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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.

LILY HUANG ’15 is an associate in Skadden’s Mergers and Acquisitions Department in New York City.

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.

PHILIP D. WILLIAMSON ’13 clerked for Judge Lavenski R. Smith on the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and for Judge Ray Kethledge on the 6th Circuit.

WHERE OUR GRADUATES GO CLASSES OF 2013-15 TOP JOB LOCATIONS New York 201 District of Columbia 193 Virginia 172 California 82 Texas 65 Pennsylvania 34 Georgia 32 Massachusetts 24 Maryland 21 North Carolina 21 Ohio 19 Florida 18 Delaware 15 Illinois 15 Colorado 12 Alabama 9 New Jersey 9

EMPLOYMENT TYPE Firm 60% (634) Clerkship 20% (206) Public Interest 16% (172) Corporate 3% (33) Academic 1% (6)

CLERKSHIPS 6 U.S. Supreme Court 80 U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal 142 U.S. District Courts

The Law School awarded 123 Powell and Kennedy Fellowships to graduates working for public interest and nonprofit employers.

*SOME ALUMNI CLERKED FOR MULTIPLE COURTS

LAW FIRMS 73% with firms in American Lawyer’s top 100 by gross revenue

10% with firms ranked between 101-200 2% with large international firms* 15% with smaller firms *NOT RANKED BY AMERICAN LAWYER

and other federal courts

52 state courts PUBLIC INTEREST 40 federal government 73 state or local government 12 military 47 public interest groups

CAMPUS RECRUITING FALL 2015 More than 725 offices Over 6,200 on-campus interviews of second-year students

FIRST-YEAR SUMMER JOBS* CLASS OF 2017 (SUMMER 2015) 25% firm 24% judicial 20% federal government 15% academic 12% public interest groups 9% state or local government 8% corporate *SEVERAL STUDENTS HELD MULTIPLE POSITIONS


DONALD SHUM ’13 is an associate in the Corporate Department of Davis Polk & Wardwell, practicing in the Capital Markets Group; ALYSSA KUHN ’13 is a litigation associate at Gibson Dunn; and ZACH TORRESFOWLER ’12 is an associate in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration Group. They work in New York City.

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, PRIVATEAND 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 2013-15 UNITED STATES

Services Wright, Lindsey & Jennings

CALIFORNIA ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz Maynard, Cooper & Gale HUNTSVILLE

Leo Law Firm MONTGOMERY

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

COSTA MESA

Dorsey & Whitney Latham & Watkins EAST PALO ALTO

Bozicevic, Field & Francis FAIRFIELD

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

McCormick Barstow IRVINE

ALASKA ANCHORAGE

Alaska Public Defender Agency Stoel Rives

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LOS ANGELES

ARIZONA PHOENIX

Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Snell & Wilmer

ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK

Center for Arkansas Legal

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Howarth & Smith Irell & Manella Jones Day Katten Muchin Rosenman Latham & Watkins Morrison & Foerster O’Melveny & Myers Orrick, Herrington &

Sutcliffe Public Counsel Law Center Selman Breitman Sidley Austin Sullivan & Cromwell White & Case MANHATTAN BEACH

Reback, McAndrews, Kjar, Warford, Stockalper & Moore MENLO PARK

Goodwin Procter Latham & Watkins MOUNTAIN VIEW

Fenwick & West NEWPORT BEACH

O’Melveny & Myers Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth PALO ALTO

Reed Smith Simpson Thacher & Bartlett REDWOOD SHORES

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan SACRAMENTO

Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk California Department of Justice

Pacific Legal Foundation SAN DIEGO

Latham & Watkins Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton U.S. Navy Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati SAN FRANCISCO

Hogan Lovells Jones Day Kirkland & Ellis Latham & Watkins Littler Mendelson Morgan Lewis & Bockius Morrison & Foerster Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Sedgwick Shartsis Friese U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps SANTA BARBARA

Office of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney CONTINUES


REPRESENTATIVE EMPLOYERS CLASSES OF 2013-15 COLORADO DENVER

Bryan Cave Colorado Public Defender Faegre Baker Daniels Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Law Office of Joshua Friedman Polsinelli

