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collapse : February
Paths to Immigration, Public Interest and Academia
Date: 2/6/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Mike Kagan (UMLS '00) of UNLV and Jack Chin (UMLS '88) of UC- Davis are law professors who actively work on cases in addition to writing legal scholarship. They will discuss their journeys to the academy and public interest practice, and how Michigan prepared them for their careers. In particular, Mike will discuss practicing refugee law abroad and immigration law in the U.S., developing legal aid - and changing what legal aid means, why every lawyer needs to know immigration law, and about ending up as a law professor. Jack will discuss representing poor people in criminal cases, and his efforts to effect legal change in immigration and criminal justice policy.



Career Chat with Michigan State Appellate Defender Office
Date: 2/9/2015
Time: 12:10pm-12:50pm
Location: 1025 South Hall
Description:

Listen to* ​Erin Van Campen ('12) and Katherine Marcusz (Dec. '11) talk about their career paths and their work with SADO, the State Appellate Defender Office in Detroit. 



Career Talk with U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr., U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Michigan
Date: 2/12/2015
Time: 12:00pm-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:
Hear* a talk with Patrick A Miles, U.S. Attorney for the Western Distinct of Michigan. Mr. Miles was nominated  by President Obama on March 29, 2012 to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan.& He is the district's first African American U.S. Attorney. Read his biography here. Mr. Miles will also be joined by two Assistant U.S. Attorneys from the office to talk about the career path to an AUSA, the work of their office and summer internship opportunities. Bring your questions!


Life After Law School - Advice from the ABA: How to Prepare for, Get and Excel at the Job You Want
Date: 2/18/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

Attorneys from the ABA Section of Litigation Law School Initiative will give a presentation on job search and interviewing techniques. All law students (1L, 2L, or 3L) are welcome and a pizza lunch will be provided for attendees. Panelists will include: Daniel Quick of Dickinson Wright PPLC and Charles Denton of Barnes & Thornburg LLP.  View/hear presentation.



collapse : March
How to Market Yourself for International JD Students
Date: 3/10/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1025 South Hall
Description:

Prof. Tim Dickinson, together with Beth Chen and Jeremy Bloom from OCP, will provide advice to international JD students on conducting a successful 2L summer job search. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP at https://docs.google.com/a/umich.edu/forms/d/1L-095VbDKHeBi3KxUuG9k1_SOrZfFXFtmew4dZOQDXQ/viewform by March 6.



Skadden Fellowship Foundation
Date: 3/11/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:10pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Hear* Susan Butler Plum, founder and director of Skadden Fellowship Foundation, will be here to discuss this prestigious postgraduate fellowship. 2Ls and soon-to-be-clerking 3Ls, join us to get tips/advice as you look for sponsoring organizations and begin thinking about potential projects. 1Ls, it's not too early to start learning about postgraduate fellowships! And come with questions for Ms. Plum!!



Market Series - Northern California, with Jon Escher
Date: 3/12/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

​Listen to* (MP3) Jon Escher, founding partner of Solutus Legal Search - a Northern California attorney search management and career consulting firm - will talk about the current status of the Northern California legal market. He'll provide information useful to students interested in interviewing with employers in California during Early Interview Week and the Fall Interview Program.  View Market Handout.



Market Series - Detroit, with Nancy Newman
Date: 3/16/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Listen to* (MP3) Nancy Newman, President and founder of Newman Hawkins Legal Search - a legal recruiting firm specializing in in-house and law firm attorney placements - talk with students about the current status of the Detroit and Southeast Michigan legal market. She'll provide information useful to students interested in interviewing with employers in Michigan during Early Interview Week and the Fall Interview Program.  View Market Handout (PDF).



Market Series - New York, with Carol Kanarek
Date: 3/17/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Listen to* (MP3) Carol Kanarek (UMLS '79), founder of Kanarek & Brady, LLC - a firm offering career transition, coaching services, and learning and development programs for attorneys - talk with students about the current status of the New York City legal market. She'll provide information useful to students interested in interviewing with employers in New York City during Early Interview Week and the Fall Interview Program.



What Happens if I Don't Do OCI?
Date: 3/18/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Are you wondering . . . What Happens if I Don't Do OCI? What will my job search look like if I spend those summer days in August sleeping late and watching bad TV? Can I really pursue my passion and be a public interest lawyer right out of law school? If so, please join Alyson Robbins (Public Interest Director), Robin Kaplan (Government Advisor), and OPIS (Organization of Public Interest Students) for this presentation designed to help 1Ls answer these questions. Lunch will be provided - please RSVP to attend.



How to Get Your Networking Karma On
Date: 3/20/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

​Hardy Vieux ('97) is the Legal Director, Outreach and Engagement for Human Rights First in Washington, DC.  But the road from law school to international human rights work had its bumps.  Hear* (MP3) his perspective on building and maintaining powerful relationships for career and life success.  



Market Series - Washington, D.C., with Matt Schwartz and Justine Donahue
Date: 3/24/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

​Hear* (MP3) Matt Schwartz and Justine Donahue, Recruiters with Garrison & Sisson - a Washington, D.C. attorney search firm - talk about the current status of the Washington, D.C. legal market. They'll provide information useful to students interested in interviewing with employers in D.C. during Early Interview Week and the Fall Interview Program.  View program handout (PDF).



