Commencement 2016

Commencement 2016

Friday, May 13. For more information please read the FAQ.

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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Since 1916, the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review has contributed to the legal scholarship of the State of Michigan and the nation. The Detroit Mercy Law Review articles have been cited in opinions from the United States Supreme Court, United States Circuit Courts of Appeals, and numerous state supreme courts.

This student-led organization publishes four issues a year and hosts an annual symposium in the spring to discuss topics of developing legal significance and scholarly debate. The Law Review also strives to provide opportunities for its members to improve their research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as develop a greater sense of the culture of the legal profession.

NEWS AND EVENTS

 

JANUARY 2016

The University of Detroit Mercy Law Review is celebrating its 100th anniversary with an academic symposium to be held on March 4, 2016 at Detroit Mercy Law in downtown Detroit. The Centennial Symposium will showcase the past, present, and future of the City of Detroit, and will gather scholars, policy makers, and community members to discuss the past, present, and future of Detroit.
 
Join us for this exciting day of thought provoking discussion and debate.
 
All are welcome to this free event.
 
 

Schedule 

 

8:30 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 Opening Remarks

Isaiah McKinnon, Deputy Mayor City of Detroit

9:30 Detroit’s Past: Race, Riots, and Wars
Roy Finkenbine, Professor of History and Director of the Black Abolitionist Archive, University of Detroit Mercy
Tom Stanton, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, University of Detroit Mercy
Gregory Sumner, Professor of History, University of Detroit Mercy  

11:00 Detroit’s Present: Bankruptcy the Grand Bargain
The Honorable Gerald E. Rosen, Former Chief Judge of the US District Court for Eastern District of Michigan
Eugene A. Gargaro, (’67) Chair of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Institute of Arts
Brian Frye, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law

12:30 Lunch
1:30 Detroit Going Forward
Shaakirrah Sanders, Associate Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law
Andrea Boyack, Associate Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law
Timothy Dugdale, Founder of Atomic Quill Media

3:00 Closing Remarks
The Honorable Michael Riordan (’90), Michigan Court of Appeals
Please check back for more information on our upcoming Spring 2016 Centennial Symposium.
Already know you will attend? RSVP todaySpace is limited

SEPTEMBER 2015

The University of Detroit Mercy Law Review is celebrating its 100th anniversary with an academic Symposium to be held on March 4, 2016. This Symposium will showcase the past, present, and future of the City of Detroit, and will gather scholars, policy makers, and community members to discuss the past, present, and future of Detroit.

The Law Review is currently accepting proposals for presentations and papers. Click here to view the call for papers.

The submissions, and any questions regarding the Symposium or the abstract process, should be directed to Law Review Centennial Symposium Director Katherine Ross at rosska2@Detroit Mercyercy.edu. 

Please check back for more information on our upcoming Spring 2016 Centennial Symposium.

APRIL 2015

The 2015/2016 Executive Board is happy to announce the Editorial Board for next year:

Great Lakes Symposium Director & Editor: Justin Miller
Centennial Symposium Director & Editor: Katherine Ross
Online Editor: Benjamin Stoltman

Title Editors:

Brant Bowman
Rayan Fardoun
Ticara Hendley
Heather Kempton
Cori McCowin
Ashley Poonia
Dena Sana
Justin Thomas

The current and incoming Executive Boards are confident this group will be able to uphold the standards of excellence that this Law Review has demonstrated for almost a century.

MARCH 2015

We are pleased to announce the 2015/2016 Executive Board: 

Editor-in-Chief: Nina Gavrilovic
Editor of Inside Articles: Steven Eatherly
Editor of Outside Articles: Hannah Treppa
Managing Editor: Elizabeth Butler


JULY 2014

Our Law Review would like to congratulate our new Junior Members:

Brant Bowman, Michael Bussert, Elizabeth Butler, Mohamed Chehab, Heather Comolli, Bela Dalal, Steven Eatherly, Eyad Fakhoury, Rayan Fardoun, John Fitzgerald, Jonathan Freshour, Nina Gavrilovic, Ticara Hendley, Jessica Holmes, Jonathan Kirkland, Cori Mccowin, Justin Miller, Andrew Porter, Ashley Poonia, Katherine Ross, Dena Sana, Kevin Sanker, Ben Stoltman, Justin Thomas and Hannah Treppa

We look forward to working with them in the upcoming year.

FEBRUARY 2014

First of all, our symposium is scheduled for Friday, March 7, 2014, and it will take place in the Detroit Mercy Law atrium, located at 651 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48226. This years topic is "Going to Seed: Urban Agriculture in Distressed Cities." This symposium will bring together both national scholars and local leaders to assess the role urban agriculture plays in the economic recovery of economically distressed cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. This symposium will discuss topics that dig into the ground-level details of current urban farming efforts in major American cities. Stay tuned for further updates as they become available.

In addition, the current Detroit Mercy Law Review E-board has announced their replacements for next year. The Executive Board of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review for the 2014-2015 academic year is as follows:

Editor in Chief - Mikyia Aaron

Executive Editor of Inside Articles - Dan Burkhart

Executive Editor of Outside Articles - Amanda Gougeon

Managing Editor – John Abbo

Mariah Mumford - Symposium Director

Alana Silver - Online Editor

Title Editors:

Chelsea Smialek

Jennifer Richards

Casey Swanson

Kelly Carranza

Javier Macias

Colleen Fries

Samantha Boyd

Dan Lowe

The current Executive Board is confident this group will be able to uphold the standards of excellence that this Law Review has demonstrated for almost a century, and it would like to wish the best of luck to the new Executive Board for the 2014-2015 academic year.

