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"At Michigan Law, students interested in serving others in the government or nonprofit sector have a whole army of people supporting them: the Office of Career Planning, the Office of Financial Aid, the Pro Bono Program, student organizations including the Organization of Public Interest Students, the clinical program, faculty mentors, and more. And they are all working together to make it possible for us to pursue public service careers that we love."

—Zach Dembo, '12

Public Interest 

The University of Michigan Law School has long been a leader in public interest law and is dedicated to assisting current students and graduates who are interested in pursuing public interest opportunities. 

Our Public Interest Program is committed to:

  • Building and fostering a robust public interest community of alumni, students, and faculty
  • Linking students with hands-on experience during the school year
  • Providing career advising for summer and post-graduate positions
  • In conjunction with the Financial Aid Office, helping students find financial support for public interest work

Please click on the headings below for more information.

For Current Students


Public Interest Opportunities During the School Year

Career Advising for Summer and Post-Graduate Jobs

Funding Your Public Interest Career

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