Commencement 2017

Commencement 2017

Friday, May 12. For more information please read the FAQ by clicking on the image.

Detroit Guide

Detroit Guide

Your passport to the city. Click the image to check out our guide for helpful hints to make the most of your Detroit experience.

Student Service Center

Student Service Center

“I have made lifelong friendships with people from all walks of life.  I love the diversity found at Detroit Mercy Law.” – John Biernat ‘16

Get the full Detroit Mercy Law Experience

Get the full Detroit Mercy Law Experience

 “Take advantage of all the opportunities that the school has to offer.  From writing workshops to getting involved in student organizations, get the full Detroit Mercy Law experience. You’ll love it!” - Aaron Jackson ‘17

A caring Administration

A caring Administration

“The professors at Detroit Mercy Law are gracious with their time and advice, and they have a wealth of knowledge and experience they are more than willing to share with you. Beyond that, the administration has been amazing– they are hilarious, helpful and compassionate.” – Aruna Vithiananthan ‘17

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Students participating in the Externship Program will work with a government agency, non-profit organization or judge from a pre-approved list of externship opportunities. The Externship Director may approve additional opportunities upon request. Students are not eligible to work for academic credit with private firms or private attorneys unless the student has satisfactorily completed one prior Externship course and the for-profit location has been pre-approved by the Externship Director.

Student should expect to receive a substantial lawyering experience that may include research, writing, legal analysis, observation and possible court appearance.

Each student is required to work at the designated placement at least 120 hours a semester. Students must keep accurate time logs that are signed by the site supervisor and forwarded to the faculty member teaching the Externship course.

In addition to the hours required for the individual placement, students must attend a mandatory 90-minute orientation at the beginning of the semester. Students will also meet as a group several times during the semester, as directed by the faculty member teaching the Externship course. Students must additionally prepare weekly journals and must complete reflection papers and a final paper.

Read our Student Testimonials about past externship experiences.

Externship FAQ Sheet for Students

Externships Site Supervisor Guidelines

Extern Final Evaluation Form