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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.

TAYLOR STEFFAN ’15 clerked for Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Austin, Texas, before returning to Washington, D.C., to work for Covington & Burling.

ZACHARY RAY ’16 clerked for U.S. District Judge Gershwin A. Drain of the Eastern District of Michigan after law school, followed by a clerkship with Judge Roger L. Gregory of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

SARAH PELHAM ’16 is an associate with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City.

WHERE OUR GRADUATES GO CLASSES OF 2015-17 TOP JOB LOCATIONS New York 225 District of Columbia 193 Virginia 116 California 81 Texas 62 Pennsylvania 24 Massachusetts 22 Maryland 20 Georgia 19 Delaware 17 North Carolina 17 International (non-U.S.) 16 Florida 15 Ohio 13 Colorado 11 Tennessee 11

EMPLOYMENT TYPE Firm: 70% (668) Clerkship: 17% (159) Public Interest: 11% (107) Corporate: 3% (28) Academic: .4% (4)

PUBLIC INTEREST 23 federal government 48 state or local government 28 public interest groups 8 military

The Law School awarded 57 Powell and Kennedy and Ruff fellowships to graduates working for public interest and nonprofit employers.

CLERKSHIPS* 3 U.S. Supreme Court 83 U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal 119 U.S. District Courts

LAW FIRMS 77% with firms in American Lawyer’s top 100 by gross revenue

8% with firms ranked between 101-200 3% with large international firms* 12% with smaller firms *NOT RANKED BY AMERICAN LAWYER

and other federal courts

22 state courts *SOME ALUMNI CLERKED FOR MULTIPLE COURTS

CAMPUS RECRUITING FALL 2017 More than 675 offices Over 5,900 on-campus interviews of second-year students

FIRST-YEAR SUMMER JOBS* CLASS OF 2019 (SUMMER 2017) 26% federal government 25% firm 15% academic 15% public interest groups 11% state or local government 9% judicial 6% corporate *SEVERAL STUDENTS HELD MULTIPLE POSITIONS


DONALD SHUM ’13 is an associate at Cooley in New York City; ALYSSA KUHN ’13 is clerking for Judge Joseph F. Bianco of the Eastern District of New York after working as an associate at Gibson Dunn in New York; and ZACH TORRES-FOWLER ’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 2015-17 UNITED STATES ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Maynard, Cooper & Gale MONTGOMERY

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

ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK

Center for Arkansas Legal Services LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE

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

LOS ANGELES

Dentons Howarth & Smith Latham & Watkins Mercer Consulting Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Morrison & Foerster National Labor Relations Board, Region 21 O’Melveny & Myers Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Public Counsel Law Center Reed Smith Sidley Austin Sullivan & Cromwell White & Case

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Jones Day Reed Smith Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Sullivan & Cromwell REDWOOD CITY

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian REDWOOD SHORES

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Weil, Gotshal & Manges SACRAMENTO

Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk California Department of Justice Downey Brand

IRVINE

OAKLAND

Boies, Schiller & Flexner

SAN FRANCISCO

PALO ALTO

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Goodwin Hogan Lovells

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Jones Day Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

Fenwick & West

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

COLORADO ALAMOSA COLORADO SPRINGS

MOUNTAIN VIEW

COSTA MESA

Office of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney

Colorado Public Defender

Dorsey & Whitney Latham & Watkins

CALIFORNIA

Goodwin Latham & Watkins O’Melveny & Myers

SANTA BARBARA

SAN DIEGO

Cooley Jones Day La Maestra Community Health Centers Latham & Watkins Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton

MENLO PARK

Jones Day Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Morrison & Foerster Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Perkins Coie Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Reed Smith Sedgwick U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps

Fourth Judicial District Attorney’s Office DENVER

Bryan Cave Colorado Public Defender Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Ogletree Deakins Sherman & Howard CONTINUES NEXT PAGE


