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UDM Law - Scholarships?

therealellewoodstherealellewoods Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
Hello - question regarding University of Detroit Mercy Law 1L scholarships. Their website says an LSAT score as low as 150 can earn nearly 25% of tuition (given a decent GPA). Does anyone know how true this is, and/or stats for 50%, 60%, 75% or 100% tuition?

Input much appreciated, thanks community.

Replies to: UDM Law - Scholarships?

  • frazzled1frazzled1 Registered User Posts: 5,568 Senior Member
    The website doesn't spell out the specific required LSAT score for a given merit scholarship, as far as I can see. It does discuss the terms for renewal: http://www.law.udmercy.edu/index.php/admissions/1l-scholarships A 2.6 GPA is more reasonable than the GPA required at some law schools ranked near UDM (though a 1L who scores below a 3.something will have a hard time finding a law job).

    The "ABA Required Disclosures" section on any law school's website is your friend. You'll find a lot of information to help with your decision there: http://www.law.udmercy.edu/index.php/admissions/class-profile Read carefully. UDM's class of 2014 employment info looks better than many on first glance, but the breakdown is telling. For instance, 20 percent of the class are "articling" in Canada:
    Please note that graduates employed in full-time, short-term, bar passage required positions include those who are "articling." The Law Society of Upper Canada requires completion of a 10-month post-graduation articling term as a condition of licensure to practice in Ontario, Canada. Accordingly, most graduates articling in Canada are in short-term positions (lasting less than 12 months) by definition. 35 of the 37 graduates employed in full-time, short-term positions as noted on the chart below are articling.

    55 percent of UDM grads who took the bar exam last July passed ... not a strong showing, which is something else to consider.
  • therealellewoodstherealellewoods Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    edited August 2015
    Thank you for your thoughts - the ABA page is super helpful is weeding through some of the more "marketed" info on websites. As a side-note, the high number of grads working in Canada may be because of their Dual JD program partnership with University of Windsor, so grads of the program are able to work in either Canada or US. Although, as you stated, they are mostly "short term" positions. A family friend of mine graduated from UDM Law and has a great job as an attorney in Chicago now, maybe not the norm but is encouraging, at the very least.
  • alwaysamomalwaysamom Registered User Posts: 11,522 Senior Member
    The number of grads who are articling are Canadian students who are in the dual JD program with Windsor. The program is one of the easiest to get into for Canadian law students and no one would attend that program if they were able to get into any other Canadian law school. Articling is required for all Canadian lawyers in order to be licensed.
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