Krystal Gardner, J.D.
Assistant Dean for Career Services
Diane Fears, J.D.
Director of Career Services
Kathy Fox, J.D.
Director of Employer Development
Winter 2013 Programs
Learn to identify and obtain funding for your summer public interest position.
Students will have an opportunity to meet and network with attorneys representing a vast array of public interest employers. The participating employers specialize in a wide range of practice areas including employment law, health law, criminal law and immigration law.
Attorneys from the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association will provide strategies for how you can best position yourself to have a stellar legal career – not only finding a job, but thriving in your profession.
A panel of attorneys from Honigman Miller will provide advice for having a productive summer and enhancing your marketability. The attorneys will discuss short-term and long-term strategies for advancing your legal career.
A panel of attorneys will discuss landing a job with a small or midsize firm, as well as what it’s like and how to thrive in small/midsize firm environment.
Representatives from local and specialty bar associations will be on hand to meet and network with Wayne Law students.
During this exciting event, attorneys will mentor students in a “jet-like” setting. Legal professionals will be seated at tables, as students move among them during 5-minute mentoring sessions. Following the mentoring session, there will be a reception that allows students and attorneys to reconnect and spend more time getting to know one another.
Many law students and graduates are looking for career options outside of the traditional practice of law. This program features lawyers who are using their degrees in a variety of positions and professional settings. Learn about the many options available, as well as how to best market yourself to non-legal employers and the challenges you may face in so doing.
This program is highly recommended for all students who are considering applying for judicial clerkships. A panel of judicial clerks will tell you why clerking is a valuable experience and how to prepare to be a great applicant. Get tips on selecting courts and judges, asking for letters of recommendation, and creating a competitive application packet.
Attend this reception to meet and mingle with state and federal judges, along with many of their judicial clerks.
Learn the mechanics of applying for judicial clerkships, including using the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR).
Learn about student and entry-level attorney opportunities at the U.S. Department of Justice. These opportunities include the Attorney General’s Summer Law Intern Program and the Attorney General’s Honors Program for entry-level lawyers. Application deadlines are typically in early fall – attend this event so you may prepare your applications over the summer in order to timely apply.