The DC legal market can be a tricky one to navigate and to understand the broad variety of jobs lawyers can pursue in the nation’s capital. Each mini-seminar evening session will focus on a different sector of DC lawyering, with readings, guest speakers, and a discussion of the professional, ethical, and other issues unique to that sector: (1) lawyers as government litigators (Justice Department); (2) lawyers as regulators (agency general counsel offices); (3) lawyers as legislators (congressional staff); (4) lawyers as public interest advocates; (5) lawyers at trade associations; and (6) lawyers as lobbyists. In addition to focusing on substance, we will also explore how to break into those careers in DC. Professor Walker has worked in all three branches of the federal government and his research focuses on federal administrative law. Prior to joining the U-M law faculty this year, he spent a decade teaching at Ohio State, where he directed the law school’s Washington, DC, summer program and placed hundreds of students in internships and jobs in the DC legal market.

Meeting Information (Full Year 2022-23)

Dates: Mondays: 9/26, 10/24, 11/21, 1/30 and 3/20; Tuesday: 2/21

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Location: Professor Walker’s home (about a 25-minute drive from the Law School)