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CAREERS


THE CAREER SERVICES PROGRAM

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW is one of the most successful among national law schools and provides students with a wide range of job opportunities across the nation and abroad.

STEPHANIE FUNG ’18 is an associate with O’Melveny & Myers in Silicon Valley.

OLLIE ENGEBRETSON ’17 clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

AMBER STRICKLAND ’17 is an assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office.

WHERE OUR GRADUATES GO CLASSES OF 2016-18 TOP JOB LOCATIONS New York 230 District of Columbia 212 Virginia 81 California 64 Texas 55 Massachusetts 24 Georgia 20 North Carolina 19 Pennsylvania 17 Maryland 15 Delaware 14 Illinois 13 Ohio 13 International (non-US) 12 Florida 11

EMPLOYMENT TYPE Firm: 72% (651) Clerkship: 15% (140) Public Interest: 10% (90) Corporate: 2% (21) Academic: .2% (2)

PUBLIC INTEREST 16 federal government 32 state or local government 33 public interest groups 9 military

The Law School awarded 39 Powell, Kennedy and Ruff fellowships to graduates working for public interest and nonprofit employers.

CLERKSHIPS* 92 U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal 109 U.S. District Courts

LAW FIRMS 82% with firms in American Lawyer’s top 100 by gross revenue

7% with firms ranked between 101-200 3% with large international firms* 9% with smaller firms *NOT RANKED BY AMERICAN LAWYER

and other federal courts

19 state courts *SOME ALUMNI CLERKED FOR MULTIPLE COURTS

CAMPUS RECRUITING FALL 2018 More than 725 offices Over 5,800 on-campus interviews of second-year students

FIRST-YEAR SUMMER JOBS* CLASS OF 2020 (SUMMER 2018) 28% federal government 27% firm 14% judicial 14% public interest groups 11% state or local government 10% academic 5% corporate *SEVERAL STUDENTS HELD MULTIPLE POSITIONS


DONALD SHUM ’13 is an associate at Cooley in New York City; ALYSSA KUHN ’13 is a litigation associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York; and ZACH TORRESFOWLER ’12 is an associate at Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia.

VIRGINIA ENJOYS A REPUTATION FOR PRODUCING LAWYERS who master the intellectual challenges of legal practice, and also contribute broadly to the institutions they join through strong leadership and interpersonal skills. AS A RESULT, PRIVATE- AND PUBLIC-SECTOR EMPLOYERS HEAVILY RECRUIT VIRGINIA STUDENTS EACH YEAR. Graduates start their careers across the country with large and small law firms, government agencies and public interest groups.

REPRESENTATIVE EMPLOYERS

CLASSES OF 2016-18 UNITED STATES


Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

ALABAMA

Dentons 
 Howarth & Smith
 Latham & Watkins
 Mercer Consulting
 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
 National Labor Relations Board, Region 21
 O’Melveny & Myers
 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
 Reed Smith
 Sullivan & Cromwell

BIRMINGHAM

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
 Maynard, Cooper & Gale

ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE

U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps

CALIFORNIA CENTURY CITY

Latham & Watkins COSTA MESA

Latham & Watkins IRVINE

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
 Jones Day

LOS ANGELES

MARTINEZ

Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office MENLO PARK

Goodwin
 Latham & Watkins
 O’Melveny & Myers

PALO ALTO

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer 
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise
 Jones Day
 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
 Sullivan & Cromwell REDWOOD CITY

Fish & Richardson
 Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian REDWOOD SHORES

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
 Weil, Gotshal & Manges SACRAMENTO

Downey Brand SAN DIEGO

Cooley 
 Fish & Richardson
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REPRESENTATIVE EMPLOYERS CLASSES OF 2016-18 Gordon & Rees
 Jones Day
 La Maestra Community Health Centers
 Latham & Watkins SAN FRANCISCO

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
 Goodwin
 Hogan Lovells
 Jones Day
 Latham & Watkins
 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
 Perkins Coie
 Reed Smith

COLORADO ALAMOSA

Colorado Public Defender COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado Springs 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office DENVER

Colorado Public Defender
 Ogletree Deakins
 Sherman & Howard

CONNECTICUT DANBURY

Chipman Mazzucco

DELAWARE WILMINGTON

Abrams & Bayliss
 Bayard
Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell
 Richards Layton & Finger
 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WASHINGTON

