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About Detroit Mercy Law

For more than a century, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law has educated lawyers who lead with a commitment to the pursuit of justiceservice to others and the highest standards of the legal profession. With a mission rooted in Jesuit and Mercy traditions, Detroit Mercy Law provides an intellectually rigorous education that combines theory, doctrine, ethics, transnational educational opportunities, and real-world experience.   

Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, within Michigan's largest legal community and steps away from the U.S./Canada border, Detroit Mercy Law students readily access opportunities to connect with local leaderscommunity partners, employers and an engaged alumni network more than 8,000 strongAt the heart of the School’s partnership with Detroit is a Jesuit philosophy that honors our obligation to create a space for students to give back to the community through externships and our nationally recognized clinical program. 

That the thousands of Detroit Mercy Law graduates serve the rule of law in so many capacities and contribute to the well-being of their local communities is a testament to our commitment to truly Educating the Complete Lawyer