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Upcoming Events

For the most up-to-date event schedule, please visit our events page.

BLSA Black History Month Series: BLSA's Past, Present and Future
Wednesday, February 8, 2023, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (ET), in-person Detroit Mercy Law, Atrium
An informal mixer for alumni, students, faculty, and community members. A chance to network and mingle at a gathering to celebrate Black History Month.

Virtual Cross-Border Series: Women in Fashion Law
Thursday, February 9, 2023, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m (ET) via Zoom
Women in Fashion Law is the first topic in the series. Guests will learn about cross-border merchandising and entrepreneurship issues and how intellectual property law protects fashion. Ashlee Froese, a prominent Canadian fashion lawyer, and Jehan Crump-Gibson, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Great Lakes Legal Group PLLC.  For more information, visit our Events page.
Join the Zoom Meeting here: https://udmercy-edu.zoom.us/j/96406216556

Get First-Hand Experience: Meet Our Dual JD Current Students
Thursday, February 9, 2023, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (ET) via Zoom
Gain insight from Dual JD current students on how you can get a fully integrated transnational experience in the only comparative, three-year law program of its kind in North America.
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BLSA Black History Month Series: Versatility of the JD
Thursday, February 16, 2023, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m (ET) via Zoom
A panel of Black professionals, all of whom have obtained a J.D., sharing their career paths. A chance to hear from professionals who took non-traditional routes after law school and learn about alternative career opportunities post-graduation.
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BLSA Black History Month Series: Strides Toward Justice
Tuesday February 28, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (ET), in-person Detroit Mercy Law, Room 226
A panel of speakers sharing their perspectives of race, and the law as a result of their life experiences and career paths. The panel will discuss prosecution, wrongful convictions, exoneration and more.

Detroit Mercy Law Review Symposium: Fallout: The Legal Impact of the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine
March 3, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (ET), in-person Detroit Mercy Law, Room 226
Detroit Mercy Law Review presents the 107th Symposium on the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is a tragic event that has reverberated across the world. Fallout from it impacts a broad variety of legal specialties. While some of these impacts are yet to be fully realized, it is important to begin discussion and analysis of them. For more information, please visit our Law Review Symposium page.
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Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Vegas Night Scholarship Fundraiser
Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET)
In-person Detroit Mercy's Main Campus Ballroom (4001 W. McNichols Rd. Detroit MI)
This will be the first year back in-person since the COVID pandemic began. Vegas Night will include a silent auction showcase, casino-style games, raffle giveaways, music, and more. For more information, please visit our events page.

News

February 02, 2023

Detroit Mercy Law invites community to “Women in Arts and Entertainment Law Series” offered in partnership with Windsor Law and City of Detroit

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law invites community participation in their upcoming virtual cross-border series, Women in Arts and Entertainment Law, offered in partnership with University of Windsor Faculty of Law and the City of Detroit. Members of the public, creatives, and legal professionals interested in the legal issues facing women in the fashion, music, film, and visual arts industries are encouraged to attend.

January 31, 2023

Detroit Mercy Law grads beat state averages on bar exam

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law graduates achieved a first-time pass rate and overall pass rate on the July 2022 Michigan Bar Exam that far surpasses state averages.

October 03, 2022

Detroit Mercy Law’s Conviction Integrity Clinic hosted panel discussion on wrongful convictions

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s Conviction Integrity Clinic hosted a panel discussion on Wednesday, September 28 to educate students and the community about the causes and impacts of wrongful convictions.