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
 Allen & Overy
 Alliance for Justice
 Arent Fox
 Arnold & Porter
 Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider
 Bain & Company
 Baker & McKenzie 
 Baker Botts BakerHostetler
 Bassman, Mitchell, Alfano & Leiter
 Beveridge & Diamond
 Blank Rome
 Boies, Schiller & Flexner
 Bracewell
 Caplin & Drysdale
 Cause of Action Institute
 Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
 Clifford Chance
 Cooley 
 Covington & Burling
 Crowell & Moring
 Davis Polk & Wardwell
 Dentons
 Federal Trade Commission
 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
 Groom Law Group
 Heller Huron Chertkof & Salzman
 Hogan Lovells
 Hughes Hubbard & Reed
 Internal Revenue Service
 Jones Day
 K&L Gates
 King & Spalding
 Kirkland & Ellis
 Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
 Latham & Watkins
 Liles Parker
 McDermott Will & Emery
 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
 Morrison & Foerster
 Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
 Norton Rose Fulbright
 Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
 O’Melveny & Myers
 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe 
 Paul Hastings
 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
 Perkins Coie
 Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville
 Proskauer Rose 
 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
 Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press 
 Ropes & Gray
 Saul Ewing
 Shearman & Sterling
 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
 Sidley Austin
 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
 Steptoe & Johnson
 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
 U.S. Department of Justice 
 U.S. Small Business Administration
 Venable
 Vinson & Elkins
 Weil, Gotshal & Manges
 Weiner Brodsky Kider 
 White & Case
 Wiley Rein
 Willkie Farr & Gallagher 
 WilmerHale
 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
 Winston & Strawn

FLORIDA

Foley & Lardner
 U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps

JACKSONVILLE

Fidelity National Title Group


LANSING

Michigan Department of Attorney General

MIAMI

Holland & Knight ORLANDO

Foley & Lardner
 Office of the State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit SARASOTA

Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen TAMPA

MINNESOTA MINNEAPOLIS

Faegre Baker Daniels
 Jones Day
 Lockridge Grindal Nauen
 Maslon

MISSOURI JEFFERSON CITY

Phelps Dunbar

Missouri Governor’s Office

GEORGIA

MONTANA

ATLANTA

Alston & Bird
 Arnall Golden Gregory
 Berkadia
 Dentons
 Eversheds Sutherland
 Jones Day
 King & Spalding
 Morris, Manning & Martin
 Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs

ILLINOIS CHICAGO

City of Chicago Law Department
 Jones Day
 Kirkland & Ellis
 Latham & Watkins
 Mayer Brown
 Sidley Austin
 Winston & Strawn

HELENA

Crowley Fleck
 Uda Law Firm

NEBRASKA OMAHA

Fidelity National Title Group

NEW HAMPSHIRE CONCORD

New Hampshire Public Defender MANCHESTER

Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green

NEW JERSEY MORRISTOWN

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti PRINCETON

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius ROSELAND

KENTUCKY

Lowenstein Sandler

LOUISVILLE

Bingham Greenebaum Doll

NEW MEXICO

MARYLAND

New Mexico Public Defender’s Office

ALBUQUERQUE BALTIMORE

DLA Piper
 Maryland Legal Aid Bureau
 Miles & Stockbridge
 Venable BETHESDA

Anacostia Law Group FORT MEADE

National Security Agency
 U.S. Department of Defense

MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON

Choate, Hall & Stewart
 Cooley 
 Fish & Richardson
 Goodwin
 K&L Gates
 Kirkland & Ellis
 Latham & Watkins
 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
 Ropes & Gray
 WilmerHale WOBURN

Middlesex District Attorney’s Office

HURLBURT FIELD

U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps

CONTINUED

MICHIGAN DETROIT

Dickinson Wright
 Sachs Waldman

NEW YORK ARMONK

Boies, Schiller & Flexner BRONX

Bronx Defenders BROOKLYN

Catholic Migration Services
 Kings County District Attorney’s Office
 Leadership Preparatory Ocean Hill Elementary Academy BUFFALO

Hodgson Russ NEW YORK

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
 Allen & Overy
 Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer 
 Baker & McKenzie
 BakerHostetler
 Bryan Cave
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
 Cahill, Gordon & Reindel
 Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
 Clifford Chance
 Covington & Burling 


