Michigan Law has long enjoyed renown as a launching pad to the nation's premier private law firms; it is among the top law schools in placing the largest percentage of graduates in the most prestigious national law firms. More than 500 domestic and international law firms, including branch offices, hired our 2012-2016 graduates. More specifically, 343 went to New York City, 237 to Chicago, 184 to Washington, D.C., 28 to Boston, 61 to Los Angeles, and 88 to the California Bay Area.
View our complete list of law-firm employers for the classes of 2011 through 2015 (PDF).
Resources for Researching Law FirmsThe list below includes links to some of our favorite resources for identifying and researching law firms. For advice on the law firm job application process and timeline, preparing your application materials, and networking, please visit our Student Career Toolkit in addition to the resources listed in the On-Campus Interviewing Section below.
To help you navigate and get the most out of the primary law firm research tools, the librarians at the Law Library have put together a series of videos for you. The videos cover law firm research using ALM Legal Intelligence, Vault, the NALP Directory, Chambers, and many other research sources.
There is also a research guide which links to all of the employer research resources.
On-Campus Interviewing (OCI)
During Early Interview Week (EIW) in August 2016, more than 500 offices from 34 states, Washington, D.C., and six foreign countries conducted over 4,500 interviews with our students. Approximately 300 of our 2L and 3L students participated in this program. In addition to EIW, we offer smaller on-campus programs in the fall and winter. Beyond on-campus interview opportunities, over 2,000 other offices from throughout the United States and internationally contacted the Law School last year to post job openings and to request student resumes. Nearly all of the American Lawyer Top 100 firms, the American Lawyer Global 100 firms, and the American Lawyer list of Best Places to Work firms visit the Law School or request resumes of Michigan Law students.
Early Interview Week (EIW) 2017 is scheduled for Tuesday - Friday, Aug. 8-11, in the Lawyers Club at the Law School. On-Campus Interviewing Procedures and Advice
Employer GPA Qualification Profiles These profiles track the cumulative GPA of those second- and third-year Michigan Law students who received an offer from a particular employer, dating back to interviews held in fall 2011, not just those students who have accepted their offers. The information dates back to interviews in fall 2011 through interviews held in fall 2015.
By accessing this data, you agree to not disseminate it beyond the Michigan Law community.
ReseaRching Employers Visit the links in the "Resources for Researching Law Firms" section above. For information on government employers, visit our Government Practice page.
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EIW Guide 2016
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