"Michigan's reputation definitely gives you an edge in the job market, and so does participating in U-M's extracurricular opportunities."

—Maggie Cheng, '11

Speaker Series

Throughout the academic year, the Office of Career Planning offers a speaker series covering a variety of topics and designed to help students explore their career options, translate individual legal interests into professional paths, and analyze the latest market trends.

collapse : September
Bar Information Meeting
Date: 9/23/2013
Time: 11:55am-12:50p.m.
Location: 100 Hutchins Hall
Description:
Hear* (MP3 file) Deans Baum and Zearfoss provide information on the bar exam application process, multi-state and state portions of the bar exam, bar review courses, and character and fitness consideration.  Sponsored by the Offices of Career Planning and Student Affairs. 


collapse : July
How to Apply to DOJ Honors and SLIP Programs
Date: 7/15/2014
Time:
Location:
Description:
Listen to* (MP3 file) alum Sam Hall ('13) for tips and advice on applying to the U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program (entry level-3Ls and alums) and Student Law Intern Program (SLIP-2Ls) for 2015. Sam is a trial attorney (via the Honors program) at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Housing and Civil Enforcement Section.


collapse : August
Early Interview Week (EIW) Meeting
Date: 8/6/2014
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: 100 Hutchins Hall
Description:
Dean Jeremy Bloom will present information and advice for Early Interview Week.  Please note this meeting is required for any 2L participating in EIW.


Callback Interviews
Date: 8/8/2014
Time: 12:10pm-1:00pm
Location: 100 Hutchins Hall
Description:
Dean Jeremy Bloom will provide student with information on how to schedule and prioritize callback interviews.  Please note this meeting is strongly suggested for any 2L participating in EIW.


collapse : September
Air Force JAG Presentation
Date: 9/4/2014
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0220 South Hall
Description:
Captain Nicholas Mahanic, Air Force JAG lawyer and UMLS '08, will give an informational briefing to 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, & LLMs about the opportunities in the Air Force JAG Corps.  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.


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!



Navy JAG Info Session
Date: 9/9/2014
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1025 South Hall
Description:

LT Taurean Brown, MLS '11, 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.



Public Service Kick-Off (2Ls and 3Ls)
Date: 9/11/2014
Time: 7:00pm
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!


Suing the Government is a Growth Industry: How to make the most from your law degree (and your life) with a career in public-interest law
Date: 9/15/2014
Time: 11:45am-12:45pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Sometimes law students are told they have two options: a miserable life earning decent money at a law firm, or a rewarding job coupled with a vow of poverty. This isn’t true. On September 15, Jeff Rowes, a senior attorney with the Institute for Justice, will discuss his public-interest career and steps you can take to have a career at IJ. The Institute for Justice, the nation’s leading libertarian public-interest law firm, offers the best of both worlds: cutting-edge constitutional litigation on issues that actually matter to real people, combined with competitive pay. Sound interesting? Learn what steps you can take now to put yourself on a path to litigating the kind of cases you read about in the newspaper and your casebooks.



Introduction to Career Planning for LL.M. and S.J.D. Students
Date: 9/16/2014
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1025 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 postings.


collapse : November
Careers in Compliance and Securities Law
Date: 11/3/2014
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 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 SLC.  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.


 
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