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NAMES AND ADDRESSES
Law School: University of Michigan Law School 
Address: South Hall, Rm. 1100 
  701 S. State St. 
City: Ann Arbor 
State, Zip: MI, 48109 
Country: United States  
Phone: 734-764-0546 

Administrator Name: Susan M. Guindi 
Administrator Title: Assistant Dean for Career Planning 
Phone: 734-764-0546 
Fax: 734-764-5228 
Email: lawcareers@umich.edu 
Web: www.law.umich.edu/careers 

Registrar's Name: Jack Atkinson 
Phone No: 734-763-6499 
Names & titles of key CSO staff: Kim LeClair, Recruitment Manager (kleclair@umich.edu); Tammy Sindlinger, Advisor (sindling@umich.edu); Katie Ulivi, Senior Assistant (kmrus@umich.edu), Annie Song, Job Postings (songanni@umich.edu).   Couselors: Robin Kaplan, Carolyn Spencer, Beth Wickwire, Laura Scott, Gary McGinnis.  Alyson Robbins, Public Interest Director 

DEGREE PROGRAMS
No. of hours required to graduate: 82 
Comments:  

No. of Full-time students 1149 
No. of Evening students:
No. of Part-time students:
Other:
Total: 1149 

COMPOSITION OF ENROLLMENT
'13-'14 Year 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year Total
Men: 184  218  213  615 
Woman: 173  189  172  534 
Totals: 357  407  385  1149 
Black (Men): 15 
Black (Women): 18 
Hispanics (Men): 10  23 
Hispanics (Women): 13  10  30 
American Indian/Alaskan (Men):
American Indian/Alaskan (Women):
Asian/Pacific Islander (Men): 11  12  17  40 
Asian/Pacific Islander (Women): 20  24  25  69 
Disabled (Men):
Disabled (Woman):
Openly GLBT (Men): UNK  UNK  UNK 
Openly GLBT (Woman): UNK  UNK  UNK 
Comments:  

Do you offer LL.M. degrees? Yes 
Is LL.M. grading system equivalent to JD system? Yes 
Do you offer joint degree programs? Yes 
NO. of LL.M. degrees awarded in previous year: 43 

FIELDS OF STUDY OFFERED > LL.M DEGREES:
Subjects Full-time Evening Part-time Other
LL.M - General
LL.M - International Tax
FIELDS OF STUDY OFFERED > JOINT DEGREES:
Subjects Full-time Evening Part-time Other
Business Administration
Economics
Information
Natural Resources and Enviroment
Public Health
Public Policy
Urban & Regional Planning
World Politics
Chinese Studies
Japanese Studies 0 0 0 0
Modern Middle Eastern & North African 0 0 0 0
Russian, East European, & Eurasian Stud. 0 0 0 0
Social Work 0 0 0 0
World Politics 0 0 0 0

ADMISSIONS PROFILE
Applications received: 5422 
Size of entering class: 359 
No. of undergraduate colleges represented: 149 
No. of states represented: 42 
In-state enrollment: 22% 
Out-state enrollment: 78% 
Foreign countries represented:

GRADE POINT AVERAGE / LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST
25% 50% 75%
Grade Point Average Full-time 3.59 3.76 3.87
Part-time
Overall
Law School Admission Test

 

Full-time 167 169 170
Part-time
Overall
In determining GPA and LSAT averages, are all students included? Yes 
  If "No", what percentage is not included?
 

JD PROGRAM
Fall Semester: Begin Date:
End Date:
9/4/2012
12/7/2012
Spring Semester: Begin Date:
End Date:
1/16/2013
4/24/2013
Semester Break: Begin Date:
End Date:
12/22/2012
1/15/2013
Spring Break: Begin Date:
End Date:
3/2/2013
3/10/2013

CLINICAL COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED
Clinical Courses/Program Enrollment Based on
General Clinic
Community and Economic Development Clinic
Federal Appellate Litigation Clinic
Entrepreneurship Clinic
International Transactions Clinic
Mediation Clinic
Innocence Clinic
Environmental Law Clinic
Human Trafficking Clinic
Child Advocacy Clinic
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
Juvenile Justice Clinic
Pediatric Advocacy Clinic
SPECIAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

MOOT COURT PROGRAM
Is Moot Court a required activity? No 
Please describe program, including when students participate, how board members are selected, etc.
Moot Court is open to both second and third-year students.  Miscellaneous Moot Court activites are undertaken most years--Jessup, Copyright, Environmental, Frederick Douglass.  All first-year students do one oral appeallate argument and brief as part of the required Legal Practice class.

