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Student Career Toolkit

This toolkit contains a collection of information regarding legal careers, best practices for job hunting and application preparation, and links to job postings and other helpful websites to assist you with your career planning.

Career Exploration


  • Job Search Manual: An overview of the career opportunities available to Michigan Law students and advice for conducting an effective job search.
  • Public Service Guides: Advice on pursuing a career in the public sector (i.e. goverment, non-profits, public defense).
  • Top 25 Practice Area Guide: An overview of the various legal settings for the top 25 practice areas.
  • LL.M. Career Guide: Summary of the job search and recruitment tools available for LL.M. students.

Practice Area Resources

Job Search Checklists

Job Postings and Employer Research

Michigan Law Job Postings

  • Symplicity: Log-in to Symplicity to access and apply for job postings, view employer profiles, and schedule appointments with the Office of Career Planning.
  • MLS Email Groups: Keep up to date on internships and post-graduate job opportunities, upcoming programs, and can't-miss deadlines.
  • International Summer Firm Internships

External Job Posting Sites and Employer Directories

These are some of our favorite resources for finding employers and job postings, but visit our Government, Judicial Clerkship, Law Firms & OCI, and Public Interest pages for more!

Preparing Your Application Materials

Preparing For Interviews


  • Guide to Networking for Law Students
  • Private Sector Employment Evaluations:  To search/review the evaluations in Symplicity, hover over the "Profile" tab on your Symplicity home screen.  This will activate a drop down menu, from which you should select "Evaluations."  Next, select the "Search" option.  This will allow you to search by employer or geographic area.  If you leave the search criteria blank, this will return all of the evaluations in the database. 

    Please help us grow this resource by contributing your feedback. To add feedback on Symplicity, click on Profile > Evaluations > My Surveys > Add New.

Networking Resources



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