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University of Michigan Law School

Dear Michigan Law Graduate,

In these uncertain economic times, I want to make sure you are aware of the career resources available to you as an alumnus. You are part of a network that is more than 20,000 strong, with graduates in every major U.S. legal market and abroad. As part of the Michigan Law community, you have lifetime access to the Law School’s career-related information and resources.

The Law School offers career advising for alumni as well as for our current students. Through Michigan’s Office of Career Services (734.764.0546) and Office of Public Service (734.647.3256), we have six attorney-counselors available for individual appointments by phone or in person for those of you contemplating a change in employers, job market, or possibly even career path.

In addition, the Law School provides useful online resources in an alumni career toolkit, which contains links to career-specific e-mail groups, employment listings, an alumni directory, and an excellent compilation of employment web resources. Part of the strength of Michigan’s network is the ability for alumni to reach out to one another, so if you know of an employment opportunity, I hope you will post it on the Alumni Job Bulletin or e-mail it to lawcareers@umich.edu.

Historically, Michigan alumni and students have fared well during economic contractions. Employers have expressed their continued commitment to recruiting and interviewing at the Law School, and because Michigan graduates fan out to all corners of the world, our strong alumni base is not limited to just a few geographic areas. I believe Michigan’s collegial and supportive community is one of the Law School’s most distinguishing characteristics, and one that is never more important than in times like these.

We hope to provide additional online career resources in the months ahead. Please contact Assistant Dean of Career Services Susan Guindi (sguindi@umich.edu), or Assistant Dean of Public Service MaryAnn Sarosi (sarosi@umich.edu), if there is particular information that would be useful to you.

Evan Caminker
Evan Caminker
Dean and Branch Rickey Collegiate Professor