REPRESENTATIVE EMPLOYERS CLASSES OF 2015-17 CONNECTICUT DANBURY

Chipman Mazzucco HARTFORD

Day Pitney Robinson & Cole

DELAWARE WILMINGTON

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

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Arnold & Porter Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider Baker & McKenzie Baker Botts BakerHostetler Beveridge & Diamond Blank Rome Boies, Schiller & Flexner Bracewell Caplin & Drysdale Cause of Action Institute Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton Clifford Chance Covington & Burling Crowell & Moring Davis Polk & Wardwell Dechert Dentons Federal Communications Commission Federal Trade Commission Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Groom Law Group Harris Wiltshire & Grannis Hogan Lovells Hollingsworth Hughes Hubbard & Reed Internal Revenue Service Jones Day K&L Gates Keller and Heckman King & Spalding Kirkland & Ellis Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear Latham & Watkins Liles Parker Linklaters Mayer Brown McDermott Will & Emery Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Morrison & Foerster 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 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville Proskauer Rose Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Saul Ewing Shearman & Sterling Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton Sidley Austin Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Steptoe & Johnson Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Sutherland U.S. Army Corps of Engineers U.S. Department of Justice U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee U.S. Small Business Administration Venable Vinson & Elkins Weil, Gotshal & Manges Weiner Brodsky Kider White & Case Wiley Rein Williams & Connolly Willkie Farr & Gallagher WilmerHale Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Winston & Strawn

FLORIDA HURLBURT FIELD

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

Fidelity National Title Group Foley & Lardner MIAMI

White & Case

CONTINUED

Jones Day King & Spalding Morris, Manning & Martin Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs Troutman Sanders

ILLINOIS

KANSAS CITY

Midwest Innocence Project Stinson Leonard Street

MONTANA HELENA

Crowley Fleck Uda Law Firm

NEBRASKA GRAND ISLAND OMAHA

Fidelity National Title Group

Barnes & Thornburg

NEVADA IOWA

LAS VEGAS

CEDAR RAPIDS

Fox Rothschild Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn, and Dial

Bradley & Riley

KENTUCKY LOUISVILLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Bingham Greenebaum Doll

CONCORD

MARYLAND

New Hampshire Public Defender

BALTIMORE

Duane Morris Maryland Legal Aid Bureau Miles & Stockbridge Venable

NEW JERSEY NORTHFIELD

Swift Law Firm PRINCETON

FORT MEADE

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

National Security Agency U.S. Department of Defense

ROSELAND

MASSACHUSETTS

NEW YORK

Lowenstein Sandler

BOSTON

ARMONK

Choate, Hall & Stewart Cooley Fish & Richardson Goodwin K&L Gates Latham & Watkins Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Nutter McClennen & Fish Proskauer Rose Ropes & Gray Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom WilmerHale

Boies, Schiller & Flexner

Dickinson Wright Sachs Waldman

DEARBORN

Ford Motor Co. DETROIT

LANSING

Michigan Department of Attorney General

WEST PALM BEACH

MINNESOTA MAPLE PLAIN

GEORGIA

Missouri Governor’s Office

INDIANAPOLIS

SARASOTA

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

JEFFERSON CITY

Leininger Smith Law Firm

MICHIGAN

Phelps Dunbar

MISSOURI

INDIANA

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

TAMPA

JACKSON

Burr & Forman

CHICAGO

Arnstein & Lehr Jenner & Block Jones Day Kirkland & Ellis Latham & Watkins Sidley Austin Winston & Strawn

ORLANDO

Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen

MISSISSIPPI

Sherman and Patterson

ATLANTA

MINNEAPOLIS

Alston & Bird Bryan Cave Dentons Eversheds Sutherland

Faegre Baker Daniels Maslon

BROOKLYN

Kings County District Attorney’s Office BUFFALO

Hodgson Russ NEW YORK

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Allen & Overy Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer Baker & McKenzie Bank of America Merrill Lynch Bracewell 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 Dentons Foley & Lardner


Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson Gemini.com Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Goldman Sachs Greenberg Traurig Houlihan Lokey Hughes Hubbard & Reed IBM Jones Day JPMorgan Chase & Co. Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman Katten Muchin Rosenman King & Spalding Kirkland & Ellis Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel Latham & Watkins 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 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Reed Smith Schulte Roth & Zabel Seward & Kissel Sidley Austin Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Stroock & Stroock & Lavan Sullivan & Cromwell Troutman Sanders Vinson & Elkins Weil, Gotshal & Manges White & Case Willkie Farr & Gallagher WilmerHale Wilmington Trust Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch ROCHESTER