JOURNALS/ACTIVITIES
JOURNALS
Journals No. of Students Grades Write-on Intv. Other
Law Review
Journal of Law Reform
Journal of International Law
Telecommunications & Technology Law Rev.
Journal of Race & Law
Journal of Gender & Law
Environmental & Admin Law (Provisional)
Privt Equity & Venture Cap (Provisional)
 
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
UMLS has numerous student organizations. Please
see our website at www.law.umich.edu
under Journals and Organizations for a complete
list of student organizations.

GRADING SYSTEM
EXPLANATION OF GRADING SYSTEMS
Letter Grades Other Grade System? Numerical Equivalents
       A+ 4.3
       A 4.0
       A- 3.7
       B+ 3.3
       B 3.0
       B- 2.7
       C+ 2.3
       C 2.0
       C- 1.7
       D D+ =1.3; 1.0
       F E 0.0

 Comments:
 
MINIMUM GRADE REQUIRED TO ATTAIN (Based on May 2013 graduation class)
Top 10%:  
Top 25%:  
Top 33%:  
Top 50%:  
Top 75%:  

Median GPA:  
Minimum grade required for graduation:
Do you have a pass/fail option? Yes
If "Yes", please describe: Any second or third-year elective course or seminar may be taken on a limited grade basis at the option of the students. 
Are students ranked in their class? Yes
If so, how often? After graduation 
Will the school verify student grades? Yes
Please describe policy: Please contact the Office of Career Planning 

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS
ACADEMIC AWARDS
Name of Award No. Awarded Selection Process
Order of the Coif
Bates Law Student Travel Fellowship
Jane L. Mixer Memorial Award
Juan Tienda Scholarship
Butch Carpenter Memorial
Robert B. Fiske, Jr. Fellowship
Dean's Public Service Fellows Prog. Many other awards and honors available
Please see UMLS website
GRADUATION HONORS
  % of Class Receiving GPA Required # of Students
Order of the Coif: Please see
Summa cum laude: other notes
Magna cum laude: section
Cum laude:
Other:
 

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Areas of practice (Include both legal and non-legal positions) % of employed students with jobs in area Employment locations % of students with known location who are in region
Private practice: 47  New England: 3.15 
Business and industry: 10.6  Middle Atlantic: 21.49 
Government: 7.8  East North Central: 29.52 
Judicial clerkship: 15.9  West North Central: 2.58 
Military: 1.7  South Atlantic: 19.77 
Public interest organization: 13.1  East South Central:
Academic: 2.5  West South Central: 3.15 
Job category not identified: 1.4  Mountain: 3.15 
Pacific: 13.47 
Non-US: 3.72 

  Jurisdictions: (states and/or metropolitan areas)
                      with the highest % of graduates from the most recent graduating class
New York - 19%
Michigan - 16%
DC - 14%
California - 10%
Illinois - 9%

ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS
  Week invitations are sent to employers:
March 1
  OCI requests accepted by:  
  Mail Beginning Date:
  Phone beginning date:
  Email beginning date: To Email: kleclair@umich.edu
  Online beginning date: URL:
 
Please specify any changes in OCI procedures or policies that will be in effect for the first time during Fall 2014 :
 
OCI date assignment procedure:
 First come first served   Random
 Early/Late Rotation   Out of state employer by geographic location
  Comments:
Scheduling begins early April with forms received by April 1 given equal consideration.  Forms received after April 1 will be scheduled first come, first served.  Employers must register by July 13 to participate in Early Interview Week.
 
