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Job Summary

The University of Michigan Law School invites applications for an Attorney-Counselor position in the Office of Career Planning. We seek candidates who are innovative, flexible, and entrepreneurial; who are adept at teamwork and collaboration; and who are energetic and upbeat.

Founded in 1859, Michigan Law School is one of the world's finest institutions of legal education and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence characterized by a powerful commitment to access and diversity. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top ten law schools in the nation, and enjoys international renown for its intellectual rigor, stunning physical surroundings, preeminent faculty scholarship, and a community noted for collegiality and warmth. Our graduates serve with distinction in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors, in large numbers in every major market in the nation, as well as internationally.


Conduct individualized career counseling and provide tailored career planning to law students and alumni with regard to legal professional opportunities, with particular emphasis on the private sector, including providing guidance and advice about application and job search strategies and techniques, interviewing, resumes, and networking

Develop and implement career planning programs, events, and resources for law students and alumni, and collaborate in development of short- and long-term strategies to address trends and changes in the legal marketplace

Create and deliver presentations to students on career-related issues and represent the Law School internally and externally in various forums, via written materials and oral presentations

Engage in outreach to legal employers and alumni to determine employment needs and encourage recruitment and hiring, developing new as well as expanding and maintaining existing relationships

Review technology and assist with social media to enhance programs, counseling, outreach and collection/retention of information

Required Qualifications*

J.D. required

Extensive knowledge of the current trends in the legal profession and ability to translate that knowledge to counsel alumni and students regarding their career development

Ability to work independently and as part of a team to develop and implement programs and resources

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple deadlines and constituencies

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking

Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information appropriately

Ability to interact effectively and develop relationships with a diverse population, including students, 

Additional Information

Although the Posting End Date may indicate otherwise, this job may be filled and closed anytime after a posting duration of seven calendar days.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.