University of Michigan Law School

Godfrey & Kahn is proud of its long-standing relationship with the University of Michigan. Since founding partners Dudley Godfrey, a University of Michigan Law School graduate, and Gerald Kahn established the law firm in 1957, the firm has interviewed students in Ann Arbor. Today, we have a strong network of Michigan alumni at our firm - seven attorneys have graduated from the University of Michigan Law School.


Godfrey & Kahn has partnered with the University of Michigan's Green OCI program to help fight global warming by offsetting the emissions from the University of Michigan interview process. The firm has purchased carbon offsets which are a market mechanism to help reduce overall carbon dioxide emissions.

Godfrey & Kahn has purchased these offsets from NativeEnergy, a privately held Native American energy company. NativeEnergy helps build Native American, farmer-owned and charitable purpose renewable energy projects that create social, economic and environmental benefits.

Alumni Testimonials

Mark Witt - "Starting long before I was a first-year summer associate at Godfrey & Kahn, our firm has recruited extensively at the University of Michigan Law School. Our Michigan recruiting efforts have continued very successfully since then and we look forward to interviewing on-campus twice every year.

I very much enjoyed my time as a first-year summer associate at G&K. The summer program allowed me to explore my practical interests as an attorney while getting to know and enjoy the city, the G&K attorneys and staff, and my peers. At the end of the first-year program, I returned to Michigan with a more practical perspective on legal issues, a better understanding of my interests and a great appreciation for the city of Milwaukee and G&K (and, by the way, about 10 pounds heavier from all of the lunches and happy hours!).

Since my summer associate years, Godfrey & Kahn has proven to be a firm with the highest standards of legal expertise, client service, professional development, entrepreneurship and integrity. I am very proud of our firm and its positive, inclusive and fun culture. And I am very excited and optimistic about my future at G&K and the future of our firm."

Jeff Billings - "Accepting the summer associate offer from Godfrey & Kahn was one of the easiest decisions that I have had to make over the course of the last few years. I was looking for a firm where I could work on interesting, complex, and fulfilling legal issues and a firm that had a commitment to training and developing their associates, not for two or three years, but for a lifetime. I wanted to find an organization that rewarded hard work, dedication and ability, yet still understood the importance of family and a sense of community. I sought a firm where the attorneys understood that law was primarily about service to the client and working together as a team and a place where I would work with exceptional attorneys. Many firms have some of these qualities, but only a few firms are able to combine them all. In my interviews, Godfrey & Kahn touted these things, and since then, Godfrey & Kahn has delivered."

Contact Information
Law Students and Laterals
Kelly S. Conrardy
Director of Attorney Recruiting & Retention
TEL • 414.287.9649
kconrardy@gklaw.com