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Does the law interest you? Do you want a certificate that can complement your pre-law program and give you an edge as you apply to law school? Consider a Legal Studies Certificate from University of Detroit Mercy.


Undergraduate Certificate

Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • Detroit Mercy’s Legal Studies Certificate curriculum was developed with guidance from the University’s Pre-Law Committee, making it helpful to students pursuing a course of pre-law.
  • The certificate pairs well with many diverse majors.
  • All courses are taught by faculty members — not teaching assistants or graduate students.
  • Small class sizes — our average student-to-teacher ratio is 11:1; that means plenty of individualized attention aimed at making sure our students succeed.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, Detroit Mercy offers a great, well-rounded education. We don’t just teach legal studies; we create community leaders.

Your Boundless Future

A Legal Studies Certificate will give you the ability to apply legal knowledge, perform legal research, express legal terminology (both written and orally) and develop the critical thinking skills necessary to organize legal arguments.


Contact Info

Genevieve Meyers, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Political Science

Featured Alumnus

Michael Buckenmeyer '16

“Detroit Mercy helped me get in the right mindset to tackle my course load. Everything I’ve been learning has tied back to my major, which has allowed me to excel.”

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