"Michigan's reputation definitely gives you an edge in the job market, and so does participating in U-M's extracurricular opportunities."

—Maggie Cheng, '11

Speaker Series

Throughout the academic year, the Office of Career Planning offers a speaker series covering a variety of topics and designed to help students explore their career options, translate individual legal interests into professional paths, and analyze the latest market trends.

collapse : September
Bar Exam Information Meeting
Date: 9/19/2014
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 100 Hutchins Hall
Description:

Deans Baum and Bloom* (MP3 file) will 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 Offices of Career Planning and Student Affairs.



collapse : April
1L Clerkship Kickoff Panel
Date: 4/2/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

Federal court clerkships are found at both trial and appellate levels and deal with a wide range of subjects. In addition, there are a number of federal specialty judges and courts – bankruptcy courts, magistrate judges, and tax courts are just a few of these. Hear* a panel of UMLS alumni describe their experiences clerking for federal judges in federal trial, level, and specialty courts and answer questions like: Why clerk? What is the different between clerking for an appellate judge and a trial judge? Is it worth clerking if I don't want to litigate? Can I obtain a clerkship if I'm not on Law Review?



Nuts and Bolts of Applying for Post-Graduate Clerkships for 1Ls
Date: 4/7/2015
Time: 11:55am-12:50pm
Location: 1225 South Hall
Description:

​Listen to* Professor Joan Larsen, Faculty Clerkship Advisor, and Greta Trakul, OCP Clerkship Advisor, discuss application timing, application materials, and other considerations for 1Ls who are interested in applying for post-graduate clerkships for 2017 (and beyond).



What to do THIS Summer to Land Your 2L Firm Job
Date: 4/20/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 1020 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.  View presentation slides.



Government Honors (Entry Level) Attorney and Summer Law Intern Programs: Where They Are and How To Apply
Date: 4/21/2015
Time: 11:50am-12:50pm
Location: 0220 South Hall
Description:

Hear* OCP government advisor Robin Kaplan and government-bound 3Ls to learn about entry-level (Honors Attorney) hiring with various federal, state and local agencies.We will also talk about the 2L government job search (SLIP-DOJ Summer Law Intern Program, and others). This program will discuss the resources and strategies to find and apply to these high-profile jobs, including what you need to do this summer. Deadlines for most Honors programs are typically very early in the fall semester. Now's the time to start planning for your application.



 
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