Boylan Code Nixon Peabody Thomas & Solomon

NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft K&L Gates McGuireWoods Mecklenburg County Public

Defender Moore & Van Allen Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

OHIO CINCINNATI

Frost Brown Todd CLEVELAND

BakerHostetler Jones Day Squire Patton Boggs COLUMBUS

BakerHostetler

Bracewell Jones Day Latham & Watkins Mayer Brown Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Norton Rose Fulbright Paul Hastings Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Vinson & Elkins U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps

UTAH

HARRISBURG

SALT LAKE CITY

McNees Wallace & Nurick

Holland & Hart Jones Waldo

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia Cozen O’Connor Dechert Drinker Biddle & Reath Duane Morris Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Pepper Hamilton Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office PITTSBURGH

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Jones Day K&L Gates

SOUTH CAROLINA CHARLESTON

K&L Gates GREENVILLE

TYSONS CORNER

Holland & Knight Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice WARRENTON

Fauquier County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office

WICHITA FALLS

PENNSYLVANIA

PHILADELPHIA

Virginia Department of Elections Williams Mullen

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON SEATTLE

Bracewell Lane Powell Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker

INTERNATIONAL

ARLINGTON

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

BELGIUM BRUSSELS

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

CHARLOTTESVILLE

Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office Morin & Barkley Raynor Law Office Tremblay & Smith Vitt Law Offices Zunka, Milnor & Carter CULPEPER

Culpeper County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office

Ogletree Deakins

FAIRFAX

SOUTH DAKOTA

Blankingship & Keith McCandlish & Lillard

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE

FARMVILLE

CHINA PUDONG

Baker & McKenzie SHANGHAI

Baker & McKenzie Jones Day SHENZHEN

Peking University School of Transnational Law

ENGLAND LONDON

Allen & Overy Cerner K&L Gates Latham & Watkins Linklaters

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

Prince Edward County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office

JAPAN

FORT PIERRE

FORT LEE

TOKYO

Mortenson Law Office

U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps

Morrison & Foerster

TENNESSEE

HENRICO

SOUTH KOREA

MEMPHIS

Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office

SEOUL

BASE

Butler Snow O’Mara Stevens & Cannada MURFREESBORO

HERNDON

Gogo Industries

ePlus McLean Hogan Lovells

TEXAS AUSTIN

NORFOLK

Jackson Walker McKool Smith

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin Willcox & Savage

DALLAS

QUANTICO

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Andrews Kurth Baker Botts Haynes and Boone Jackson Walker Jones Day K&L Gates Locke Lord PwC Sidley Austin Winstead HOUSTON

Baker Botts

U.S. Department of Defense RESTON

Cooley Thompson Hospitality RICHMOND

Hirschler Fleischer Hunton & Williams Legal Aid Justice Center McGuireWoods Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office Vinson & Elkins Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

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

LG Electronics Shin & Kim

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

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


PROVIDING WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH YOUR CAREER


THE OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES, the JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS OFFICE 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 for Career Services


VIRGINIA’S CAREER COUNSELORS:

 EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN PRIVATE PRACTICE, IN PUBLIC OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES

KEVIN DONOVAN

MARIT R. SLAUGHTER ELIZABETH L. KADE

LAUREN PARKER

LAUREN K. VENTRE

SENIOR ASSISTANT DEAN FOR CAREER SERVICES

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF LAW FIRM RECRUITING

DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES

DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES

DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES

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 Career Services, 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 Career Services 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 Career Services, 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.


INTEREST LAWYERING AND IN 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.


JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

U.S. TAX COURT

Carolyn P. Chiechi Richard T. Morrison

FLORIDA NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

CLASSES OF 2015-17

FLORIDA PENSACOLA

U.S. SUPREME COURT

Jennifer Walker Elrod Edith H. Jones Jerry E. Smith

Samuel Alito Stephen G. Breyer Anthony M. Kennedy John G. Roberts Antonin Scalia Clarence Thomas

Rhesa H. Barksdale Leslie H. Southwick

JACKSON, MISS.

