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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. Virginia enjoys a reputation for producing lawyers who not only master the intellectual challenges of legal practice, but 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. Where our graduates Go, classes of 2010-12

rebecca gantt ’11 clerked for Judge Michael Boudin of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and later for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer during the 2012-13 term.


CLERKSHIP: 16% (180) CORPORATE: 3% (36) ACADEMIC: 1% (8) LAW FIRMS 64% with firms in American Lawyer’s top 100 by gross revenue 12% with firms ranked between 101-200 23% with smaller firms CLERKSHIPS (including alumni clerkships 2010-12) 5 U.S. Supreme Court 60 U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal 100 U.S. District Courts and other federal courts 60 state courts TOP JOB LOCATIONS, CLASSES OF 2010-12

PUBLIC INTEREST JOBS (including 159 postgraduate fellowships) 64 federal government 50 state and local government 21 military 105 public interest groups CAMPUS RECRUITING FALL 2012 More than 650 offices Over 6,000 on-campus interviews of secondyear students

District of Columbia (253) Virginia (172) New York (171) California (60)

Averaged more than 18 interviews per participating secondyear student FIRST-YEAR SUMMER JOBS Class of 2014 (summer 2012) 34% public sector 22% judicial 22% law firm 19% academic 4% corporate

Texas (55) Maryland (26) Georgia (35) North Carolina (25) Massachusetts (30) Illinois (23) Pennsylvania (28) Florida (27)

Representative Employers, classes of 2010-12 United States Alabama Birmingham

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Burr & Forman Lightfoot Franklin & White Maynard, Cooper & Gale Scott, Dukes & Geisler ARIZONA Phoenix

Snell & Wilmer Tidmore Law Offices tucson

Snell & Wilmer CALIFORNIA Beverly Hills

Cohen Gardner Huntington Beach

Adams & Associates Irvine Knobbe Martens Los Angeles

Graduates are ready for their careers on day one

California Department of Justice Gibson Dunn Initiative Legal Group Jones Day Latham & Watkins Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Milbank Paul Hastings Proskauer Rose Riot Games Space and Missile Systems Center Menlo Park

Latham & Watkins O’Melveny & Myers Mountain View

Fenwick & West Orange County

Thomas Vogele & Associates Palo Alto Access Softek Gibson Dunn Gunderson Dettmer Latham & Watkins Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Salinas Monterey County District Attorney’s Office San Diego

DLA Piper Knobbe Martens Latham & Watkins Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps San Francisco

Garteiser Honea Jones Day Latham & Watkins Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area Morgan Lewis

Morrison & Foerster Orrick Paul Hastings Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold Silicon Valley

Quinn Emanuel Woodland Hills U.S. Department of Justice Yuba City

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

Arnold & Porter Gibson Dunn Hogan Lovells Office of the Colorado State Public Defender Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center CONNECTICUT Hartford

Murtha Cullina new haven


Abrams & Bayliss Morris Nichols Potter, Anderson & Corroon Ray Quinney & Nebeker Richards Layton & Finger Wilks, Lukoff & Bracegirdle Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Arent Fox Arnold & Porter Baily & Ehrenberg Baker & McKenzie Baker Botts BakerHostetler Beveridge & Diamond Bingham McCutchen Blank Rome Booz Allen Hamilton Bracewell & Giuliani BuckleySandler Cadwalader Cause of Action Chadbourne & Parke Cleary Gottlieb Coaches Inc. Covington & Burling Crossfit Crowell & Moring Debevoise & Plimpton Dechert Deloitte Dickstein Shapiro DLA Piper Drinker Biddle & Reath DSR Strategies EarthRights International Environmental Law Institute Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Fried Frank Fulbright & Jaworski General Electric