CONNECTICUT HARTFORD

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider Day Pitney Robinson & Cole STAMFORD

PwC

DELAWARE WILMINGTON

Abrams & Bayliss 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 Arent Fox Arnold & Porter Baker & McKenzie Baker Botts Beveridge & Diamond Bingham McCutchen Blank Rome Bracewell & Giuliani Brown Rudnick Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Chadbourne & Parke Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton Clifford Chance Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Covington & Burling Crowell & Moring Dechert Federal Communications Commission Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Trade Commission FiscalNote Foley & Lardner Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson Fulbright & Jaworski Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Greenberg Traurig Groom Law Group Harris Wiltshire & Grannis Hollingsworth Hughes Hubbard and Reed Hunton & Williams Internal Revenue Service

Jones Day K&L Gates Keller and Heckman Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel King & Spalding Latham & Watkins Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Library of Congress Linklaters Mayer Brown McDermott, Will & Emery McKenna Long & Aldridge Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy Morgan Lewis & Bockius Morrison & Foerster Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Nixon Peabody Norton Rose Fulbright O’Melveny & Myers Patton Boggs Paul Hastings Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Reed Smith Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton Solar Energy Industries Association Steptoe & Johnson Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Sutherland U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps U.S. Department of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development U.S. Department of Justice U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs U.S. Senator Rand Paul Venable Vinson & Elkins Weil, Gotshal & Manges White & Case Wiley Rein Williams & Connolly Willkie Farr & Gallagher WilmerHale Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Winston & Strawn

FLORIDA

MIAMI

Akerman Senterfitt Hunton & Williams White & Case

TAMPA

Foley & Lardner WEST PALM BEACH

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Palm Beach County Public Defender

GEORGIA

NEW ORLEANS

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver

MAINE

Alston & Bird Arnall Golden Gregory Baker Hostetler Bryan Cave Fulton County District Attorney’s Office Jones Day Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton King & Spalding McKenna Long & Aldridge Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Smith, Gambrell & Russell Sutherland Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins Troutman Sanders KENNESAW MCDONOUGH

NEVADA

MARYLAND

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

LAS VEGAS

BALTIMORE Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office Duane Morris Miles & Stockbridge U.S. Social Security Administration Venable ROCKVILLE

OAK BROOK

Inland Securities Corporation

INDIANAPOLIS

Barnes & Thornburg

IOWA CEDAR RAPIDS

Boies, Schiller & Flexner

ALBANY BOSTON

Bingham McCutchen Brown Rudnick Choate, Hall & Stewart Committee for Public Counsel Services Fish & Richardson Goodwin Procter Goulston & Storrs Latham & Watkins Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office Nutter, McClennen & Fish Proskauer Rose Ropes & Gray Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom WilmerHale

MICHIGAN DEARBORN

MINNESOTA MAPLE PLAIN

Sherman and Patterson MINNEAPOLIS

Access Justice Faegre Baker Daniels

MISSISSIPPI JACKSON

Burr & Forman Forman, Perry, Watkins, Krutz & Tardy

KANSAS CITY

Horn Aylward & Bandy Midwest Innocence Project Stinson Leonard Street ST. LOUIS

Armstrong Teasdale

Bradley & Riley DES MOINES

Belin McCormick

KENTUCKY LOUISVILLE

CENTER

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

NORTHFIELD

Swift Law Firm

MASSACHUSETTS

MISSOURI INDIANA

NEWARK

Genova Burns Giantomasi & Webster

NEW YORK

ILLINOIS CHICAGO

NEW JERSEY

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

Ford Motor Company

Arnstein & Lehr Jenner & Block Jones Day Katten Muchin Rosenman Kirkland & Ellis Latham & Watkins Locke Lord Sidley Austin Winston & Strawn

OMAHA

Fidelity National Title Group Koley Jessen

PORTLAND

Overby-Seawell Company O’Quinn & Cronin

LINCOLN

Scudder Law Firm

Pierce Atwood

ATLANTA

KENNEDY SPACE

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

LOUISIANA

ORLANDO

Akerman Senterfitt Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz Baker Hostetler Burr & Forman SARASOTA Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen

