Joseph Morrison, ’13
Bodman LLP, Ann Arbor, MI

Joseph Morrison came to Michigan Law wanting to practice corporate law. Southeast Michigan’s flourishing entrepreneurial community steered him to a practice that focuses on entrepreneurial and venture capital issues. He now practices with Bodman LLP.

Joe immersed himself in learning opportunities across the University, from business school classes to advising students through Michigan Law’s Entrepreneurship Clinic, part of the Zell Entrepreneurship and Law (ZEAL) Program. Joe and fellow clinic students helped clients navigate startup issues like incorporation, product development, hiring, and board structuring.

Figuring out how to help clients identify and minimize those risks while still a student was a unique opportunity I couldn’t get in a classroom. ZEAL was a huge influence in shaping my career.”

“The clinic showed me how much there was that I didn’t know, and it helped me realize that there are major legal risks at every stage of a company’s growth,” says Joe, seen here at a student startup accelerator. “Figuring out how to help clients identify and minimize those risks while still a student was a unique opportunity I couldn’t get in a classroom. ZEAL was a huge influence in shaping my career.”