Detroit Mercy students participate in moot court.

Have you ever wondered if a career in law might be right for you? Whether you have always known you wanted to be a lawyer or perhaps are considering the many places that a career in the legal field could take you, University of Detroit Mercy's Pre-Law Program not only prepares you academically but also gives you an edge on applying to law schools and helps you excel once you get there. The Legal Studies Certificate is one component of this program which is an ideal complement to traditional majors like political science, economics, philosophy and English as well as non-traditional majors such as business or the health professions.


Certificate (Undergraduate)

Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • Detroit Mercy’s Legal Studies Certificate curriculum was developed with guidance from the University’s Pre-Law Committee and Detroit-Area law schools, making it helpful to students pursuing a course of pre-law.
  • Detroit Mercy’s Pre-Law Program provides a variety of opportunities to prepare you for what law school will be like, such as moot court simulations that enable students to play roles from judge to jury, a law-luncheon case review, and the opportunity to experience an actual law class simulation from instructors at Detroit Mercy Law.
  • Students also receive guidance on admission to law school with an annual Law Day experience that brings representatives from more than 25 laws schools onto campus and LSAT test prep practice sessions.
  • Advisors from Detroit Mercy’s Pre-Law committee help students select courses that strengthen their skills and interests.
  • Our small class sizes provide individualized attention and plenty of opportunity to get help with your studies.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, Detroit Mercy offers a well-rounded education. Our graduates can be found in the class room, on the bench and in the courtroom advocating for social justice and serving as champions for the legal system.

Your Boundless Future

Detroit Mercy's Pre-Law Program is designed to help you decide if law is the career path for you and help you excel if it is. Graduates of our program know how to write full attorney briefs and case briefs, receive advising and strengthen skills in critical areas that law schools look for such as philosophical foundations, history, social issues, legal research and analytical reasoning.

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Contact Info

Genevieve Meyers, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Political Science

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