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collapse : July
How to Apply to DOJ Honors and SLIP Programs with Kate Gilbert
Date: 7/14/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Online Webinar - Register today!
Description:

Hear Robin Kaplan and alum Kate Gilbert ('13) for tips and advice on applying to the US Department of Justice Honors Program (entry level-3Ls and alums) and Student Law Intern Program (SLIP-2Ls) for 2015-16. Kate is going to be joining DOJ, Civil Rights Division in the fall. There will be an opportunity to type in questions to the speaker during the webinar. 

Applications for both DOJ Honors and SLIP Program will open on July 31st and close the day after Labor Day.

 



collapse : August
Early Interview Week (EIW) Meeting
Date: 8/3/2015
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: 100 Hutchins Hall
Description:

OCP will cover EIW and callback logistics and provide advice to help students be succeed. Please note this meeting is required for any 2L participating in EIW.  An optional EIW-themed tour of the Law School will immediately follow the presentation.  Hear audio file* of EIW Meeting.  View EIW Meeting slides. View EIW Meeting video.  Hear audio file* of Callback Interview presentation.  View Callback Interview video.  View Callback Interview slides.



Continuing Your Post-OCI 2L/3L Job Search Webinar
Date: 8/26/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 1020 South Hall and Online
Description:

Not happy with your results from EIW?  Private sector counselors Beth Chen and Ramji Kaul will discuss options and provide advice for students interested in private sector employment with firms and organizations that did not attend Early Interview Week.  This will include advice on how to identify available alternative options, timing considerations and implementing a successful plan for both 2Ls and 3Ls.    

 



collapse : September
2L Public Interest Job Search Strategies (and Equal Justice Works Career Fair Info)
Date: 9/8/2015
Time: 11:55am-1:00pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Come learn how to get a great 2L job with a government agency or a nonprofit.  Alyson Robbins (Public Interest Director) and our Government Advisor will talk about general job search strategies and the Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair in DC at the end of October including why you  may want to attend this career fair of 100+ public service employers, how to make the most of the event, the registration process, funding, and more!​



Gunderson Dettmer Presents: Startup Company Lifecycle, Incorporation through Acquisition
Date: 9/8/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0220 South Hall
Description:

Hear* Marcia Hatch from Gunderson Dettmer, as she discusses an example of legal involvement with a Silicon Valley startup's lifecycle, ​ending in a major market exit.



Judicial Clerkships Basics: Getting Started
Date: 9/9/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

​Are you a 2L who wants to apply for clerkships but is wondering how to go about it or when to even start the process?  Are you a 3L who is just now thinking about starting to apply for the first time and wondering whether it's too late?  (FYI - it's not!)  If so, this is the program for you!  Judicial Clerkship Advisor Greta Trakul will talk about the timing of applications, assessing your competitiveness, identifying openings, using OSCAR,and navigating the letter of recommendation process.  Whatever time we have left will be spent on your questions!  Even if you have met with Greta in the past, this is still a useful presentation - and it is good to get the latest advice on timing, given the ever-changing clerkship landscape.  



Air Force JAG Presentation
Date: 9/10/2015
Time: 12:00pm-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Captain Nicholas Mahanic (UMLS '08) and Captain Justin Strong, Air Force JAG lawyers, will give an informational briefing to 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, & LLMs about the opportunities in the Air Force JAG Corps

 

*Although the United States Armed Forces have recently revised their employment policies and practices (specifically, through the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"), their policies continue to discriminate on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. Current federal law, however, effectively prevents the Law School from applying its anti-discrimination policy to military recruiters, including those for the Judge Advocate General Corps. The fact that military recruiters are here in no way reflects the Law School's endorsement of their discriminatory employment practices.



Public Service Kick-Off (2Ls and 3Ls)
Date: 9/10/2015
Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Location: Mike Steinberg's home
Description:

2Ls and 3Ls: Please join us at the Public Service Kick-Off for dinner and catching up with the MLaw Public Service Community at the home of Mike Steinberg (Legal Director at the ACLU of Michigan)! Mr. Steinberg's address will be sent to the public service email group (PIMichLaw) prior to the event. See you there!



Introduction to Career Planning for LL.M. & S.J.D. Students
Date: 9/15/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

​Office of Career Planning Staff Jeremy Bloom, Kimberly LeClair and Tammy Sindlinger, will provide an introduction to the Office of Career Planning’s resources and services available to Law graduate students, including how to schedule counseling appointments and how to view and apply to our Symplicity job listings. This meeting is required for those interested in participating in the OCP Graduate Resume book or the Overseas-Trained LL.M. Student Interview Program. Students should bring their resume.  View presentation slides (PDF).