CONTINUED

MONTANA DILLON

Max A. Hansen & Associates

NEBRASKA GRAND ISLAND

Leininger Smith Law Firm

BRONX

Bronx County District Attorney’s Office Bronx Defenders The Legal Aid Society BROOKLYN

Kings County District Attorney’s Office KEW GARDENS

Queens County District Attorney’s Office NEW YORK

Accenture Advocates for Children of New York Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Allen & Overy Alston & Bird Baker & McKenzie Bank of America Merrill Lynch Bingham McCutchen Bracewell Bracewell & Giuliani Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Cahill, Gordon & Reindel Center for NYC Neighborhoods Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton Clifford Chance Cooley Covington & Burling Cravath, Swaine & Moore Davis Polk & Wardwell Debevoise & Plimpton Dechert Dentons DLA Piper Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Goldman Sachs Greenberg Traurig Jones Day JP Morgan Chase & Co. Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman Katten Muchin Rosenman King & Spalding


Kirkland & Ellis Latham & Watkins Legal Aid Society Linklaters Mayer Brown Morgan Lewis & Bockius New York City Law Department New York County District Attorney’s Office Nixon Peabody Norton Rose Fulbright Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Proskauer Rose PwC Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Reed Smith Ropes & Gray 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

PENNSYLVANIA BELLEFONTE

Centre County Public Defender’s Office PHILADELPHIA

Blank Rome Community Legal Services of Philadelphia Cozen O’Connor Dechert Drinker Biddle & Reath Morgan Lewis & Bockius Pepper Hamilton PITTSBURGH

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Cohen & Grigsby K&L Gates Reed Smith

SOUTH CAROLINA CHARLESTON

Moore & Van Allen COLUMBIA

Rogers Townsend & Thomas MOUNT PLEASANT

ASHEVILLE

The Van Winkle Law Firm CHARLOTTE

Bank of America Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Hunton & Williams K&L Gates Mecklenburg County Public Defenders Moore & Van Allen Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson MOORESVILLE

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. RALEIGH

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan

CINCINNATI

Keating Muething & Klekamp Squire Sanders CLEVELAND

Jones Day Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease SHAKER HEIGHTS

University Hospitals

VIRGINIA ASHLAND

U.S. Marine Corps CHARLOTTESVILLE

Charlottesville-Albemarle Public Defender Office Legal Aid Justice Center Morin & Barkley Raynor Law Office Stone & Woodrow Tremblay & Smith U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps Vitt Law Offices Zunka, Milnor & Carter

DANVILLE

Gogo Industries

Fairfax Office of the Public Defender McCandlish & Lillard Straus & Boies Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy

TEXAS

Inova Health Systems

FAIRFAX KINGSPORT

Eastman Chemical Company MURFREESBORO

Hirschler Fleischer Housing Opportunities Made Equal Inc. Hunton & Williams McGuireWoods Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office Richmond Public Defender’s Office Troutman Sanders Virginia Attorney General’s Office Virginia Department of Elections Williams Mullen ROANOKE

Woods Rogers TYSONS CORNER

Holland & Knight VIRGINIA BEACH

Virginia Beach City Public Defender’s Office

CULPEPER

Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Edwards

TENNESSEE

WASHINGTON SEATTLE

Bracewell Foster Pepper Lane Powell Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

CHELSEA BELOTE ’14 works in the corporate group of Haynes and Boone in Dallas.

WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE

Foley & Lardner

FALLS CHURCH AMARILLO AUSTIN

Baker Botts Fish & Richardson DALLAS

Andrews Kurth Baker Botts Caldwell, Cassady & Curry Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal Federal Bureau of Investigation Fish & Richardson Haynes and Boone Jackson Walker Jones Day K&L Gates Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Patton Boggs PwC Sidley Austin Squire Patton Boggs Vinson & Elkins EL PASO

U.S. Department of Justice

OHIO

SALT LAKE CITY

Snell & Wilmer Workman Nydegger

Virginia Legal Aid Society

Brown & Fortunato

NORTH CAROLINA

UTAH

Motley Rice

ROCHESTER

Boylan Code Thomas & Solomon

Paul Hastings Vinson & Elkins

HOUSTON

Andrews Kurth Baker Botts Bracewell Bracewell & Giuliani Exxon Mobil Corporation Haynes and Boone Jones Day Klosek & Associates Latham & Watkins Mayer Brown

FARMVILLE

Prince Edward County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office FORT LEE U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps

WYOMING CHEYENNE

Holland & Hart

HANA NAH J.D.-MBA ’13 is an associate with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City.