Market Series - Boston, with Robert DeLena
Date: 3/26/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Listen to* (MP3) Robert DeLena, founder of Legal Staffing Solutions - a legal placement firm - talk about the current status of the Boston legal market. He'll provide information useful to students interested in interviewing with employers in Boston during Early Interview Week and the Fall Interview Program.  View presentation handouts (PDFs):  Boston Handout; and Practice Area guide



Equal Justice Works Fellowship Presentation
Date: 3/26/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0220 South Hall
Description:

Since 1992, Equal Justice Works has provided paid public interest fellowships to law school graduates to provide legal assistance to underserved populations and causes. Equal Justice Works Fellows work on a range of issues, including domestic violence, homelessness, community economic development, immigration, civil rights, juvenile justice, employment rights, access to health care, consumer fraud and environmental justice. Through these fellowships, hundreds of young lawyers have been able to provide critical legal assistance to underserved communities and have gone on to become leaders in the public interest arena. Currently, Michigan Law alums are representing LGBT asylum seekers and refugees in New York City, immigrant populations in Dayton, clients with psychiatric disabilities in Harlem, and victims of human trafficking in Chicago as Equal Justice Works Fellows. To join these fabulous alums, come learn (view media file) about the Equal Justice Works Fellowships program with Mia Sussman (MLaw Alum and Senior Manager, Pro Bono at Equal Justice Works)!



Early Interview Week Orientation
Date: 3/27/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 100 Hutchins Hall
Description:

​Assistant Dean Jeremy Bloom will discuss policies, procedures, and deadlines for Early Interview Week 2015 which will be held August 4, 5, 6, and 7.  This meeting is required for those interested in participating in Early Interview Week.  View presentation and slides.



Market Series - Southern California, with Rick Kolodny
Date: 3/30/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

​Listen to* Rick Kolodny (UMLS '81), President of The Portfolio Group - an attorney placement firm - will talk about the current status of the Southern California legal market. He'll provide information useful to students interested in interviewing with employers in Southern California during Early Interview Week and the Fall Interview Program.  View program handout.



Market Series - Chicago, with Amy Leafe McCormack and Karin Hoekstra
Date: 3/31/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Hear* Gay Schreiber, Founder and Co-President, and Karin Hoekstra (UMLS '07), Managing Director, with McCormack Schreiber - a legal search and contract/temporary attorney placement firm - will talk about the current status of the Chicago legal market. They'll provide information useful to students interested in interviewing with employers in Chicago during the Early Interview Week and the Fall Interview Program.



collapse : April
1L Clerkship Kickoff Panel
Date: 4/2/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

Federal court clerkships are found at both trial and appellate levels and deal with a wide range of subjects. In addition, there are a number of federal specialty judges and courts – bankruptcy courts, magistrate judges, and tax courts are just a few of these. Hear* a panel of UMLS alumni describe their experiences clerking for federal judges in federal trial, level, and specialty courts and answer questions like: Why clerk? What is the different between clerking for an appellate judge and a trial judge? Is it worth clerking if I don't want to litigate? Can I obtain a clerkship if I'm not on Law Review?



Nuts and Bolts of Applying for Post-Graduate Clerkships for 1Ls
Date: 4/7/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

​Listen to* Professor Joan Larsen, Faculty Clerkship Advisor, and Greta Trakul, OCP Clerkship Advisor, discuss application timing, application materials, and other considerations for 1Ls who are interested in applying for post-graduate clerkships for 2017 (and beyond).



What to do THIS Summer to Land Your 2L Firm Job
Date: 4/20/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

​Are you hoping to work at a law firm your 2L summer (and beyond)?  From networking to sharpening your skills at your summer internship, come to this workshop to learn the steps you can take this summer to position yourself to secure a great 2L summer position.  View presentation slides.



Government Honors (Entry Level) Attorney and Summer Law Intern Programs: Where They Are and How To Apply
Date: 4/21/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0220 South Hall
Description:

Hear* OCP government advisor Robin Kaplan and government-bound 3Ls to learn about entry-level (Honors Attorney) hiring with various federal, state and local agencies.We will also talk about the 2L government job search (SLIP-DOJ Summer Law Intern Program, and others). This program will discuss the resources and strategies to find and apply to these high-profile jobs, including what you need to do this summer. Deadlines for most Honors programs are typically very early in the fall semester. Now's the time to start planning for your application.



collapse : July
How to Apply to DOJ Honors and SLIP Programs with Kate Gilbert
Date: 7/14/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Online Webinar - Register today!
Description:

Hear Robin Kaplan and alum Kate Gilbert ('13) for tips and advice on applying to the US Department of Justice Honors Program (entry level-3Ls and alums) and Student Law Intern Program (SLIP-2Ls) for 2015-16. Kate is going to be joining DOJ, Civil Rights Division in the fall. There will be an opportunity to type in questions to the speaker during the webinar. 

Applications for both DOJ Honors and SLIP Program will open on July 31st and close the day after Labor Day.

 



collapse : August
Early Interview Week (EIW) Meeting
Date: 8/3/2015
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: 100 Hutchins Hall
Description:

OCP will cover EIW and callback logistics and provide advice to help students be succeed. Please note this meeting is required for any 2L participating in EIW.  An optional EIW-themed tour of the Law School will immediately follow the presentation.  Hear audio file* of EIW Meeting.  View EIW Meeting slides. View EIW Meeting video.  Hear audio file* of Callback Interview presentation.  View Callback Interview video.  View Callback Interview slides.



