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MDefenders is a faculty-sponsored organization at the University of Michigan Law School designed to (a) help current law students figure out if public defense is the right career path for them; (b) provide a nurturing and supportive community for aspiring public defenders; (c) teach aspiring public defenders skills to help them succeed as public defenders; (d) connect University of Michigan alumni who are doing public defense work with one another and provide them with helpful resources; and (e) help connect students and alumni interested in public defense jobs with employers who are looking to hire public defenders.