Detroit Mercy Law will celebrate the graduating class of 2019 at the Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 10. The commencement speaker this year is Joseph G. Vernon '05, principal and resident director of Miller, Canfield, Paddock, & Stone PLC’s downtown Detroit headquarters

This spring, the Detroit Mercy Law Alumni Association launched its inaugural endowed scholarship fund to provide more scholarships to law students.

On April 6, four Detroit Mercy Law students were awarded scholarships at the Wolverine Bar Foundation’s 58th annual Barristers’ Ball at the Detroit Marriott-Renaissance Center.

The Detroit Mercy Law Arab-American Law Student Association (AALSA) will host a discussion on April 15 with U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib about her rise to Congress as an Arab-American woman.

A new agreement between Detroit Mercy Law and University of Windsor Faculty of Law will expand international and comparative law course offerings to students from both institutions.

On March 8, International Women’s Day, Detroit Mercy Law hosted a portrait unveiling ceremony honoring alumna and Oakland County Circuit Judge Denise K. Langford Morris.

Detroit Mercy Law welcomed April Ellison as the new director of alumni relations on Jan. 14. In this role, she will create a comprehensive alumni engagement strategy, expand the School’s annual giving program, and manage local and regional outreach through alumni programs and special events.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will host “Detroit’s Abolitionist Moment: 160 Years of Fighting for Justice,” a symposium celebrating the historic March 12, 1859 meeting of famous abolitionists Frederick Douglass and John Brown at the home of William Webb in Detroit.

Board of Trustee member and alumnus David Williams II passed away suddenly on Friday, Feb. 8.

Detroit Mercy Law will host a lecture and panel discussions honoring the 160-year anniversary of the March 12, 1859 meeting between famous abolitionists Frederick Douglass and John Brown at the home of William Webb in Detroit.

Detroit Mercy Law will host a portrait unveiling ceremony and reception honoring alumna and Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Denise K. Langford Morris on Friday, March 8, International Women’s Day.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will present its 21st annual McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion on Wednesday, March 13, featuring Rebecca French, professor of Law at the University at Buffalo School of Law, part of the State University of New York system.

The Federal Pro Se Clinic Soiree has been postponed to Tuesday, June 18. Lawyers, judges and other community leaders will gather to celebrate the first anniversary of the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic on this new date.

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, the Law Review's 2019 symposium will feature discussions on prominent women’s issues in the law. Topics include education, employment, gender discrimination, reproductive rights and the #MeToo movement.

Detroit Mercy Law wishes students, their families, alumni and our community a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season!