Cravath, Swaine & Moore 
 Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle
 Davis Polk & Wardwell
 Debevoise & Plimpton 
 Dechert
 Foley & Lardner
 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
 Gemini.com
 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
 Greenberg Traurig
 Hogan Lovells
 Houlihan Lokey
 Hughes Hubbard & Reed
 Hunton Andrews Kurth
 IBM
 Jones Day
 Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman
 Katten Muchin Rosenman
 King & Spalding
 Kirkland & Ellis
 Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel
 Latham & Watkins Lazard FrŠres & Co.
 Linklaters
 Lowenstein Sandler
 Mayer Brown
 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
 Moses & Singer
 New York County District Attorney’s Office
 Norton Rose Fulbright
 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
 Paul Hastings
 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
 Proskauer Rose
 PwC
 Reed Smith
 Schulte Roth & Zabel
 Seward & Kissel
 Shearman & Sterling
 Sidley Austin
 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
 Stroock & Stroock & Lavan 
 Sullivan & Cromwell
 Troutman Sanders
 Venable
 Weil, Gotshal & Manges
 White & Case
 Willkie Farr & Gallagher 
 WilmerHale
 Wilmington Trust
 Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch ROCHESTER

Nixon Peabody

NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE

Bank of America
 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
 K&L Gates



McGuireWoods
 Moore & Van Allen
 Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson
 Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

OHIO CINCINNATI

Frost Brown Todd CLEVELAND

BakerHostetler
 Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff
 Jones Day
 Squire Patton Boggs COLUMBUS

BakerHostetler
 Jones Day

Vinson & Elkins
 Winstead HOUSTON

Baker Botts
 Bracewell 
 Latham & Watkins
 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
 Norton Rose Fulbright
 Sidley Austin
 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
 Vinson & Elkins
 Winston & Strawn
 WICHITA FALLS
 U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps

UTAH SALT LAKE CITY

OKLAHOMA Still She Rises

Holland & Hart
 Jones Waldo
 Kirton McConkie

PENNSYLVANIA

VIRGINIA

TULSA

HARRISBURG

McNees Wallace & Nurick PHILADELPHIA

Dechert
 Drinker Biddle & Reath
 Duane Morris
 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
 Pepper Hamilton PITTSBURGH

Jones Day
 K&L Gates

SOUTH CAROLINA CHARLESTON

K&L Gates COLUMBIA

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough GREENVILLE

ARLINGTON

Arlington County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office
 Erickson Immigration Group CHARLOTTESVILLE

Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office
 Southern Environmental Law Center
 University of Virginia Investment Management Company CULPEPER

Culpeper County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office FAIRFAX

Ogletree Deakins

Blankingship & Keith

SOUTH DAKOTA

Ayuda

FALLS CHURCH ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE

U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps FORT PIERRE

Mortenson Law Office

TENNESSEE MEMPHIS

Butler Snow O’Mara Stevens & Cannada

TEXAS AUSTIN

DLA Piper
 Jackson Walker
 McKool Smith
 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati DALLAS

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
 Baker Botts
 Haynes and Boone
 Hunton Andrews Kurth
 Jones Day
 Locke Lord
 Sidley Austin


FORT LEE

U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps FREDERICKSBURG

Allen Allen Allen & Allen HENRICO

Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office MCLEAN

Hogan Lovells
 Morrison & Foerster
 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman NORFOLK

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin
 U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps
 Willcox & Savage QUANTICO

U.S. Department of Defense RESTON

Cooley RICHMOND

Hirschler Fleischer
 Hunton Andrews Kurth
 Legal Aid Justice Center
 McGuireWoods


Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office
 Troutman Sanders
 Vinson & Elkins
 Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

NOTE: SOME FIRMS’ NAMES HAVE CHANGED SINCE GRADUATES WERE HIRED.

TYSONS CORNER

Holland & Knight
 Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice WARRENTON

Fauquier County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office

WASHINGTON SEATTLE

Lane Powell 
 Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker
 U.S. Secret Service

INTERNATIONAL CHINA PUDONG

Baker & McKenzie

BRADLEY ALVAREZ ’16 is an associate at Latham & Watkins in Menlo Park, California.

