Detroit Mercy Law, Prosecutor’s Office to team up against wrongful convictions

Starting this fall, Detroit Mercy Law students will work with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) to help right wrongful convictions. The collaboration comes in the form of a new clinic at which six students a semester will work alongside Wayne County assistant prosecutors under the supervision of …

Law school names new dean

University of Detroit Mercy announces the appointment of Jelani Jefferson Exum as the new dean of the School of Law, effective July 1. Jefferson Exum is a nationally recognized expert in sentencing law and procedure and joined the Detroit Mercy faculty in 2019. “I am honored to be the next …

Get to Know: Jeffry Bauer ’80, from volunteer to COO of the Michigan Red Cross

Jeffry Bauer ’80 originally took a class with the American Red Cross to get a tenant to stop pestering him. That led to volunteering with the Red Cross for 37 years and recently, the University of Detroit Law graduate was named the Chief Operating Officer for the Michigan Region. “Never,” …

Get to know: Justin Prinstein ’12, looking to change lives with baseball

Justin Prinstein ’12 says he still finds it hard to believe the impact his International Stars Baseball Academy has had on underserved children over the last seven years. The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law alumnus created the nonprofit organization in the winter of 2012 to introduce Detroit children …

Class of 2021 Alumni Spirit Awards: Ven Johnson ’86 — Attorney and legal advocate

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy chooses an alumnus of each of its Colleges or Schools to honor as someone who has excelled in his or her profession, demonstrated outstanding leadership in work and devoted himself or herself in service to the larger community. Award recipients reflect the University’s mission …