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Nicole Allen, '08

Nicole Allen, '08

By Amy Spooner

Nicole Allen, '08, says her life is closely intertwined with the University of Michigan. There are several U-M graduates in her family, and she met her husband, Andrew, when they were undergraduate students at Michigan's Ross School of Business. And if she ever has a heart attack, "It will be because of the Michigan football team," Allen said. She also recognizes the impact Michigan has made on her career, which is why the decision to make a $25,000 pledge to the Law School Fund in honor of her five-year reunion was "important and exciting."

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Dec. 20, 2013: Senior Day

Feb. 11, 2014: Meet the Employer Reception, sponsored by the Office of Career Planning. If your organization is interested in meeting 1L students, join us in the Michigan Union Ballroom from 4:30-6:30 p.m. For more details and registration information, contact Kim LeClair.

Feb. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 2014: Winter OCI (On-Campus Interviewing), sponsored by the Office of Career Planning. For more information, contact Kim LeClair.

March 21-24, 2014: Inaugural African American Alumni Reunion

Calling All Victors

Calling All Victors

By Amy Spooner

The world needs victors. Be a victor for Michigan Law.

The theme of the University of Michigan's iconic fight song is now the rallying point for the Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign, which kicked off Nov. 8-9. The campaign, which seeks to raise $4 billion for the University, is the largest fundraising endeavor in U-M's history and the largest in history for a public institution. The Law School's campaign goal is $200 million.

more .... Jeremy Bloom, '01, Named New Assistant Dean of Career Planning

Jeremy Bloom, '01, Named New Assistant Dean of Career Planning

By Lori Atherton

Jeremy Bloom—a 2001 graduate whose legal experiences include interning for a U.S. district judge, working as an associate at Skadden, starting his own practice, and engaging in high-level financial regulatory work—has been named the new assistant dean for career planning at the University of Michigan Law School.

He joins Michigan Law on Dec. 4, and replaces longtime dean Susan Guindi, '90, who served in the role for 18 years before joining U-M's Ford School of Public Policy in August as director of student and academic services.

more .... Orr, '83, Discusses Detroit Bankruptcy at Michigan Law School Event

Orr, '83, Discusses Detroit Bankruptcy at Michigan Law School Event

Detroit Emergency Manager Also Emphasizes Opportunity for the City's Renaissance

By Katie Vloet

Detroit is a once-great city that can embark on a renaissance—but only if it is allowed to restructure under Chapter 9 bankruptcy, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, '83, told Michigan Law students.

A frequent target of criticism by creditors and labor unions, Orr also signaled that his congenial approach to dealing with such groups may be coming to an end.

more .... EIW Moves to Lawyers Club in 2014

EIW Moves to Lawyers Club in 2014

By Lori Atherton

After 12 years of being hosted at the Ann Arbor Holiday Inn, Early Interview Week (EIW)—a four-day event during which employers interview rising 2Ls and 3Ls—will be moving to the Lawyers Club in August 2014. The last time law firm employers actually recruited on site at the Law School was in 2001; back then it was known as "OCI" (on-campus interviewing).

more .... Michigan Law's Assistant Dean for Financial Aid Retires

Michigan Law's Assistant Dean for Financial Aid Retires

By Lori Atherton

Katherine Gottschalk, Michigan Law's longtime assistant dean for financial aid, retired from the Law School after nearly 30 years of service. Her last day was Nov. 18.

Dean Gottschalk's contributions to the Law School were recognized at an afternoon reception on her last day, during which current and former colleagues gathered to express their appreciation and well wishes.

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