SHANGHAI

Baker & McKenzie Jones Day

ENGLAND LONDON

Allen & Overy
 Latham & Watkins
 Linklaters

JAPAN TOKYO

Morrison & Foerster

MAGGIE BIRKEL ’18 is an attorney with Still She Rises, Tulsa, a public defender office in Oklahoma.

SOUTH KOREA SEOUL

LG Electronics
 Shin & Kim SHENZHEN

Peking University School of Transnational Law JOE CHARLET ’18 is an associate with Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C.


PROVIDING WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH YOUR CAREER


THE OFFICE OF PRIVATE PRACTICE, the OFFICE OF JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS and the MORTIMER CAPLIN PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER offer the tools and preparation students need to advance in the legal workforce.

SERVICES INCLUDE: COUNSELING STUDENTS on job-search strategies, from understanding which employers to target to planning long-term career goals PREPARING AND TRAINING STUDENTS to have successful interviews, including through live or videotaped mock interviews, to assess weaknesses and strengths REVIEWING AND CRITIQUING RESUMES, cover letters and other employment-related communications

SCHEDULING EVENTS throughout the school year that are designed to inform students about a variety of career paths and employment options, best practices for interviews and internships, and how to advance one’s career after law school HELPING STUDENTS UNDERSTAND what kinds of careers they will find rewarding TEACHING STUDENTS best networking practices MAINTAINING AN ONLINE JOB DATABASE that also allows students to receive alerts about jobs in their chosen field or city COORDINATING THE SCHOOL’S INVOLVEMENT in career fairs and recruiting events across the country, in addition to the Law School’s extensive on-campus recruiting efforts

“WE TEAM UP WITH THE STUDENTS ON ALL PARTS OF THEIR JOB SEARCH. We guide students in identifying employment options that will be personally and professionally fulfilling, work with them on their resumes and cover letters, assist them in preparing for interviews and then educate them on skills that will aid them in the workplace.” —KEVIN DONOVAN, Senior Assistant Dean, Career Development


UVA LAW CAREER DEVELOPMENT:

 COUNSELORS HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN PRIVATE PRACTICE, OFFICE OF PRIVATE PRACTICE

KEVIN DONOVAN

MARIT R. SLAUGHTER ELIZABETH L. KADE

LAUREN PARKER

LAUREN K. VENTRE

SENIOR ASSISTANT DEAN, CAREER DEVELOPMENT

SENIOR DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF PRIVATE PRACTICE

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF PRIVATE PRACTICE

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF PRIVATE PRACTICE

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF PRIVATE PRACTICE

J.D., UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

J.D., B.A., UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

J.D., UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

J.D., B.A., UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

J.D., B.A., UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Lauren Parker works with students and alumni interested in applying to law firm positions. With nearly eight years of experience litigating at a large firm, she helps students identify firms and practice areas of interest, and assists their preparation of effective resumes, cover letters and interview strategies. Parker also counsels LL.M. students seeking temporary or permanent employment after graduation, and assists with employer outreach. Prior to joining the Office of Private Practice, Parker was a senior associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. At Orrick, she was a member of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition group, where her practice focused on complex commercial and antitrust litigation in state and federal courts, and in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission. Parker also worked with the ACLU of Maryland and with the Legal Counsel for the Elderly representing clients in diverse pro bono matters.

Lauren Ventre connects students and alumni with private-sector positions within their areas of interest and assists them in formulating application documents and strategies. Prior to joining the Career Services team in 2014, Ventre worked at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in Washington, D.C., and, more recently, in the undergraduate University Career Services office. In that role, she managed the on-Grounds interviewing program and recruiter relations. Ventre is a member of the Virginia State Bar and a 2012 graduate of the Law School, where she served on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.

B.A., DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

Kevin Donovan leads the Office of Private Practice and counsels students and alumni on general career choices and on pursuing positions with law firms. Before joining the school in 2009, Donovan was a litigation partner in the Philadelphia office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, where his practice focused on complex tort litigation, including class actions and national serial litigation. While at Morgan Lewis, he was the firm’s pro bono chair from 2003-08, was heavily involved in recruiting and participated in running three summer associate programs. After law school, Donovan clerked for U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti in the Northern District of Ohio. Following his clerkship he joined Morgan Lewis and became a partner in 2000. In 2016, Donovan received a Leonard W. Sandridge Outstanding Contribution Award, UVA’s highest honor for staff, for his effectiveness in job placement and dedication to the students he serves.

