CSO Policies

Non-Discrimination Policy

Employers who use the CSO's services agree to abide by 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.

Please contact Assistant Dean Markeisha Miner with any questions or concerns about this policy.

Military Recruitment 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.

Employment Policy

ABA Standard 304 (f) states that:

A student may not be employed more than 20 hours per week in any week in which the student is enrolled in more than twelve class hours.

Accordingly, full-time students should devote substantially all working hours to the study of law and must not be employed for more than 20 hours per week, whether inside or outside UDM Law.

Reciprocity Policy

UDM Law students may request access to the Career Services Offices at participating law schools outside of Michigan by submitting a request in writing to the UDM Law CSO. The Career Services Offices at the requested schools reserve the right to grant or deny such requests for reciprocal privileges.

A student or graduate of a law school outside of Michigan who would like to access the UDM Law CSO's resources must contact the Career Services Office at his or her law school and ask that office to request reciprocity from UDM Law on his or her behalf.

The UDM Law CSO grants reciprocal privileges to students and graduates of NALP—the Association for Legal Career Professionals member law schools that grant reciprocal privileges to UDM students and graduates under the following policy:

  • The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Career Services Office (UDM Law CSO) grants reciprocal privileges to students and graduates of NALP-member law schools that grant reciprocal privileges to UDM students and graduates.
  • All requests for reciprocal privileges on behalf of students and graduates must be made in writing by the requesting CSO. Requests may be made by E-mail. Telephone requests are not accepted.
  • If reciprocal privileges are granted, the UDM Law CSO will issue a confirmation letter or E-mail. Reciprocal privileges are valid for a period of three (3) months from the date of the confirmation letter or E-mail.
  • A student or graduate who is granted reciprocal privileges should have his or her confirmation letter or E-mail with him or her when visiting the UDM Law CSO. Reciprocal privileges are not available between August 1st and November 1st.
  • Reciprocal privileges include access to UDM Law's job postings.  Access to on-line job postings may be granted and such requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Privileges do not include individual counseling, resume and cover letter review, participation in on-campus interviews, resume forwarding, or job fairs.
  • When responding to a job posting received through UDM Law, the student or graduate must indicate that information regarding the position was obtained through a reciprocal arrangement between his or her school and UDM Law.
  • The UDM Law CSO may deny further reciprocal privileges to the students and graduates of a law school that surpasses a reasonable number of requests within a given year or in-state law schools. Additionally, reciprocal privileges granted to an individual student or graduate may be revoked if the individual does not abide by this reciprocity policy.
  • Reciprocity requests should be directed to CSO Coordinator, Dorothy Cooper, or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .