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CAREERS


THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT 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.

WHERE OUR GRADUATES GO CLASSES OF 2017-19 TOP JOB LOCATIONS New York 223 District of Columbia 206 Virginia 75 Texas 61 California 56 Massachusetts 22 Georgia 20 Ohio 18 North Carolina 15 Delaware 14 Maryland 14 Pennsylvania 14 Illinois 13 Colorado 10 Alabama 9

EMPLOYMENT TYPE Firm: 72% (623) Clerkship: 16% (140) Public Interest: 9% (77) Corporate: 3% (22) Academic: .4% (3)

PUBLIC INTEREST 15 federal government 22 state or local government 29 public interest groups 11 military

The Law School awarded 27 Powell, Kennedy and Ruff fellowships to graduates working for public interest and nonprofit employers.

CLERKSHIPS* 2 U.S. Supreme Court 99 U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal 119 U.S. District Courts

LAW FIRMS 83% with firms in American Lawyer’s top 100 by gross revenue

6% with firms ranked between 101-200 2% with large international firms* 9% with smaller firms *Not ranked by American Lawyer

and other federal courts

22 state courts *2017-2022 terms Some alumni clerked at multiple courts

FIRST-YEAR SUMMER JOBS* CLASS OF 2021 (SUMMER 2019) 29% firm 27% federal government 13% state or local government 12% public interest groups 10% judicial 8% academic 8% corporate *Several students held multiple positions


DONALD SHUM ’13 is associate general counsel at Schrödinger; ALYSSA KUHN ’13 is a litigation associate with Gibson Dunn in New York; and ZACH TORRESFOWLER ’12 is an associate at Troutman Pepper, practicing in Philadelphia and New York.

PROGRAM 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.

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

AUSTIN CLARKE ’17 is an associate in the Litigation Department at Debevoise & Plimpton.

APARNA DATTA ’19 clerked for U.S. Judge Carlton Reeves ’89 of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi after law school.


ILLINOIS CHICAGO

REPRESENTATIVE EMPLOYERS

CLASSES OF 2017-19

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

KENTUCKY LOUISVILLE

Frost Brown Todd

MARYLAND

UNITED STATES ALABAMA 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

Cooley Fish & Richardson Gordon & Rees La Maestra Community Health Centers Latham & Watkins SAN FRANCISCO

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Goodwin Jones Day Latham & Watkins Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Phillips, Erlewine, Given & Carlin Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Reed Smith Withers

Latham & Watkins COSTA MESA

Latham & Watkins IRVINE

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LA HABRA

COLORADO ALAMOSA

Colorado Public Defender BOULDER

Colorado Public Defender

Tao Rossini

COLORADO SPRINGS

LOS ANGELES

Colorado Public Defender Colorado Springs 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Howarth & Smith Latham & Watkins Mercer Consulting O’Melveny & Myers Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Reed Smith Martinez Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office

DENVER

Colorado Public Defender Polsinelli

CONNECTICUT DANBURY

Chipman Mazzucco

DELAWARE

MENLO PARK

WILMINGTON

Davis Polk & Wardwell Hogan Lovells Latham & Watkins O’Melveny & Myers

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

PALO ALTO

Baker McKenzie Hewlett Packard Enterprise Jones Day Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Sullivan & Cromwell REDWOOD CITY

Fish & Richardson Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian SAN DIEGO

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WASHINGTON

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Allen & Overy Alliance for Justice Arent Fox Arnold & Porter Bain & Company Baker Botts

Bassman, Mitchell, Alfano & Leiter Beveridge & Diamond Bracewell Caplin & Drysdale Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton Clifford Chance Cooley Covington & Burling Crowell & Moring Davis Polk & Wardwell Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Federal Trade Commission Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Groom Law Group Heller Huron Chertkof & Salzman Hessel Aluise and Neun Hogan Lovells Hughes Hubbard & Reed Internal Revenue Service Jones Day K&L Gates King & Spalding Kirkland & Ellis Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear Latham & Watkins McDermott Will & Emery Milbank 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 Perkins Coie Proskauer Rose Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Ropes & Gray Shearman & Sterling

