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University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
54%
Number students applying:
871
Number students accepted:
472
First-year attrition rate:
16%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
156
Median:
152
25th percentile:
148

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.35
Median:
3.13
25th percentile:
2.92

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $40,502 $32,408
Non-resident $40,502 $32,408
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus N/A
Off Campus $23,117                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
523
Number students enrolled full-time:
431
Number students enrolled part-time:
92
Number of first-year students:
200

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
38%
% Women students:
54%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
5%
% Minority students:
16%
% International students:
38%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
1
Names of law journals:
University of Detroit Mercy Law Review
% of students involved in law journals:
18%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
9
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Immigration Law Clinic, Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Clinic, Veterans Law Clinic & Project SALUTE, Criminal Trial Clinic, Juvenile Appellate Clinic, Mediation Training & Mediation Clinic, Appellate Advocacy Clinic (State Appellate Defenders Office), Urban Law Clinic, Veterans Appellate Clinic
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
47%
% of students in field placements:
24%
% of students in simulation courses:
61%

Curriculum Strengths

Public Interest Law,
Dispute Resolution,
Family Law,
Immigration Law,
Small Firm Practice

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 37% 68
National Employment Rate 2013 35% 73
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer MI 60% 87
State 2nd Largest Employer CO 2% 3
State 3rd Largest Employer PA 1% 2
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer MI 61% 105
State 2nd Largest Employer DC 1.2% 2
State 3rd Largest Employer FL 1.2% 2

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
3.5%
Law Firm 2-10
17.9%
Law Firm 11-25
2.3%
Law Firm 26-50
2.3%
Law Firm 51-100
3.5%
Law Firm 101-250
5.8%
Law Firm 251-500
1.7%
Law Firm 501+
1.2%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
17.3%
Government
6.9%
Public Interest / Service
4.6%
Clerkships Federal
0
Clerkships State / Local
2.3%
Education / Academia
1.7%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MI 63% 69%
State 2 NY 40% 85%
State 3 CA 60% 71%
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MI 52% 64%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MI 67% 82%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Wayne State University
Feeder School 2:
Michigan State University
Feeder School 3:
York University (Toronto)

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School Information

Admissions Office, 651 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
Region:
Great Lakes
Main Phone:
Admissions Phone:
313-596-0264
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Phyllis
Crocker
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Yale University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Northeastern University
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Kimberly
Jones
Undergraduate:
School:
University of Detroit Mercy
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of Detroit Mercy
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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