Bar Exam Information Meeting
Date: 9/16/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 100 Hutchins Hall
Description:

Hear* Deans David Baum and Jeremy Bloom provide information on the bar exam application process, multi-state and state portions of the bar exam, bar review courses, and character and fitness considerations.  Sponsored by the Office of Career Planning and the Office of Student Life.



Army JAG Presentation
Date: 9/17/2015
Time: 12:00pm-12:50pm
Location: 236 Hutchins Hall
Description:

Captain Andrew Rochka will give an informational briefing to all students about the opportunities in the Army JAG. Lunch is not provided.

*Although the United States Armed Forces have recently revised their employment policies and practices (specifically, through the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"), their policies continue to discriminate on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. Current federal law, however, effectively prevents the Law School from applying its anti-discrimination policy to military recruiters, including those for the Judge Advocate General Corps. The fact that military recruiters are here in no way reflects the Law School's endorsement of their discriminatory employment practices.



Navigating a Legal Career in the Television and Film Industries
Date: 9/18/2015
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

​Hear John Berlinski '00 of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, Los Angeles, speak about navigating a legal career in the television and film industries. Formerly the Head of Litigation at NBCUniversal, Mr. Berlinski now represents studios such as AMC (The Walking Dead), and talent, including the creators of Sons of Anarchy, the writer of Straight Outta Compton and the producers of Lost, Grey's Anatomy, and many other television series. The presentation will introduce students to the variety of legal careers in these industries and how to pursue them. It is guaranteed to be entertaining!



From BigLaw to In-House
Date: 9/18/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 250 Hutchins Hall
Description:

Spencer Gusick and Michael Maletic will speak to a group of law students about their careers at Facebook and Apple, and field questions from students.  Co-sponsored by EMALSA and the Office of Career Planning.



LinkedIn/Advanced Networking
Date: 9/22/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0225 South Hall
Description:

Statistics show that about 70% of jobs are found by networking. Networking also is crucial beyond your job search; it's necessary to a successful career as a lawyer. This workshop* is intended for 2Ls and 3Ls who wish to take their networking to the next level. It will go beyond the networking programming presented as part of OCP's 1L curriculum with a special emphasis on LinkedIn -- a powerful tool that can make networking easier and more effective. View powerpoint presentation slides.



Welcome from OCP for Sections EFGH
Date: 9/28/2015
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Caminker Arcade
Description:

Sections EFGH...Join the Office of Career Planning for some tasty treats on Caminker Arcade (outside 1100 South Hall). Please stop by to introduce yourself!



Earthjustice: A Career in Environmental Law
Date: 9/28/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Alum Chris Eaton ('13) started as an Associate Attorney in Earthjustice's Rocky Mountain office in 2014 after clerking for the Alaska Supreme Court. He spent his 1L summer at the U.S. Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division in DC and his 2L summer at Earthjustice in Seattle. Chris is here to talk about how he landed this job and the work he has done since joining Earthjustice, the nation’s original and largest nonprofit environmental law organization. Earthjustice uses the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. Cosponsored by the Office of Career Planning and the Environmental Law Society -- Lunch will be served.



Welcome from OCP for Sections IJKL
Date: 9/30/2015
Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Location: Caminker Arcade
Description:

Sections IJKL...Join the Office of Career Planning for some tasty treats on Caminker Arcade (outside 1100 South Hall). Please stop by to introduce yourself! If you can't make the suggested session, please feel free to attend one of the other sessions. All events are informal opportunities to meet the staff of the Office of Career Planning and so don't feel like you are missing out if you can't make it or can't stay for the entire event. Feel free to join us during these sessions: Sections EFGH – Monday, September 28th, 2:00-3:00pm Sections MNOP -- Friday, October 2nd, 10:30-11:30am



Clerkship Interview Preparation
Date: 9/30/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

OCP Clerkship Advisor Greta Trakul* will give tips for conducting clerkship interviews and discuss how to leverage your interviews.

View the Preparing for Clerkship Interviews handout



Navy JAG Information Session
Date: 9/30/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0220 South Hall
Description:

Officer Daniel Moore will give an informational briefing to students about opportunities with Navy JAG.

