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Employer Recruiting Guidelines and Information (Effective June 2019)


Welcome to recruiting at Michigan Law!  Whether this is your organization's first time recruiting at Michigan or your team has welcomed numerous students and alumni to summer and post-graduate positions throughout the years, the Office of Career Planning is here to assist you in crafting, fine-tuning, and/or executing your recruiting strategy at MLaw.  The Office of Career Planning offers three primary avenues to connect with our students:

(1) Post an opportunity to our Symplicity Job Bulletin,

(2) Interview on campus, and

(3) Engage in general recruitment tactics.

While some employers may find that one of these approaches is a perfect fit to identifying potential talent, others may find that a combination of these approaches work best given their recruiting needs and resources.  If you find that none of these strategies fit your needs, or if you have questions, please contact us to discuss other potential options.

As you determine the best approach for your organization, learn more about our students, their interests, and their career paths by reviewing our NALP Director of Law Schools profile, in addition to our Employment Statistics, where you will find information about 1L, 2L, post-graduate employment, and year-to-year trends.  Also get to know our newest class by reviewing the MLaw Class of 2021 Profile.

We look forward to assisting you with your recruiting goals at MLaw, and as always, Go Blue!

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Posting an opportunity to MLaw's Symplicity Job Bulletin is an impactful, no-cost way to showcase your legal opportunity to students and alumni.  We strongly encourage employers to complete the job form as thoroughly as possible.  Questions?  Please contact the Office of Career Planning at or 734.764.0546.

NOTE:  If you are submitting a resume collect in lieu of conducting interviews at Early Interview Week on campus, select "yes" for resume collect near the end of the job posting form.

First Time MLaw Symplicity Users:  The Office of Career Planning will review your account and posting.  Once approved, you will receive a confirmation email welcoming you to the system and letting you know that your posting has been approved.

1.  Visit Symplicity
2.  Select "Sign Up and Post Job" to create an account and post an opportunity simultaneously
3.  Complete all sections of the form and select "next" at the bottom of the page*

Returning MLaw Symplicity Users:  The Office of Career Planning will review your posting.  Once approved, you will receive a confirmation email letting you know that your posting has been approved. 

1.  Log-in to Symplicity
2.  Select "job postings > Job Postings > Post a Job"
3.  Complete all sections of the form and select "next" at the bottom of the page*


Conducting interviews on-campus can be a powerful way to strengthen your brand at MLaw.  Michigan Law offers three on-campus interview programs noted below.  Unable to make it to Ann Arbor but wish to conduct interviews with MLaw students?  Please email to discuss potential alternate strategies.

1.  Early Interview Week (EIW) in August
2.  Fall On-Campus Interviews (OCI) in September and October
3.  Winter On-Campus Interviews (OCI) in February

Early Interview Week

Early Interview Week (EIW) takes place annually in August and is MLaw's largest recruiting event by volume.  The majority of employers that partake in EIW operate within the private sector.  During EIW 2017, 75% of the 2L class, 6% of the 3L class, and a number of dual degree and SJD students participated in the interview process.

EIW 2019 will be held Tuesday-Friday, July 30th - August 2nd.  Additional information will be posted here in early February. Please visit for full event information, including interview fees and what to expect as a participating employer.

Fall OCI

Approximately 11% of the 2L class and 14% of the 3L class engaged in nearly 150 interviews during the Fall 2017 OCI program.  Fall 2018 OCI will be held September 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 and October 3 & 4.  Registration will begin on Friday, July 20.  Interested employers should contact expressing their date preference(s).

Winter OCI

Winter 2019 OCI will be held February 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, & 21, 2019.  Registration is open on Symplicity.  During Winter 2018 OCI, 26% of the 1L class, 3% of the 2L class, and 1% of the 3L class engaged in 200+ interviews.  Please email if you have any questions.


Connect with 1Ls at Meet the Employers 2019

Meet the Employers, Michigan Law's premiere 1L networking event for private sector employers, will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 5:00pm-7:30pm in the Jack Roth Stadium Club at Michigan Stadium.  Registration is now open and will close on Wednesday, January 9 or when the event is full, whichever occurs first.  Visit for full event information, including registration details.

Engage with Student Organizations

From affinity groups to practice-area and specific interests, connecting with student organizations - via email and/or on-campus programming - can be a great avenue to connect with MLaw students.  View a list of MLaw student organizations and direct contacts here.

Host an Evening Reception in Ann Arbor

With numerous educational programs vying for students' attention during the lunch hour, many employers have recently found that hosting an evening reception at a restaurant in Ann Arbor to be a more focused and successful way to meet and mingle with MLaw students in a relaxed and comfortable setting near campus.  The Office of Career Planning has curated a list of Ann Arbor restaurants and caterers that regularly accommodate small to mid-size events.  With more restaurants per resident that any other city in the country, there are many great options to choose from! 

Hosting a reception either in Ann Arbor or in a specific market?  The Office of Career Planning will assist with promotion.  Please email for instructions on how to share reception details with MLaw students.

Leverage a Student Directory

While the Office of Career Planning is unable to forward individual employer newsletters and general marketing materials to students, we strongly encourage employers to share information about recruiting events, culture, and current news directly with MLaw students using our directory(s).  We compile two student directories annually for distribution to employers: a (1) 1L Student Directory is available in late November and a (2) Rising 2L & 3L Directory is available in early June.  Each directory includes the student's name, anticipated graduation date, email address, undergraduate/graduate schools and degrees received, and cities with pre-existing ties.  To request a Student Directory, please email the Office of Career Planning at

Subscribe to MLaw Employer News

Stay current on ways to recruit at Michigan Law by subscribing to the Office of Career Planning's Employer News.  This informative recruiting update is distributed to employers 5-6 times throughout the year surrounding key events in the annual recruiting cycle.  To subscribe, please email

Additional Resources

2019 NALP Directory of Law Schools - Michigan Law
2021 Class Profile
Ann Arbor Hotels
Ann Arbor Restaurants & Caterers
MLaw Student Organizations
Subscribe to MLaw Employer News for Recruiting Updates


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Discrimination Complaints

Please see our memo from Dean Mark West on procedures for handling discrimination complaints.