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Calendar of MDefenders Events

MOVIE SCREENING: GIDEON'S ARMY

Date: Monday, September 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Room: South Hall 0225

‚ÄčThis is a film screening of the documentary Gideon's Army about public defenders fighting for justice in the South. Watch the film to learn about public defense work and stay after for a Q&A hosted by Professor Primus about public defender work and the MDefenders organization here at U of M Law. Snacks will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Poverty Law Society.

MONTHLY MEETING (Followed by happy HOUR at Dominicks)

Date: Friday, September 15, 2017
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Room: Hutchins Hall 218

This is the September monthly meeting for MDefenders -- a group for aspiring public defenders. The topic for this meeting is "The Things That Happened in Your Summer Internships in Public Defender Offices." Come talk about your summer experiences or learn about what it was like to spend a summer in a public defender office. When the meeting is over, we can all head over to Dominicks.

HOW TO HANDLE THE PUBLIC DEFENDER INTERVIEW (PART ONE - THE GENERAL QUESTIONING)

Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
Time: 11:55 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Room: Hutchins Hall 116

This is an MDefenders event designed to help students applying for public defender summer or entry-level jobs think about how to handle the general questioning that is typical of public defender interviews. So grab a lunch from the K&E cafe (or bring your own) and come learn about the questions asked in public defender interviews.

HOW TO HANDLE THE PUBLIC DEFENDER INTERVIEW (PART TWO - HYPOTHETICALS)

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: 11:55 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Room: Hutchins Hall 116

This is an MDefenders meeting designed to help students who are applying for summer or entry-level public defender jobs think about how to handle the difficult hypothetical questions that are often asked during these interviews.  So grab a lunch from the K&E Cafe (or bring your own) and come learn about handling hypotheticals in public defender interviews. 

Mock Public Defender Interviews (Part I) - For 2L & 3L Students Only

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Time: Throughout the day
Room: Career Services Suite Room 1142

2L & 3L MDefenders members can sign up to have a 20 minute mock interview and experience firsthand what public defender interviews are like.   

Public Defender Service For the District of Columbia Comes to Michigan to Interview for Summer Interns and entry-Level Jobs

Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: Throughout the day

The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia is coming to Michigan to interview MDefenders students for summer internships and entry-level defender positions.  Check Symplicity for instructions on how to bid for an interview slot.  You will be able to submit bids starting Tuesday, September 19th.

Mock Public Defender Interviews (Part II) - For 2L & 3L Students Only

Date: Monday, October 2, 2017
Time: Throughout the day
Room: Career Services Suite Room 1142

2L & 3L MDefenders members who signed up for a mock interview during the first round on September 25th should now sign up for their second interview.  Please note that you must have participated in Part I to participate in Part II. 

Brooklyn Defender Services comes to michigan to interview for summer interns and entry-level jobs

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: Throughout these days

The Brooklyn Defender Services is coming to Michigan to interview MDefenders students for summer internships and entry-level defender positions.  Check Symplicity for instructions on how to bid for an interview slot. 

MONTHLY MEETING

Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Room: Hutchins Hall 218

This is the October monthly meeting for MDefenders -- a group for aspiring public defenders. The topic for this meeting will be:  "How Public Defenders will face Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and How to Address it."

COURSE ADVISING

Date: Monday, October 23, 2107
Time: 11:55 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Room: Hutchins Hall 218

Grab a lunch from the K&E cafe (or bring your own) and come hear from experienced MDefenders on what courses aspiring public defenders should take.   

Equal Justice Works Conference

Date:  Friday, October 27 - Saturday, October 28, 2017

For more information on the potential employers who are interviewing at EJW, please look at the conference website

HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST SUMMER JOB IN A PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE

Date: November 13, 2017
Time: 11:55 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Room: Hutchins Hall 116

This session is designed to help students thinking about applying for their first summer job in a public defender's office figure out where to apply and how to do it. So grab a lunch from the K&E cafe (or bring your own) and come hear from students and faculty about how to get your first summer job in indigent defense.

MONTHLY MEETING

Date: November 17, 2017
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Room: Hutchins Hall 218

This is the November monthly meeting for MDefenders -- a group for aspiring public defenders. This meeting will involve a discussion of James Forman's book "Locking up Our Own:  Crime and Punishment in Black America."  MDefenders members can get a free copy of the book from Professor Primus by contacting her at ebrensik@umich.edu.