*Although the United States Armed Forces have recently revised their employment policies and practices (specifically, through the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”), their policies continue to discriminate on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. Current federal law, however, effectively prevents the Law School from applying its anti-discrimination policy to military recruiters, including those for the Judge Advocate General Corps. The fact that military recruiters are here in no way reflects the Law School’s endorsement of their discriminatory employment practices.



collapse : October
The 3L Public Service Job Search...What's Next?
Date: 10/1/2015
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: 118 Hutchins Hall
Description:

Please join Alyson Robbins (Public Interest Director) and Melanie Macey (Government & Public Interest Advisor) for a discussion of the 3L Public Service Job Search. We'll give some concrete tips on how to put yourself in the best position to get a great postgraduate job with a nonprofit or a government agency and a lot of encouragement. Cosponsored by OPIS.



Welcome from OCP for Sections MNOP
Date: 10/2/2015
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Caminker Arcade, South Hall
Description:

Sections MNOP...Join the Office of Career Planning for some tasty treats on Caminker Arcade (outside 1100 South Hall). Please stop by to introduce yourself!



Prepping for Prosecution Interviews
Date: 10/6/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 242 Hutchins Hall
Description:

A lunch event for 2Ls and 3Ls planning to interview at prosecutors offices to discuss the interview process and common questions, along with a brief review of the application process and timelines. RSVP to Melanie Macey, memacey@umich.edu.



Crash Course on Careers - A Two Night Introduction to Practice Areas, Settings and Sectors
Date: 10/7/2015
Time: 4:45pm-8:15pm
Location: 100 Hutchins Hall/Aikens Commons
Description:

What’s the difference between transactional work and litigation? What does it mean to work “in-house?” What does it mean to practice “international law?” These and many other questions will be answered at this two-night orientation to some of the career options available to MLaw grads. Each night, practitioners and faculty will give a basic introduction to popular areas of law (civil and criminal litigation, corporate, international, labor and employment, and real estate), practice areas (public interest, government, and private practice), and practice settings (such as in-house and at law firms of various sizes).

Civil Litigation:  Jennifer Odom, Partner - Bryan Cave and Joshua Lee, '02, Partner - Schiff Hardin.

Transactional Law (MP3):  Tom Stasti, '12, Associate - Taft and Christopher Taylor, '97, Hooper Hathaway and Mayor of Ann Arbor.

Law Firms (MP3):  Chuck Duross, '96, Partner - Morrison & Foerster and Emily Gilman, '14, Associate - Goldberg Kohn.

Public Interest (MP3):  Daniel Korobkin, Deputy Legal Director - ACLU of Michigan and Libby Benton, Staff Attorney - Legal Services of South Central Michigan.

International (MP3):  UMLS Professor Nicholas Howson and UMLS Professor John Niehuss, '62.

 

 



Careers in Mental Health Law
Date: 10/8/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Want to know more about protecting the legal rights of individuals with mental illnesses and disabilities? Interested in direct civil rights representation and advocacy? Curious about mental health law or the intersection of mental health and the justice system? Come listen to three MLaw alumni talk about their fascinating work in various areas of mental health law. Featured speakers are Jeff Mayo, Senior Attorney, Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Albany, NY; Colleen Manwell, Staff Attorney (and previously Equal Justice Works Fellow), Neighborhood Defender Service, Harlem, NY; and Jack McCullough, Director, Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid, Montpelier, VT. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Offices of Career Planning and Student Life and the Michigan Health Law Organization.



Crash Course on Careers - A Two Night Introduction to Practice Areas, Settings and Sectors
Date: 10/8/2015
Time: 5:15pm-8:30pm
Location: Aikens Commons/100 Hutchins Hall
Description:

What’s the difference between transactional work and litigation? What does it mean to work “in-house?” What does it mean to practice “international law?” These and many other questions will be answered at this two-night orientation to some of the career options available to MLaw grads. Each night, practitioners and faculty will give a basic introduction to popular areas of law (civil and criminal litigation, corporate, international, labor and employment, and real estate), practice areas (public interest, government, and private practice), and practice settings (such as in-house and at law firms of various sizes).

Hear* (MP3) Debbie Epstein Henry, Founder of Flex-Time Lawyers and author of "Law & Reorder" and "Finding Bliss: Innovative Legal Models for Happy Clients & Happy Lawyers," talk about how to find happiness and meaning during your career.

In-House:  Matt Moore, '92, Managing Director, Global Compliance - Goldman Sachs and Kiana Barfield, '97, Managing Counsel, Consumer Litigation - Ford Motor Company.