Continuing Your Post-OCI 2L/3L Job Search Webinar
Date: 8/26/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 1020 South Hall and Online
Description:

Not happy with your results from EIW?  Private sector counselors Beth Chen and Ramji Kaul will discuss options and provide advice for students interested in private sector employment with firms and organizations that did not attend Early Interview Week.  This will include advice on how to identify available alternative options, timing considerations and implementing a successful plan for both 2Ls and 3Ls.    

 



collapse : September
2L Public Interest Job Search Strategies (and Equal Justice Works Career Fair Info)
Date: 9/8/2015
Time: 11:55am-1:00pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Come learn how to get a great 2L job with a government agency or a nonprofit.  Alyson Robbins (Public Interest Director) and our Government Advisor will talk about general job search strategies and the Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair in DC at the end of October including why you  may want to attend this career fair of 100+ public service employers, how to make the most of the event, the registration process, funding, and more!​



Gunderson Dettmer Presents: Startup Company Lifecycle, Incorporation through Acquisition
Date: 9/8/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0220 South Hall
Description:

Hear* Marcia Hatch from Gunderson Dettmer, as she discusses an example of legal involvement with a Silicon Valley startup's lifecycle, ​ending in a major market exit.



Judicial Clerkships Basics: Getting Started
Date: 9/9/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

​Are you a 2L who wants to apply for clerkships but is wondering how to go about it or when to even start the process?  Are you a 3L who is just now thinking about starting to apply for the first time and wondering whether it's too late?  (FYI - it's not!)  If so, this is the program for you!  Judicial Clerkship Advisor Greta Trakul will talk about the timing of applications, assessing your competitiveness, identifying openings, using OSCAR,and navigating the letter of recommendation process.  Whatever time we have left will be spent on your questions!  Even if you have met with Greta in the past, this is still a useful presentation - and it is good to get the latest advice on timing, given the ever-changing clerkship landscape.  



Air Force JAG Presentation
Date: 9/10/2015
Time: 12:00pm-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Captain Nicholas Mahanic (UMLS '08) and Captain Justin Strong, Air Force JAG lawyers, will give an informational briefing to 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, & LLMs about the opportunities in the Air Force JAG Corps

 

*Although the United States Armed Forces have recently revised their employment policies and practices (specifically, through the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"), their policies continue to discriminate on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. Current federal law, however, effectively prevents the Law School from applying its anti-discrimination policy to military recruiters, including those for the Judge Advocate General Corps. The fact that military recruiters are here in no way reflects the Law School's endorsement of their discriminatory employment practices.



Public Service Kick-Off (2Ls and 3Ls)
Date: 9/10/2015
Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Location: Mike Steinberg's home
Description:

2Ls and 3Ls: Please join us at the Public Service Kick-Off for dinner and catching up with the MLaw Public Service Community at the home of Mike Steinberg (Legal Director at the ACLU of Michigan)! Mr. Steinberg's address will be sent to the public service email group (PIMichLaw) prior to the event. See you there!



Introduction to Career Planning for LL.M. & S.J.D. Students
Date: 9/15/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

​Office of Career Planning Staff Jeremy Bloom, Kimberly LeClair and Tammy Sindlinger, will provide an introduction to the Office of Career Planning’s resources and services available to Law graduate students, including how to schedule counseling appointments and how to view and apply to our Symplicity job listings. This meeting is required for those interested in participating in the OCP Graduate Resume book or the Overseas-Trained LL.M. Student Interview Program. Students should bring their resume.  View presentation slides (PDF).



Bar Exam Information Meeting
Date: 9/16/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 100 Hutchins Hall
Description:

Hear* Deans David Baum and Jeremy Bloom provide information on the bar exam application process, multi-state and state portions of the bar exam, bar review courses, and character and fitness considerations.  Sponsored by the Office of Career Planning and the Office of Student Life.



Army JAG Presentation
Date: 9/17/2015
Time: 12:00pm-12:50pm
Location: 236 Hutchins Hall
Description:

Captain Andrew Rochka will give an informational briefing to all students about the opportunities in the Army JAG. Lunch is not provided.

*Although the United States Armed Forces have recently revised their employment policies and practices (specifically, through the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"), their policies continue to discriminate on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. Current federal law, however, effectively prevents the Law School from applying its anti-discrimination policy to military recruiters, including those for the Judge Advocate General Corps. The fact that military recruiters are here in no way reflects the Law School's endorsement of their discriminatory employment practices.



Navigating a Legal Career in the Television and Film Industries
Date: 9/18/2015
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

​Hear John Berlinski '00 of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, Los Angeles, speak about navigating a legal career in the television and film industries. Formerly the Head of Litigation at NBCUniversal, Mr. Berlinski now represents studios such as AMC (The Walking Dead), and talent, including the creators of Sons of Anarchy, the writer of Straight Outta Compton and the producers of Lost, Grey's Anatomy, and many other television series. The presentation will introduce students to the variety of legal careers in these industries and how to pursue them. It is guaranteed to be entertaining!



