yeslekkkk wrote:I have another question for you. I've been admitted to Michigan, and I am interested in pursuing PI work. Do you people pursue internships/externships or volunteer work in Detroit? It seems like that would be pretty hardcore for pursuing PI.
During your 1L year, there a few opportunities to get involved with various student organizations that do public interest work in the area. Your 2L and 3L years, you can work for one of the clinic here (the Michigan Innocence Clinic, for example) and get real-world experience, working with real clients, and even representing them in court. During the year, this can all be done for credit. During the summers, people frequently do public interest work in Detroit. The school also has a program called Student Funded Fellowships (SFF) where you can get money for taking an unpaid public interest summer internship position.