Applicants are encouraged to apply for admission as early as possible in the academic year preceding entry into law school. First-year students matriculate once a year in August.
Fall 2014 Application for Admission: April 15
UDM Law continues to accept applications after the April 15 deadline; however, complete applications submitted prior to the application deadline will be given priority consideration.
Character and Fitness
Each state has character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar. UDM Law encourages all applicants to determine the requirements in the state(s) in which the applicant intends to practice. Contact the state bar for relevant character, fitness, and qualification for admission information. State bar directions can be found on our website. You may review the State Bar of Michigan's rules and guidelines at http://www.michbar.org/
A complete application to UDM School of Law includes:
1. E-signed and dated application.
2. Non-refundable application fee of $50.00 (U.S.). Paper applicants make checks or money orders payable to the University of Detroit Mercy. Please include your LSAC account number on your payment.
3. Personal Statement. Applicants are to present themselves and their qualifications in a Personal Statement. This statement should not exceed two typewritten or electronically attached pages and should include your name and LSAC account number on each page.
4. Two letters of recommendation. References may forward current (no more than 18 months) letters of recommendation directly to the UDM or utilize the Letter of Recommendation service offered by LSAC. At least one recommendation letter must come from a college instructor, unless the applicant has been out of college for a number of years.
5. Resume. Applicants must submit a complete resume since high school graduation. Please include all past and current employment, community activities and service, military experience, extracurricular activities, continuing education and enrichment, awards, prizes and scholarships. Applicants should be certain to provide information about time periods not reflected in their academic transcripts.
6. Law School Credential Assembly Service Report submitted to the School of Law by LSAC, which includes LSAT score(s), transcript(s), and TOEFL scores (if applicable).
Applicants who completed more than one year of post-secondary work outside of the United States, its territories, or Canada must have those transcripts evaluated by a professional educational credential evaluation service. UDM Law recommends that applicants utilize LSAC's JD Credential Assembly Service (CAS) transcript evaluation service.
7. Windsor Personal Profile for applicants to the Canadian and American Dual JD Program.