From BigLaw to In-House
Date: 9/18/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 250 Hutchins Hall
Description:

Spencer Gusick and Michael Maletic will speak to a group of law students about their careers at Facebook and Apple, and field questions from students.  Co-sponsored by EMALSA and the Office of Career Planning.



LinkedIn/Advanced Networking
Date: 9/22/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0225 South Hall
Description:

Statistics show that about 70% of jobs are found by networking. Networking also is crucial beyond your job search; it's necessary to a successful career as a lawyer. This workshop* is intended for 2Ls and 3Ls who wish to take their networking to the next level. It will go beyond the networking programming presented as part of OCP's 1L curriculum with a special emphasis on LinkedIn -- a powerful tool that can make networking easier and more effective. View powerpoint presentation slides.



Welcome from OCP for Sections EFGH
Date: 9/28/2015
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Caminker Arcade
Description:

Sections EFGH...Join the Office of Career Planning for some tasty treats on Caminker Arcade (outside 1100 South Hall). Please stop by to introduce yourself!



Earthjustice: A Career in Environmental Law
Date: 9/28/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Alum Chris Eaton ('13) started as an Associate Attorney in Earthjustice's Rocky Mountain office in 2014 after clerking for the Alaska Supreme Court. He spent his 1L summer at the U.S. Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division in DC and his 2L summer at Earthjustice in Seattle. Chris is here to talk about how he landed this job and the work he has done since joining Earthjustice, the nation’s original and largest nonprofit environmental law organization. Earthjustice uses the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. Cosponsored by the Office of Career Planning and the Environmental Law Society -- Lunch will be served.



Welcome from OCP for Sections IJKL
Date: 9/30/2015
Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Location: Caminker Arcade
Description:

Sections IJKL...Join the Office of Career Planning for some tasty treats on Caminker Arcade (outside 1100 South Hall). Please stop by to introduce yourself! If you can't make the suggested session, please feel free to attend one of the other sessions. All events are informal opportunities to meet the staff of the Office of Career Planning and so don't feel like you are missing out if you can't make it or can't stay for the entire event. Feel free to join us during these sessions: Sections EFGH – Monday, September 28th, 2:00-3:00pm Sections MNOP -- Friday, October 2nd, 10:30-11:30am



Clerkship Interview Preparation
Date: 9/30/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

OCP Clerkship Advisor Greta Trakul* will give tips for conducting clerkship interviews and discuss how to leverage your interviews.

View the Preparing for Clerkship Interviews handout



Navy JAG Information Session
Date: 9/30/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0220 South Hall
Description:

Officer Daniel Moore will give an informational briefing to students about opportunities with Navy JAG.

*Although the United States Armed Forces have recently revised their employment policies and practices (specifically, through the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”), their policies continue to discriminate on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. Current federal law, however, effectively prevents the Law School from applying its anti-discrimination policy to military recruiters, including those for the Judge Advocate General Corps. The fact that military recruiters are here in no way reflects the Law School’s endorsement of their discriminatory employment practices.



collapse : October
The 3L Public Service Job Search...What's Next?
Date: 10/1/2015
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: 118 Hutchins Hall
Description:

Please join Alyson Robbins (Public Interest Director) and Melanie Macey (Government & Public Interest Advisor) for a discussion of the 3L Public Service Job Search. We'll give some concrete tips on how to put yourself in the best position to get a great postgraduate job with a nonprofit or a government agency and a lot of encouragement. Cosponsored by OPIS.



Welcome from OCP for Sections MNOP
Date: 10/2/2015
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Caminker Arcade, South Hall
Description:

Sections MNOP...Join the Office of Career Planning for some tasty treats on Caminker Arcade (outside 1100 South Hall). Please stop by to introduce yourself!



Prepping for Prosecution Interviews
Date: 10/6/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 242 Hutchins Hall
Description:

A lunch event for 2Ls and 3Ls planning to interview at prosecutors offices to discuss the interview process and common questions, along with a brief review of the application process and timelines. RSVP to Melanie Macey, memacey@umich.edu.



Crash Course on Careers - A Two Night Introduction to Practice Areas, Settings and Sectors
Date: 10/7/2015
Time: 4:45pm-8:15pm
Location: 100 Hutchins Hall/Aikens Commons
Description:

What’s the difference between transactional work and litigation? What does it mean to work “in-house?” What does it mean to practice “international law?” These and many other questions will be answered at this two-night orientation to some of the career options available to MLaw grads. Each night, practitioners and faculty will give a basic introduction to popular areas of law (civil and criminal litigation, corporate, international, labor and employment, and real estate), practice areas (public interest, government, and private practice), and practice settings (such as in-house and at law firms of various sizes).

Civil Litigation:  Jennifer Odom, Partner - Bryan Cave and Joshua Lee, '02, Partner - Schiff Hardin.

Transactional Law (MP3):  Tom Stasti, '12, Associate - Taft and Christopher Taylor, '97, Hooper Hathaway and Mayor of Ann Arbor.

Law Firms (MP3):  Chuck Duross, '96, Partner - Morrison & Foerster and Emily Gilman, '14, Associate - Goldberg Kohn.

Public Interest (MP3):  Daniel Korobkin, Deputy Legal Director - ACLU of Michigan and Libby Benton, Staff Attorney - Legal Services of South Central Michigan.

