Preparing future leaders for service
Each semester, the Center on Finance, Law & Policy recruits and develops a cohort of approximately 25 students from the Law School, Ford School of Public Policy, Ross School of Business, Stamps School of Art & Design, School of Information, and College of Engineering to serve as research assistants. Under faculty supervision, research assistants conduct rigorous research or provide 1:1 advice and support to Detroit business owners. Through their research assistant experience, our students develop new skills and professional relationships, often leading them to new career paths. Many of the Center’s research assistants choose public service after graduation, joining the Federal Reserve or other financial regulators.