Wayne Law hosts Public Interest Career Fair

DETROIT, MI – Nearly 90 eager students and over 30 esteemed employers converged at Wayne State University Law School's annual Public Interest Career Fair on Monday, January 22, 2024. The event, organized by Wayne Law School's Office of Career and Professional Development, proved to be a resounding success. 

In the weeks leading up to the fair, the Office of Career and Professional Development provided students with a comprehensive preparation guide. This guide equipped students with invaluable insights and strategies to navigate the event with confidence, ensuring they made the most out of every interaction. 

As the day unfolded, students seized the opportunity to engage with attorneys representing a diverse range of employers. From nonprofit organizations dedicated to social justice causes to prestigious federal, state, and local government agencies, and Wayne Law's own Experiential Learning program, the array of opportunities was both inspiring and impressive. 

The atmosphere buzzed with excitement and anticipation as students and employers engaged in meaningful conversations, exchanged contact information, and explored potential avenues for collaboration. Both students and employers lauded the event for its effectiveness in fostering genuine connections that will undoubtedly propel their respective goals forward. 

Participating organizations included: 

  • ACLU of Michigan  

  • City of Flint, Legal Department  

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)  

  • Ionia County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office  

  • Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit 

  • Kalamazoo County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney  

  • Kalamazoo Defender  

  • Lakeshore Legal Aid Legal Services of Eastern Michigan (LSEM)  

  • Macomb County Office of Public Defender  

  • Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office  

  • Michigan Advocacy Program  

  • Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System (SADO-MAACS)  

  • Michigan Department of Attorney General  

  • Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR)  

  • Michigan Legal Services  

  • Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)  

  • National Labor Relations Board  

  • Neighborhood Defender Service of Detroit (NDS)  

  • Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office (OCPO)  

  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (PAAM)  

  • Saginaw Defenders Office  

  • Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice  

  • United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG Corps)  

  • United States Department of Justice  

  • United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)  

  • United States Office of Special Counsel (OSC)  

  • United States Trustee Program  

  • Washtenaw County Office of Public Defender  

  • Wayne State University Law School Clinics  

  • Wayne State University Law School Externship Program 

For a glimpse of the event, photos can be viewed here.  


Contact: Jennifer Kennedy 

Phone: 313-577-4629 

Email: Jennifer.kennedy2@wayne.edu 

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