Gibson Dunn Groom Law Group Hogan Lovells Hollingsworth Hunton & Williams Institute for International Law and Human Rights Ivins, Phillips & Barker JESS3 Jones Day K&L Gates Kaye Scholer Keller & Heckman Kelley Drye & Warren King & Spalding Kirkland & Ellis Knobbe Martens Latham & Watkins Majors Law Firm Mayer Brown McDermott Will & Emery Milbank Morgan Lewis Morrison & Foerster Nelson Mullins Nixon Peabody Northwestern Mutual O’Melveny & Myers Orrick Patton Boggs Paul Hastings Paul, Weiss Perkins Coie Pillsbury Winthrop Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia Quinn Emanuel Quinn, Racusin & Gazzola Reed Smith Ropes & Gray Seward & Kissell Sheppard Mullin Sidley Austin Simpson Thacher Skadden Steptoe & Johnson Sullivan & Cromwell Sutherland U.S. Administrative Conference of the United States U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps U.S. Department of Defense U.S. Department of Education U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Department of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development U.S. Department of Justice, various divisions U.S. Department of Transportation U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs U.S. Environmental Protection Agency U.S. Federal Communications Commission U.S. Federal Election Commission U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission U.S. Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission

U.S. Federal Trade Commission U.S. House Committee on Financial Services U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform U.S. House Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs and National Security U.S. National Labor Relations Board, Region 5 U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration U.S. Office of Personnel Management U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Minority Staff Venable Vinson & Elkins Weil White & Case Wiley Rein Williams & Connolly Willkie Farr & Gallagher WilmerHale Winston & Strawn FLORIDA Fort Lauderdale

Tripp Scott Jacksonville U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Miami Bilzin Sumberg Carlton Fields Diaz Reus & Targ Greenberg Traurig Lydecker Diaz Weissman Nowack Curry & Wilco White & Case Orlando BakerHostetler Dunlap & Shipman Foley & Lardner Peters Trial Group Santa Rosa Beach Tampa Bradley Arant Boult Cummings MacFarlane Ferguson McMullen Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill & Mullis West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach City Attorney’s Office GEORGIA Atlanta

Alston & Bird Arnall Golden & Gregory Bryan Cave Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Jones Day Kilpatrick Stockton

Laura Paliani ’12 works in the litigation group for Sullivan & Cromwell in New York.

David Perez ’12 works in Jones Day’s Los Angeles Office.

King & Spalding McKenna Long & Aldridge Sutherland Troutman Sanders lafayette

Womack, Gottlieb & Rodham ILLINOIS Chicago

Cook County Public Defender Health and Disability Advocates Jenner & Block Katten Muchin Rosenman Kirkland & Ellis KPMG Peat Marwick Latham & Watkins McGuireWoods Schiff Hardin Sidley Austin elgin

Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender iowa des moines

Nyemaster, Goode, West, Hansell & O’Brien kentucky stanford


McCarter & English

Fulbright & Jaworski Gibson Dunn Goldman Sachs Kasowitz Katten Muchin Rosenman King & Spalding Lambda Legal Latham & Watkins Linklaters Mayer Brown McDermott Will & Emery McKinsey & Company Milbank Morgan Lewis New York City Department of Environmental Protection New York City Law Department New York County District Attorney’s Office Paul, Weiss Pillsbury Winthrop Proskauer Rose Quinn Emanuel Robert Bosch Fellowship Schulte Roth & Zabel Shearman & Sterling Sidley Austin Simpson Thacher Skadden Stroock Sullivan & Cromwell Thompson Hine Troutman Sanders Weil White & Case Willkie Farr & Gallagher WilmerHale

NEW mexico



Dorsey & Whitney Faegre & Benson Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi St. paul

