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Alumni Engagement Opportunities

As a member of Detroit Mercy Law's alumni community, you can provide essential support to students by sharing your time, talent or treasure. Consider a few of the many ways you can get involved and give back: 

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    Make a Gift

    Your financial support benefits tomorrow's leaders and ensures that we continue our commitment to educating complete lawyers who will make a positive difference in their communities for generations to come. Learn more >


    Be an Active Alumni Association Member

    As a graduate of Detroit Mercy Law, you are part of an alumni network more than 8,000 strong. Led by the Board of Directors, the Detroit Mercy Law Alumni Association is an active, engaged group that supports a variety of events and programming intended to improve the law school experience for students while enhancing the connection of alumni to their alma mater.

    Your time, participation and commitment as a member of the Alumni Association not only supports the School, it helps boost your career opportunities and expands your social and professional network. Connect with April Ellison, director of alumni relations, at ellisoal@udmercy.edu or 313-596-0202 to discuss engagement opportunities. 


    Employ a Student

    Connect with the Career Services Office (CSO) at cso@udmercy.edu or 313-596-0223 to learn about hiring students for full-time positions or externships and participating in our On-Campus Interviews (OCI) program. Learn more >


    Serve as a Mentor

    Share advice formally or informally with current Detroit Mercy Law students and recent graduates as they navigate the legal profession. Connect with the Career Services Office (CSO) at cso@udmercy.edu or 313-596-0223 to discuss interests and mentorship opportunities.


    Speak to Students

    The Lunch with a Lawyer program hosts attorneys, judges, and business leaders (many of whom are Detroit Mercy Law alumni) who visit with students over lunch or late afternoon hors d'oeuvres. If interested in participating in the Lunch with the Lawyer program, please contact the Career Services Office at cso@udmercy.edu or 313-596-0223. Learn more >


    Work with Our Clinics

    Interested in pro bono work? One of our 12 clinics may offer the right opportunity for you. To learn more, connect with Rebecca Simkins Nowak, director of clinical operations and outreach, at 313-596-9409 or simkinrg@udmercy.edu. Learn more > 


    Judge or Sponsor a Moot Court Team

    Whether judging internal competitions, such as the Patrick Keenan Appellate Advocacy Competition, or sponsoring teams traveling for national competitions, alumni experts are needed to provide essential guidance and feedback that improves students' advocacy skills. Learn more >


    Affiliate: The Association of Black Law Alumni (the ABLA)

    The Association of Black Law Alumni (the ABLA), led by Wayne County Probate Judge Terrance Keith, is a new affiliate of the Detroit Mercy Law Alumni Association. The ABLA's mission is to augment the resources of the law school and the legal profession by actively recruiting and mentoring black law students through scholarship and career networking opportunities. The ABLA also aims to facilitate communications between black law students, faculty, staff, and the administration and to enrich the legal education experience for black law students.