6TH CIRCUIT ANN ARBOR, MICH.

Raymond M. Kethledge CLEVELAND

U.S. CIRCUIT COURTS OF APPEAL D.C. CIRCUIT WASHINGTON, D.C.

Thomas B. Griffith Karen LeCraft Henderson Judith W. Rogers Robert L. Wilkins

Karen Nelson Moore COLUMBUS, OHIO

R. Guy Cole Jr. Jeffrey S. Sutton DETROIT, MICH.

Eric L. Clay Helene N. White Richard F. Suhrheinrich LEXINGTON, KY.

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

LONDON, KY.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Eugene E. Siler Jr. Danny J. Boggs Amul R. Thapar MEDINA, OHIO

Alice M. Batchelder

NEW YORK

Dennis Jacobs Robert A. Katzmann Pierre N. Leval Robert D. Sack

Julia Smith Gibbons Ronald Lee Gilman

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.

Lavenski R. Smith ST. LOUIS

3RD CIRCUIT

Raymond W. Gruender

DUNCANSVILLE, PA.

D. Brooks Smith SCRANTON, PA.

Thomas Vanaskie WILMINGTON, DEL.

Kent A. Jordan

9TH CIRCUIT

BALTIMORE

Diana Gribbon Motz Paul V. Niemeyer CHARLESTON, W.VA.

Stephanie D. Thacker CHARLOTTE, N.C.

Albert Diaz CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.

LAS VEGAS

Jay S. Bybee Sandra S. Ikuta Paul J. Watford

Roger L. Gregory SPARTANBURG, S.C.

Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain SAN DIEGO

John B. Owens J. Clifford Wallace

Patrick E. Higginbotham DALLAS

Catharina Haynes HOUSTON

Gregg J. Costa

GEORGIA

ALABAMA

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

BIRMINGHAM

Virginia Emerson Hopkins Staff Clerkship

GEORGIA ATLANTA

William S. Duffey Jr. Thomas W. Thrash Jr.

ARIZONA DISTRICT OF ARIZONA PHOENIX

ILLINOIS NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

John J. Tuchi

ILLINOIS

ARKANSAS

Virginia M. Kendall Manish S. Shah

CHICAGO EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK

Kristine G. Baker

INDIANA NORTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA

CALIFORNIA CENTRAL DISTRICT OF

HAMMOND

John E. Martin

CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES

Andre Birotte Jr. Karen L. Stevenson EASTERN DISTRICT OF

IOWA SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF IOWA DES MOINES

James E. Gritzner

FRESNO

Dale A. Drozd

KENTUCKY

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

CALIFORNIA

KENTUCKY

SAN JOSE

LOUISVILLE

Beth Labson Freeman Lucy H. Koh

David J. Hale Charles R. Simpson III

CONNECTICUT

LOUISIANA

DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

BRIDGEPORT

Stefan R. Underhill NEW HAVEN

Jeffrey Alker Meyer

LOUISIANA NEW ORLEANS

Nannette Jolivette Brown Eldon E. Fallon WESTERN DISTRICT OF

DELAWARE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE WILMINGTON

LOUISIANA SHREVEPORT

Donald E. Walter

Leonard P. Stark

MARYLAND

Michelle T. Friedland

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DISTRICT OF MARYLAND

10TH CIRCUIT

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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

SALT LAKE CITY

Carolyn B. McHugh

11TH CIRCUIT AUSTIN, TEXAS

WEST PALM BEACH

Donald M. Middlebrooks

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

SAN JOSE, CALIF.

Henry F. Floyd

5TH CIRCUIT

MIAMI

Kathleen M. Williams

ALABAMA

PORTLAND, ORE.

J. Harvie Wilkinson III RICHMOND, VA.

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF

EL SEGUNDO, CALIF.

Milan D. Smith Jr.

PASADENA, CALIF.