INTERNATIONAL

HENRICO

Henrico County Attorney’s Office HERNDON

ePlus

BELGIUM BRUSSELS

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

LEESBURG

Nonprofit Risk Management Center MCLEAN

Hogan Lovells KPMG Morrison & Foerster

ENGLAND LONDON

Cerner K&L Gates Latham & Watkins Linklaters

JOHN W.H. HARDING ’14 is an associate at Winston & Strawn in Washington, D.C.

NORFOLK

Kaufman & Canoles Protogyrou & Rigney U.S. Department of the Navy U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps Willcox & Savage

SHARIF L. GRAY ’14 is an officer in the U.S. Army JAG Corps.

RESTON

Cooley Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Thompson Hospitality RICHMOND

Christian & Barton Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office

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


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 HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN PRIVATE PRACTICE, IN PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYERING AND AS CLERKS. OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES

OFFICE OF JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

KEVIN DONOVAN SENIOR ASSISTANT DEAN FOR CAREER SERVICES J.D., UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

MARIT SPEKMAN

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.

DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES

PATRICE HAYDEN SENIOR DIRECTOR OF LAW FIRM RECRUITING J.D., MBA, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA 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 alternative jobs to firm practice. She previously served as an associate at Bryan Cave in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in whitecollar, regulatory and consumer protection matters. During her tenure there, she spent five years on the recruiting committee, culminating in her chairing the summer program, and served as co-chair of the office’s Lawyers of Color affinity group.

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

Marit Spekman 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. Spekman previously was an associate in

LAUREN K. VENTRE

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.

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.

DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES J.D., B.A., UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Lauren Ventre connects students and alumni with privatesector 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

RUTH PAYNE DIRECTOR OF JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS 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.


MORTIMER CAPLIN PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER

EXTERNSHIPS

PRO BONO PROGRAM

ANNIE KIM ASSISTANT DEAN FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

W. LAWTON TUFTS

DIRECTOR, MORTIMER CAPLIN PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ALUMNI ADVISING

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

J.D., WILLIAM & MARY MARSHALL-WYTHE SCHOOL OF LAW

MFA, CREATIVE WRITING, WARREN WILSON COLLEGE

KIMBERLY EMERY A. SPRIGHTLEY RYAN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LAW, GENERAL FACULTY

B.S., JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

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

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

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.

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.

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE 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

DIRECTOR OF EXTERNSHIPS

B.A., CARLETON COLLEGE

J.D., UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY

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,

B.A., YALE UNIVERSITY

AMANDA YALE

ASSISTANT DEAN FOR PRO BONO AND PUBLIC INTEREST

Sprightley Ryan directs the externships program at Virginia Law. Externships allow students to work full-time 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.

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.


JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS CLASSES OF 2013-15

U.S. SUPREME COURT Samuel Alito Stephen G. Breyer Anthony M. Kennedy John G. Roberts Antonin Scalia Clarence Thomas

U.S. CIRCUIT COURTS OF APPEAL

Jerome A. Holmes SALT LAKE CITY

Carolyn McHugh

JACKSON, MISS.

Rhesa Barksdale E. Grady Jolly AUSTIN, TEXAS

Patrick Higginbotham DALLAS

Catharina Haynes

6TH CIRCUIT

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Merrick Garland Thomas B. Griffith Karen LeCraft Henderson A. Raymond Randolph Judith W. Rogers Sri Srinivasan Robert L. Wilkins

Eugene E. Siler Jr. ANN ARBOR, MICH.

Raymond M. Kethledge DETROIT

ILLINOIS

Ed Carnes

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

Emmett Ripley Cox ATLANTA

Richard F. Suhrheinrich COLUMBUS, OHIO

R. Guy Cole Jr. Jeffrey S. Sutton

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

MEDINA, OHIO

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Alice M. Batchelder Julia Smith Gibbons

Todd M. Hughes Alan D. Lourie Jimmie V. Reyna

NASHVILLE, TENN.