International (MP3):  UMLS Professor Nicholas Howson and UMLS Professor John Niehuss, '62.

 

 



Careers in Mental Health Law
Date: 10/8/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Want to know more about protecting the legal rights of individuals with mental illnesses and disabilities? Interested in direct civil rights representation and advocacy? Curious about mental health law or the intersection of mental health and the justice system? Come listen to three MLaw alumni talk about their fascinating work in various areas of mental health law. Featured speakers are Jeff Mayo, Senior Attorney, Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Albany, NY; Colleen Manwell, Staff Attorney (and previously Equal Justice Works Fellow), Neighborhood Defender Service, Harlem, NY; and Jack McCullough, Director, Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid, Montpelier, VT. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Offices of Career Planning and Student Life and the Michigan Health Law Organization.



Crash Course on Careers - A Two Night Introduction to Practice Areas, Settings and Sectors
Date: 10/8/2015
Time: 5:15pm-8:30pm
Location: Aikens Commons/100 Hutchins Hall
Description:

What’s the difference between transactional work and litigation? What does it mean to work “in-house?” What does it mean to practice “international law?” These and many other questions will be answered at this two-night orientation to some of the career options available to MLaw grads. Each night, practitioners and faculty will give a basic introduction to popular areas of law (civil and criminal litigation, corporate, international, labor and employment, and real estate), practice areas (public interest, government, and private practice), and practice settings (such as in-house and at law firms of various sizes).

Hear* (MP3) Debbie Epstein Henry, Founder of Flex-Time Lawyers and author of "Law & Reorder" and "Finding Bliss: Innovative Legal Models for Happy Clients & Happy Lawyers," talk about how to find happiness and meaning during your career.

In-House:  Matt Moore, '92, Managing Director, Global Compliance - Goldman Sachs and Kiana Barfield, '97, Managing Counsel, Consumer Litigation - Ford Motor Company.

Criminal Litigation:  Barbara McQuade, '91, U.S. Attorney's Office - Eastern District of Michigan and Melissa Salinas, '05, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor - UMLS Federal Appellate Litigation Clinic.

Real Estate:  Stephen Palms, '76, Principal - Miller Canfield and Trisha Mowbray, '04, Partner - Jones Day.

Labor and Employment:  Ned Macey, '08, Assistant General Counsel - U.A.W. and Curtis Mack, LL.M. '73, Lecturer - UMLS.



Rainmaking 101
Date: 10/8/2015
Time: 11:45am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

Learn* what it takes to be a successful rainmaker, and what you can do now to become one.

Presenters will include:
Herb Kohn, '63; partner, Bryan Cave LLP (Kansas City, MO)
Kamao Shaw, '07; associate, Bryan Cave LLP (Irvine, CA)
Steve Sunshine; partner, Bryan Cave LLP (Irvine, CA)

With special guest Dick Pogue, '53; senior advisor, Jones Day (Cleveland, OH).

This event is sponsored by the Richard W. Pogue Endowment to Support Studies of the Business of Law.



Careers in Compliance and Securities Law
Date: 10/9/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Matt Moore ('92) will talk about compliance careers, life at an international investment bank, and his experiences working in NYC (at Davis Polk, the NYSE, and Goldman Sachs) and moving to Salt Lake City.  Matt is Goldman's Global Co-Head of Regulatory Audits & Inquiries, Global Co-Head of Compliance Employee Services, and Head of Compliance for Salt Lake City.​



Firms in Detroit
Date: 10/9/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 218 Hutchins Hall
Description:

Hear* Panelists from several Detroit law firms will talk about themselves and their practices, and then field questions from students touching on topics like what is practice in Detroit like, what makes the Detroit market unique, what business challenges and opportunities do firms see in Detroit moving forward, and why a Michigan Law student would want to work in Detroit as opposed to other legal markets. Co-sponsored by JDs in the D and the Office of Career Planning.

Panelists:

·         Nick Gorga from Honigman,
·         Patrick Green from Dickinson Wright,
·         Kathryn Humphrey from Dykema,
·         Tom Colis from Miller Canfield, and
·         Jason Gourley from Bodman.

 



Public Service 101
Date: 10/13/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Hear* (MP3) Alyson Robbins, Public Interest Director, and Melanie Macey, our Government Advisor to learn about careers in public service! We're talking civil rights, financial regulation, prosecution, indigent defense, domestic violence, human trafficking, immigration, child welfare, education, housing, poverty law, reproductive justice, environmental law, etc.! This program is for 1Ls who want to learn about working for government agencies and nonprofits and resources to support your public service job search. Start with this introduction and then plan to come to OPIS's 1L Job Night!



Tech Policy Post-Snowden
Date: 10/15/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 0220 South Hall
Description:

The 2013 Snowden Disclosures raised awareness about the scale of government surveillance both within the U.S. and abroad — but what's happened, legally and politically, since then? Beyond surveillance, what other issues in technology law and policy — online free expression, cybersecurity, and civil & criminal government collection — remain challenges today? Gautam Hans ('12), Policy Counsel / Director of the Center for Democracy & Technology in San Francisco, will discuss these issues and others that face public-interest lawyers and advocates working at the intersection of new technologies, law, and innovation. Lunch will be provided. Cosponsored by OCP, ACLU, and PTLA.