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton Sidley Austin Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Steptoe & Johnson Sullivan & Cromwell Themis Bar Review Troutman Sanders U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps U.S. Army Corps of Engineers U.S. Department of Justice U.S. Government Accountability Office 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

BALTIMORE

DLA Piper Venable BETHESDA

Anacostia Law Group FORT MEADE

National Security Agency ROCKVILLE

Greenblatt & Veliev

MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON

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

Middlesex District Attorney’s Office

MINNESOTA MINNEAPOLIS

Faegre Baker Daniels Jones Day Lockridge Grindal Nauen

MISSOURI FLORIDA

KANSAS CITY

JACKSONVILLE

Polsinelli

Fidelity National Title Group Foley & Lardner U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps

ST. LOUIS

MIAMI

OMAHA

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod Holland & Knight

Fidelity National Title Group

ORLANDO

CONCORD

Foley & Lardner TAMPA

New Hampshire Public Defender

Phelps Dunbar

MANCHESTER

GEORGIA

Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

NEBRASKA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

ATLANTA

Alston & Bird Arnall Golden Gregory Berkadia Eversheds Sutherland Jones Day King & Spalding Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs Troutman Sanders

NEW JERSEY MORRISTOWN

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti PRINCETON

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius ROSELAND

Lowenstein Sandler


NEW MEXICO

TEXAS

BUFFALO

Sidley Austin Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Sullivan & Cromwell Troutman Sanders Venable Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Weil, Gotshal & Manges White & Case Willkie Farr & Gallagher WilmerHale Wilmington Trust Winston & Strawn Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch

Hodgson Russ

ROCHESTER

NEW YORK

Nixon Peabody

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Baker Botts Bracewell Haynes and Boone Hunton Andrews Kurth Jones Day K&L Gates Norton Rose Fulbright Sidley Austin Vinson & Elkins

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Allen & Overy Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer Baker McKenzie BakerHostetler Bracewell Bryan Cave Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton Clifford Chance Covington & Burling Cravath, Swaine & Moore Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle Davis Polk & Wardwell Debevoise & Plimpton Dechert Desmarais Foley & Lardner Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson Gemini.com Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Goodwin Hogan Lovells Hughes Hubbard & Reed IBM King & Spalding Kirkland & Ellis Latham & Watkins Lazard Frères & Co. Linklaters Loeb & Loeb Lowenstein Sandler Mayer Brown Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy Morgan, Lewis & Bockius New York County District Attorney’s Office Norton Rose Fulbright Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Paul Hastings Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Proskauer Rose Publicis Sapient Schulte Roth & Zabel Seward & Kissel Shearman & Sterling

WHITE PLAINS

FORT WORTH

Westchester County District Attorney’s Office

U.S. Department of Justice

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico Public Defender’s Office

NEW YORK ARMONK

Boies Schiller Flexner BRONX

Bronx Defenders BROOKLYN

Catholic Migration Services Leadership Preparatory Ocean Hill Elementary Academy

NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE

Bank of America K&L Gates McGuireWoods Moore & Van Allen Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson

OHIO CINCINNATI

Frost Brown Todd CLEVELAND

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

AUSTIN

DLA Piper Jackson Walker Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati DALLAS

HOUSTON

Baker Botts Bracewell Haynes and Boone Hewlett Packard Enterprise Kirkland & Ellis Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Sidley Austin Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Vinson & Elkins Willkie Farr & Gallagher Winston & Strawn

UTAH Holland & Hart Jones Waldo Kirton McConkie

ARLINGTON

OKLAHOMA TULSA

CHARLOTTESVILLE

Still She Rises

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

PHILADELPHIA

Cozen O’Connor Dechert Drinker Biddle & Reath Duane Morris Morgan, Lewis & Bockius PITTSBURGH

Jones Day K&L Gates

CULPEPER

Culpeper County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office FALLS CHURCH

SOUTH CAROLINA Carlock, Copeland & Stair

Axiom Resource Management Ayuda

COLUMBIA

FORT LEE

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps

CHARLESTON

FREDERICKSBURG

SOUTH DAKOTA

Allen Allen Allen & Allen

ELLSWORTH

HENRICO

AIR FORCE BASE

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

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps RESTON

Cooley RICHMOND

Hirschler Fleischer Hunton Andrews Kurth McGuireWoods Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office Troutman Sanders Vinson & Elkins Virginia Commonwealth University Health System TYSONS CORNER

Smith Pachter McWhorter VIRGINIA BEACH

Troutman Sanders

WASHINGTON BELLEVUE

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

Coding Dojo SEATTLE

Lane Powell U.S. Secret Service

INTERNATIONAL CHINA SHENZHEN

Peking University School of Transnational Law

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

VIRGINIA Erickson Immigration Group

PENNSYLVANIA

NORFOLK

SALT LAKE CITY

COLUMBUS

BakerHostetler Jones Day

Morrison & Foerster Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office MANASSAS

TENNESSEE

Dougherty Tobias Iszard

NASHVILLE

MCLEAN

Butler Snow

Hogan Lovells

ENGLAND LONDON

Allen & Overy
 Latham & Watkins


JAPAN TOKYO

Morrison & Foerster

SOUTH KOREA SEOUL

LG Electronics
 Shin & Kim

NOTE: Some firms’ names have changed since graduates were hired.

TEDDY KRISTEK ’19 is an associate at Gibson Dunn in Washington, D.C.


PROVIDING WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH YOUR CAREER

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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, PROGRAM IN LAW AND PUBLIC SERVICE

B.A., CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE

DIRECTOR, MORTIMER CAPLIN PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER

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 Program in Law and Public Service and the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center, which works with 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.


Michael T. Morrissey John J. Tuchi

CALIFORNIA CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES

Michael W. Fitzgerald RIVERSIDE

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

CLASSES OF 2017-19

U.S. SUPREME COURT WASHINGTON, D.C.

Samuel A. Alito Stephen G. Breyer

SHREVEPORT, LA.

Carl E. Stewart JACKSON, MISS.

Rhesa H. Barksdale

U.S. CIRCUIT COURTS OF APPEAL

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

1ST CIRCUIT

6TH CIRCUIT

COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO

PROVIDENCE, R.I.

Bruce M. Selya

COVINGTON, KY.

Amul R. Thapar LEXINGTON, KY.

John M. Rogers LOUISVILLE, KY.

2ND CIRCUIT NEW HAVEN, CONN.

José A. Cabranes BROOKLYN, N.Y.

Reena Raggi NEW YORK

Robert D. Sack RUTLAND, VT.

John K. Bush ANN ARBOR, MICH.

Raymond M. Kethledge DETROIT

Eric L. Clay LANSING, MICH.

Richard F. Suhrheinrich CINCINNATI

Peter W. Hall

John B. Nalbandian

3RD CIRCUIT

Karen Nelson Moore

LAS VEGAS

Jay S. Bybee SEATTLE

WILMINGTON, DEL. NEWARK, N.J.

Paul B. Matey Patty Shwartz DUNCANSVILLE, PENN.

COLUMBUS, OHIO

R. Guy Cole Jr. Eric E. Murphy Jeffrey S. Sutton MEDINA, OHIO

Alice M. Batchelder

D. Brooks Smith

7TH CIRCUIT 4TH CIRCUIT BALTIMORE, MD.

Diana Gribbon Motz Paul V. Niemeyer

SOUTH BEND, IND.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.

Albert Diaz

MILWAUKEE

Diane S. Sykes

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.

David R. Stras FARGO, N.D.

Julius N. Richardson

Ralph R. Erickson

SPARTANBURG, S.C.

SALT LAKE CITY

11TH CIRCUIT BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

Kevin C. Newsom William H. Pryor Jr. MONTGOMERY, ALA.

Ed Carnes MIAMI

Adalberto Jose Jordan

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.

J. Harvie Wilkinson III

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA

Andrew Jay Kleinfeld

ATLANTA

BATON ROUGE

Stuart Kyle Duncan NEW ORLEANS

Sandra S. Ikuta Paul J. Watford SAN FRANCISCO

William A. Fletcher

CONNECTICUT

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Tanya S. Chutkan Ketanji Brown Jackson Timothy J. Kelly Trevor N. McFadden U.S. COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS

Victor J. Wolski U.S. TAX COURT

Albert G. Lauber

GEORGIA MIDDLE DISTRICT OF

Elizabeth L. Branch Beverly B. Martin Jill A. Pryor

Leslie J. Abrams

ARMED FORCES

Marc T. Treadwell

GEORGIA ALBANY MACON

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Kevin A. Ohlson

IDAHO DISTRICT OF IDAHO

D.C. CIRCUIT WASHINGTON, D.C.