Minnesota Department of Transportation MISSOURI jackson

Lichtenegger, Weiss & Fetterhoff Kansas City

Seigfreid, Bingham, Levy, Selzer & Gee Stinson Morrison Hecker St. Louis

Bryan Cave Mississippi Lime montana helena

Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks NEvada las vegas

Ballard Spahr Snell & Wilmer

Kirk Correll Law Office



Lesnevich & MarzanoLesnevich

Aberdeen U.S. Department of Defense Baltimore Brown Goldstein Levy Gohn, Hankey & Stichel Maryland Department of the Environment Miles & Stockbridge U.S. National Labor Relations Board, Region 5 Bethesda Get Well Network Rockville State’s Attorney for Montgomery County U.S. Food and Drug Administration MASSACHUSETTS Boston

Bingham McCutchen Choate Hall & Stewart Edwards Wildman Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Foley & Lardner Foley Hoag Goodwin Procter Latham & Watkins Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services Nixon Peabody Proskauer Rose Ropes & Gray WilmerHale Brockton Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office Cambridge Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services Salem Essex County District Attorney’s Office




Rodey, Dickason, Sloan Akin & Robb santa fe

Sommer Udall Sutin NEW YORK albany

Boies Schiller & Flexner bronx

Bronx County District Attorney’s Office Mineola Nassau County District Attorney’s Office New York

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Allen & Overy Arent Fox Baha’i International Community Baker & McKenzie BakerHostetler Barclays Capital Boies, Schiller & Flexner Bracewell & Giuliani Cadwalader Cahill Gordon & Reindel Center for Constitutional Rights Chadbourne & Parke Chase Clifford Chance Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle Davis Polk & Wardwell Debevoise & Plimpton Fried Frank


Roberts & Stevens Charlotte

Alston & Bird Cadwalader McGuireWoods Moore & Van Allen Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice Durham Durham County District Attorney’s Office Legal Aid of North Carolina, Advocates for Children’s Services Greensboro Brooks Pierce Raleigh Brown Law Hutchison Law Group Ogletree Deakins winston salem

The Owen Firm Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease OKLAHOMA enid


Oregon Health Authority Tonkon Torp PENNSYLVANIA Harrisburg

McNees Wallace & Nurick Post & Schell Philadelphia

Blank Rome Cozen O’Connor Dechert Drinker Biddle & Reath Education Law Center Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Morgan Lewis U.S. Small Business Administration Pittsburgh

Cohen & Grigsby Deloitte Jones Day Reed Smith reading


U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps south carolina columbia

Murphy & Grantland Spartanburg Lonon Law Firm TENNESSEE Chattanooga

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel Miller & Martin Memphis Bass, Berry & Sims Nashville Phillip A. George, Esq. Tennessee Post-Conviction Defender Office Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Kilpatrick Stockton


north dakota

Austin City Attorney’s Office Baker Botts Gjerset & Lorenz Jackson Walker Scott, Douglass & McConnico Shannon Gracey Dallas Alston & Bird Baker Botts Boston Consulting Group DLA Piper Haynes and Boone Jackson Walker Jones Day Morgan Lewis



Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease Cleveland

Baker Hostetler Jones Day Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease Columbus

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur


Patton Boggs U.S. Internal Revenue Service Vinson & Elkins El Paso

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Houston Baker Botts Bracewell & Giuliani Coolidge Energy Ventures Harris County District Attorney’s Office Jackson Walker Latham & Watkins Locke Lord Morgan Lewis Skadden Vinson & Elkins Richardson Haynes and Boone san antonio

Cox, Smith, & Matthews Utah Salt Lake City

Burbidge Mitchell & Gross Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy VIRGINIA Alexandria

Alderman, Devorsetz & Hora Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia Hudgins Law Firm Oliff & Berridge U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Arlington

Professional Risk Management Services Blacksburg

Supreme Court of Virginia (Magistrate) Charlottesville

Black Mountain Law Office David M. Branch, Esq. Legal Aid Justice Center Lexis-Nexis McGuireWoods Sneathern & L’hospital Southern Environmental Law Center St. John, Bowling, Lawrence & Quagliana Tremblay & Smith University of Virginia U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps Zobrist Law Group Colonial Heights

