"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
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.  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!​



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, 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.



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.



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!



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

Earthjustice is the nation’s original and largest nonprofit environmental law organization and its passionate attorneys use 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. Please join Earthjustice's Associate Attorney in the Rocky Mountain office and MLaw Alum ('13) Chris Eaton to learn more about the work of Earthjustice and career opportunities in the field of environmental law. 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!



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.



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

Stephen Raynes ('91) of Raynes McCarty in Philadelphia will talk about his incredible work on behalf of plaintiffs and how to build a practice that is meaningful in public interest or private practice. Mr. Raynes has repeatedly been selected as one of the top 100 “Super Lawyers” in Pennsylvania, he 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. Lunch will be provided!



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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