Detroit Mercy Law announces second straight tuition freeze

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will freeze tuition for all current and incoming students for the 2016-17 academic year, officials announced this week.

It’s 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. 

William Ma, a second-year law student, said the acion “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,” he said.

Detroit Mercy Law was one of the first law schools in the country to start a clinical program in 1965, school officials noted.

Since 2008, the school has required all students to participate in a clinic prior to graduation.

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.


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