Azadeh Shahshahani, ’04: ‘Follow the Need’ in Public Service
Lara Finkbeiner, ’13, Joins Michigan Law as New Public Interest Director
It was the vibrancy of the public interest community that first drew Lara Finkbeiner, ’13, to Michigan Law. After graduation, she moved to New York to fulfill a longstanding dream of being a refugee advocate at the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), first as an Equal Justice Fellow and then as deputy legal director.
MLaw Summer Mentorship Program Creates Lifelong Alumni-Student Connections
As the first in his family to attend law school, 2L Cole Hanson joined the Michigan Law Alumni-Student Summer Mentoring Program to seek guidance and expand his opportunities for success.
John Ramer, '17, Receives Prestigious Bristow Fellowship
When his clerkship with The Hon. Raymond Kethledge, '93, ended, John Ramer, ’17, departed for Washington, D.C., to begin his Bristow Fellowship in the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG).
Take a Leap: Carrie Garcia Palmer, ’97, and Kristen Danyluk, ’04, Offer Career Insights at Latham Leading Women Series
Throughout their careers, Carrie Garcia Palmer, BA ’94, JD ’97, and Kristen Danyluk, ’04, have experienced a number of inflection points, including moving from outside counsel to in-house counsel.
Michigan Law Grad Kurt Johnson, ’15, to Clerk for Justice Gorsuch
Kurt Johnson, ’15, will start the new year looking forward to a U.S. Supreme Court clerkship with Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch. Johnson’s one-year clerkship is for the October 2019 term. He will start the job next summer.
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The Office of Career Planning provides a broad range of programs to help students and graduates as they explore career opportunities while also serving employers both nationally and internationally.
OCP encourages and helps guide students to look broadly at all the opportunities a Michigan Law education makes possible. We're here for our students even before they become our students: our emphasis on one-on-one counseling begins during the admissions process and continues long after our students become our alumni.
Students at Michigan Law have always enjoyed a wealth of opportunities, even in a difficult economy. Nonetheless, in response to the most recent economic downturn—from which we are now emerging—we concentrated enormous amounts of institutional attention on expanding the tremendous services we provide to our students. Our most dramatic step was to merge the Office of Public Service and Office of Career Services into a single entity, the Office of Career Planning (OCP), to facilitate students' exploration of opportunities in a variety of practice settings, and to allow us to build and develop all elements of our existing well-rounded programs. The coordinated approach that the reorganization allows reflects the reality of our students' careers, which are more often a melding of multiple opportunities than a strict division between private and public. Our new structure allows us to more effectively help students focus on both long- and short-term goals, and also facilitated the following improvements:
The reputation and global reach of Michigan Law means that, after you complete your education, there is virtually no limit on where you can go, and the fact that our students come from all over the country and abroad makes for a rich and eclectic educational climate. Click the link below to see which states our students come from, to which states they go after graduation, and the kind of work our graduates do. Attending Michigan Law will allow you to go anywhere geographically, and the Office of Career Planning will help you explore and obtain jobs in a broad range of practice settings, whether in private practice, government, public interest, judicial clerkships, or legal academia.
Employment data generated by NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals, and based on annual information that the Law School reports to NALP.
For over seven years, Michigan Law has offered Postgraduate Fellowships to help provide a bridge to full-time, permanent legal employment for our graduates.
What kinds of jobs do MLaw grads get upon completing law school? See a complete list of the initial employers for students graduating in the classes of 2010, 2011, and 2012.
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Our Counselor Open Hours:Walk-in counseling is for quick questions, 10 minutes or less in nature, and is subject to change.
Private Sector - Private Sector Attorney-Counselors:
Monday: 1:30-2:30pm Wednesday: 1:30-2:30pm Thursday: 11:00am-12:00pm
Government and Public Interest:
Monday and Thursday: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Judicial Clerkship (Greta Trakul, Judicial Clerkship Advisor):
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-12:00pm Wednesday: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Doc Review Hour @ UPCO
Monday: 1:30-2:30pm ClerkshipTuesday: 1:00-2:00pm All SectorsFriday: 1:00-2:00pm All Sectors
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