School of Law
Dean: Mark C. Gordon
Law Admissions Office
Assistant Dean of Admissions: Kathleen H. Caprio
Telephone: (313) 596-0287 or toll-free 1-866-428-1610
Fax: (313) 596-0280
Associate Director of Admissions: Bonnie Fitch
Telephone: (313) 596-0253
Or toll-free: 1-866-428-1060
Fax: (313) 596-0280
— Intellectual Property Law Institute
— Urban Law Clinic and Externship Programs
— Joint Degree with the
— Clinic for the Defense and Education of the Family
— Immigration Law Clinic-Archdiocese of
— Exchange Program in
—Canadian-U.S. Joint Degree Program
Founded by the Jesuits in 1911, the
We seek to train lawyers committed to justice and the highest standards of morals and ethics in their personal and professional lives. Our graduates should be competent, committed and compassionate: competent to master the technical aspects of the law, committed to justice for those they serve, and compassionate toward their clients and community.
1. A passion for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to provide
our students a challenging and rigorous legal education;
2. An emphasis on liberal education, encouraging free and extensive debate and exploration of different legal and intellectual perspectives;
3. An emphasis on questions of personal and professional ethics, values and justice as an integral part of the educational experience;
4. The recognition of the centrality of religious, spiritual and moral beliefs in the educative process, the practice of law and the pursuit of justice; and
5. Committed personal attention to all our students as individuals.
This mission is conducted in
Our students benefit from extensive interaction with the profession and community through such institutions, programs and events as the McElroy Center for the Study of Law and Religion, the Center for Dispute Resolution in North America, the Red Mass, the St. Thomas More Society Lectures and the American Inns of Court. By the implementation of this mission, the School of Law aspires to further its reputation for excellence in the education and training of dedicated lawyers committed to these principles.
Admission to the
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.
The School of Law provides full-time (Day Division) and part-time (Evening Division) courses of study, requiring three and four years respectively. Entrance requirements and the admission procedures are identical for both divisions. Students who receive permission from the dean may undertake extended four-year day and five-year evening programs.
Any inquiries about admission or requests for application materials should be directed to the Office of Admissions, University of Detroit Mercy, School of Law.