JANUARY 2014

Detroit Mercy Law Review is very pleased to announce the publishing of Volume 90-3. This volume features three fascinating articles by former and current students. The first article is titled "Guilty Plea Colloquies in Michigan after Padilla," and the author is our former Law Review Editor and Chief, Alison L. Carruthers. The second article is titled "Are We Removing Citizens? The Contentious Legal Issue Surrounding the Interpretation of the Former Derivative Citizenship Statute and Why Lawful Permanent Resident Status Is Not Required," and the author is a recent alumni of Detroit Mercy Law, Christopher Dutot. The third article is titled "De Novo: A Proposed Compromise to Closing the Naturalization Review Loophole," and the author is a current Detroit Mercy Law Student, Daniel Makled. This volume is available for order on the website, and it can be accessed at the Detroit Mercy Law Library. Stay tuned for information regarding this year's Detroit Mercy Law Review Symposium!

EVENTS


Student Bar Association End-of-the-Year Party - Location Undisclosed

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 8:00 pm

The Student Bar Association invites all Detroit Mercy Law students to attend its end-of-the-year party on Thursday, April 28. Please contact SBA Secretary Jessica Cheaib if you have any questions.


Jesuit Day of Service - Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 9:00 am

Jesuit Day of Service will be on Saturday, April 30, at Detroit Mercy Law. Alumni, students, faculty, staff, administrators, family, and friends are invited to participate in service projects supporting the Saints Peter and Paul Jesuit Church and Pope Francis Center for the homeless.

Event Details>>          Register Today>>


Murphy Honor Society Dinner - Location Undisclosed

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 6:00 pm

The annual Murphy Honor Society dinner, honoring the top ten percent of the graduating class, will be held on Saturday, April 30. This is an opportunity for the students and their families to celebrate their accomplishments with the faculty and administration of Detroit Mercy Law. For additional details, please contact Pamela Wilkins, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.


American Inns of Court Dinner - Location Undisclosed

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 5:30 pm

The annual year-end celebration of the Detroit Mercy Law American Inns of Court chapter will be held on Tuesday, May 10. Detroit Mercy Law has the only Michigan charter membership in the American Inns of Court Foundation, which has the goal of instilling excellence in advocacy and professionalism. For additional details, please contact Professor Gary Maveal.


Baccalaureate Mass - Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 5:00 pm

The Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2016 will take place on Thursday, May 12, at 5:00 p.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Jesuit Church immediately adjacent to the School of Law.  This Mass offers a moment of quiet reflection and thanksgiving for students' educational journey at UDM and an opportunity to ask for God's blessing as they begin their legal career.  Members of all faiths and traditions are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Rev. Gilbert Sunghera, S.J., will preside.

Graduates, faculty, and administrators should wear their academic regalia and gather by 4:30 p.m. in the first-floor hallway opposite the SBA office.  Graduates and guests may park in the Larned and Christ Church parking lots.

Baccalaureate Details>>


Commencement - University of Detroit Mercy

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Commencement proceedings for the School of Law's Class of 2016 will occur on Friday, May 13, at 5:00 p.m. in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus of the University of Detroit Mercy.  The jubilee class of 1966 will lead the procession. Anthony A. Asher ('65) is the Commencement speaker, and his late brother, George J. Asher, will receive a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) posthumously.

Commencement Details>>


Canadian and American Dual JD Program Reception in Toronto - Omni King Edward Hotel

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Alumni, current students, and fall 2016 admitted students are invited to attend events co-hosted by Detroit Mercy Law and Windsor Law in Toronto on Wednesday, May 25, at the Omni King Edward Hotel. The afternoon begins at 4:00 p.m. with a Continuing Legal Education presentation by Professors Jeffrey Berryman and Troy Harris, "All the Goods about Good Faith Contracting," followed by a cocktail reception from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. For further details, visit www.dualjd.com

Register Today>>


Alumni Reception in Chicago - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 6:30 pm

Dean Phyllis L. Crocker will host a reception for Detroit Mercy Law alumni in the Chicago area on Tuesday, June 7. Details will follow soon.


Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam - East Lansing

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 11:30 am

Detroit Mercy Law will provide complimentary boxed lunches for alumni taking the Michigan Bar Exam on July 26 and July 27. Look for us outside the Breslin Center near Gate C during your lunch break each day. You can sit and relax or grab and go - whichever you prefer. For additional details, please contact Denise Hickey, Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations.


Red Mass 2016 - Atrium

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Detroit Mercy Law will host its 104th annual Red Mass on Tuesday, September 20, at noon at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church, followed by a complimentary luncheon in the atrium. Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., J.D., will celebrate the Mass. Father Kammer is a Jesuit priest, an attorney, and a member of the Southern Province of the Jesuits. He has been director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute since March of 2009. Hon. Victoria Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will lead the Renewal of the Lawyer's Oath of Commitment.

Red Mass is an opportunity for law students, judges, lawyers, civic leaders, faculty, staff, and administrators of all faiths to come together and celebrate the beginning of the new judicial term and academic year. The School has hosted the Red Mass on behalf of the Archdiocese of Detroit at Saints Peter and Paul since the School opened in 1912.

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