4TH CIRCUIT

FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS

CALIFORNIA

8TH CIRCUIT

Margaret C. Rodgers FLORIDA

LOUISVILLE, KY.

MEMPHIS, TENN.

2ND CIRCUIT

Charles R. Wilson

LANSING, MICH.

John M. Rogers

Raymond T. Chen Todd M. Hughes Alan D. Lourie Kimberly A. Moore Alvin A. Schall

TAMPA, FLA.

ATLANTA

Julie E. Carnes Frank Mays Hull MIAMI

Adalberto Jose Jordan MONTGOMERY, ALA.

Ed Carnes

John D. Bates Rosemary M. Collyer Timothy J. Kelly Colleen Kollar-Kotelly Trevor N. McFadden Amit P. Mehta Randolph D. Moss

BALTIMORE

GREENBELT

Deborah K. Chasanow Paula Xinis

MASSACHUSETTS

U.S. COURT OF FEDERAL

DISTRICT OF

CLAIMS

MASSACHUSETTS

Thomas L. Gowen Thomas C. Wheeler

Leo T. Sorokin

BOSTON


MICHIGAN

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF

VIRGINIA

DELAWARE SUPERIOR

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

OHIO

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

COURT

MICHIGAN DETROIT

DAYTON

Guy R. Humphrey

Gershwin A. Drain WESTERN DISTRICT OF

OKLAHOMA

MICHIGAN

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

GRAND RAPIDS

Gordon J. Quist

OKLAHOMA TULSA

Gregory K. Frizzel

MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF

OREGON

MISSISSIPPI

DISTRICT OF OREGON

HATTIESBURG

Keith Starrett

PORTLAND

Michael W. Mosman

JACKSON

Daniel P. Jordan III

PENNSYLVANIA EASTERN DISTRICT OF

MISSOURI

PENNSYLVANIA

VIRGINIA ALEXANDRIA

John F. Anderson Leonie M. Brinkema James C. Cacheris T. S. Ellis III Liam O’Grady NORFOLK

Arenda Wright Allen Robert G. Doumar Rebecca Beach Smith Stephen C. St. John RICHMOND

DOVER

Jeffrey J. Clark

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA D.C. COURT OF APPEALS

Catharine F. Easterly Senior Judges D.C. SUPERIOR COURT

Hiram E. Puig-Lugo Robert A. Salerno

HAWAII

John A. Gibney Jr. Henry E. Hudson Kevin R. Huennekens Robert E. Payne

HAWAII SUPREME COURT HONOLULU

Michael D. Wilson

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

MARYLAND

Legrome D. Davis J. Curtis Joyner Gerald J. Pappert Berle M. Schiller

VIRGINIA

MARYLAND COURT OF

NEVADA

MIDDLE DISTRICT OF

Jackson L. Kiser

DISTRICT OF NEVADA

PENNSYLVANIA

WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI KANSAS CITY

Stephen R. Bough

LAS VEGAS

Cam Ferenbach

PHILADELPHIA

WILKES-BARRE

A. Richard Caputo

RENO

Howard D. McKibben

PUERTO RICO

ABINGDON

James P. Jones DANVILLE LYNCHBURG

Norman K. Moon ROANOKE

Robert S. Ballou Michael F. Urbanski

DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY

HATO REY

Bruce J. McGiverin

NEWARK

Cathy L. Waldor

SOUTH CAROLINA DISTRICT OF SOUTH

NEW MEXICO DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO ALBUQUERQUE

James O. Browning

Mary Geiger Lewis GREENVILLE

Henry M. Herlong Jr.