Marit Slaughter counsels students and alumni on a broad array of career choices with a focus on law firm positions. She works with students to evaluate practice areas, firms and legal markets, and helps students and alumni develop strategies to compete effectively for the positions they target. Slaughter previously was an associate in the New York office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where she focused on private equity/venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate and securities matters. She also served as a member of the firm’s Professional Personnel/Legal Recruiting, Professional Development and Marketing committees. In law school at UVA, she was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Law & Politics, First Year Council and Virginia Law Women.

B.A., COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY

Elizabeth Kade counsels students and alumni on a range of career choices with a focus on law firm positions. Before joining the Office of Private Practice, Kade was a trial attorney at the Federal Programs Branch in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice for three years. While at the DOJ, she recruited for and ran her office’s legal intern program and was a founding board member for the Recruitment and Retention Group of DOJ’s Gender Equality Network. Kade’s practice focused on high-profile civil litigation defending challenges to federal statutes, regulations and agency actions, including administrative law, constitutional law and employment discrimination cases. Prior to the DOJ, Kade was an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Vinson & Elkins for three years. She served on the office’s on-Grounds recruiting teams for the University of Virginia and Georgetown; she also was involved in the firm’s Women’s Initiative.


PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYERING AND CLERKSHIPS. OFFICE OF JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

MORTIMER CAPLIN PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER

RUTH PAYNE

ANNIE KIM

W. LAWTON TUFTS

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

ASSISTANT DEAN FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ALUMNI ADVISING

J.D., UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

DIRECTOR, MORTIMER CAPLIN PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER

B.A., CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE

Ruth Payne advises students and alumni as they navigate the application process for both judicial internships and judicial clerkships. This includes counseling, reviewing cover letters and resumes, conducting mock interviews and running workshops on the clerkship process. Payne was an articles editor on the Virginia Law Review. After law school, she clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and completed a one-year Bristow Fellowship with the U.S. Solicitor General’s Office. From 2004-08, she was an honors attorney with the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, where she worked in the Office of International Affairs.

J.D., B.A., UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MFA, CREATIVE WRITING, WARREN WILSON COLLEGE

Annie Kim leads the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center, through which she counsels students seeking public-interest jobs and fellowships, invites speakers to discuss careers in public service and coordinates numerous other activities that support public service at the Law School. After graduating from the Law School in 1999, she practiced commercial and school litigation at the McLean office of Hunton & Williams and later worked at a small firm in Alexandria. Starting in 2002, Kim served as in-house counsel for Virginia local governments for nine years, working on everything from civil rights and employment law cases to representing schools, police and other local government departments. She won her first case before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2012, her final case arguing on behalf of Albemarle County.

J.D., WILLIAM & MARY MARSHALL-WYTHE SCHOOL OF LAW B.S., JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

W. Lawton Tufts previously worked as an assistant public defender for the CharlottesvilleAlbemarle Public Defender’s Office, where he represented hundreds of indigent defendants in misdemeanor and felony trials. As a law student, Tufts served on the boards of the Public Service Fund and Lawyers Helping Lawyers, and worked as a summer intern at both the Charlottesville and Fredericksburg public defender’s offices. After graduation, he litigated criminal and family law cases at a small firm in western Virginia. He also was a guardian ad litem for children. Tufts serves on the board of directors for the OAR-Jefferson Area Community Corrections program and is a member of the Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court and the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association.

PRO BONO PROGRAM

EXTERNSHIPS

AMANDA YALE

KIMBERLY EMERY

A. SPRIGHTLEY RYAN

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE

ASSISTANT DEAN FOR PRO BONO AND PUBLIC INTEREST

PROFESSOR OF LAW, GENERAL FACULTY

J.D., NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY B.A., COLGATE UNIVERSITY

Amanda Yale previously worked at Legal Services for Children in New York City, where she defended the rights of indigent disabled children in special education and Social Security disability benefits proceedings. After graduating from law school, she worked as a staff attorney at the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. She then clerked for Judge I. Leo Glasser in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

J.D., UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA B.A., CARLETON COLLEGE