Criminal Litigation:  Barbara McQuade, '91, U.S. Attorney's Office - Eastern District of Michigan and Melissa Salinas, '05, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor - UMLS Federal Appellate Litigation Clinic.

Real Estate:  Stephen Palms, '76, Principal - Miller Canfield and Trisha Mowbray, '04, Partner - Jones Day.

Labor and Employment:  Ned Macey, '08, Assistant General Counsel - U.A.W. and Curtis Mack, LL.M. '73, Lecturer - UMLS.



Rainmaking 101
Date: 10/8/2015
Time: 11:45am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

Learn* what it takes to be a successful rainmaker, and what you can do now to become one.

Presenters will include:
Herb Kohn, '63; partner, Bryan Cave LLP (Kansas City, MO)
Kamao Shaw, '07; associate, Bryan Cave LLP (Irvine, CA)
Steve Sunshine; partner, Bryan Cave LLP (Irvine, CA)

With special guest Dick Pogue, '53; senior advisor, Jones Day (Cleveland, OH).

This event is sponsored by the Richard W. Pogue Endowment to Support Studies of the Business of Law.



Careers in Compliance and Securities Law
Date: 10/9/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Matt Moore ('92) will talk about compliance careers, life at an international investment bank, and his experiences working in NYC (at Davis Polk, the NYSE, and Goldman Sachs) and moving to Salt Lake City.  Matt is Goldman's Global Co-Head of Regulatory Audits & Inquiries, Global Co-Head of Compliance Employee Services, and Head of Compliance for Salt Lake City.​



Firms in Detroit
Date: 10/9/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 218 Hutchins Hall
Description:

Hear* Panelists from several Detroit law firms will talk about themselves and their practices, and then field questions from students touching on topics like what is practice in Detroit like, what makes the Detroit market unique, what business challenges and opportunities do firms see in Detroit moving forward, and why a Michigan Law student would want to work in Detroit as opposed to other legal markets. Co-sponsored by JDs in the D and the Office of Career Planning.

Panelists:

·         Nick Gorga from Honigman,
·         Patrick Green from Dickinson Wright,
·         Kathryn Humphrey from Dykema,
·         Tom Colis from Miller Canfield, and
·         Jason Gourley from Bodman.

 



Public Service 101
Date: 10/13/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Hear* (MP3) Alyson Robbins, Public Interest Director, and Melanie Macey, our Government Advisor to learn about careers in public service! We're talking civil rights, financial regulation, prosecution, indigent defense, domestic violence, human trafficking, immigration, child welfare, education, housing, poverty law, reproductive justice, environmental law, etc.! This program is for 1Ls who want to learn about working for government agencies and nonprofits and resources to support your public service job search. Start with this introduction and then plan to come to OPIS's 1L Job Night!



Tech Policy Post-Snowden
Date: 10/15/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 0220 South Hall
Description:

The 2013 Snowden Disclosures raised awareness about the scale of government surveillance both within the U.S. and abroad — but what's happened, legally and politically, since then? Beyond surveillance, what other issues in technology law and policy — online free expression, cybersecurity, and civil & criminal government collection — remain challenges today? Gautam Hans ('12), Policy Counsel / Director of the Center for Democracy & Technology in San Francisco, will discuss these issues and others that face public-interest lawyers and advocates working at the intersection of new technologies, law, and innovation. Lunch will be provided. Cosponsored by OCP, ACLU, and PTLA.



Three Years In: Examining the Dramatic Changes Wrought by the American Invents Act
Date: 10/15/2015
Time: 6:20pm-8:00pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

This roundtable discussion will include Michigan based in-house counsel, patent attorneys from law firms, and two Michigan-based PTAB judges. The discussion will begin with an overview of the major changes made by the AIA, including post-grant review proceedings. The panelists will discuss strategies and changes practitioners and companies put in place in response to the new law and provide practical tips and lessons learned for procuring patents as well as for litigating patents before the Patent Office.

Confirmed Speakers:
Chris Darrow, Darrow Mustafa PC
Carlos Garcia, Eli Lilly
Kendra Mattison, Guardian Corp.
Andrew Riley, Finnegan
Mark Sparschu, Lear Corp.
Jonathan Stroud, Unified Patents
Judge David McKone (MLS Alum), Patent and Trademark Office Judge Justin Busch, Patent and Trademark Office

Co-sponsored by the Office of Career Planning and IPSA. Pizza, salad, and pop will be served.



