Employer Recruiting Guidelines and Information (Updated August 2020)
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
post-graduate employment, and
year-to-year trends. Also get to know our newest class by reviewing the
MLaw Class of 2022 Profile.
We look forward to assisting you with your recruiting goals at MLaw, and as always, Go Blue!
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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
email@example.com to discuss potential alternate strategies.
Early Interview Week (EIW) is MLaw's largest recruiting event by volume and in past years, took place in late July. The majority of employers that partake in EIW operate within the private sector. During EIW 2019, 74% of the 2L class, 3% of the 3L class, and a number of dual degree and SJD students participated in the interview process.
Early Interview Week (EIW) will take place the week of January 11, 2021. Further details will be shared once available. Please email Shannon Delecki with any questions.
Approximately 14% of the 2L class and 11% of the 3L class engaged in 200+ interviews during the
Fall 2019 OCI program.
Fall 2020 OCI registration will open on Monday, July 13. Fall OCI will be held on August 25, 26, 27, September 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and October 1. Registration will take place via Symplicity. If you have any questions regarding registration, or the dates listed do not work with your schedule, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter 2020 OCI will be held January 28, 29, 30 and February 4, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, & 20, 2020. Registration is open on Symplicity. During Winter 2019 OCI, 19% of the 1L class, 3% of the 2L class, and 2% of the 3L class engaged in 200+ interviews. Please email
email@example.com if you have any questions.
Meet the Employers, Michigan Law's premiere 1L networking event for private sector employers, will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 5:00pm-7:30pm in the Jack Roth Stadium Club at Michigan Stadium. Registration is now closed. Please contact Recruitment Manager Shannon Delecki,
firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions. Visit
events.law.umich.edu/meettheemployers for full event information, including registration details.
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
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
email@example.com for instructions on how to share reception details with MLaw students.
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
The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmation action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Senior Director for Institutional Equity, and Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, 2072 Administrative Services Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1432, 734-763-0235, TTY 734-647-1388. For other University of Michigan information call 734-764-1817.
Please see our memo from Dean Mark West on procedures for handling discrimination complaints.
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