Colonial Heights Commonwealth’s Attorney Culpeper Davies, Barrell, Will, Llewellyn & Edwards Danville Daniel, Medley and Kirby Earlysville Terry Lynn, Esq. Fairfax

Blankingship & Keith Exxon Mobil Trichilo, Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath & Judkins

Falls Church

Inova Health Systems Strong Law Firm U.S. Social Security Administration Fredericksburg Robert Barlow, Esq. Hampton Supreme Court of Virginia (Magistrate) Harrisonburg

Botkin Rose Hopewell Hopewell Commonwealth’s Attorney Leesburg Robert M. Gordon, PLLC McLean Holland & Knight Newport News Jones Blechman Woltz & Kelly Norfolk Kaufman & Canoles Norfolk Public Defender Norfolk Southern U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps Willcox & Savage Oakton The Baldwin Firm Onancock Turner & Turner Orange Orange County Commonwealth’s Attorney Quantico U.S. Marine Corps Reston Cooley Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Richmond Capital One Christian & Barton Hunton & Williams Kutak Rock McCandlish Holton McGuireWoods Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Richmond Public Defender SRNN Games The Environmental Law Group Troutman Sanders Williams Mullen Roanoke Roanoke Public Defender Deneka Law Firm Tyson’s Corner Semmes, Bowen & Semmes WASHINGTON SEATTLE

Farm Forward Foster Pepper K&L Gates Lane Powell Legal Voice WEST VIRGINIA CHARLESTON

Jackson & Kelly Martinsburg Steptoe & Johnson Parkersburg U.S. Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission

international afghanistan kabul

U.S. Air Force China

Beijing Clifford Chance Hong Kong

Herbert Smith Shanghai Anderson & Anderson England

London Linklaters Italy

Milan Studio Ubertazzi south africa johannesburg

Section 27 switzerland

Serge Martyn ’10 clerked for Judge Carlos T. Bea on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco before taking a position with Davis Polk in London.


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld thailand bangkok

Allen & Overy

Neepa Mehta ’11 is an associate in Skadden’s litigation department in Washington, D.C.

career services

What You Need to Launch Your Career

Our Services The Office of Career Services, the Judicial Clerkships Office and the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center offer the tools and preparation students need to launch themselves into 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 your 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 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



Kevin Donovan

Patrice Hayden Director of Law

Sarah Betts Esterhay

Joby Ryan

Senior Assistant Dean for Career

Firm Recruiting

Director of

Career Services


J.D., M.B.A., University

Career Services

J.D., University of

J.D., University of Pennsylvania B.A., Dartmouth

B.A., Stanford University

With eight years of large-firm practice experience, Patrice Hayden assists students who are considering positions in law firms and coordinates Virginia Law’s presence in job fairs across the country. Hayden also works with students who are evaluating different practice areas and comparing

J.D., University of Virginia B.A., Cornell University

Sarah Esterhay advises students interested in applying to law firms and other private-sector employers. She helps students with job-search strategy, including the exploration of different practice areas, crafting resumes and cover letters, and preparing for interviews. Prior to joining the Law School, Esterhay

