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collapse : December
U.S. Air Force JAG Informational Session
Date: 12/4/2013
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: 1050 South Hall
Description:
Major Ernest Calderon from the U.S. Air Force JAG will be on-campus to meet with students about employment opportunities. This informational session is informal and students are encouraged to stop by at any time. There are opportunities for 1L, 2L, & 3L students. For more information, please visit http://www.airforce.com/jag/. Students are encouraged to review the materials on the website prior to the informational session. *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 : January
Interview Tips for LL.M./S.J.D. Students
Date: 1/15/2014
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 1050 South Hall
Description:
Assistant Dean Jeremy Bloom will provide interviewing advice and tips for LL.M. and S.J.D. students. 


Fellowships 101
Date: 1/27/2014
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:
Postgraduate fellowships are a great way to begin a public interest career right out of law school. If you are committed to using your law degree as a tool for justice, you should consider pursuing one of these unique opportunities! This presentation can help 1Ls begin to understand and identify fellowship options and help 2Ls (or 3Ls who will be clerking) get started on great fellowship applications. Jennifer Hill (‘07), former Skadden Fellow at the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center and current Lecturer in Law at University of Miami School of Law, will be joining us!  Watch presentation (Media File).


Employment in Europe
Date: 1/28/2014
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:
Join a video conference with 5 amazing MLaw alumni based in Europe as they talk about how they got their jobs and the lessons they learned along the way.  The alumni will cover both corporate and public interest jobs; several have non-traditional backgrounds.  Student interviewers will direct the panel for the first half hour leaving 20 minutes for audience-driven Q&A! Light European-style snacks served.   Watch the presentation media file.

Co-sponsored by the International Law Society, Office of Career Planning, Center for International and Comparative Law, and Alumni/Development Office.


Clerkship Interview Program
Date: 1/29/2014
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 0220 South Hall
Description:
Professor Joan Larsen will give tips for conducting clerkship interviews and discuss how to leverage your interviews.  Hear program audio (Media file).


collapse : February
Town Hall Meeting with Assistant Dean for Career Planning Jeremy Bloom ('01)
Date: 2/5/2014
Time: 12:15pm-1:00pm
Location: 250 Hutchins Hall
Description:
Come meet our new Assistant Dean for Career Planning to hear about the path that led him back to Michigan Law and his vision for OCP. Be sure to bring any and all questions you might have about career planning at Michigan. Your experiences with and thoughts about OCP, EIW, OCI, and any other acronyms are all fair game. If you prefer to submit questions in advance, you may email them to jerbloom@umich.eduor you may use this link to submit them anonymously: https://docs.google.com/a/umich.edu/forms/d/1vqkwypEdk_blWRiMdNK8D32TnfB54zJXHJMLHSuhXwo/viewform


Walk-In Hours for All Questions Concerning Clerkship Applications
Date: 2/7/2014
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: 1070 South Hall
Description:
Are you confused about how to create your judge list for clerkships applications? Are you wondering how to get your clerkship recommendation letters processed? How do paper applications get to chambers? If these questions and more are swirling in your brain, come see the experts - Team Clerkship! Greta Trakul, Katie Ulivi and Tammy Sindlinger will have open walk-in time for students to ask any and all questions related to the judicial clerkship application process and will demonstrate the request process. No question is too small or too silly to ask!


Judicial Clerkship Refresher
Date: 2/12/2014
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:
If you've sent out applications and haven't heard anything yet, or you meant to work on things over break and you didn't, or you decided you just couldn't deal with clerkships last semester (or last year, if you're a 3L) and now feel like you're late to the game, this is the program for you.  Greta Trakul, OCP Clerkship Advisor, will briefly go over some clerkship application basics, help you refocus if you need some ideas for what to do next, remind you of some of the non-OSCAR clerkship openings, and generally make sure you're on the right path to clerkship success.  This will be a casual session with plenty of time for you to ask questions.


