Professionalism in Action at law school


The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law hosted its annual Professionalism in Action event in conjunction with the State Bar of Michigan on Friday, Jan. 25. Professionalism in Action emphasizes Detroit Mercy Law’s commitment to incorporate ethics across the curriculum. Local judges and lawyers were on hand to discuss the importance of civility and work through a series of ethical and professionalism hypotheticals with all first-year law students in small groups. Among those participating were (front row, left to right) Julianne Pastula; Maro Houhanisin; Michelle Johnson Tidjani; U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Mona Majzoub, Eastern District of Michigan; Detroit Mercy Law Dean Phyllis Crocker; U.S. District Court Judge Laurie Michelson; Diane VanAken; and U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Stafford; along with (back row, left to right) John Toth; Carlton Watson; Eric Straus; Michigan Court of Appeals Chief Judge Christopher Murray; U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Berg; and Alan Gershel.

– Photo by John Meiu