Alumni Events

Upcoming Events

Bending the Arc Toward Justice
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020
5 - 7 p.m. 
Detroit Mercy Law, Atrium

Detroit Mercy Law ushers in Black History Month with a special evening reception acknowledging and celebrating the school’s history, present, and future. The event includes:

  • A portrait unveiling of Henry H. Tarrant ’22, the school’s first known African American graduate;
  • Remarks by Godfrey Dillard, a civil rights trailblazer and one of the lawyers who represented BLSA in their lawsuit against the university in the early 1980s.
  • The launch of the new Henry H. Tarrant Award for Black Student Excellence;
  • An introduction of the Association of Black Law Alumni (ABLA), led by Wayne County Probate Court Judge Terrance A. Keith ’84, and ABLA’s new scholarship for African American students.

Learn more & RSVP >

2020 Detroit Mercy Law Review Symposium
Race, Class, and Environmental Justice
Friday, March 6, 2020
9 - 5 p.m. 
Detroit Mercy Law, Rm 226
The Law Review will welcome scholars, legal professionals, and community leaders from across the country to discuss issues at the intersection of environmental law and environmental justice. Topics will include how effects from climate change, water quality, natural disasters, and food supply impact marginalized communities. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Law School’s atrium. Learn more > 

Erin Go Law Networking Reception 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 
5 - 7 p.m. 
Detroit Mercy Law Atrium 
Sponsored by the Detroit Mercy Law Alumni Board and in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, Erin Go Law is a festive networking event that brings attorneys, judges, and law students together for an evening of great conversation over Irish beverages. The evening will also provide an opportunity to support the Alumni Board Endowed Scholarship benefiting Detroit Mercy Law students.  Should you wish to serve as a sponsor for Erin Go Law, contact April Ellison at

Recent Alumni Events

Erin Go Law Networking Reception 2019
  Erin Go Law 2019
Judge Langford Morris portrait unveiling
   Portrait Unveiling
Meet the Judges 2018
  Meet the Judges 
2018 Homecoming Golf Outing
 Homecoming 2018
Red Mass 2018
   Red Mass 2018
1968 Class Reunion
1968 Class Reunion
Commencement - May 2018
Baccalaureate Mass 2018
Baccalaureate Mass
Judge Mathis - Alumni Spirit Award
  Spirit Award 2018
Judge Talbot Retirement Party
 Talbot Retirement
Service Day 2018
   Service Day 2018
Faculty & Staff Retirement Party 2018
  Retirement Party