School of Law

School of Law

Introduction

Mission

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is a diverse, urban Catholic Law School in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions. We seek to educate the complete lawyer through a dynamic curriculum that integrates theory, doctrine, and experiential learning; provides unique global perspectives through transnational educational opportunities; and emphasizes ethics and service to others.

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    Degrees

    The School of Law, accredited by the American Bar Association since 1933, a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1934 and a member of the Conference of Jesuit Law Schools, confers the following degrees:

    JD

    Dual JD

    JD/MBA

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    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants are selected for admission to the School of Law on the basis of a comparative evaluation of the credentials submitted by the applicant pool. Entering first-year students are admitted once each year in August.

    Admission to the School of Law requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by the summer preceding admission. Applicants are encouraged to maintain a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better and to perform at the 50th percentile or better on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) for admission. However, applicants are considered based on all aspects of the application.

    To be considered, an applicant must submit a completed application, along with a current LSAT score from within the past five years, a CAS Report, at least two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and a resume.

    Applicants can learn more and apply online at https://law.udmercy.edu/. Inquiries should be directed to the law admissions team at lawadmissions@udmercy.edu.

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    Student Handbook

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    Contact Information

    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
    651 East Jefferson Ave.
    Detroit, MI 48226
    Telephone: 313-596-0200
    Fax: 313-596-0280
    Email: law@udmercy.edu 
    Website


    Dean: Jelani Jefferson Exum
    Telephone: 313-596-0210
    Fax: 313-596-0280
    Email: jefferje1@udmercy.edu


    Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Communications: Jennifer Rumschlag
    Telephone: 313-596-0264 or toll-free: 1-866-428-1610
    Fax: 313-596-0280
    Email: rumschjl@udmercy.edu