Connect with Michigan Law Students

The Office of Career Planning offers three primary avenues to connect with our students and alumni for school year, summer and post-graduate positions:

  1. Post a job opportunity to our Symplicity Job Bulletin
  2. Interviewing  programs
  3. Engage in general recruitment tactics

While some employers may find that one of these approaches is a perfect fit for identifying potential talent, others may find that a combination of these approaches works best given their recruiting needs and resources. If you find that none of these strategies fit your needs, or if you have questions, please contact us to discuss other potential options. We look forward to assisting you with your recruiting goals.

Contact Shannon Delecki, Director of Recruitment Programs

Employer Recruiting Guidelines

Post a Job

Posting an opportunity to Michigan Law's Symplicity Job Bulletin is an effective, no-cost way to showcase your legal opportunity to students and alumni. We strongly encourage employers to complete the job form as thoroughly as possible.

NOTE: If you are submitting a resume collect in lieu of conducting interviews at Early Interview Week (EIW), select "yes" for resume collect near the end of the job posting form.

Post a Job

Accessing Symplicity Job Boards

  • First-time Symplicity Users

    The Office of Career Planning will review your account and posting. Once approved, you will receive a confirmation email welcoming you to the system and letting you know that your posting has been approved.

    1. Visit Symplicity
    2. Select "Sign Up and Post Job" to create an account and post an opportunity simultaneously
    3. Complete all sections of the form and select "next" at the bottom of the page

     

  • Returning Symplicity Users

    The Office of Career Planning will review your posting. Once approved, you will receive a confirmation email letting you know that your posting has been approved. 

    1. Log-in to Symplicity
    2. Select "job postings > Job Postings > Post a Job"
    3. Complete all sections of the form and select "next" at the bottom of the page

     

Interview at Michigan Law

Michigan Law invites law firms, government, public interest organizations and corporations to interview students for summer and postgraduate positions. We offer two interview programs; Early Interview Week and On-Campus Interviews (OCI). 

  • Early Interview Week

    Early Interview Week is Michigan Law's largest recruiting event by volume and in past years took place in late July. This program will take place virtually January 12-15, 2021. The majority of employers that partake in EIW operate within the private sector and primarily interview 2Ls for summer positions and 3Ls for post-graduate positions. 

    During Early Interview Week 2019, 74% of the 2L class, 3% of the 3L class, and a number of dual degree and SJD students participated in the interview process.

    For more information, please contact Shannon Delecki, Director of Recruitment Programs.

    Email Shannon Delecki

  • On-campus Interviews

     

    The Office of Career Planning organizes On-campus Interview programs during the Fall and Winter semesters for private sector employers, government agencies and public interest organizations. Typically, post-graduate hiring for 3Ls occurs during the Fall semester and summer hiring for 1Ls and 2Ls occurs during the Winter semester. At this time we are offering on-campus interviews as a virtual interview program using a video software platform called Flo Recruit. We are  flexible with interviewing dates and times and encourage you to contact Shannon Delecki, Director of Recruitment Programs, to review options.

    Email Shannon Delecki

Other Recruiting Opportunities at Michigan Law

  • Connect with 1Ls at "Meet the Employers"

    Meet the Employers is Michigan Law's premiere 1L networking event for private sector employers. At the 2020 event, approximately 80 law firms attended and over 225 1Ls participated.

    Please contact Shannon Delecki, Director of Recruitment Programs, with questions.

    Email Shannon Delecki

  • Employer-produced Programming

    Conducting programs with students can be a powerful way to strengthen your brand at Michigan Law. Throughout the academic year, the Office of Career Planning organizes and hosts numerous practice group series, professional development workshops and mock interview programs. Please contact the Manager of Recruitment Programs Shannon Delecki to review opportunities and participation.

    Email Shannon Delecki

    The Office of Career Planning is looking forward to supporting your events and promotion. Please email lawcareers@umich.edu for instructions on how to share event details with Michigan Law students.

    Email the Office of Career Planning 

  • Connect with Student Organizations

    Connecting with student organizations via email and programming can be a great avenue to connect with Michigan Law students. 

    View a list of Michigan Law student organizations and direct contacts. 

    Michigan Law Student Organizations

  • Obtain Student Directories

    While the Office of Career Planning is unable to forward individual employer newsletters and general marketing materials to students, we strongly encourage employers to share information about recruiting events, culture, and current news directly with Michigan Law students using our directories:

    • 1L Student Directory (available in late November)
    • Rising 2L and 3L Directory (available in early June)

    Each directory includes the student's name, anticipated graduation date, email address, undergraduate/graduate schools and degrees received, and cities with pre-existing ties.  

    Request Student Directories