Careers Over Coffee: Jennifer L. McManus, Appellate Chief, U.S. Attorney's Office
Date: 2/13/2014
Time: 2:30-3:00pm
Location: 3209 South Hall
Description:

Ms. McManus will be at the law school on Thursday, February 13th to interview 1Ls and 2Ls for opportunities with the U.S. Attorney's Office AND she has agreed to meet with interested students that day from 2:30-3:00pm to talk about the U.S. Attorney's Office, career opportunities, and anything else you want to talk about!  Please RSVP here for the coffee chat.  If you are interested in interviewing (1Ls and 2Ls), please bid on Symplicity February 4th-6th (5pm EST). 



Walk-In Hours for All Questions Concerning Clerkship Applications
Date: 2/13/2014
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1070 South Hall
Description:
Are you confused about how to create your judge list for clerkships applications? Are you wondering how to get your clerkship recommendation letters processed? How do paper applications get to chambers? If these questions and more are swirling in your brain, come see the experts - Team Clerkship! Greta Trakul, Katie Ulivi and Tammy Sindlinger will have open walk-in time for students to ask any and all questions related to the judicial clerkship application process and will demonstrate the request process. No question is too small or too silly to ask!


Work or Study Abroad: Networking Coffee Chat for JDs with International LL.M. Students and Research Scholars
Date: 2/24/2014
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Location: Aikens Commons Basement Lounge
Description:
Students who are interested in working or studying abroad: Come meet some of MLaw's international students (SJDs, LLMs) and research scholars who will answer your questions about their home countries. They have a trove of information and advice they are willing to share with you, whether you are looking for an internship for the summer or want to learn about the path to post grad opportunities.  NGOs, academic, private sector and public sector career paths will be represented. This is an informal "table talk" networking opportunity, not a panel. Bring your questions, have coffee and cookies and find out about working abroad in your "target" country. RSVP here!  Sponsored by The Center For International and Comparative Law and the Office of Career Planning.
 
Resource people will be available from the following countries:  Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India
Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, Pakistan, Phillippines, Slovakia and South Africa
 
Questions: Roopal Shah (roopal@umich.edu), Sharon Shakargy (shakargy@umich.edu), Robin Kaplan (rakaplan@umich.edu)


ABA Program on Labor and Employment Law
Date: 2/26/2014
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0220 South Hall
Description:
Hear* (MP3 file) the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law present a lunch-time panel regarding career opportunities in the field of Labor and Employment law, one of the fastest growing areas of practice in the country. Attorneys representing management and labor, and plaintiff's employment and defense attorneys will be present.


collapse : March
Careers Over Coffee: Andrew Mergen, Deputy Chief of the Appellate Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division at the U.S. Department of Justice
Date: 3/10/2014
Time: 2:00pm-2:45pm
Location: 3209 South Hall
Description:
Mr. Mergen is speaking earlier in the day at the Environmental Law Speaker Series but he is also willing to speak to a small group of students later in the day! RSVP here if you want to be one of the lucky ones!
 
First come first served.


Skadden Fellowships Foundation Presentation
Date: 3/11/2014
Time: 11:55am-12:55pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Hear* (MP3 file) Susan Butler Plum, founder and director of Skadden Fellowship Foundation, 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!



Market Series: Chicago
Date: 3/12/2014
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:
Listen to* (MP3 file) Amy Leafe McCormack and Karin Hoekstra, legal search professionals with McCormack Schreiber Legal Search in Chicago, provide information useful to students interested in interviewing with employers in Chicago during Early Interview Week and the Fall Interview Program.


Civil Rights: A talk on Housing and Civil Enforcement Section at DOJ and Tips on Applying to the DOJ Honors (3Ls), SLIP Program (2Ls) and Volunteer Legal Intern Programs
Date: 3/17/2014
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0220 South Hall
Description:
Come hear Steven H. Rosenbaum '78, chief of the Housing and Civil Enforcement section of the Civil Rights Division, discuss the important work DOJ is doing in the fair housing and fair lending areas. Steve is a 35-year veteran of the Civil Rights Division and a former Chief of the Special Litigation and Voting Sections. Furthermore, important information about applying to DOJ Honors Program (3Ls), Summer Legal Intern Program (2Ls) and Volunteer Legal Intern Program (1Ls and 2Ls) will be provided. If you are interested in civil rights law and/or working at the U.S. Department of Justice, you won't want to miss this! Lunch will be served - please RSVP here : https://docs.google.com/a/umich.edu/forms/d/1k7BFn9Y91CPyfascuCEyVsJOX-jGCyrzl6ykttCr7-k/viewform by Thursday, March 13th. Sponsored by OCP and the Public Interest/Public Service Faculty