Virginia A.B., Harvard University

Joby Ryan counsels Kevin Donovan students and alumni on a broad leads the Office of Career Services array of career and counsels choices, with a focus on law firm students and alumni on general positions. He works with students to career choices and on pursuing evaluate practice positions with areas, firms and legal markets, and law firms. Before helps students joining the school in 2009, Donovan and alumni develop strategies was a litigation to compete partner in the effectively for Philadelphia office the positions of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, where his they target. Ryan previously was an practice focused associate career counselors at Hogan Lovells in have extensive experience in private practice, Washington, in public interest lawyering and as clerks. D.C., for nearly alternative jobs to practiced law at on complex eight years. At firm practice. She BuckleySandler tort litigation, Hogan, Ryan’s including class previously served in Washington, litigation practice as an associate D.C., where she actions and concentrated at Bryan Cave worked with national serial on securities litigation. While in Washington, financial services class action and D.C., where she industry clients at Morgan Lewis, derivative suits, specialized in on a broad range he was the firm’s white-collar white-collar, of regulatory and pro bono chair investigations, from 2003-08, was regulatory litigation matters. antitrust litigation heavily involved and consumer While at the and other complex in recruiting and protection firm, she served commercial matters. During as a member of participated in lawsuits. During running three her tenure the Associate his tenure at there, she spent & Counsel summer associate Hogan, Ryan programs. After five years on Committee and spent six years as law school, the recruiting as a mentor for a member of the committee, new associates. Donovan clerked firm’s Recruiting for U.S. District culminating in Esterhay began Committee and her chairing the her legal career as Judge Frank J. was elected chair Battisti in the summer program, a judicial clerk for of its Associates’ Northern District and served as Judge Raymond A. Committee, both of Ohio. Following co-chair of the Jackson of the U.S. for the D.C. office office’s Lawyers District Court for his clerkship he and nationally. of Color affinity the Eastern District As a student at joined Morgan Lewis and became group. of Virginia. While Virginia Law, Ryan a partner in 2000. at UVA Law as a was a member of student, Esterhay the editorial staff was managing of the Journal for editor of the Social Policy & the Virginia Journal of Law. Social Policy & the Law. College


of Virginia

Director of





Ruth Payne

Annie Kim

Amanda Yale


Assistant Dean

A. Sprightley Ryan

Kimberly Emery

Director of Public

of Judicial

for Public Service



For Pro Bono And


and Director,

J.D., Northeastern

Professor of Law,

Public Interest

J.D., University of

Mortimer Caplin

General Faculty;

J.D., University of

Virginia 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.

Public Service Center J.D., B.A., University of Virginia M.F.A., Creative Writing, Warren Wilson College

Annie Kim leads the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center, through which she counsels students seeking publicinterest 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.


Assistant Dean

B.A., Colgate

Director of



B.A., Carleton College

J.D., University of

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 full-time 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.

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.

California at Berkeley B.A., Yale University

Sprightley Ryan directs the externships program at Virginia Law. Externships allow students to work full-time or parttime 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, Classes of 2010-12

Danny J. Boggs Boyce F. Martin Jr. Memphis, Tenn.

Bernice B. Donald Julia Smith Gibbons Nashville, Tenn.


Jane Branstetter Stranch 7th Circuit South Bend, Ind.

Stephen G. Breyer Anthony M. Kennedy Antonin Scalia Clarence Thomas

Kenneth F. Ripple 8th Circuit Des Moines, Ind.

Steven M. Colloton

D.C. CIRCUIT Washington, D.C.

Karen L. Henderson Federal Circuit Washington, D.C.

William C. Bryson 1st Circuit Boston

Michael Boudin 2nd Circuit New York

Debra Ann Livingston Robert D. Sack Rutland, Vt.

Peter W. Hall 3rd Circuit Duncansville, Pa.

D. Brooks Smith Trenton, N.J.

Maryanne Trump Barry 4th Circuit Charleston, W.Va.

M. Blane Michael Stephanie Thacker Charlotte, N.C.

Albert Diaz Charlottesville, va.

J. Harvie Wilkinson III 5th Circuit Austin, Texas

Fortunato P. Benavides Patrick E. Higginbotham Priscilla Owen Houston

Will Garwood Edith Hollan Jones Jerry E. Smith Jackson, Miss.

Rhesa H. Barksdale New Orleans

Edith Brown Clement 6th Circuit Columbus, Ohio

R. Guy Cole Jr. Jeffery S. Sutton Detroit

Eric Clay London, Ky.

Eugene E. Siler Jr. Louisville, Ky.