Three Years In: Examining the Dramatic Changes Wrought by the American Invents Act
Date: 10/15/2015
Time: 6:20pm-8:00pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

This roundtable discussion will include Michigan based in-house counsel, patent attorneys from law firms, and two Michigan-based PTAB judges. The discussion will begin with an overview of the major changes made by the AIA, including post-grant review proceedings. The panelists will discuss strategies and changes practitioners and companies put in place in response to the new law and provide practical tips and lessons learned for procuring patents as well as for litigating patents before the Patent Office.

Confirmed Speakers:
Chris Darrow, Darrow Mustafa PC
Carlos Garcia, Eli Lilly
Kendra Mattison, Guardian Corp.
Andrew Riley, Finnegan
Mark Sparschu, Lear Corp.
Jonathan Stroud, Unified Patents
Judge David McKone (MLS Alum), Patent and Trademark Office Judge Justin Busch, Patent and Trademark Office

Co-sponsored by the Office of Career Planning and IPSA. Pizza, salad, and pop will be served.



Starting and Growing Your Own Appellate Practice
Date: 10/16/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 132 Hutchins Hall
Description:

Hear* (MP3) Richard B. Rosenthal, Solo Appellate Lawyer (LSA '93), talk with students about how to build and grow their own appellate practice.



Resumes and Cover Letters
Date: 10/21/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

This workshop* (audio file) instructs 1L students on how to write a legal resume and cover letter. Counselors familiar with both public and private sector employers will share helpful tips and examples of good (and not-so-good) resumes and cover letters. Two sessions offered - students should attend one or the other.



Resumes and Cover Letters
Date: 10/23/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0225 South Hall
Description:

This workshop instructs 1L students on how to write a legal resume and cover letter. Counselors familiar with both public and private sector employers will share helpful tips and examples of good (and not-so-good) resumes and cover letters. Two sessions offered - students should attend one or the other.​



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Private Sector Jobs for 1Ls
Date: 10/26/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

The FYI Board and the Office of Career Planning invite 1Ls to an informational panel* (audio file) to learn more about working at law firms during the 1L summer.



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Careers in Public International Law
Date: 10/27/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:45pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Anna Nicol* (audio file), coordinator of the Geneva Externship Program and International Law Advisor in the Office of Career Planning, has traveled from her home in Geneva, Switzerland to talk with YOU about careers in public international law. Lunch will be provided. Anna will also be available for in-person counseling appointments while she is here -- more information to come!



Judicial Internships for 1Ls
Date: 10/28/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

Hear* (Audio file) what it's really like to work inside chambers for the summer. A panel of current students who have recently interned for a judge will give their inside perspectives. In addition, Clerkship Advisor Greta Trakul will give instructions and tips for how to find and apply for these terrific opportunities.



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Networking for 1Ls
Date: 11/2/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

​Carolyn Spencer, an OCP Attorney-Counselor, will discuss networking: what it is, how to conquer your fear of it, and how it can help you find the job of your dreams.   Lunch provided - please RSVP here by 5pm Friday, October 30.



Networking for 1Ls (Public Service)
Date: 11/3/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

​Networking. It's like a curse word to most law students. We suggest it and get one of three reactions: Defiance (I'm not doing that) or panic (I'm soooo awkward) or resignation (I know I have to, but I'm going to hate it). We don't even like to use the word. Let's call it Connecting with Other Humans. Or something. Whatever you call it, come to this workshop and Alyson Robbins and Melanie Macey will talk about WHY it needs to be part of your public service job search and HOW to do it effectively.

Lunch will be provided!



Networking for 1Ls
Date: 11/4/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Ramji Kaul, an OCP Attorney-Counselor, will discuss networking: what it is, how to conquer your fear of it, and how it can help you find the job of your dreams. ​  Lunch will be provided - please RSVP here.



Creating Meaning: Building a Law Practice that Matters to You
Date: 11/5/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0225 South Hall
Description:

You may have heard (e.g.here or here) that lawyers have a reputation for being an unhappy bunch. Alum Stephen E. Raynes ('91) is an exception. Mr. Raynes is a Senior Partner with the law firm Raynes McCarty in Philadelphia specializing in the representation of clients in serious injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Raynes has repeatedly been selected as one of the top 100 “Super Lawyers” in Pennsylvania, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for the last 7 years, and has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has handled high-profile cases (representing the most seriously injured victim of Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse in a case against Penn State University) and recently done incredible pro bono work on behalf of Canadian Thalidomide survivors, individuals born with physical disabilities as a result of a drug prescribed in the late fifties and early sixties to pregnant women to relieve morning sickness.   Lunch will be provided!



Networking for 1Ls
Date: 11/9/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Pyper Alpern, an OCP Attorney-Counselor, will discuss networking: what it is, how to conquer your fear of it, and how it can help you find the job of your dreams. ​ Lunch will be provided - please RSVP here.



David G. Leitch, VP and GC of Ford Motor Company
Date: 11/9/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

Please join the Business Law Association and the Office of Career Planning as we host a discussion with David Leitch, the General Counsel of Ford Motor Company.  Mr. Leitch has kindly offered to come down from Ford HQ and talk to us* (Audio file) about various matters including in-house work, his career trajectory, and his thoughts about being a legal professional. 