Thomas B. Griffith Karen LeCraft Henderson Gregory G. Katsas Sri Srinivasan

BOISE

B. Lynn Winmill

ILLINOIS NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS CHICAGO

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

Charles P. Kocoras

WASHINGTON, D.C.

IOWA SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF IOWA

FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS ALABAMA ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM

Virginia Emerson Hopkins

PASADENA, CALIF.

5TH CIRCUIT

DISTRICT OF

TAMPA, FLA.

Charles R. Wilson

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

9TH CIRCUIT

CONNECTICUT

OKLAHOMA CITY

Jerome A. Holmes

8TH CIRCUIT Lavenski R. Smith

Charles R. Breyer

10TH CIRCUIT

Kimberly A. Moore

COLUMBIA, S.C.

Henry F. Floyd

CALIFORNIA

BRIDGEPORT

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.

4TH CIRCUIT

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

Victor Allen Bolden Stefan R. Underhill

Kenneth F. Ripple

ASHEVILLE, N.C.

Allison J. Rushing

SACRAMENTO

William B. Shubb

Ronald M. Gould

CLEVELAND

Kent A. Jordan

CALIFORNIA

Richard C. Tallman

Scott M. Matheson Jr. CONCORD, N.H.

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

SAN FRANCISCO

Edith Brown Clement W. Eugene Davis

HOUSTON

Jeffrey R. Howard

Jesus G. Bernal

DES MOINES

James E. Gritzner

KENTUCKY EASTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY COVINGTON

David L. Bunning WESTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY

ARIZONA DISTRICT OF ARIZONA PHOENIX

Dominic W. Lanza

LOUISVILLE

Charles R. Simpson III


LOUISIANA

NEW YORK

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

LOUISIANA

NEW YORK

NEW ORLEANS

BROOKLYN

Barry W. Ashe Nannette Jolivette Brown Sarah S. Vance

MAINE

Carol Bagley Amon LaShann Moutique DeArcy Hall Steven M. Gold SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF

EL PASO

Kathleen Cardone

DISTRICT OF UTAH

BANGOR

NEW YORK

VIRGINIA

DISTRICT OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE

Ellen L. Hollander J. Frederick Motz GREENBELT

George Jarrod Hazel Jr. Paula Xinis

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO YOUNGSTOWN

Benita Y. Pearson

MASSACHUSSETTS DISTRICT OF

ALEXANDRIA

Leonie M. Brinkema T. S. Ellis III Liam O’Grady Anthony J. Trenga NORFOLK

OHIO

OKLAHOMA

MARYLAND MARYLAND COURT OF

VIRGINIA EASTERN DISTRICT OF

MARYLAND

ATLANTA

Nels S.D. Peterson

SALT LAKE CITY

Jill N. Parrish

NEW YORK

P. Kevin Castel Katherine Polk Failla John G. Koeltl Alison J. Nathan Laura Taylor Swain

SUPREME COURT OF GEORGIA

UTAH

DISTRICT OF MAINE

Lance E. Walker

GEORGIA

Raymond A. Jackson Rebecca Beach Smith RICHMOND

Henry E. Hudson M. Hannah Lauck Robert E. Payne Roderick C. Young

SPECIAL APPEALS EASTON

Christopher B. Kehoe BALTIMORE CITY CIRCUIT COURT BALTIMORE

W. Michel Pierson

MASSACHUSSETTS MASSACHUSETTS APPEALS COURT BOSTON

Kenneth V. Desmond Jr. William J. Meade

NEW JERSEY

MASSACHUSSETTS

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

U.S. BANKRUPTCY

SUPREME COURT OF

BOSTON

OKLAHOMA

COURT FOR THE

NEW JERSEY

TULSA

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

MORRISTOWN

F. Dennis Saylor IV

Gregory K. Frizzell

MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF

VIRGINIA

Jaynee LaVecchia

NORFOLK

PENNSYLVANIA

Stephen C. St. John

NORTH CAROLINA

MISSISSIPPI

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

SUPREME COURT OF

JACKSON

PENNSYLVANIA

VIRGINIA

NORTH CAROLINA

PHILADELPHIA

LYNCHBURG

RALEIGH

Harvey Bartle III Wendy Beetlestone J. Curtis Joyner Mark A. Kearney Cynthia M. Rufe Juan R. Sanchez

