"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 : 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.



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.



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!​



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

Captain Nicholas Mahanic, Air Force JAG lawyer and UMLS '08, 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.



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.



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

Deans David Baum and Jeremy Bloom 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 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.



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!



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!



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

Professor/Faculty Clerkship Advisor Joan Larsen and OCP Clerkship Advisor Greta Trakul will give tips for conducting clerkship interviews and discuss how to leverage your interviews.



collapse : October
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!



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

Please join Alyson Robbins, Public Interest Director, and 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! Lunch will be provided.



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

Anna Nicol, 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!



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

​Come to this session to learn 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.



 
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