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Canadian Law Students / Re: Windsor/Detroit Mercy Joint Program
« on: July 21, 2005, 12:45:55 PM »

Actually DM is a T4, and a lot of employers in Michigan and the Midwest have a very good opinion of the school.  Most of the laywers I know in the Detroit area went there, including one judge, and they are all doing very well.  They may not have an incredible reputation, but that's not what everyone is concerned with, and the idea that "no employers are impressed by a JD from DM" is false. 

Agreed. It's frustrating that UDM doesn't carry the name it deserves and once did. At first when I was considering the school, I was turned off by its low ranking, but after comparing it to some of the other schools I was accepted to in Michigan and out of state, I decided to ignore the rankings. UDM's starting salary, placement and bar passage rates are fairly competitive, and a lot of top firms hire out of UDM due to the strong alumni base. Check out Dykema Gossett or Miller Canfield's web-pages, and you'll see that a lot of their newly employed attorneys are out of UDM. "No employer in the US will respect a JD from UDM" is an ignorant comment in my opinion.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: University of Detroit Mercy
« on: July 01, 2005, 02:38:53 PM »
I'm sorry to hear that UDM is at capacity, but I suppose the news is not all that surprising. You mentioned that one, if a student at UDM, can get "good deals" on nearby apartments. What kind of deals and at what places? I'm thinking of moving closer to the city. I currently live in Rochester Hills with my girlfriend, and we pay 805 plus expenses each month, which is too expensive, in my opinion, for the apartment we live in. Anyone else know anything about these student deals? Thanks.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: University of Detroit Mercy
« on: June 30, 2005, 12:27:53 PM »
Let me know how it goes (or how it went if you have already returned.) I'm assuming you are meeting with Dean Caprio? Did she mention your chances of acceptance?

Thanks a lot Matthies. I appreciate your comments. That's great that you got accepted to so many good schools with a 150 lsat. As you said though, with success in law classes (I didn't realize the Masters students took classes with J.D. and LLM), it must show that the lsat is not an accurate measure of one's ability. I've been reading about the program all day, and I think I am going to do it if I can get in. I submitted the application online, but I still have to write a personal statemet expressing my interest in the program. Any advice? Also, if I am accepted to the Masters program, are there any professors or classes you would suggest taking or not taking? I realize I may be getting a little ahead of myself, but I'm worried that you'll disappear and I won't be able to get any solid advice!

Hi Guys. I recently received the same letter with regard to the MRLS. Matthies, it seems as if I am in the same boat as you. I am interested in environmental law, but my lsat score is not competitive enough to get into any of the schools that have a good concentration in the study. I currently live in Michigan, and have been accepted to a few schools here, but I have family in CO, and would much rather live in 300 days of sunshine a year.

My questions are these: Do graduates of the MRLS program get any kind of special consideration to the J.D. program at Denver College of Law? Also, how competitive is the MRLS program itself in terms of difficulty, and also, if I do apply, how difficult is it to get in? The letter I received states that there are only 45 places allotted each year. Also do they look at LSAT scores in making their decisions? Is there any way to assess my chances of admission to the MRLS program and to the J.D. program afterwards? Thanks a lot for your help.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Rejected Over the Phone
« on: May 05, 2005, 09:08:45 AM »
UDM has a strong alumni base in Michigan. Very little national reputation, but great if you plan to practice in Michigan. Check out the websites of some of the top firms in Michigan (Dykema Gossett etc.) All hire largely from UDM. Starting salaries are okay. Placement is high also.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: UDM
« on: April 24, 2005, 04:53:21 PM »
Are you decided on UDM then?

I went to the school's "perspectives weekend" for admitted students this weekend, and apparently they do not begin processing financial aid until April 1st.

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