Norman K. Moon

Paul M. Newby

Carlton W. Reeves

MISSOURI WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI KANSAS CITY

Stephen R. Bough

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

NORTH CAROLINA EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA

PENNSYLVANIA PITTSBURGH

ROANOKE

Michael F. Urbanski

RALEIGH

James C. Dever III WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

CHARLOTTE

Kenneth D. Bell Robert James Conrad Jr.

NEW JERSEY

WHEELING

Frederick P. Stamp Jr.

DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA COLUMBIA

J. Michelle Childs

TENNESSEE EASTERN DISTRICT OF

STATE COURTS ARIZONA SUPREME COURT OF PHOENIX

Clint Bolick

KNOXVILLE

Pamela L. Reeves Thomas A. Varlan TENNESSEE

NEWARK

MEMPHIS

Madeline Cox Arleo

Jon P. McCalla

NEW MEXICO

TEXAS

CALIFORNIA CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT SAN FRANCISCO

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

NEW MEXICO

TEXAS

Gregory B. Wormuth

TYLER

Jeremy D. Kernodle

U.S. BANKRUPTCY

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF

COURT FOR THE

TEXAS

DISTRICT OF

LAREDO

NEW MEXICO

John A. Kazen

ALBUQUERQUE

David T. Thuma

WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

SUPREME COURT OF VIRGINIA CHESAPEAKE

S. Bernard Goodwyn FREDERICKSBURG COURT OF APPEALS OF VIRGINIA RICHMOND

Randolph A. Beales

COLORADO DISTRICT DENVER

Brian R. Whitney

TEXARKANA

Robert W. Schroeder III

VIRGINIA

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.

Ming W. Chin

DENVER 2ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF

Diana Hagen

Stephen R. McCullough

TENNESSEE

NEW JERSEY

LAS CRUCES

UTAH COURT OF APPEALS

ARIZONA

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

ALBUQUERQUE

UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY

SOUTH CAROLINA

DISTRICT OF

James O. Browning

AUSTIN

Jimmy Blacklock

WEST VIRGINIA

Mark R. Hornak

ASHEVILLE

Max O. Cogburn Jr.

TEXAS TEXAS SUPREME COURT

WEST VIRGINIA

NEW BERN

Louise W. Flanagan

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. He is clerking for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer during the 2020 term.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS

Senior Judges SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Craig Iscoe Robert A. Salerno Steven M. Wellner

NOTE: Some graduates have held more than one clerkship.

KATIE MONTOYA ’18 clerked for Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Judge Gregory G. Katsas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit after law school.


VIRGINIA LAW’S CAREER PLACEMENT SUCCESS VIRGINIA has graduates in 99 of the American Lawyer top 100 firms (as of July 2020).

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 (October 2019). VIRGINIA is fourth in placing clerks on the U.S. Supreme Court from 2005-20, behind Harvard, Yale and Stanford.

VIRGINIA is first in Above the Law’s 2019 law school rankings, which focus on employment outcomes. VIRGINIA is ranked third in the number of chief legal officers at the nation’s top 500 companies, according to a 2019 survey.

VIRGINIA is third in the percentage of Class of 2019 graduates who went directly to firms of 500 or more attorneys or to federal clerkships, according to American Bar Association data.

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.

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

OUR 20 CLINICS INCLUDE:

Appellate Litigation Criminal Defense Employment Law Entrepreneurial Law Environmental Law and Community Engagement 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 and 2020.

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

Profile for University of Virginia School of Law

UVA Law Careers Brochure, 2020-21  

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

UVA Law Careers Brochure, 2020-21  

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

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