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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Detroit Mercy Law Library Staff

Patrick Meyer
Faculty Biography

Director & Associate Professor
J.D., M.L.S., M.S. 

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Katherine Cooper Research Specialist
A.B., J.D. 
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Katherine provides reference services to students, faculty and other library patrons. Other duties include managing the serials department, teaching in the first-year legal research module program, providing a current awareness service to the faculty, supervising student employees, and participating in collection development.

Alicia Y. Dyer

Reference Librarian
B.S., J.D., M.L.I.S. 
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Alicia’s primary responsibility is to provide reference services to faculty, students, staff, legal practitioners, law librarians, and other patrons visiting the Law Library. She provides individual research consultations to faculty and students and administers the first-year legal research module program, which provides library instruction on legislation, case law, and secondary resources. Alicia conducts specialized library training sessions for seminars and other advanced level courses upon request, creates and updates research guides using LibGuides software, manages and updates the Law Library’s social media program and website, and participates in collection development. 
Jennifer Hostetler

Night Manager and Research Specialist
B.S., J.D., M.L.I.S. 
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Jennifer manages the library in the evenings. She provides reference and circulation services to students, faculty, and other patrons. Jennifer also assists faculty and students with legal citation, teaches in the first-year legal research module program, and participates in collection development.
Elaine Manning

Cataloging Assistant
B.A., M.L.I.S. 
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Elaine processes incoming materials so they are available for all users in accordance with library protocol and cataloging standards set forth by the Library of Congress.  She processes special order items for faculty and students and ensures prompt delivery of said materials.  Elaine assists with ordering legal treatises and other materials as needed, and performs circulation duties.
Gene Moy


Government Documents, Reference Librarian
B.A., M.S.L.S. 
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Gene’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the Law Library is in compliance with the legal requirements of the Federal Depository Library Program. The focus of the Government Document collection is on the selection of publications that supports the research and teaching interest of the Law School faculty and students. Gene also provides reference and research support services to Law School faculty, students, staff, legal practitioners and the general community, teaches in the first-year legal research module program, and participates in collection development.
Sally Moy


Electronic Resource Specialist
B.S. 
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Sally manages the online database records in the catalog, which involves downloading, checking, editing, and updating or deleting records. She also creates and updates content on the catalog's website and manages the functionality of the catalog, the latter of which involves installing client software on staff computers, performing catalog data backups, installing catalog software updates, making changes to catalog settings, managing the proxy service, and resolving problems with working/using the catalog.
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Cathy processes and catalogs federal, state and tribal electronic and print government documents received through the Federal Depository Library Program. She performs various circulation duties.
Latha Rangarajan


Head of Technical Services
B.A., M.A., M.S.L.S. 
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Latha develops and directs the functions of cataloging, acquisitions, serials, and the physical processing of the collections. Latha orders print monographs, and  audio visual and digital materials for the library collection, maintains and manages the monograph budget using Innovative Interfaces and our school’s financial module, and catalogs monographs and serials using the OCLC database pursuant to the cataloging standards set by Library of Congress. Latha is also responsible for coordinating with public service and implementing changes as necessary to support the mission of the library.
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Zach processes all incoming journal issues, pocket parts, updates, and standing orders, including checking in items using the integrated library system. He assists in the cataloging of serial titles, prepares all incoming serial/continuation items for shelving, routes various items to faculty/staff, and performs general circulation duties. Zach processes all inter-library loan requests placed by students, faculty, staff, and participating OCLC members.
Byron D. Cooper Director Emeritus 
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Katherine provides reference services to students, faculty and other library patrons. Other duties include managing the serials department, teaching in the first-year legal research module program, providing a current awareness service to the faculty, supervising student employees, and participating in collection development.

EVENTS


Lunch at the Michigan Bar Exam - Michigan State University

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:45 am

Complimentary boxed lunches will be served to Detroit Mercy Law graduates taking the Michigan Bar Exam on February 23 and February 24. We will be in the Kellogg Center during lunch breaks to distribute the free lunches.

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


2016 International Drafting Competition - University of Detroit Mercy

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 9:00 am

Detroit Mercy Law's International Intellectual Property Law Clinic in conjunction with the Elijah J. McCoy United States Patent and Trademark Office will host the inaugural International Patent Drafting Competition.

http://law.udmercy.edu/index.php/academics1/patent-drafting-competition


Book Awards Ceremony & Reception - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Detroit Mercy Law will host its annual Book Awards ceremony on March 1, 2016 at 5:00pm at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church, followed by a celebratory reception in the atrium. Business attire is required.

The Book Awards celebrate outstanding academic and service achievement. Detroit Mercy Law presents the Book Awards to students who have ranked first in a law school course in the preceding year or who have provided exceptional service to the school. Students on the Dean’s Honor List are also acknowledged.  


Law Review Centennial Symposium - Room 226

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 8:30 am

The Law Review will host a symposium on March 4, 2016, in celebration of its centennial year. The symposium will feature legal professionals and scholars from the City of Detroit and across the country to discuss legal issues confronted throughout Detroit's history, today, and issues that may arise in the future. Confirmed speakers include Detroit's Deputy Mayor Ike McKinnon; Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of MI Gerald Rosen; and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Institute of Arts Gene Gargaro ('67).

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McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion - Detroit Mercy Law Campus

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Our annual McElroy Lecture provides a forum for prominent thinkers and leaders to address fundamental issues of law and religion. This year's lecturer is Professor Kent Greenawalt of Columbia Law School addressing religious exemptions in same-sex marriages. Professor Greenawalt will be joined by commentators Andrew Koppelman of Northwestern University and Michael Moreland of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and University of Notre Dame Law School.

The lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 16, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in room 226, followed by a complimentary reception in the atrium.

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  • Professionalism in Action 2016

    Alumni group leaders with Dean Phyllis L. Crocker and Lori Buiteweg, President of the Michigan State Bar at the 2016 Professionalism in Action program. The program introduces first year law students to the importance of civility, professionalism, and ethics to the legal profession by pairing them with alumni judges and lawyers to engage in small group discussions on hypotheticals designed to increase awareness of and appreciation for these important values.

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  • NEW ISSUE OF THE DOCKET ALUMNI MAGAZINE

    View the Winter 2016 issue of the alumni magazine, the Docket, to learn how Detroit Mercy Law is Educating the Complete Lawyer, information about special anniversary celebrations for the clinical program and Law Review, the accomplishments of our alumni, faculty, and students, and much more.

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    Corey Haines, a 2L evening student at Detroit Mercy Law, was sworn in as Chief of Police of the Madison Heights in January 11, 2016. Mr. Haines has served the city of Madison Heights Police Department since 1992, most recently as deputy police chief.

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