Strategic Location

Launch your legal career at the only law school in the heart of Downtown Detroit and immerse yourself in the region's largest legal community.

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    Detroit Mercy Law is within walking distance to major law firms, businesses, government offices, and courthouses.

    Students walking on Jefferson Ave. in Downtown Detroit
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    Our Riverfront Campus has been in the same location since the Law School opened its doors in 1912.

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Detroit Mercy Law’s connections to the city of Detroit, Michigan, and beyond will help you launch your legal career wherever your path takes you.

With 8,000+ alumni practicing around the world in a variety of settings, you will have an extensive network waiting to welcome you to the legal profession, wherever your path takes you.

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    Detroit, Michigan

    "I chose Detroit Mercy Law because I want to practice law in Detroit. I figured the best way for me to do that was to study law and completely engross myself in the city." 

    Yafeez Fatabhoy

     

    Yafeez Fatabhoy '18

     

    "I chose Detroit Mercy Law because of the endless opportunities for involvement in the local legal community. Our school's location in the heart of Detroit provides an advantage to students in terms of networking, volunteering, and obtaining employment." 

    Jewel Haji

     

    Jewel Haji '19

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    Lansing, Michigan

    Alumni work in a variety of settings, including for prosecutor’s offices, state legislation, and law firms.  Some positions held by alumni include:

    • Assistant Attorney General, Michigan Department of Attorney General
    • Attorney, St. Vincent Catholic Charities
    • Administrative Law Judge, State of Michigan
    • Assistant General Counsel, Dart Container
    • Director of Training, Outreach and Support, Michigan Indigent Defense Commission
    • Division Director & Administrative Law Judge, Michigan Administrative Hearing System
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    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Alumni work for the judiciary, government, businesses, law firms, and public defender offices.  Some positions held by alumni include:

    • Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals
    • Assistant US Attorney, US Department of Justice
    • Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
    • Intellectual Property Attorney, Gardner Linn
    • Senior Counsel, Meijer
    • Real Estate Project Manager, iEducation Group
    • Vice President of Human Resources, Independent Bank Director of Human Resources- Hospital Group, Spectrum Health
    • Vice President of International Investment, UFP Industries
    • Litigation Specialist, Progressive Insurance
    • Attorney, Wexford-Missaukee Public Defender
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    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Alumni work in a variety of settings, including for prosecutor’s offices, businesses, and law firms.  Some positions held by alumni include:

    • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Washtenaw County
    • Sr. Attorney Specialist, Human Trafficking Unit, Michigan Department of Attorney General
    • Managing Counsel, Toyota North America
    • Assistant General Counsel, DTE Energy Resources
    • Attorney, Dykema
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Corporate Lawyer, Bodman
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    Chicago, Illinois

    Alumni work in a variety of settings, including for hospitals, insurance agencies, and law firms.  Some positions held by alumni include:

    • Asylum Officer, United States Citizenship and Immigration
    • Vice-President General Counsel, Saint Anthony Hospital
    • Second Vice President Investment Reporting, Norther Trust Corporation
    • Attorney and Counselor at Law, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
    • Deputy Chief of Staff, Director of Legislative Affairs, Office of the Governor
    • Assistant State’s Attorney-Labor & Employment Division, Cook County State Attorney
    • Senior Counsel, Field Operations-Northeast/Midwest, US Foods
    • Domestic Licensure and Compliance, Blue Crosse Blue Shield Association
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    New York

    Alumni work in a variety of settings, including for corporations, global headquarters, and state departments.  Some positions held by alumni include:

    • Assistant Compliance Officer, New York University
    • Judicial Law Clerk, Executive Office for Immigration Review, US Department of Justice
    • Senior Director, School Leadership Development, NYC Department of Education
    • Manager of New York City Operations, Cogency Global Inc.
    • National Director of Governance, Actors’ Equity Association
    • Director of Legal Services, North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence
    • Senior Vice President Real Estate and Store Development, Bed Bath & Beyond
    • Attorney, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
    • Corporate Specialist-Global Office of the General Counsel- Senior Associate, PriceWaterhouse Cooper
    • Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
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    California

    Alumni work in a variety of settings, including for television, global headquarters, and law firms.  Some positions held by alumni include:

    • Supervising Producer, Original Content at Studio71, LP, Los Angeles CA
    • Supervising Staff Attorney, Public Counsel, Los Angeles CA
    • Partner, DLA Piper, San Francisco CA
    • Global Supply Manager, Cruise, San Francisco CA
    • Vice President of Business Affairs, NBCUniversal, Inc., Los Angeles CA
    • Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Los Angeles CA
    • Senior Director Residuals, Writers Guild of America West, Los Angeles CA
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    Florida

    Alumni work in a variety of settings, including for prosecutor’s offices, state offices, and law firms.  Some positions held by alumni include:

    • Associate Attorney, Aero Law Center, Miami/Fort Lauderdale FL
    • SALT Manager, EY, Orlando FL
    • Senior Council, Bowman and Brooke LLP, Miami/Fort Lauderdale FL
    • CEO, C&C Global Enterprise, Odessa FL
    • State Attorney, 9th Judicial Circuit, Orlando FL
    • Assistant General Counsel & Head Intellectual Property Attorney, Roper Technologies, Sarasota FL
    • Attorney, Forensic Criminology Associates, Naples FL
    • Assistant State Attorney, Office of the State Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit, Fort Myers FL
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    Washington, D.C.

    Alumni work in a variety of settings, including for federal government, public interest organizations, and private firms.  Positions held by alumni include:

    • Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee
    • Honors Judicial Law Clerk, Executive Office for Immigration Review
    • Associate, Littler Mendelson P.C.
    • Principal, KPMG
    • Legal & Policy Director, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
    • Associate Protection Officer, the UN Refugee Agency
    • Special Agent, U.S. Secret Service, Presidential Protective Division

At Detroit Mercy Law, legal education and career opportunities transcend borders.

Detroit Mercy Law is steps away from one of the busiest international border crossings in North America.

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    Canada

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CANADIAN & AMERICAN DUAL JD PROGRAM – the only program of its kind in North America in which students earn two law degrees in three years. Students earn a JD from both Detroit Mercy Law and Windsor Law and graduate eligible to be licensed in both the US and Canada.

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    France

    Each year, Detroit Mercy Law selects one graduate to serve as the French Scholar at the University d’ Auvergne in Clermont Ferrand, France. The French Scholar teaches several American law courses over two semesters.

    Jamicia Willingham

     

    Jamicia Willingham '19 French Scholar

     

     Ryan Mardini

    Ryan Mardini '18 French Scholar