  OCI Fee?
Please see OCI info. at www.law.umich.edu/careers
 
  OCI date confirmation will be sent to employers:
late April
 
  if requested our school will coordinate with:
 
  Describe required employer forms:
We encourage employers to complete a NALP form and NALP Workplace Questionnaire so that students may view it at www.nalpdirectory.com.  We also encourage employers to post career information on their website.  Sending written materials to OCP is discouraged
 
OCI DATES
OCI dates for August: 08/21/2012 - 08/24/2012
OCI dates for Fall: 09/19/2012 - 10/18/2012
OCI dates for Spring: 02/14/2013 - 02/28/2013
  Flyback dates:
N/A
 

  Is video conferencing available?  Yes 
  Comments:
Arrangements may be made to interview at other times if an employer is not able to interview during dates listed above.
 

  Are employers permitted to prescreen?  No 
  If "No", explain:
Student preference
 

OCI drop date:
Date student materials sent to employer:
Date interview schedule sent to employer:
Postage/express mail fee?
  Comments:
Interview schedules and resumes will be available through Symplicity approximately one week before the interview date.
 
Do you provide resume collection or direct mail option for employers not participating in OCI?  Yes 
  Are all OCI conducted in campus buildings?  No 
  If "No", describe alternatives and reservation procedure:
Early Interview Week is held at Holiday Inn--Near the University of Michigan.  Reservation procedure and costs are included with date confirmation.

The Fall and Winter Interview Programs are held in the Law School Building
 

OTHER INTERVIEW PROGRAMS
  Cooperative/Consortia:
 
  Diversity Interview Programs:
 

JOB POSTING
  Will you send, upon request, one package containing resumes/transcripts?  Yes 
  Will you post a notice directing students to apply directly to employer?  Yes 

If you provide job listings for graduates, describe how to send notice, when employers can expect responses, length of time notice is posted (whether in print or online), etc.;
Job Bulletin is e-mailed to interested graduates every other week and the jobs are posted on the Office of Career Planning website daily.  Information for inclusion may be mailed or e-mailed.  Listings are posted one time.
 

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
Describe any special regulations pertaining to the recruitment of first year students that are in addition to the NALP guidelines. For example, are first year students eligible for spring OCI? When are job notices posted during second semester?
First-year students are strongly encouraged to comply with the NALP regulations.  They are eligible for winter term OCI.  Job notices for first-year students are posted beginning November 1.
 

DIVERSITY PROGRAMS
Working with student organizations, the Office of Career Planning offers specialized career programs.  

The Michigan Access Program (MAP) seeks to promote students' participation and meaningful connection to the Law School. The chief objectives of MAP are to build community among all students across racial, ethnic, and cultural lines, create mentoring relationships between upper class students and participating 1Ls, and provide a smooth transition into Law School by helping to demystify the first year experience.  Every student is invited to participate regardless of background, with special emphasis on encouraging the participation of non-traditional students. Several members of the Law School faculty actively participate in this program, as instructors during pre-orientation and as advisors throughout the academic year.
 

PRO BONO PROGRAM
Michigan Law students have numerous opportunities to participate in pro bono projects through our Pro Bono Program, with student groups, and with faculty projects.  Amy Sankaran (aharwell@umich.edu) is our Pro Bono Manager.
 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
The Law School is committed to the principle of equal opportunities for all individuals.  Equal employment opportunity is inherent in the ideals of the legal profession.  We expect that prospective employers using the facilities of our Office of Career Planning accept that principle and that their employment policies will be consistent with it.  The University of Michigan Law School faculty has adopted the policy that the placement services of the University of Michigan Law School are not available to any organization or individual that discriminates in recruitment or employment against any person because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation,* handicap or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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*Although the employment policies and practices of the United States Armed Forces do not meet the Law School’s requirement that employers who interview here not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, current Federal law effectively prevents the Law School from applying this requirement 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.

 

NARRATIVES/OTHER NOTES
NARRATIVES
 
OTHER NOTES
Honors:
Order of the Coif: Top 10% of third-year class
Summa cum laude: gpa of 4.000 or higher
Magna cum laude: gpa of 3.700 or higher but lower than 4.000
Cum laude: gpa of 3.400 or higher, but lower than 3.7000

Students with disibilities: 26

Openly GLBT: In the process of collecting data; questionnaire will be updated soon.
 

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