Our Faculty, Students and Alumni
Alumni of the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute are located across the nation, including Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Arizona, Georgia, Texas, and Nevada. Our Alumni practice in law in large firms and small firms, as prosecutors, public defenders, in-house counsel, and even serve as public officials.
I just completed my first week at [my firm]. I am realizing now, more than ever, that the Trial Program and in particular you pretrial classes were by far, the best training I received during law school. Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge and experience with me - I am extremely grateful.
After graduating I found employment in Wilmington, NC. I work for a boutique firm specializing in Criminal Law. The Institute and its curriculum prepared me for this job in ways I could not foresee. In the past year I have submitted a brief to the North Carolina Supreme Court and helped prepare that case for oral argument. I have defended and won many criminal trials ranging from DWI to Assault. Recently, I successfully defended a workplace violence action brought by the North Carolina Attorney General's Office. Now I am preparing for an armed robbery trial, set to begin September 17, 2007. The year has been successful and I owe a large part of that success to the trial program. I just wanted to say thank you and give you an update on a former student.
I wanted to let you know that I received a job offer from the State Public Defender this weekend. I immediately accepted it.
I know that being in TPI has played a huge role in my success at Michigan State and now my job!!!
Thank you so much for the opportunity to be in such a great program!!
I noticed while I was interviewing at different places that many attorneys are aware of the trial program and are very impressed with it. I really think that in the current competitive job market, having completed the program helped set me apart from other candidates. Needless to say, my boss was very impressed with all work we did in the classes.
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