Making Public Service a Career Possibility for Students
Shortly after he took over as Michigan Law's new public interest director, Alan Kahn, '01, had an a-ha moment that reaffirmed he was where he was meant to be. Kahn had organized a dinner honoring students who were awarded the Dean's Public Service Fellowship, one of the highest honors given to public interest students at Michigan Law. As the students shared how and why they wanted to make a difference in the world, it became clear to Kahn that he had found his people.
Clement, Frequent Litigator at U.S. Supreme Court, Kicks Off MLaw Moot Court Competition
MLaw Grad Caroline Flynn, '13, to Clerk for Chief Justice Roberts
Ramji Kaul, '05, Named Assistant Dean for Career Planning
Ramji Kaul, a double University of Michigan graduate who joined the Office of Career Planning (OCP) as an attorney-counselor in 2015, has been named the Law School's assistant dean for career planning.
The State of Public Defense and Indifference to the Indigent
Office of Career Planning701 S. State Street1100 South HallAnn Arbor, MI 48109-3091Phone: 734.764.0546Fax: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of Career Planning provides a broad range of programs to help students and graduates as they explore career opportunities while also serving employers both nationally and internationally.
OCP encourages and helps guide students to look broadly at all the opportunities a Michigan Law education makes possible. We're here for our students even before they become our students: our emphasis on one-on-one counseling begins during the admissions process and continues long after our students become our alumni.
Students at Michigan Law have always enjoyed a wealth of opportunities, even in a difficult economy. Nonetheless, in response to the most recent economic downturn—from which we are now emerging—we concentrated enormous amounts of institutional attention on expanding the tremendous services we provide to our students. Our most dramatic step was to merge the Office of Public Service and Office of Career Services into a single entity, the Office of Career Planning (OCP), to facilitate students' exploration of opportunities in a variety of practice settings, and to allow us to build and develop all elements of our existing well-rounded programs. The coordinated approach that the reorganization allows reflects the reality of our students' careers, which are more often a melding of multiple opportunities than a strict division between private and public. Our new structure allows us to more effectively help students focus on both long- and short-term goals, and also facilitated the following improvements:
The reputation and global reach of Michigan Law means that, after you complete your education, there is virtually no limit on where you can go, and the fact that our students come from all over the country and abroad makes for a rich and eclectic educational climate. Click the link below to see which states our students come from, to which states they go after graduation, and the kind of work our graduates do. Attending Michigan Law will allow you to go anywhere geographically, and the Office of Career Planning will help you explore and obtain jobs in a broad range of practice settings, whether in private practice, government, public interest, judicial clerkships, or legal academia.
Employment data generated by NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals, and based on annual information that the Law School reports to NALP.
For over seven years, Michigan Law has offered Postgraduate Fellowships to help provide a bridge to full-time, permanent legal employment for our graduates.
What kinds of jobs do MLaw grads get upon completing law school? See a complete list of the initial employers for students graduating in the classes of 2010, 2011, and 2012.
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Our Counselor Walk-in Hours:Walk-in counseling is for quick questions, 10 minutes or less in nature, and is subject to change.
Private Sector - Private Sector Attorney-Counselors:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 1:30pm-2:30pmTuesday/Thursday: 10:30am-11:30am
Government and Public Interest (Alan Kahn and Melanie Macey):
Judicial Clerkship (Greta Trakul, Judicial Clerkship Advisor):
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-12:00pm & 2:30pm-3:30pm
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