NEW YORK TENNESSEE

YORK

EASTERN DISTRICT OF KNOXVILLE

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF

Pamela L. Reeves Thomas A. Varlan

NEW YORK

Alison J. Nathan Sarah Netburn Jed S. Rakoff

MINNESOTA SUPREME COURT

WASHINGTON

ST. PAUL

SEATTLE

David R. Stras

MISSISSIPPI WEST VIRGINIA

MISSISSIPPI SUPREME

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF

COURT

WEST VIRGINIA BECKLEY CHARLESTON

Thomas E. Johnston

CALIFORNIA

COURT

TENNESSEE

CALIFORNIA COURTS OF

Tu M. Pham

APPEAL

COLORADO

NORTH CAROLINA

TEXAS

COLORADO COURT OF

NORTH CAROLINA ASHEVILLE

Max O. Cogburn Jr. CHARLOTTE

Richard L. Voorhees

OHIO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO

MARSHALL

Roy S. Payne SHERMAN

YOUNGSTOWN

Benita Y. Pearson

DENVER

Elizabeth L. Harris

VIRGINIA COURT ALEXANDRIA

Staff Clerkship FAIRFAX CIRCUIT COURT FAIRFAX

Daniel E. Ortiz

DELAWARE DELAWARE COURT OF

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF

CHANCERY DOVER

NORFOLK CIRCUIT COURT NORFOLK

Staff Clerkship VIRGINIA BEACH CIRCUIT COURT

Eduardo V. Rodriguez

John W. Noble Josep R. Slights III

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

DELAWARE COURT OF

Staff Clerkship

TEXAS

COMMON PLEAS

MCALLEN

EL PASO

Rosemary Betts Beauregard Kenneth S. Clark Jr.

VERMONT

DELAWARE FAMILY COURT

DISTRICT OF VERMONT BURLINGTON

Christina Reiss

VIRGINIA BEACH

GEORGETOWN

David C. Guaderrama

CLEVELAND

Solomon Oliver Jr.

APPEALS

Robert W. Schroeder III TEXAS

ELIZABETH

Stuart L. Peim

ALEXANDRIA CIRCUIT

Amos L. Mazzant III TEXARKANA

NEW JERSEY SUPERIOR

LOS ANGELES

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

CHERRY HILL

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

MIDDLE DISTRICT OF

Thomas D. Schroeder

NEW JERSEY SUPREME

Lee A. Solomon

TEXAS

WINSTON-SALEM

NEW JERSEY COURT

NORTH CAROLINA

L. Patrick Auld

JACKSON

Josiah Dennis Coleman

STATE COURTS

MEMPHIS

OLLIE ENGEBRETSON ’17 clerked for Judge Paul V. Niemeyer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit after law school.

James L. Robart

Elwood G. Lui

GREENSBORO

BALTIMORE

W. Michel Pierson

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

TENNESSEE

William Francis Kuntz II NEW YORK

COURT

Irene C. Berger

EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW NEW YORK

BALTIMORE CITY CIRCUIT

WASHINGTON

CAROLINA COLUMBIA

ANNAPOLIS

Donald E. Beachley Peter B. Krauser

MINNESOTA

DISTRICT OF PUERTO RICO

NEW JERSEY

SPECIAL APPEALS

WILMINGTON

Barbara D. Crowell

NOTE: SOME GRADUATES HAVE HELD MORE THAN ONE CLERKSHIP.

SEJAL JHAVERI ’15 followed her clerkship with U.S. Judge John A. Gibney of the Eastern District of Virginia in Richmond with a clerkship for Chief Judge R. Guy Cole Jr. of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Columbus, Ohio.


VIRGINIA LAW’S CAREER PLACEMENT SUCCESS VIRGINIA has graduates in all 100 of the American Lawyer top 100 firms (as of May 2018). VIRGINIA 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 third in the number of 2017 graduates with jobs at law firms of 100 or more attorneys, by percentage, according to American Bar Association data. VIRGINIA 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 second in Above the Law’s 2018 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 20 CLINICS INCLUDE:

Appellate Litigation Criminal Defense

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

Employment Law Entrepreneurial Law Environmental and Regulatory 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. Team members have advanced to the international round in five of the last eight years.

CAREERS

law.virginia.edu/career CONTACT Kevin Donovan (Career Services) (434) 982-6119 careerservices@law.virginia.edu Annie Kim (Public Service) (434) 924-3883 publicservice@law.virginia.edu Ruth Payne (Clerkships) (434) 924-7192 judicialclerk@law.virginia.edu

UVA Law Careers Brochure, 2018-19  

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

UVA Law Careers Brochure, 2018-19  

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

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