DIRECTOR OF EXTERNSHIPS J.D., UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY B.A., YALE UNIVERSITY

Kimberly Emery has been the Law School’s assistant dean for pro bono since 2004, and was a founder and director of the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center. Emery coordinates and administers pro bono programming for law students, counsels students and graduates regarding pro bono and public interest opportunities, develops and fund-raises for new service projects, and oversees the Law School’s Pro Bono Challenge. Under Emery’s direction, the Pro Bono Program in a typical year coordinates pro bono projects with more than 100 employers nationwide, from work with fulltime public interest lawyers to pro bono efforts undertaken by private practitioners. Emery was a board member for the Legal Aid Justice Center for more than 15 years and was recognized in 2000 as the organization’s Volunteer of the Year.

Sprightley Ryan directs the externships program at Virginia Law. Externships allow students to work fulltime or part-time doing legal work for public service employers while earning academic credit. As director, Ryan counsels students who are in the program or who are considering an externship, and advises them on selecting an employer. Ryan also teaches a seminar to students in the UVA Law in DC externship program that helps participants make connections between legal theory and practice. Ryan previously served as inspector general of the Smithsonian Institution, worked for the Environmental Crimes Section of the U.S. Department of Justice as a trial attorney, and served as a special assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.


ATLANTA

Thomas W. Thrash Jr.

IDAHO DISTRICT OF IDAHO BOISE

B. Lynn Winmill

ILLINOIS

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

CLASSES OF 2016-18

U.S. CIRCUIT COURTS OF APPEAL 3RD CIRCUIT

MEMPHIS, TENN.

FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS

Julia Smith Gibbons Ronald Lee Gilman

ALABAMA

MEDINA, OHIO

Alice M. Batchelder

DUNCANSVILLE, PA.

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS CHICAGO

Charles P. Kocoras ROCKFORD

Frederick J. Kapala

IOWA SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF IOWA DES MOINES

James E. Gritzner NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

KANSAS

D. Brooks Smith

7TH CIRCUIT

PHILADELPHIA

MILWAUKEE

BIRMINGHAM

KANSAS CITY

Stephanos Bibas

Diane S. Sykes

Kathryn H. Vratil

WILMINGTON, DEL.

SOUTH BEND, IND.

Madeline H. Haikala Virginia Emerson Hopkins

Kent A. Jordan

Kenneth F. Ripple

ALABAMA

KENTUCKY ARIZONA

4TH CIRCUIT

8TH CIRCUIT

DISTRICT OF ARIZONA

BALTIMORE

FARGO, N.D.

PHOENIX

Diana Gribbon Motz Paul V. Niemeyer

Ralph R. Erickson

John J. Tuchi

CHARLOTTE, N.C.

Lavenski R. Smith

CALIFORNIA

Albert Diaz

ST. LOUIS

CENTRAL DISTRICT OF

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.

Raymond W. Gruender

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.

J. Harvie Wilkinson III

DISTRICT OF KANSAS

EASTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY COVINGTON

David L. Bunning WESTERN DISTRICT OF

CALIFORNIA

KENTUCKY LOUISVILLE

Charles R. Simpson III

LOS ANGELES

COLUMBIA, S.C.

9TH CIRCUIT

Julius N. Richardson

LAS VEGAS

RICHMOND, VA.

Jay S. Bybee

Roger L. Gregory

PASADENA, CALIF.

CONNECTICUT

SPARTANBURG, S.C.

Paul J. Watford

DISTRICT OF

Henry F. Floyd

SAN FRANCISCO

William A. Fletcher

5TH CIRCUIT

Andre Birotte Jr. S. James Otero

MARYLAND DISTRICT OF MARYLAND

CONNECTICUT BRIDGEPORT

Stefan R. Underhill

BALTIMORE

Richard D. Bennett Ellen L. Hollander J. Frederick Motz GREENBELT

DALLAS

10TH CIRCUIT

Catharina Haynes

OKLAHOMA CITY

HOUSTON

Jerome A. Holmes

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

MASSACHUSSETTS

Gregg J. Costa Jennifer Walker Elrod Edith Hollan Jones Jerry E. Smith

SALT LAKE CITY

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DISTRICT OF

Scott M. Matheson Jr.

JACKSON, MISS.

