment at any stage in law school may pose special concerns if such work is neither flexible nor manageable. Therefore, it is recommended that full-time law students should not be employed for more than 20 hours per week during the academic year. Full-time is defined as a course load of 12 credit hours or more per semester.