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.
FIRM: 57% (625) PUBLIC INTEREST: 22% (244) POSTGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS (159)
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
Withers Bergman DELAWARE WILMINGTON
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
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
Gungoll Jackson OREGON PORTLAND
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
Stevens & Lee RHODE ISLAND NEWPORT
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
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
Conmy Feste OHIO CINCINNATI
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
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.
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
oFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES
Patrice Hayden Director of Law
Sarah Betts Esterhay
Senior Assistant Dean for Career
J.D., M.B.A., University
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
OFFICE OF JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS
MORTIMER CAPLIN PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER
PRO BONO PROGRAM
A. Sprightley Ryan
Director of Public
for Public Service
For Pro Bono And
Professor of Law,
J.D., University of
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.
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.
U.S. SUPREME COURT
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
J. Owen Forrester C. Christopher Hagy Charles Pannell
Kansas City, Mo.
U.S. CIRCUIT COURTS OF APPEAL
Joseph H. Gale
U.S. TAX Court
Northern District of
Jay S. Bybee
Alex Kozinski Portland, Ore.
Susan P. Graber Diarmuid F. Oâ€™Scannlain
Carlos T. Bea Seattle
Robert R. Beezer Betty Binns Fletcher 10th Circuit Lawrence, Kansas
eastern District of london
Brian A. Jackson
Western District of
Beverly B. Martin Gerald Tjoflat
Louisiana lake charles
Patricia H. Minaldi shreveport
ALABAMA Middle District of Alabama Montgomery
W. Keith Watkins NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM
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
Thomas A. Varlan
District of Maryland Baltimore
FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS
Northern District of Ohio
Joel F. Dubina
Middle District of
middle District of
Frank D. Whitney
Eastern District of
William J. Holloway Jr.
western District of North Carolina
James C. Dever III
Nanette Jolivette Brown
William H. Pryor Jr.
Louise W. Flanagan
Felipe Restrepo Petrese Tucker
Mary Beck Briscoe
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
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
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
G. Barry Anderson
Missouri Missouri Court of Appeals kansas city
Chesapeake Circuit Court Chesapeake
Staff Clerkship Chesterfield Circuit Court
Fairfax County Circuit
Frederick G. Rockwell
New Hampshire Supreme
Carol Ann Conboy NEW jersey New jersey superior Court freehold
Norfolk Circuit Court Norfolk
Staff Clerkship Richmond Circuit Court Richmond
Lawrence M. Lawson
New jersey superior Court,
Roanoke County Circuit
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
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
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
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 www.law.virginia.edu/career Contact
Kevin Donovan (Career Services) (434) 982-6119 firstname.lastname@example.org Annie Kim (Public Service) (434) 924-3883 email@example.com Ruth Payne (Clerkships) (434) 924-7192 firstname.lastname@example.org