Networking for 1Ls
Date: 11/10/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

​Beth Chen, an OCP Attorney-Counselor, will discuss networking: what it is, how to conquer your fear of it, and how it can help you find the job of your dreams.   Lunch will be provided - please RSVP here.



Career Research on Bloomberg Law
Date: 11/12/2015
Time: 12:00pm-12:45pm
Location: 0220 South Hall
Description:

Looking for Michigan Law School alumni that are partners in a law firm in Chicago? Want to learn more about a company’s litigation in federal courts? How can you find current and relevant topics to talk about at an interview? Where do you start and what resources would you use? Come join Bloomberg Law to learn about some of the resources and databases on the site that you can use in your career research and interview preparation. Click here to RSVP for the training.



Networking at Employer Events
Date: 11/13/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

Learn* (Audio file) how to maximize your success at Meet the Employers, law firm/bar association receptions and other employer events.  Topics covered will include how to introduce yourself to employers, strike up a conversation that will leave recruiters impressed with your intelligence and personality and the importance of effective follow up so you can start building professional relationships that will lead to employment your 2L summer and beyond.  View presentation slides (PDF).



MDefenders Lunch with Daniel Ellman ('11)
Date: 11/13/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 3209 South Hall
Description:

​Dan Ellman ('11) was a Staff Attorney at Bronx Defenders until beginning his clerkship with Justice Bernstein on the MI Supreme Court this year. He'll be on campus on Friday (11/13) to talk about holistic vs. traditional defense representation, his experience as a public defender, and the PD job search. To join him for lunch at 12:00pm (which will be provided), please RSVP here!
https://docs.google.com/a/umich.edu/forms/d/1bc_LIkGhOtIHOqc5Gq3cKjyYO7xJS1-jAOQn8NXyCXs/viewform



LRAP Lunch Talk
Date: 11/16/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0225 South Hall
Description:

​Considering public interest work after law school?  Trying to figure out how you'll afford working at a nonprofit while balancing law school debt?  Hear* (Video file) about the ins and outs of Michigan Law's Loan Repayment Assistance Program from Lindsey Stetson, Assistant Dean for Financial Aid.  Lunch will be provided.  Co-sponsored by OCP and OPIS.



Careers in Health Law Panel (and Summer Job Advice)
Date: 11/17/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Come listen to four health law attorneys talk about their fascinating work within health systems, the private sector and government. A great introduction to the field and a chance to get expert advice on landing a summer job within health law! Featured speakers are: -Susan Hellerman, Assistant Attorney General, Health Care Fraud Division, Michigan Attorney General’s Office -Laura Miron Napiewocki, Associate General Counsel, University of Michigan Health System Legal Office -Joshua Moore, Associate Counsel, Trinity Health Legal Department -Liza Roe, Attorney, Hall Render Lunch provided! Co-sponsored by the Michigan Health Law Organization and Office of Career Planning.



Interviewing Tips and Tricks for 1Ls
Date: 11/18/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

The Office of Career Planning will provide tips and tricks on how to interview successfully for summer employment. ​ View presentation (Video file).



Speed Resume Reviews for 1Ls
Date: 11/19/2015
Time: 11:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Aikens Commons
Description:

After attending a resume workshop and implementing feedback from your appointment with your OCP counselor, stop by Aikens Commons for one last review of your resume before sending it to employers!



Speed Resume Reviews for 1Ls
Date: 11/20/2015
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Aikens Commons
Description:

After attending a resume workshop and implementing feedback from your appointment with your OCP counselor, stop by Aikens Commons for one last review of your resume before sending it to employers!



Fireside Chat with OCP
Date: 11/20/2015
Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm
Location: B60A, Skadden Study
Description:

1Ls can drop by to hear about best practices and potential pitfalls from 2Ls and 3Ls who have been there before, in addition to an OCP counselor. This month’s topic: Applying to “December 1 Jobs” – What are they, and how do I go about getting them?



McKinsey & Company Presentation
Date: 11/20/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Did you know that McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, has been hiring advanced professional degree (APD) candidates just like you for over 20 years? Over half of our 9000 consultants in our 100+ offices worldwide hold PhD, MD, JD and non-MBA Masters degrees. If you like the idea of a career alternative that will stimulate and challenge you, along with the opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a supportive, team-based environment, please join us for an information session on November 20th:

Who: McKinsey & Company Where: University of Michigan Law School, 701 S. State St., 1020 South Hall

General presentation: 11:50 - 12:50.

Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UMichiganLaw_RSVP to sign up.

Group coffee chats: 1-1:30p ET and 1:30-2p ET. Student should sign up in Symplicity - go to "Events" then select "Workshops".

Web Presentations We are hosting web based presentations to help graduate students learn more about McKinsey & Company. Please visit our “Online Events” section on our website for available dates and to RSVP: http://www.mckinsey.com/careers/join_us/university_recruiting/online_events Please note that we will be hosting a law specific WebEx on December 1 at 8p ET.

