The Law School’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations works to ensure that Michigan continues to stand among the world’s great law schools by helping to strengthen the School’s financial resources through private support and alumni activities.
Gifts from alumni and friends are essential to the Law School. Private funding assists financial aid programs for students, faculty recruitment and support, building renovations, visiting scholar programs, the Law Library, topical symposia, and student publications and competitions.
Working closely with volunteers, the Development and Alumni Relations Office coordinates the Law School’s reunion program. Each class gathers on campus every five years to get reacquainted, become familiar with recent changes at the Law School, and enjoy Michigan’s fall splendor. Reunion classes conduct a fundraising campaign in advance of their reunions, and this effort contributes substantially to the Law School Fund.
Alumni from the University of Michigan Law School are distributed throughout the nation and the world. The Development and Alumni Relations Office routinely hosts gatherings of alumni in several major metropolitan areas, and also hosts events in conjunction with national and state bar association meetings and other professional associations.
Career planning assistance is available to graduates as well as students. Interested graduates are provided with a Job Bulletin published bi-weekly detailing open positions in a variety of arenas. The Office of Career Services staff provides counseling and assistance, in person or by phone, to former students seeking new positions.
More than 25,000 alumni and others worldwide stay in touch with the Law School through The Law Quadrangle. Published twice yearly, The Law Quadrangle reports on the scholarly activities of the faculty, curricular changes, student activities, and alumni news. Copies are also available to students.
Throughout the year, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations assists student groups in organizing symposia, conferences, and other special events. At the close of final classes for graduating students, the office hosts Senior Celebration, a festive introduction for graduating students to their new role as alumni.
In addition to the efforts of the Law School Office of Development and Alumni Relations, the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan provides a host of activities and volunteer opportunities for graduates who join this independent, membership organization. Alumni Association offices are located in the Alumni Center, just north of the Michigan League.