Starting and Growing Your Own Appellate Practice
Date: 10/16/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 132 Hutchins Hall
Description:

Hear* (MP3) Richard B. Rosenthal, Solo Appellate Lawyer (LSA '93), talk with students about how to build and grow their own appellate practice.



Resumes and Cover Letters
Date: 10/21/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

This workshop* (audio file) instructs 1L students on how to write a legal resume and cover letter. Counselors familiar with both public and private sector employers will share helpful tips and examples of good (and not-so-good) resumes and cover letters. Two sessions offered - students should attend one or the other.



Resumes and Cover Letters
Date: 10/23/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0225 South Hall
Description:

This workshop instructs 1L students on how to write a legal resume and cover letter. Counselors familiar with both public and private sector employers will share helpful tips and examples of good (and not-so-good) resumes and cover letters. Two sessions offered - students should attend one or the other.​



collapse : January
Private Sector Jobs for 1Ls
Date: 10/26/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

The FYI Board and the Office of Career Planning invite 1Ls to an informational panel* (audio file) to learn more about working at law firms during the 1L summer.



collapse : October
Careers in Public International Law
Date: 10/27/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:45pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Anna Nicol* (audio file), coordinator of the Geneva Externship Program and International Law Advisor in the Office of Career Planning, has traveled from her home in Geneva, Switzerland to talk with YOU about careers in public international law. Lunch will be provided. Anna will also be available for in-person counseling appointments while she is here -- more information to come!



Judicial Internships for 1Ls
Date: 10/28/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

Hear* (Audio file) what it's really like to work inside chambers for the summer. A panel of current students who have recently interned for a judge will give their inside perspectives. In addition, Clerkship Advisor Greta Trakul will give instructions and tips for how to find and apply for these terrific opportunities.



collapse : November
Networking for 1Ls
Date: 11/2/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

​Carolyn Spencer, an OCP Attorney-Counselor, will discuss networking: what it is, how to conquer your fear of it, and how it can help you find the job of your dreams.   Lunch provided - please RSVP here by 5pm Friday, October 30.



Networking for 1Ls (Public Service)
Date: 11/3/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

​Networking. It's like a curse word to most law students. We suggest it and get one of three reactions: Defiance (I'm not doing that) or panic (I'm soooo awkward) or resignation (I know I have to, but I'm going to hate it). We don't even like to use the word. Let's call it Connecting with Other Humans. Or something. Whatever you call it, come to this workshop and Alyson Robbins and Melanie Macey will talk about WHY it needs to be part of your public service job search and HOW to do it effectively.

Lunch will be provided!



Networking for 1Ls
Date: 11/4/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Ramji Kaul, an OCP Attorney-Counselor, will discuss networking: what it is, how to conquer your fear of it, and how it can help you find the job of your dreams. ​  Lunch will be provided - please RSVP here.



Creating Meaning: Building a Law Practice that Matters to You
Date: 11/5/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0225 South Hall
Description:

You may have heard (e.g.here or here) that lawyers have a reputation for being an unhappy bunch. Alum Stephen E. Raynes ('91) is an exception. Mr. Raynes is a Senior Partner with the law firm Raynes McCarty in Philadelphia specializing in the representation of clients in serious injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Raynes has repeatedly been selected as one of the top 100 “Super Lawyers” in Pennsylvania, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for the last 7 years, and has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has handled high-profile cases (representing the most seriously injured victim of Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse in a case against Penn State University) and recently done incredible pro bono work on behalf of Canadian Thalidomide survivors, individuals born with physical disabilities as a result of a drug prescribed in the late fifties and early sixties to pregnant women to relieve morning sickness.   Lunch will be provided!



Networking for 1Ls
Date: 11/9/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Pyper Alpern, an OCP Attorney-Counselor, will discuss networking: what it is, how to conquer your fear of it, and how it can help you find the job of your dreams. ​ Lunch will be provided - please RSVP here.



David G. Leitch, VP and GC of Ford Motor Company
Date: 11/9/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

Please join the Business Law Association and the Office of Career Planning as we host a discussion with David Leitch, the General Counsel of Ford Motor Company.  Mr. Leitch has kindly offered to come down from Ford HQ and talk to us* (Audio file) about various matters including in-house work, his career trajectory, and his thoughts about being a legal professional. 



Networking for 1Ls
Date: 11/10/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

​Beth Chen, an OCP Attorney-Counselor, will discuss networking: what it is, how to conquer your fear of it, and how it can help you find the job of your dreams.   Lunch will be provided - please RSVP here.