ATLANTA

Rhesa H. Barksdale Leslie H. Southwick

Julie E. Carnes Frank Mays Hull

Paul L. Friedman Ketanji Brown Jackson Timothy J. Kelly Trevor N. McFadden Amit P. Mehta

SHREVEPORT, LA.

MONTGOMERY, ALA.

Carl E. Stewart

Ed Carnes

Victor J. Wolski

DETROIT

11TH CIRCUIT

Paula Xinis

U.S. COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS

MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON

F. Dennis Saylor IV

MICHIGAN EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN

MIAMI

U.S. TAX COURT

Gershwin A. Drain

6TH CIRCUIT

Adalberto Jose Jordan

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

CLEVELAND

TAMPA, FLA.

Karen Nelson Moore

Charles R. Wilson

Albert G. Lauber Richard T. Morrison Cary Douglas Pugh

ARMED FORCES

FLORIDA

Gordon J. Quist

COLUMBUS

R. Guy Cole Jr. COVINGTON, KY.

Amul R. Thapar

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Kevin A. Ohlson

DETROIT

D.C. CIRCUIT

LANSING, MICH.

Thomas B. Griffith Karen LeCraft Henderson David S. Tatel

LEXINGTON, KY.

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA WEST PALM BEACH

Eric L. Clay Helene N. White Richard F. Suhrheinrich

MICHIGAN GRAND RAPIDS

Donald M. Middlebrooks

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI JACKSON

Carlton W. Reeves

WASHINGTON, D.C.

John M. Rogers

MISSISSIPPI

GEORGIA MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA MACON

MISSOURI WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI

LOUISVILLE, KY.

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

Marc T. Treadwell

KANSAS CITY

Danny J. Boggs John K. Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C.

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

Stephen R. Bough

Kimberly A. Moore

GEORGIA


NEW MEXICO

KNOXVILLE

DISTRICT OF NEW

Pamela L. Reeves

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

MEXICO ALBUQUERQUE

TENNESSEE

James O. Browning

MEMPHIS

U.S. BANKRUPTCY

Thomas L. Parker Tu M. Pham

COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO ALBUQUERQUE

NOTE: SOME GRADUATES HAVE HELD MORE THAN ONE CLERKSHIP.

COURT OF APPEALS

Catharine Friend Easterly Senior Judges SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF

TEXAS SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF

COLUMBIA

Robert A. Salerno Steven M. Wellner

David T. Thuma

TEXAS

LAS CRUCES

LAREDO

Gregory B. Wormuth

John A. Kazen

NEW YORK

UTAH

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

DISTRICT OF UTAH

HAGERSTOWN

SALT LAKE CITY

Donald E. Beachley

Jill N. Parrish

BALTIMORE CITY

VIRGINIA

BALTIMORE

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

W. Michel Pierson

MARYLAND MARYLAND COURT OF

NEW YORK BROOKLYN

William Francis Kuntz II SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK NEW YORK

SPECIAL APPEALS

CIRCUIT COURT

VIRGINIA

John G. Koeltl

ALEXANDRIA

MASSACHUSSETTS MASSACHUSETTS

NORTH CAROLINA

John F. Anderson Leonie M. Brinkema T. S. Ellis III NORFOLK

Kenneth V. Desmond Jr.

EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA

APPEALS COURT BOSTON

NEW BERN

Rebecca Beach Smith

Louise W. Flanagan

RICHMOND

NEW JERSEY

RALEIGH

Henry E. Hudson M. Hannah Lauck Robert E. Payne

SUPREME COURT OF

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

Jaynee LaVecchia

James C. Dever III MIDDLE DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA

NEW JERSEY MORRISTOWN

WINSTON-SALEM

VIRGINIA

Thomas D. Schroeder

ABINGDON

VIRGINIA

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

James P. Jones

ALEXANDRIA CIRCUIT

NORTH CAROLINA

DANVILLE

COURT

ASHEVILLE

Jackson L. Kiser

ALEXANDRIA

Max O. Cogburn Jr.