Market Series: Washington, D.C.
Date: 3/17/2014
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:
Sadie Madole of Garrison & Sisson, a D.C. legal search firm, will provide information useful to students interested in interviewing with employers in Washington, D.C. during Early Interview Week and the Fall Interview Program.  View program handout (PDF).


Market Series: New York
Date: 3/18/2014
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:
Listen to* (MP3 file) Carol Kanarek, '79, a renowned consultant on the New York City legal market, provide information useful to students interested in interviewing with employers during Early Interview Week and the Fall Interview Program.  Please bring a hard copy of the following documents (to be left with Ms. Kanarek) to the presentation: Resume, Transcript, and List of Courses you plan to take during your 2L and 3L years.  Be sure to have your upcoming summer job (if you know it) on your resume.


How to Succeed as a Summer Associate
Date: 3/19/2014
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:
Hear* (MP3 file) Carol Kanarek, '79, a NYC career coach for lawyers, discuss how to navigate successfully through your summer job in order to optimize your chances of receiving an offer, in particular for those working in a law firm.  Please bring a hard copy of the following documents (to be left with Ms. Kanarek) to the presentation: Resume, Transcript, and List of Courses you plan to take during your 2L and 3L years.  Be sure to have your upcoming summer job (if you know it) on your resume.


What Happens if I Don't Do OCI?
Date: 3/19/2014
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? 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 provided by OCP!


Market Series: Northern and Southern California (including the Bay Area and Los Angeles)
Date: 3/24/2014
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0220 South Hall
Description:
Watch Jon Escher, a renowned consultant on the California legal market, provide information useful to students interested in interviewing with employers in California during Early Interview Week and the Fall Interview Program.  View presentation handout (PDF).


Early Interview Week Orientation
Date: 3/26/2014
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 100 Hutchins Hall
Description:
Assistant Dean Jeremy Bloom will discuss policies, procedures, and deadlines for Early Interview Week 2014 which will be held August 7, 8, 11, and 12th.  This meeting is required for those interested in participating in Early Interview Week.  View presentation slides.


Ever Thought of Becoming a Law Professor?
Date: 3/27/2014
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 138 Hutchins Hall
Description:
If such a career path sounds intriguing, Student Research Roundtable and OCP are hosting a faculty panel to discuss the nuts and bolts of the job market in legal academia. 
 
Our panelists include representatives from Michigan's Research, Clinical, and Legal Practice faculties.  The panelists have followed diverse career paths and will offer concrete, relatable advice about how to land a rewarding professorship.
 
Panelists:  Kristina Daugirdas, Jessica Litman, Leonard Niehoff, David Santacroce, and Nancy Vettorello.
 


Market Series: Detroit
Date: 3/28/2014
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1025 South Hall
Description:
Nancy Newman (Media file), President and Founder of Newman Hawkins Legal Search Consultants, will provide information useful to students interested in interviewing with employers in Michigan during Early Interview Week and the Fall Interview Program.  View presentation handout (PDF).


Equal Justice Works Fellowship Presentation
Date: 3/31/2014
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 138 Hutchins 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, hear* (MP3 file) about the Equal Justice Works Fellowships program from Mia Sussman (MLaw Alum and Senior Manager, Pro Bono at Equal Justice Works)! View presentation slides (PDF).