Edgardo Ramos Louise Stanton



Middle District of Florida fort myers

John E. Steele orlando

Charlene Edwards Honeywell GEORGIA Northern District of Georgia Atlanta

Duane Benton

J. Owen Forrester C. Christopher Hagy Charles Pannell

9th Circuit


Kansas City, Mo.


Joseph H. Gale

U.S. TAX Court

Las Vegas

Northern District of

Jay S. Bybee


Pasadena, Calif.

Alex Kozinski Portland, Ore.


Eugene Wedoff

Susan P. Graber Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain


San Francisco


Carlos T. Bea Seattle

Robert R. Beezer Betty Binns Fletcher 10th Circuit Lawrence, Kansas

eastern District of london

Amul Thapar

baton rouge

11th Circuit

Brian A. Jackson


Western District of

Beverly B. Martin Gerald Tjoflat

Louisiana lake charles

Patricia H. Minaldi shreveport

ALABAMA Middle District of Alabama Montgomery


Virginia Emerson Hopkins HUNTSVILLE

C. Lynwood Smith Jr. arizona District of Arizona Phoenix

David Campbell district of columbia

Rosemary M. Collyer Colleen C. Kollar-Kotelly U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Lawrence M. Baskir Christine O.C. Miller Mary Ellen Coster Williams


Dan A. Polster OREGON District of Oregon Portland

Michael W. Mosman PENNSYLVANIA Eastern District of Pennsylvania Philadelphia


Yvette Kane south carolina District of South Carolina charleston

C. Weston Houck David Norton TENNESSEE Eastern District of

Donald Walter



Thomas A. Varlan

District of Maryland Baltimore


Northern District of Ohio


New Orleans


Joel F. Dubina


Middle District of

middle District of

Montgomery, Ala.


Frank D. Whitney

Eastern District of

William J. Holloway Jr.

Gerald Tjoflat

western District of North Carolina


Oklahoma City

Jacksonville, Fla.


James C. Dever III


Nanette Jolivette Brown

William H. Pryor Jr.

New Bern

Louise W. Flanagan

Felipe Restrepo Petrese Tucker

Mary Beck Briscoe

Birmingham, Ala.

Eastern District of North Carolina

Richard D. Bennett Benson E. Legg J. Frederick Motz greenbelt

Peter J. Messitte Alexander Williams Jr. new jersey District of new jersey newark

Stanley R. Chesler new mexico District of new mexico las cruces


TEXAS Northern District of Texas Dallas

Jane Boyle Sidney A. Fitzwater Barbara Lynn Jorge Solis Southern District of Texas brownsville

Andrew S. Hanen western District of Texas austin

Andrew Austin utah District of Utah

William P. Lynch Gregory B. Wormuth

Clark Waddoups



Eastern District of

Eastern District of Virginia

New York Brooklyn

Carol Bagley Amon I. Leo Glasser Southern District of New York New York

Stuart M. Bernstein Allison Nathan

salt lake city


John Anderson James C. Cacheris Thomas S. Ellis III Robert G. Mayer Norfolk

Mark S. Davis Robert G. Doumar Raymond A. Jackson

Henry C. Morgan Jr. Rebecca Beach Smith Richmond

John Gibney Henry E. Hudson Robert E. Payne James R. Spencer Western District of Virginia abingdon

James P. Jones charlottesville

B. Waugh Crigler harrisonburg

Michael F. Urbanski Lynchburg

Norman K. Moon roanoke

Robert Ballou Rebecca Connelly James Turk west virginia northern District of West Virginia clarksburg

Irene M. Keeley Southern District of West Virginia beckley

Irene C. Berger wyoming District of wyoming cheyenne

Clarence Addison Brimmer Jr.

