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Detroit Mercy Law announces second consecutive tuition freeze

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will freeze tuition for all current and incoming students for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. This is the second consecutive year with zero increase in the School’s tuition.

The tuition freeze was recommended by the University of Detroit Mercy President’s Council and approved by the Board of Trustees. It is effective August 2016.

Detroit Mercy Law students praised the renewed tuition freeze. Angela Esseily, a second-year law student, commented:  “Detroit Mercy Law’s tuition freeze for the second year in a row speaks volumes about its strong commitment to students. With the School striving to keep tuition costs down, students are provided with a well-rounded education that prepares us for the real world, while still enjoying the experience that comes with going to school in the heart of downtown Detroit. I am happy to say that my tuition will cost the same my third year of law school, as it did going into my first year in 2014.”

William Ma, a second-year law student, stressed the importance of financial predictability which the tuition freeze brings students:  “I am confident the news of a tuition freeze for the upcoming academic school year will be greatly appreciated by students at Detroit Mercy Law. A tuition freeze allows students to plan their finances appropriately and relieves some of the financial burdens we have. I am optimistic the School will continue to recognize the importance of providing students with a predictable financial framework in future years, while remaining committed to accessibility, affordability, and a high quality of legal education.”

Detroit Mercy Law is committed to providing hands-on learning from day one. It was one of the first law schools in the country to start a clinical program in 1965, and since 2008, is one of few schools to require that all students participate in a clinic prior to graduation.

Detroit Mercy Law recently celebrated 50 years of serving the people of Detroit through its clinical program. Clients of the clinics include veterans seeking benefits, immigrants requesting asylum, defendants seeking representation in criminal matters, juveniles needing assistance in child protective proceedings and delinquency cases, and inventors seeking patents in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in downtown Detroit near the Detroit Mercy Law campus.


Wayne Law’s The Journal of Law in Society elects new board

Twelve law students have been elected to the 2016-17 Executive Board of The Journal of Law in Society at Wayne State University Law School. They are: Editor-in-Chief Brandon Barlog of Macomb Township; Managing Editor Linda Cleary of Canton; Reviewing Editor Rachael Dubini of Tecumseh, Ontario; Symposium Director Hannah Fielstra of Ferndale; Public Relations Director Shanika Owens of Detroit; Business Director Jamesa Johnson of Detroit; Senior Note Editors Kyle Bruckner of Royal Oak, Megan Mockeridge of Redford and David Walz of Oak Park; Executive Article Editors Sukhvir Kaur of Portage, Max McHugh of Novi and Laura Miller of Trenton.