Career Research on Bloomberg Law
Date: 11/12/2015
Time: 12:00pm-12:45pm
Location: 0220 South Hall
Description:

Looking for Michigan Law School alumni that are partners in a law firm in Chicago? Want to learn more about a company’s litigation in federal courts? How can you find current and relevant topics to talk about at an interview? Where do you start and what resources would you use? Come join Bloomberg Law to learn about some of the resources and databases on the site that you can use in your career research and interview preparation. Click here to RSVP for the training.



Networking at Employer Events
Date: 11/13/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

Learn* (Audio file) how to maximize your success at Meet the Employers, law firm/bar association receptions and other employer events.  Topics covered will include how to introduce yourself to employers, strike up a conversation that will leave recruiters impressed with your intelligence and personality and the importance of effective follow up so you can start building professional relationships that will lead to employment your 2L summer and beyond.  View presentation slides (PDF).



MDefenders Lunch with Daniel Ellman ('11)
Date: 11/13/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 3209 South Hall
Description:

​Dan Ellman ('11) was a Staff Attorney at Bronx Defenders until beginning his clerkship with Justice Bernstein on the MI Supreme Court this year. He'll be on campus on Friday (11/13) to talk about holistic vs. traditional defense representation, his experience as a public defender, and the PD job search. To join him for lunch at 12:00pm (which will be provided), please RSVP here!
https://docs.google.com/a/umich.edu/forms/d/1bc_LIkGhOtIHOqc5Gq3cKjyYO7xJS1-jAOQn8NXyCXs/viewform



LRAP Lunch Talk
Date: 11/16/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0225 South Hall
Description:

​Considering public interest work after law school?  Trying to figure out how you'll afford working at a nonprofit while balancing law school debt?  Hear* (Video file) about the ins and outs of Michigan Law's Loan Repayment Assistance Program from Lindsey Stetson, Assistant Dean for Financial Aid.  Lunch will be provided.  Co-sponsored by OCP and OPIS.



Careers in Health Law Panel (and Summer Job Advice)
Date: 11/17/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Come listen to four health law attorneys talk about their fascinating work within health systems, the private sector and government. A great introduction to the field and a chance to get expert advice on landing a summer job within health law! Featured speakers are: -Susan Hellerman, Assistant Attorney General, Health Care Fraud Division, Michigan Attorney General’s Office -Laura Miron Napiewocki, Associate General Counsel, University of Michigan Health System Legal Office -Joshua Moore, Associate Counsel, Trinity Health Legal Department -Liza Roe, Attorney, Hall Render Lunch provided! Co-sponsored by the Michigan Health Law Organization and Office of Career Planning.



Interviewing Tips and Tricks for 1Ls
Date: 11/18/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

The Office of Career Planning will provide tips and tricks on how to interview successfully for summer employment. ​ View presentation (Video file).



Speed Resume Reviews for 1Ls
Date: 11/19/2015
Time: 11:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Aikens Commons
Description:

After attending a resume workshop and implementing feedback from your appointment with your OCP counselor, stop by Aikens Commons for one last review of your resume before sending it to employers!



Speed Resume Reviews for 1Ls
Date: 11/20/2015
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Aikens Commons
Description:

After attending a resume workshop and implementing feedback from your appointment with your OCP counselor, stop by Aikens Commons for one last review of your resume before sending it to employers!



Fireside Chat with OCP
Date: 11/20/2015
Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm
Location: B60A, Skadden Study
Description:

1Ls can drop by to hear about best practices and potential pitfalls from 2Ls and 3Ls who have been there before, in addition to an OCP counselor. This month’s topic: Applying to “December 1 Jobs” – What are they, and how do I go about getting them?



McKinsey & Company Presentation
Date: 11/20/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Did you know that McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, has been hiring advanced professional degree (APD) candidates just like you for over 20 years? Over half of our 9000 consultants in our 100+ offices worldwide hold PhD, MD, JD and non-MBA Masters degrees. If you like the idea of a career alternative that will stimulate and challenge you, along with the opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a supportive, team-based environment, please join us for an information session on November 20th:

Who: McKinsey & Company Where: University of Michigan Law School, 701 S. State St., 1020 South Hall

General presentation: 11:50 - 12:50.

Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UMichiganLaw_RSVP to sign up.

Group coffee chats: 1-1:30p ET and 1:30-2p ET. Student should sign up in Symplicity - go to "Events" then select "Workshops".

