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collapse : March
Advanced Interviewing Workshop - How to Convert Your Interview into an Offer
Date: 3/22/2016
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0220 South Hall
Description:

​Building on last semester's programs, OCP Counselor Ramji Kaul will lead a discussion aimed at improving your interview skills and helping you convert your interviews into job offers.



Market Series: Bay Area
Date: 3/23/2016
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Please join our Northern California market expert to learn more about area law firms and current trends in the market. The discussion may cover topics including which practice groups are thriving or receding in Northern California, firms or offices that are experiencing growth or decline, major lateral moves by partners and similar intelligence you should have if you are considering a career in Northern California. The discussion will be led by Jon Escher, founding partner of Solutus Legal Search - a Northern California attorney search management and career consulting firm. Mr. Escher will also meet with interested students to discuss their individual job searches. Students can bid for an individual meeting via Symplicity between 2/23 and 2/25/2016.



Skadden Fellowship Presentation
Date: 3/24/2016
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Susan Butler Plum, founder and director of Skadden Fellowship Foundation, will be here to discuss this prestigious postgraduate fellowship. 2Ls and soon-to-be-clerking 3Ls, join us to get tips/advice as you look for sponsoring organizations and begin thinking about potential projects. 1Ls, it's not too early to start learning about postgraduate fellowships! Come at 11:50am for lunch (provided by OCP) and the presentation will start promptly at 12:00pm. Please RSVP via google form: https://docs.google.com/a/umich.edu/forms/d/1R-GA8OLsAl5gbjF8NcwHGBXVSFzqq7gFKXr92106iZM/viewform?usp=send_form And come with questions for Ms. Plum!!



Market Series: Southern California
Date: 3/25/2016
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1025 South Hall
Description:

Please join our Southern California market expert to learn more about the area law firms and current trends in the market. The discussion may cover topics including which practice groups are thriving or receding in Southern California, firms or offices that are experiencing growth or decline, major lateral moves by partners and similar intelligence you should have if you are considering a career in Southern California. The discussion will be led by Eve Jaffee, President of Garb Jaffee & Associates – a legal placement firm. Ms. Jaffe will also meet with interested students to discuss their individual job searches. Students can bid for an individual meeting via Symplicity between 2/23 and 2/25/2016.



Market Series: Boston
Date: 3/29/2016
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1025 South Hall
Description:

Please join our Boston market expert to learn more about the area law firms and current trends in the market. The discussion may cover topics including which practice groups are thriving or receding in Boston, firms or offices that are experiencing growth or decline, major lateral moves by partners and similar intelligence you should have if you are considering a career in Boston. The discussion will be led by Robert DeLena, founder of Legal Staffing Solutions - a legal placement firm. Mr. DeLena will also meet with interested students to discuss their individual job searches. Students can bid for an individual meeting via Symplicity between 2/23 and 2/25/2016.



Market Series: Chicago
Date: 3/30/2016
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 South Hall
Description:

Please join our Chicago market expert to learn more about the area law firms and current trends in the market. The discussion may cover topics including which practice groups are thriving or receding in Chicago, firms or offices that are experiencing growth or decline, major lateral moves by partners and similar intelligence you should have if you are considering a career in Chicago. The discussion will be led by Gay Schreiber and Amy Leafe McCormack, Founders and Co-Presidents with McCormack Schreiber - a legal search and contract/temporary attorney placement firm. Ms. Schreiber and Ms. McCormack will also meet with interested students to discuss their individual job searches. Students can bid for an individual meeting via Symplicity between 2/23 and 2/25/2016.



How to Find your 2L Firm Job your 1L Summer
Date: 3/31/2016
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

Are you hoping to work at a law firm your 2L summer (and beyond)?  From networking to sharpening your skills at your summer internship, come to this workshop to learn the steps you can take this summer to position yourself to secure a great 2L summer position.​



collapse : April
Fireside Chat with OCP
Date: 4/1/2016
Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm
Location: B60A Media Room, Lower Commons
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: "What to do this summer to land your 2L firm job?"​



Law Firms: Finding the Differences
Date: 4/5/2016
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1025 South Hall
Description:

​What makes law firms different from each other?  They all look the same.  What does "culture" mean in the context of BigLaw?  OCP Counselor Ramji Kaul will lead a discussion aimed at providing you the decision making tool as you begin thinking about the EIW process to decide what's are the best fit for you.



Keys to a Successful Summer: How to Excel in a Professional Legal Environment
Date: 4/6/2016
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

​OCP Counselors Carolyn Spencer and Ramji Kaul will cover an array of topics on professional etiquette and practice pointers you should be armed with going into your summer.  Don't irritate your Judge or make a bad impression on the attorneys you are working with because of something that could be easily avoided.



2016 Public Service Banquet
Date: 4/20/2016
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: Michigan League Ballroom
Description:

Please join the MLaw Public Interest Community for . . . . The 2016 Public Service Banquet When: Wednesday, April 20th 12:00-1:30pm The program will start at 12:20pm. What: A celebration of students who completed the Pro Bono Pledge, 1Ls and 2Ls who will be working in public service this summer, and 3Ls who are planning to work in public service after graduation. A buffet lunch will be served. RSVP is required.