ZEAL (Zell Entrepreneurship and Law) offers Michigan Law students, the University, and the entrepreneurial and business community a variety of programs that build on the resources of one of the world's top-tier law schools.
Michigan Law students will learn about the real-world practice of a wide range of entrepreneurially oriented activities, including venture finance, private equity, startups, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, intellectual property, employment law, and related areas. In addition to acquiring substantive knowledge and hands-on practice skills, students will learn how to think like a businessperson, an entrepreneur, and an attorney who serves clients that are pursuing entrepreneurial activities—whether in startups, fast-growing companies, large corporations, financial services and consulting firms, or in law firms that are themselves entrepreneurial. ZEAL students will understand the mindsets of people who see risk as an opportunity, not as an enemy. They will learn how to pursue careers in a wide variety of industries and roles.