No Better Place to Learn Law and Make Connections

No Better Place to Learn Law and Make Connections

Students find a welcoming, supportive and diverse campus to learn, grow and connect with their fellow students, mentors and other legal professionals.

No Better Place to Learn Law and Sharpen Legal Skills

No Better Place to Learn Law and Sharpen Legal Skills

Writing is integral to the UDM Law curriculum beginning with the Applied Legal Theory and Analysis class in the first year.

No Better Place to Learn Law and Gain Experience

No Better Place to Learn Law and Gain Experience

The Law Firm Program bridges the gap between legal theory and legal practice. Students learn how a law firm works and gain valuable experience.

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Jump Start Your Legal Education

Jump start your legal education

Session One: June 11 & 12 (DAY)
Session two: July 9 & 10 (Evening)

Why wait until August to get a start on Orientation, law school, or your legal career? Learn about all the services, benefits, and support systems available to you as a UDM Law student now. Meet your classmates and professors.

Excited? Anxious? Ever wonder if you’ll hold up under the busy schedule of a law student? Stay for the entire day and give it a shot now with one or more Jump Start sessions. We tightly packed the schedule—both sessions reflect the rigors and demands of law school (we also managed to sprinkle in some fun too).

general information and tentative schedules

Registration

Register for one session or more.  There are no costs for incoming UDM Law students to attend these events.

Class Attire

Business Casual

Your legal career starts now. At any moment be prepared to meet a prospective employer or professional mentor. Chino pants, twill pants, slacks, or knee-length skirt in a neutral or dark color are acceptable for the chance meeting. Golf/polo shirts or other short sleeve shirts with a collar are appropriate for men; a blazer and/or a tie are optional. Sweaters and blouses are acceptable to women. Above all, be clean. Be neat. Be crisp.

Parking

Participants may park in the student parking lot on Larned, located on the School’s north side. There is no charge to park in this lot.

Cut Ahead to the Front of the Line

During Jump Start days, incoming students will jump start some Orientation business. At the appointed time get your photo taken for your student ID and register for a parking permit. If you are interested in registering for a parking permit, be sure to bring your vehicle’s registration. We’ll need to see it. The parking for the 2014-2015 is $347. You don’t need to pay it upfront. We’ll bill you.

Reading Assignments

Participants are expected to have read the assignments and be prepared to participate in class. Readings will be emailed to the registrants the week of the event. Please leave your laptops at home for this experience.

Jump Start Your Legal Education Summer Schedule
 

Session One: June 11 & 12
 

Wednesday, June 11
 
9:00am  Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:30am How to Prepare for Law School, Part 1 
11:00am Experience a First Year Class
12:30pm Lunch with Faculty
1:15pm Jump Start Your Legal Career
1:45pm Jump Start Orientation

Thursday, June 12

9:00am  Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:30am Explore Detroit
12:30pm Lunch with Faculty
1:45pm How to Prepare for Law School, Part 2
3:15pm Experience a First Year Class


Session Two: July 9 & 10
 

Wednesday, July 9

4:30pm  Registration
5:00pm Dinner & Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Panel
6:15pm How to Prepare for Law School, Part 1
7:30pm Experience a Typical First Year Class
 
Thursday, July 10

4:30pm Registration
5:00pm  Jump Start Orientation
6:15pm How to Prepare for Law School, Part 2 (Dinner provided during class)
7:30pm Experience a Typical First Year Class



EVENTS


How to Apply to Law School - July 24, 2014 Prospective Student Open House - UDM Law Campus

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Learn from the professionals the Do’s and Don’ts of Applying to Law School. During this event, you will get an in-depth look at UDM Law’s application process and what our admissions committee is looking for in prospective students.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the campus and speak with admissions representatives, faculty and current students.  Come see and find out why men and women have been choosing UDM Law for over  a 100 years for their legal education. 


Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam - Michigan State University

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Complimentary boxed lunches will be served to UDM Law graduates who are taking the Michigan Bar Exam on July 29 and July 30.  Look for the Alumni Relations staff and other supporters at tables outside Gate C of the Breslin Center during your lunch breaks.  Best wishes on your studies!  

For additional information, please contact Assistant Dean Denise Hickey at 313-596-0202, hickeydp@udmercy.edu. 

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