Careers Over Coffee: The Hon. Marsha Pechman, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Date: 3/31/2014
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: 4230 South Hall
Description:
Judge Pechman is talking earlier in the day and has also agreed to talk to a small group of students in the afternoon!  Bring your questions about being a judge, careers as a prosecutor, working in the private sector, judicial clerkships and more!  Sign up HERE! (First come first served)


collapse : April
Judicial Clerkships with State Courts
Date: 4/2/2014
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:
Listen* (MP3 file)  to a panel of current and former clerks discuss their experiences clerking for state courts at both the trial and appellate levels.  Learn about the different timelines for state court clerkships, how to identify courts that are hiring, and why a state court clerkship might be a great fit for you personally and professionally.


1L Judicial Clerkship Meeting
Date: 4/7/2014
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:
All 1Ls who are considering pursuing a post-graduate judicial clerkship should attend this meeting to get an overview of the application process and the timeline for applying. Application season may start as early as August, so you want to start thinking about this now!  Hear* (MP3 file) Professor Joan Larsen, Faculty Clerkship Advisor, and Greta Trakul, OCP Clerkship Advisor, discuss course selection, timing, and other issues you should consider prior to the fall semester.


NAWJ MentorJet
Date: 4/8/2014
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Lower Commons
Description:
Students are invited to participate in a wonderful event at the Law School on Tuesday, April 8: The University of Michigan Law School has accepted the invitation of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) to host MentorJet on April 8, 2014, in the Lower Commons. We expect to have approx. 20 lawyers and judges and about 40 students at this MentorJet event. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the judges and lawyers will “mentor” law students in a six minute “jet-like” fashion – think, speed mentoring. Over the course of the following 75-90 minutes, in six minute blocks, students will change seats & thereby exchange mentors, gathering information from those in practice. We will then conclude with a short reception so that participants can talk in a more informal setting. An RSVP is required. Please click here to RSVP: https://umich.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3n0VgS5Q2UoqT4x. Note - this program is limited to the first 40 students that RSVP. The Office of Career Planning will contact students to confirm participation in the event one week prior to the event.


How to Succeed in Your Judicial Clerkship/Internship
Date: 4/9/2014
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:
Listen* (MP3 file) to a panel of current and former law clerks discuss the do's and don'ts of judicial clerkships and internships.  Panelists will share tips on how to have a successful clerkship or internship, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to make the most of this unique and prestigious experience.


OCP and OCP Student Advisory Committee Town Hall Meeting
Date: 4/14/2014
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 100 Hutchins Hall
Description:
Hear* (MP3 file) a town hall discussion of the OCP Student Advisory Committee survey results.  Dean Bloom will lead the discussion.  Food will be provided by LSSS!


Microsoft Excel for Beginners
Date: 4/18/2014
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1025 South Hall
Description:
Learn more about Excel and what it can do for you! Please RSVP to kleclair@umich.edu and let us know if you need a laptop.


Interview Tips from Kirkland Partners
Date: 4/21/2014
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:
Two Hiring Partners from Kirkland & Ellis will share their advice on how to ace on-campus and callback interviews. Please RSVP so we have enough Zingermans for everyone! RSVP to attorneyrecruitingevents@kirkland.com.


collapse : June
Summer Starters Welcome to OCP
Date: 6/9/2014
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: South Hall, Caminker Arcade (outside of 1100 South Hall)
Description:
Summer Starters...Welcome to Michigan Law!  The Office of Career Planning is looking forward to helping you figure out what you want to do next summer, the summer after that, post-graduation, and beyond!  To start, we would love to meet you!  Join us on the Caminker arcade (outside of 1100 South Hall) for some *free* food!  Please  stop by to introduce yourself!


collapse : September
Welcome to OCP for Sections EFGH
Date: 9/5/2014
Time: 11:45am-12:45pm
Location: Caminker Arcade (outside 1100 South Hall)
Description:

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



Welcome to OCP for Sections MNOP
Date: 9/8/2014
Time: 11:45am-12:45pm
Location: Caminker Arcade (outside 1100 South Hall)
Description:

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



Welcome to OCP for Sections IJKL
Date: 9/9/2014
Time: 11:45am-12:45pm
Location: Caminker Arcade (outside 1100 South Hall)
Description:

​Sections IJKL...Join the Office of Career Planning for some tasty treats on your patio (outside 1100 South Hall).  Please stop by to introduce yourself!



 
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