Diversity & Inclusion at McKinsey At McKinsey, we are dedicated to building a great firm that attracts, develops, excites, and retains exceptional people. We aspire to be recognized as the best professional services firm in the world for all candidates, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or background. To learn more about McKinsey Women, please follow us on Facebook @ McKinseyWomen, view our electronic women's brochure and check out this video about what inspires women at the firm. To learn more about our other diversity networks, including Black Consultants at McKinsey, Hispanic and Latino Consultants at McKinsey, and LGBT colleagues at McKinsey, please visit the Diversity & Inclusion section of our website. Visit our website to for details on eligibility and to submit your application:http://www.mckinsey.com/Careers/Your_background/Advanced_professional_degrees



Speed Resume Reviews for 1Ls
Date: 11/23/2015
Time: 9:00am-10:00am and 3:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Aikens Commons
Description:

After attending a resume workshop and implementing feedback from your appointment with your OCP counselor, stop by Aikens Commons for one last review of your resume before sending it to employers!



Small Group Interviewing Session
Date: 11/23/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Did you know successful interviewing begins with the art of storytelling? Learn with and from your classmates to develop narratives that enable you to answer interview questions in a cogent and memorable way. These OCP-facilitated sessions, designed for up to four students, will give you the opportunity to answer behavioral interview questions and receive feedback from multiple perspectives. 1L students can RSVP beginning 11/2/2015 via Symplicity. Go to the Events tab, then select the workshop session you wish to attend.



Speed Resume Reviews for 1Ls
Date: 11/24/2015
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Aikens Commons
Description:

After attending a resume workshop and implementing feedback from your appointment with your OCP counselor, stop by Aikens Commons for one last review of your resume before sending it to employers!



Small Group Interviewing Session
Date: 11/24/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Did you know successful interviewing begins with the art of storytelling? Learn with and from your classmates to develop narratives that enable you to answer interview questions in a cogent and memorable way. These OCP-facilitated sessions, designed for up to four students, will give you the opportunity to answer behavioral interview questions and receive feedback from multiple perspectives. 1L students can RSVP beginning 11/2/2015 via Symplicity. Go to the Events tab, then select the workshop session you wish to attend.



Small Group Interviewing Session
Date: 11/30/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Did you know successful interviewing begins with the art of storytelling? Learn with and from your classmates to develop narratives that enable you to answer interview questions in a cogent and memorable way. These OCP-facilitated sessions, designed for up to four students, will give you the opportunity to answer behavioral interview questions and receive feedback from multiple perspectives. 1L students can RSVP beginning 11/2/2015 via Symplicity. Go to the Events tab, then select the workshop session you wish to attend.



Info Meeting: International Summer Firm Internships
Date: 11/30/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 236 Hutchins Hall
Description:

If you are interested in pursuing a summer internship at local law firms abroad, join Assistant Dean Theresa Kaiser-Jarvis and OCP Counselor Beth Chen as they discuss this program and opportunities for the summer of 2016.  Summer firm internships currently available in Brazil, Chile, China, and Thailand.  Bring your lunch!​



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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 1L Lunch
Date: 12/1/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Hutchins Hall Table A & B
Description:

​1Ls!  Stop by for a lunch from Zingerman's from Weil.  Good luck on your exams!!



Small Group Mock Interviewing Session
Date: 12/1/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Did you know successful interviewing begins with the art of storytelling? Learn with and from your classmates to develop narratives that enable you to answer interview questions in a cogent and memorable way. These OCP-facilitated sessions, designed for up to four students, will give you the opportunity to answer behavioral interview questions and receive feedback from multiple perspectives. 1L students can RSVP beginning 11/2/2015 via Symplicity. Go to the Events tab, then select the workshop session you wish to attend.



Skadden 1L Scholars Presentation
Date: 12/2/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

Please join representatives from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for an informational session. Lunch will be provided. Bruce Goldner and Eric Gorman will be presenting.  View presentation (video).



Inspiring Paths: Bradley Brockmann ('89)
Date: 12/2/2015
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Jeffries Lounge, 1220 South Hall
Description:

​Mr. Brockmann is the Executive Director of the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights in Providence, Rhode Island. The Center is working to change the epidemic of incarceration and recidivism in the country’s criminal justice system that has adversely impacted millions of individuals, the majority of whom suffer from addiction, substance use, and/or mental illness. Mr. Brockmann's career path is fascinating (it includes lawyering on Wall Street for years before moving to Mexico City to work at an AIDS hospice, Divinity School, Prisoners' Legal Services of Massachusetts, and more). If you're interested in criminal justice reform, prisoners' right, health law, human rights, and/or good food, join us.  Please RSVP here by Monay, 11/23.



Latham & Watkins Promoting Diversity in the Legal Profession
Date: 12/3/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

​Latham's 1L Fellowship Program and Diversity Leadership Academy offers unique opportunities for 1L students to gain valuable professional experience, mentoring and training early in their careers.  Join a panel of Latham attorneys to hear more about these programs and Latham generally.  A Zingerman's lunch will be provided - please RSVP to Amanda.beltzman@lw.com by December 1, 2015.



What's it like to be a Lawyer at Ropes & Gray LLP?
Date: 12/4/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0225 South Hall
Description:

Partner Richard Batchelder and associates Sunil Shenoi (UMLS '09) and Dante Roldan (UMLS '14) will share some of their experiences as lawyers at Ropes & Gray LLP. You will also learn about the firm's culture, recent landmark pro bono matters, and our global opportunities program. Mr. Batchelder is also the firm's hiring partner, and he will discuss our summer program and fall hiring goals.  View presentation (video).



 
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