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“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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The following information reflects the Class of 2011's employment status as of February 15, 2012 as reported to the American Bar Association (ABA) and National Association for Law Placement (NALP).

Employment Status

Full Time
Long Term

Full Time
Short Term

Part Time
Long Term

Part Time
Short Term

Number
Employed-Bar Passage Required 77  29  2  2 110
Employed-JD Advantage  22  3  2  2  29
Employed-Professional Position  16  2  2  2  22
Employed-Non-Professional Position  2  1  3  3  9
Employed-Undeterminable*  0  0  0  0  0
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time  1
Unemployed-Start Date Deferred  0
Unemployed-Not Seeking  12
Unemployed-Seeking  26
Employment Status Unknown  0
Total Graduates  209

* A graduate in undeterminable category may or may not have a term defined.

 

 Law School/University Funded Position

 Full Time
Long Term

 Full Time
Short Term

 Part Time
Long Term

 Part Time
Short Term

 Number
 Of Employed-Law School/University Funded Short Term  0  0  0  0  0
 Employment Type

 Full Time
Long Term

 Full Time
Short Term

 Part Time
Long Term

 Part Time
Short Term

 Number
Law Firms
Solo  5  1  0  0  6
2-10   29  12  2  3  46
11-25   9  5  0  0  14
26-50   5  3  0  0  8
51-100   6  2  0  0  8
101-250   6  0  0  0  6
251-500   4  0  0  0  4
501+   2  1  0  3
Unknown  0  1  0  0  1
 Business & industry  30  3  6  5  44
Government   9  3  0  0  12
Public Interest (including Public Defenders)   3  3  1  1  8
 Clerkships-Federal  1  0  0  0  1
 Clerkships-State & local  2  0  0  0  2
 Clerkships-Other  3  0  0  0  3
 Academia  3  1  0  0  4
 Employer type unknown  0  0  0  0  0
Total  117  35  9  9  170

 

Employment Location                                                                                               State Number
State#--largest employment Michigan  106
State#-second largest employment District of Columbia 5
State#-third largest employment New York 5
# employed in foreign countries 39