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University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

UDM School of Law offers a three-year full-time program, four-year part-time day and evening programs, and a five-year part-time evening program, all leading to the J.D. degree.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 615
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 146 - 157
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.79 - 3.33
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 67.13%
Tuition $38,180

Overview

Overview

About University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

UDM School of Law offers a three-year full-time program, four-year part-time day and evening programs, and a five-year part-time evening program, all leading to the J.D. degree.

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 207

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Joint Degree Programs Offered

JD/MBA - four years full time Canadian & American Dual JD - three years full time JD/LED - four to five years full time

Specialty Law Programs

  • Commercial
  • Human Rights
  • International
  • Labor
  • Taxation
  • Intellectual Property

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 77
Full-Time Faculty 31
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 10
Part-Time Faculty 36
Faculty Gender 67% Male
32% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 17 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 54% Male
46% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 55%
Multi-racial 1%
International 27%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 12%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $38,180 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $38,180 $38,180

Financial Aid

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision: April 15

Average Age Admitted: 25

Application Fee: $50

Incoming Class

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 147 - 158
LSAT Part-Time 144 - 151
LSAT Total 146 - 157

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 2.85 - 3.33
Part-Time 2.49 - 3.36
Total 2.79 - 3.33

Admission Considerations

Important: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Recommendations

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA, Resume

Optional: Extracurricular Activities, Interview, Work Experience, State Residency

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 81%
First Time Pass Rate 67%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 82%
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 37 24%
Firm Sized 11-25 15 10%
Firm Sized 26-50 7 10%
Firm Sized 51-100 7 5%
Firm Sized 101-250 5 3%
Firm Sized 251-500 3 2%
Firm Sized 501+ 6 4%
Business Industry 37 24%
Government 12 8%
Public Interest 5 3%
Federal Clerkship 2 1%
State Clerkship 2 1%
Other Clerkship 2 1%
Academia 6 4%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 11 5%
Unemployed, Seeking 34 16%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 5 2%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
FL 2%
IL 3%
MI 61%
International 25%

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