Anna Nicol is the coordinator for the Geneva Externship Program, located in Geneva, Switzerland. Professor Nicol has extensive experience assisting law students in both an advisory and administrative capacity, regularly counseling students on careers with international organizations and helping students find meaningful and practical opportunities to complement their academic work.
In her capacity as the Geneva coordinator, Professor Nicol places Michigan Law students as externs at leading international, governmental, and non-governmental institutions in Geneva for an academic semester. Professor Nicol maintains an extensive network of relationships with these organizations on behalf of the Law School and works closely with the students and organizations throughout the externships.
Professor Nicol has lived in Geneva for the past five years. Before moving to Switzerland in 2008, Professor Nicol served as the director of the Office of Career Services (OCS) at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. She started her tenure at OCS in 2002 as a counselor and assistant director in charge of programming. From 1998 to 2002, Professor Nicol practiced as a litigator at Long, Aldridge & Norman (now McKenna Long & Aldridge) in Washington, D.C. While at Long, Aldridge & Norman, she also managed the D.C. office's summer associate program, served as a mentor for many young associates, coordinated pro bono training for its attorneys, and was an active volunteer for the D.C. Bar Pro Se Plus Divorce Clinic. Professor Nicol received her JD from Georgetown Law in 1998 and her BA from Boston University in 1992.