Web Presentations We are hosting web based presentations to help graduate students learn more about McKinsey & Company. Please visit our “Online Events” section on our website for available dates and to RSVP: http://www.mckinsey.com/careers/join_us/university_recruiting/online_events Please note that we will be hosting a law specific WebEx on December 1 at 8p ET.

Diversity & Inclusion at McKinsey At McKinsey, we are dedicated to building a great firm that attracts, develops, excites, and retains exceptional people. We aspire to be recognized as the best professional services firm in the world for all candidates, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or background. To learn more about McKinsey Women, please follow us on Facebook @ McKinseyWomen, view our electronic women's brochure and check out this video about what inspires women at the firm. To learn more about our other diversity networks, including Black Consultants at McKinsey, Hispanic and Latino Consultants at McKinsey, and LGBT colleagues at McKinsey, please visit the Diversity & Inclusion section of our website. Visit our website to for details on eligibility and to submit your application:http://www.mckinsey.com/Careers/Your_background/Advanced_professional_degrees



Speed Resume Reviews for 1Ls
Date: 11/23/2015
Time: 9:00am-10:00am and 3:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Aikens Commons
Description:

After attending a resume workshop and implementing feedback from your appointment with your OCP counselor, stop by Aikens Commons for one last review of your resume before sending it to employers!



Small Group Interviewing Session
Date: 11/23/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Did you know successful interviewing begins with the art of storytelling? Learn with and from your classmates to develop narratives that enable you to answer interview questions in a cogent and memorable way. These OCP-facilitated sessions, designed for up to four students, will give you the opportunity to answer behavioral interview questions and receive feedback from multiple perspectives. 1L students can RSVP beginning 11/2/2015 via Symplicity. Go to the Events tab, then select the workshop session you wish to attend.



Speed Resume Reviews for 1Ls
Date: 11/24/2015
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Aikens Commons
Description:

After attending a resume workshop and implementing feedback from your appointment with your OCP counselor, stop by Aikens Commons for one last review of your resume before sending it to employers!



Small Group Interviewing Session
Date: 11/24/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Did you know successful interviewing begins with the art of storytelling? Learn with and from your classmates to develop narratives that enable you to answer interview questions in a cogent and memorable way. These OCP-facilitated sessions, designed for up to four students, will give you the opportunity to answer behavioral interview questions and receive feedback from multiple perspectives. 1L students can RSVP beginning 11/2/2015 via Symplicity. Go to the Events tab, then select the workshop session you wish to attend.



Small Group Interviewing Session
Date: 11/30/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Did you know successful interviewing begins with the art of storytelling? Learn with and from your classmates to develop narratives that enable you to answer interview questions in a cogent and memorable way. These OCP-facilitated sessions, designed for up to four students, will give you the opportunity to answer behavioral interview questions and receive feedback from multiple perspectives. 1L students can RSVP beginning 11/2/2015 via Symplicity. Go to the Events tab, then select the workshop session you wish to attend.



Info Meeting: International Summer Firm Internships
Date: 11/30/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 236 Hutchins Hall
Description:

If you are interested in pursuing a summer internship at local law firms abroad, join Assistant Dean Theresa Kaiser-Jarvis and OCP Counselor Beth Chen as they discuss this program and opportunities for the summer of 2016.  Summer firm internships currently available in Brazil, Chile, China, and Thailand.  Bring your lunch!​



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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 1L Lunch
Date: 12/1/2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Hutchins Hall Table A & B
Description:

​1Ls!  Stop by for a lunch from Zingerman's from Weil.  Good luck on your exams!!



Small Group Mock Interviewing Session
Date: 12/1/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Did you know successful interviewing begins with the art of storytelling? Learn with and from your classmates to develop narratives that enable you to answer interview questions in a cogent and memorable way. These OCP-facilitated sessions, designed for up to four students, will give you the opportunity to answer behavioral interview questions and receive feedback from multiple perspectives. 1L students can RSVP beginning 11/2/2015 via Symplicity. Go to the Events tab, then select the workshop session you wish to attend.



Skadden 1L Scholars Presentation
Date: 12/2/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

Please join representatives from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for an informational session. Lunch will be provided. Bruce Goldner and Eric Gorman will be presenting.  View presentation (video).