LYNCHBURG

Staff Clerkship

Norman K. Moon

COURT OF APPEALS OF

OREGON

ROANOKE

DISTRICT OF OREGON

Robert S. Ballou Michael F. Urbanski

PORTLAND

Michael W. Mosman

PENNSYLVANIA EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA PHILADELPHIA

Harvey Bartle III Berle M. Schiller MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA

VIRGINIA RICHMOND

Randolph A. Beales FAIRFAX CIRCUIT

WEST VIRGINIA NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA WHEELING

Frederick P. Stamp Jr.

COURT FAIRFAX

Daniel E. Ortiz NORFOLK CIRCUIT COURT NORFOLK

STATE COURTS

DANIEL RICHARDSON ’18 clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III ’72 of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals before becoming a Bristow Fellow.

KEYAWNA GRIFFITH ’18 served as a clerk with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia after first working as an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, D.C.

Staff Clerkship

WILKES-BARRE

A. Richard Caputo

COLORADO

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

COLORADO COURT OF

PENNSYLVANIA

APPEALS

PITTSBURGH

DENVER

Mark R. Hornak

Elizabeth L. Harris 2ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT

PUERTO RICO

DENVER

DISTRICT OF

Brian R. Whitney

PUERTO RICO

Hato Rey Bruce J. McGiverin

DELAWARE

SOUTH CAROLINA

DOVER

DISTRICT OF SOUTH

Joseph R. Slights III

DELAWARE COURT OF CHANCERY

CAROLINA COLUMBIA

J. Michelle Childs

DELAWARE SUPERIOR COURT WILMINGTON

Jeffrey J. Clark

TENNESSEE

DELAWARE FAMILY COURT

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

WILMINGTON

TENNESSEE

Barbara D. Crowell

KATIE MONTOYA ’18 clerked for Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit after law school.


VIRGINIA LAW’S CAREER PLACEMENT SUCCESS VIRGINIA has graduates in all 100 of the American Lawyer top 100 firms (as of June 2019). VIRGINIA is ranked second in the number of alumni leading the nation’s top 100 firms, according to an Above the Law report. VIRGINIA is fourth in the number of partners in the National Law Journal’s top 500 firms,according to Legal Compass (June 2018). VIRGINIA is fourth in placing clerks on the U.S. Supreme Court from 2005-18, behind Harvard, Yale and Stanford.

VIRGINIA is first in the percentage of Class of 2018 graduates who went directly to firms of 100 or more attorneys or to federal clerkships, according to American Bar Association data. VIRGINIA is ranked second after Harvard in the number of chief legal officers at the nation’s top 500 companies, according to a 2014 study. VIRGINIA is first in Above the Law’s 2019 law school rankings, which focus on employment outcomes.

Hands-On Preparation for Your Career CURRICULUM

CLINICS

Virginia has a curricular concentration in litigation and procedure, which includes an array of courses in trial advocacy, oral advocacy and public speaking. Virginia also hosts an annual Trial Advocacy College, which attracts lawyers from across the country and is open to Virginia Law students.

Students gain experience representing real clients in trials and hearings, writing motions and briefs for trial and appellate courts (including the U.S. Supreme Court), and counseling corporate clients. OUR 19 CLINICS INCLUDE:

Appellate Litigation Criminal Defense

EXTERNSHIPS

Employment Law

Students in Virginia’s externship program work in legal offices across the country for a semester or part-time.

Environmental and Regulatory Law

Entrepreneurial Law Litigation and Housing Law Nonprofit Patent and Licensing I and II Prosecution Supreme Court Litigation

ADVOCACY COMPETITIONS About 80 students hone their oral argument and briefwriting skills each year in UVA Law’s annual William Minor Lile Moot Court competition. The Law School also has an Extramural Moot Court Advocacy Team that competes across the country. Additionally, students participate each year in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition and the International and European Tax Moot Court. UVA Law’s tax team was the first U.S. team to win in 2018 and repeated the feat in 2019.

CAREERS

law.virginia.edu/careers CONTACT Kevin M. Donovan (Career Development) (434) 982-6119 privatepractice@law.virginia.edu Annie Kim (Public Service) (434) 924-3883 publicservice@law.virginia.edu Ruth Payne (Clerkships) (434) 924-7192 judicialclerkships@law.virginia.edu

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UVA Law Careers Brochure, 2019-20  

Data about recent graduates' career placement and career counseling services at the University of Virginia School of Law.

UVA Law Careers Brochure, 2019-20  

Data about recent graduates' career placement and career counseling services at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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