STATE COURTS alaska Alaska Superior Court anchorage

William Morse Alaska supreme Court

Morgan Christen

Alfred Irving Juliet M. McKenna Stuart Nash Maribeth Raffinan Robert Rigsby Frederick Weisbergy florida Florida Court of Appeals daytona beach

Thomas D. Sawaya Maryland maryland Court of appeals rockville

Mary Ellen Barber towson

Robert N. McDonald st. Mary’s county circuit Court st. mary’s

C. Clarke Raley minnesota

texas Court of criminal Appeals Austin

Sharon Keller Texas Supreme Court Austin

Dale Wainwright vermont Vermont Superior Court Montpelier

Staff Clerkship Virginia Alexandria Circuit Court Alexandria

Donald Haddock Staff Clerkship

Michigan Supreme Court

Arlington Circuit Court

st. paul


G. Barry Anderson

Staff Clerkship

Missouri Missouri Court of Appeals kansas city

Chesapeake Circuit Court Chesapeake

Staff Clerkship Chesterfield Circuit Court

Alok Ahuja


NEW hampshire

Fairfax County Circuit

Frederick G. Rockwell

New Hampshire Supreme





Staff Clerkship

Carol Ann Conboy NEW jersey New jersey superior Court freehold

Norfolk Circuit Court Norfolk

Staff Clerkship Richmond Circuit Court Richmond

Lawrence M. Lawson

Staff Clerkship

New jersey superior Court,

Roanoke County Circuit

appellate division


atlantic city



Carmen H. Alvarez William E. Nugent

Los Angeles Superior Court



Alexander P. Waugh Jr. Trenton Anthony Parrillo Westhold Marie E. Lihotz

Staff Clerkship Virginia Beach

New jersey Supreme Court


los angeles

Staff Clerkship COLORADO Colorado supreme Court Denver

Alex Martinez connecticut connecticut Supreme Court hartford

C. Ian McLachlan DELAWARE Delaware Superior Court wilmington

Peggy Ableman William Carpenter Delaware supreme Court dover

Myron T. Steele district of columbia district of columbia Superior Court washington, D.C.

Clerk for Senior Judges Todd Edelman


Staff Clerkship pennsylvania

Charles N. Dorsey Rockingham Circuit Court

Virginia Beach Circuit Court

Staff Clerkship Virginia Court of Appeals

Stephen McCullough Virginia Supreme Court Chesapeake

S. Bernard Goodwyn

pennsylvania district



William C. Mims


Andrew Jacobsen pennsylvania superior Court harrisburg

Staff Clerkship south carolina south carolina Supreme Court charleston

Costa M. Pleicones Texas texas Court of Appeals Austin

Diane Henson

Ashley Brown ’12 is clerking for Judge Petrese B. Tucker of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Christopher Brown ’10 clerked for Judge Karen Henderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit before joining Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel in Washington, D.C.

Virginia has graduates in 99 of the American Lawyer top 100 firms (as of May 2013). Virginia ranks second in the number of graduates leading the nation’s top 100 firms, according to an Above the Law report in 2013. Virginia is fourth in the number of partners in the National Law Journal’s top 100 firms, according to a paper published in the Journal of Legal Education in 2011.

According to a 2011 Forbes survey, Virginia Law alumni rank fourth-highest nationally in midcareer median income (median age 45). Virginia ranks second after Harvard in the number of chief legal officers at the nation’s top 500 companies, according to a 2010 report in Corporate Counsel magazine.

Virginia is fourth in placing clerks on the U.S. Supreme Court from 2005-12, behind Harvard, Yale and Stanford.

virginia law’s Career Placement Success

Virginia ranked third in the number of associates promoted to partner among the National Law Journal’s top 250 firms in 2012. Virginia ranked fifth in the number of lawyers at the top 300 U.S. law firms in a 2010 study by Stanford Graduate School of Business professors.

careers Contact

Kevin Donovan (Career Services) (434) 982-6119 Annie Kim (Public Service) (434) 924-3883 Ruth Payne (Clerkships) (434) 924-7192

Careers Brochure, 2013  
Careers Brochure, 2013  

Information about recent graduates' careers and Career Services staff and counseling services at the University of Virginia School of Law.