Inspiring Paths: Bradley Brockmann ('89)
Date: 12/2/2015
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Jeffries Lounge, 1220 South Hall
Description:

​Mr. Brockmann is the Executive Director of the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights in Providence, Rhode Island. The Center is working to change the epidemic of incarceration and recidivism in the country’s criminal justice system that has adversely impacted millions of individuals, the majority of whom suffer from addiction, substance use, and/or mental illness. Mr. Brockmann's career path is fascinating (it includes lawyering on Wall Street for years before moving to Mexico City to work at an AIDS hospice, Divinity School, Prisoners' Legal Services of Massachusetts, and more). If you're interested in criminal justice reform, prisoners' right, health law, human rights, and/or good food, join us.  Please RSVP here by Monay, 11/23.



Latham & Watkins Promoting Diversity in the Legal Profession
Date: 12/3/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

​Latham's 1L Fellowship Program and Diversity Leadership Academy offers unique opportunities for 1L students to gain valuable professional experience, mentoring and training early in their careers.  Join a panel of Latham attorneys to hear more about these programs and Latham generally.  A Zingerman's lunch will be provided - please RSVP to Amanda.beltzman@lw.com by December 1, 2015.



What's it like to be a Lawyer at Ropes & Gray LLP?
Date: 12/4/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0225 South Hall
Description:

Partner Richard Batchelder and associates Sunil Shenoi (UMLS '09) and Dante Roldan (UMLS '14) will share some of their experiences as lawyers at Ropes & Gray LLP. You will also learn about the firm's culture, recent landmark pro bono matters, and our global opportunities program. Mr. Batchelder is also the firm's hiring partner, and he will discuss our summer program and fall hiring goals.  View presentation (video).



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Judicial Clerkship Kickoff Program for 1Ls
Date: 1/26/2016
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0225 South Hall
Description:

It's hard to believe, but it's already time for 1Ls to start thinking about judicial clerkships. Don't worry - it's not time to start applying, but there are things you can be doing and thinking about now to help you when it's time to start sending out applications (possibly as soon as winter grades are released). Come hear* (media file) from the the new Judicial Clerkship Committee members (Profs. Mortenson, Bagley, and Thomas) and Judicial Clerkship Advisor Greta Trakul about why clerking is such a great opportunity, what a clerk actually does, the different types of clerkships that are out there, and the things you can be doing now to improve your chances at landing one of these highly sought-after positions. We'll share some tips, some stories, and some food. Yes, that's right. We're buying you lunch!



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What do Debevoise Lawyers Do?
Date: 2/1/2016
Time: 11:45am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

Come learn what it’s like to be an attorney at a panel hosted by Debevoise. This panel is for 1L students. Speakers include: Jasmine Ball ’99, Jordan Corrente Beck '14, and Jehan Pernas '10. Zingerman's will be provided for lunch. Please RSVP to Erik J. Brockmeyer, Legal Recruiting Coordinator at ejbrockm@debevoise.com or by telephone on (212) 909-8739.



Baker & McKenzie 1L Breakfast
Date: 2/3/2016
Time: 9:30am-11:00am
Location: 1070 South Hall
Description:

Baker & McKenzie would like to invite you to breakfast. At this event you will network with employees of all tenures and learn more about Baker & McKenzie’s summer program, culture and summer recruiting process over breakfast. At Baker & McKenzie LLP, we are different in the way we think, work and behave -- like no other law firm and few other businesses. With more than 4,100 locally admitted lawyers and more than 5,800 business service professionals in 77 offices worldwide, we have a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities and are committed to world-class career development to everyone in every job at every level in our firm. Baker & McKenzie can offer you both the uncompromising commitment to excellence expected of a top law firm and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving - as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative firm. We hope you are in town and will be able to join us! Details for the event are as follows: Wednesday, February 3 9:30 am to 11:00 am South Hall Room 1070 Ann Arbor, MI Please stop by anytime between 9:30 am and 11:00 am RSVP here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1964118/Michigan-1L-Breakfast Can’t make the breakfast look for us at Meet the Employers on Tuesday, February 2!



Sullivan & Cromwell Litigation Panel
Date: 2/4/2016
Time: 11:45am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:
Lawyers from S&C’s New York, Palo Alto and Washington, DC offices will share about their experiences as litigation attorneys. 1Ls are invited to this presentation. Lunch will be served (Frita Batidos). Please RSVP to Rebeka Cohan at cohanr@sullcrom.com  by January 29, 2016. Panelists: Laura Oswell (Palo Alto), Judd Littleton (Washington, DC), and Matt Sullivan (New York).


 
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