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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








Jay Baer 

Acting Director of Admissions 

Jay is a proud alum of Michigan Law, receiving his J.D., cum laude, in December 2008. Following law school graduation, he joined Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where he litigated high-stakes IP matters and a variety of complex commercial disputes. In 2014, Jay was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for Intellectual Property Litigation. While at Covington, he served on the firm's Associate Advisory and New Associate Integration Committees. In addition to his time at Covington, Jay also worked for a mid-size law firm in Atlanta - his native city - handling First Amendment and media law cases. Throughout his legal career, Jay has maintained an active pro bono practice focused on civil rights cases, including representing female soldiers challenging the military's former combat exclusion policies. Most recently, Jay served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Georgia, where he was Chief of the Financial Litigation Unit.

 
Lindsay Barnett

Lindsay Barnett

Clerk Intermediate

Lindsay joined the Law School Admissions Office in August 2018 and looks forward to assisting in the admissions process. She also graduated with a BA from the University of Michigan in 2018. Prior to Admissions, Lindsay worked in Development and assisted with research for the University. Outside of work, Lindsay enjoys spending time outdoors, learning new languages, crocheting, and traveling. 

 
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.

 
Alice Choo

Alice Choo

Assistant Director

Alice joined the Law School Admissions team in August 2018. Before joining the law school, she worked as an associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in New York City. At Cahill, she focused on domestic and international regulatory investigations and commerical and securities litigation. She was a member of the firm's Women's Initiatives Committee and participated in recruiting. She earned both a BA in psychology and a JD from Cornell University. Outside of work, she enjoys figure skating, playing trivia, and singing off-key karaoke. 

 
Eboni Hill-Freeman

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.

 
Tammy Mak

Tammy Mak

Receptionist

Tammy joined the Law School Admissions Office during the summer of 2018 and looks forward to assisting students at Michigan Law. Prior to joining the Admissions Office, she worked as an administrative assistant in the healthcare industry. Tammy is a native Bostonian and graduated from Smith College in 2011 with a BA. Outside of work, Tammy enjoys discovering new restaurants and coffee shops. In her free time she enjoys teaching CrossFit, cooking different types of cuisine, playing a variety of boardgames, and engaging in outdoor activities.

 
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.

 
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.