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University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

City Year is proud to partner with the University of Detroit Mercy's School of Law, a diverse Catholic law school in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, offering 25% annual tuition scholarships.

The University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Law offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

25% scholarships

A 25% tuition scholarship (or its equivalent) will be awarded to all eligible, admitted City Year applicants per year for the Juris Doctor program. Scholarships are renewable in subsequent years of the program up to the completion of the Juris Doctor and are subject to the renewal criteria for all scholarships.

Scholarships are awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alums who complete at least one term of service and City Year staff employed for at least two years.

Scholarships described above represent the minimum awards; applicants will be considered for additional merit-based aid depending on their academic strength and other qualities.

Additional benefits

  • There is no fee to apply.
  • Enrollment deferral: Detroit Mercy Law will permit admitted students to defer enrollment by one year if they decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting their studies.

Why City Year loves the University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Law

The University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Law seeks to educate the complete lawyer through a dynamic curriculum that integrates theory, doctrine and experiential learning; provides unique global perspectives through transnational educational opportunities and emphasizes ethics and service to others. For more than a century, Detroit Mercy Law graduates are successful in Detroit and around the globe as dynamic attorneys, political leaders, judges, prosecutors and CEOs of major corporations.

Detroit Mercy Law is inspired by the Jesuit-Mercy tradition of service to others and dedication to the full development of each and every student. Students represent vulnerable members of our community and work to restore hope to victims of abuse and oppression in our nationally ranked clinical program. We are proud of the work our students do in this program. For example, in our Immigration Clinic, students advocate for those seeking asylum in the United States and Canada. In other clinics, students represent veterans seeking federal veterans benefits, defendants with misdemeanor cases and juveniles in the Michigan Court of Appeals. In each of the clinics, students learn valuable skills and make a positive difference in the lives of others.

To apply

Visit Detroit Mercy Law’s admissions website to learn about the application process and deadlines.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please state your City Year affiliation in your law school application and on your résumé.

To apply for the scholarship

To be considered for the scholarship, please request a service verification letter by emailing the City Year Alumni and Career Services Department at alumni@cityyear.org with “Detroit Mercy Law: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and dates of service. This letter will be sent directly to the admissions office and added to your applicant file.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (313) 596-0264 or email lawadmissions@udmercy.edu with any questions.

Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. AmeriCorps members, alums and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.

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