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Admissions Office

The University of Michigan Law School
Admissions Office
South Hall, Suite 2200
701 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091
Telephone: 734.764.0537
Fax: 734.647.3218
E-mail: law.jd.admissions@umich.edu


Staff

Sarah Zearfoss

Sarah C. Zearfoss

Senior Assistant Dean for Admissions, Financial Aid, and Career Planning

 
Shannon Briscoe

Shannon Briscoe

Senior Secretary

Shannon joined the Law School Admissions Office in December 2016. Prior to joining the Admissions Office, she worked as a Faculty Assistant at the University of Michigan Law School. Her fascination with the law has led her to study and receive her degree in criminal justice. In her free time, Shannon enjoys watching football (GO BLUE!) and baseball. She loves to read and spend time on the lake during the summer. She has a daughter who keeps her busy as an aspiring U of M gymnast!

 
Erik D. Choisy

Erik D. Choisy

Assistant Director

Erik left private practice in fall 2017 to join the admissions office.  While a student at the Law School, he interned with the start-up team for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, helping launch the government agency.  After graduating from Michigan Law in 2012, he entered practice as a DLA Piper Krantz Fellow, working full time on public service and pro bono matters.  In that role, he participated in international regulatory reform efforts aimed at protecting consumers in developing countries from predatory practices at financial institutions. Erik also used his fellowship to help veterans obtain previously denied disability benefits and received recognition from the New York City Bar Association for his work securing life-changing monetary compensation for a previously homeless veteran.  After the fellowship, he worked in private practice in New York and Atlanta, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, structured finance and corporate governance.  Erik is also an AmeriCorps alumnus, having served two terms before law school with City Year, a program dedicated to bridging the education gap in high poverty communities. Outside the office, he collects vinyl records and enjoys daylong bicycle rides.

 

Eboni Hill-Freeman

Clerk Intermediate

Eboni joined the Law School Admissions team on June 4, 2018 and looks forward to assisting applicants in furthering their education at Michigan Law.  A native of the area, she has worked in many different units across campus and has learned a great deal about the University and its community of students, faculty, and staff.  She enjoys engaging with and helping others to achieve their goals.  She is passionate about being a mother of four (two boys and two girls) and is very active in their lives. She loves supporting their activities and encouraging them to follow their dreams.  Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, traveling, and studying massage therapy. 

 
Emily Gee

Emily Gee

Clerk Intermediate

Emily has previous work experience in admissions and insurance claims prior to her arrival at the Law School in 2000. Among her duties are coordinating and facilitating various tasks in the admissions process to keep things running smoothly. Emily spends her time outside of work volunteering and pursuing her many interests such as hiking, architecture and design, graphics, and oceanography, to name just a few. 

 
Angela Nicoloff

Angela Nicoloff

Clerk Intermediate

Angela joined the Law School Admissions Office in December 2016. Angela graduated from Michigan State University in 2004 with a BA in Telecommunication. She also attended Specs Howard School of Media Arts in 2011 and completed the Video/Film program. Throughout the years, Angela has worked in the broadcasting industry and has several years of customer service experience. Outside of work, Angela enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and reading.

 
Joe Pollak

Joe Pollak

Associate Director

Joe joined the Admissions Office in 2012. He received his BA, cum laude, in political science and his JD with honors from George Washington University. Prior to joining the Admissions Office, Joe was in private practice as an environmental litigation and regulatory associate with Vinson & Elkins LLP in Washington, D.C., and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan. In his free time, Joe is a certified ropes course instructor and enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, reading nonfiction, hiking, and traveling (with a particular interest in eco-tourism).

 
Taylor Simon

Taylor Simon

Receptionist

Taylor, an Ann Arbor native, joined the Law School Admissions Office in 2016. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in International Studies in 2015. Since graduation, Taylor has worked in higher education for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, as well as working as a nanny for other U-M families. Outside of the office, she loves live music, fishing, and anything outdoors.

 
Fang Tan

Fang Tan

Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Fang received her BA from Suzhou University and her MA from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She earned her MA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Prior to joining the Law School Admissions Office, Fang worked as admissions officer at U-M's Rackham Graduate School. In her spare time, Fang enjoys running, reading, and listening to music.

 
Kalli Washburn

Kalli Washburn

Clerk Intermediate

Kalli joined the Law School Admissions Office in May 2016. Originally from Iowa, she graduated with a BA in Public Relations and Strategic Communication from St. Ambrose University in December 2011. Since graduation, Kalli has worked in the corporate world in a variety of fields, such as furniture and aviation. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, shopping, and being a crazy cat lady.