Jane Stranch

FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM

Karen Bowdre Virginia Emerson Hopkins

PORTLAND, MAINE

William J. Kayatta Jr.

7TH CIRCUIT SOUTH BEND, IND.

Kenneth F. Ripple MILWAUKEE

2ND CIRCUIT

DUNCANSVILLE, PA.

D. Brooks Smith SCRANTON, PA.

Thomas I. Vanaskie

BALTIMORE

Diana Gribbon Motz Paul V. Niemeyer CHARLOTTE, N.C.

Albert Diaz CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.

J. Harvie Wilkinson III

RICHMOND, VA.

Roger L. Gregory SPARTANBURG, S.C.

Henry F. Loyd

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

Eldon Fallon

NEW ORLEANS CENTRAL DISTRICT OF

EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA FRESNO

Dale A. Drozd

Edward J. Davilla Beth Labson Freeman Arthur Weissbrodt

NEW BERN

Louise Flanagan WESTERN DISTRICT OF CHARLOTTE

Richard L. Voorhees

OHIO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO

MARYLAND DISTRICT OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE

Richard D. Bennett J. Frederick Motz GREENBELT

Deborah Chasanow

CLEVELAND

Solomon Oliver Jr. SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO COLUMBUS

Elizabeth Deavers DAYTON

Guy Humphrey

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF SAN JOSE

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH CAROLINA

LOUISIANA

CALIFORNIA

Beverly Reid O’Connell

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

MASSACHUSETTS DISTRICT OF

OKLAHOMA

MASSACHUSETTS

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

BOSTON

Leo Sorokin

OKLAHOMA TULSA

Gregory K. Frizzell

MICHIGAN EASTERN DISTRICT OF

OREGON

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.

CONNECTICUT

MICHIGAN

DISTRICT OF OREGON

Lavenski Smith DES MOINES, IOWA

BRIDGEPORT

Jeffrey Alker Meyer

Steven M. Colloton

9TH CIRCUIT EL SEGUNDO, CALIF.

WILMINGTON

Richard Andrews

Milan Smith PASADENA, CALIF.

Sandra Segal Ikuta POCATELLO, IDAHO LAS VEGAS

Jay Bybee SAN DIEGO

M. Margaret McKeown John B. Owens John Clifford Wallace SAN FRANCISCO Michelle T. Friedland

David M. Ebel Neil Gorsuch Timothy M. Tymkovich OKLAHOMA CITY

Gershwin A. Drain Stephen J. Murphy III

PORTLAND

Michael W. Mosman

PENNSYLVANIA MISSISSIPPI

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF

PENNSYLVANIA

MISSISSIPPI HATTIESBURG

PHILADELPHIA

Legrome D. Davis Jan E. DuBois Eduardo C. Robreno

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Keith Starrett

John Bates Rosemary M. Collyer Rudolph Contreras Amit Priyavadan Mehta Randolph D. Moss

Daniel P. Jordan III Carlton Reeves

MIDDLE DISTRICT OF

NEW JERSEY

John E. Jones III

U.S. COURT OF FEDERAL

JACKSON

PENNSYLVANIA HARRISBURG

DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY NEWARK

SOUTH CAROLINA

Jose L. Linares Esther Salas

DISTRICT OF SOUTH

U.S. TAX COURT

NEW MEXICO

Carolyn Chiechi

DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO

Richard M. Gergel David C. Norton

FLORIDA

James O. Browning

Henry M. Herlong

NEVADA

Mary Lewis

CLAIMS

Thomas L. Gowen Thomas C. Wheeler

10TH CIRCUIT DENVER

DETROIT

DELAWARE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE

CHARLESTON, W.VA.

Stephanie D. Thacker

PADUCAH

NORTH CAROLINA

DISTRICT OF

N. Randy Smith

4TH CIRCUIT

LOUISVILLE

Thomas H. Fulton David J. Hale John G. Heyburn II

LOUISIANA

LOS ANGELES

NEW YORK

Paul G. Gardephe Sarah Netburn Loretta A. Preska Jed S. Rakoff

KENTUCKY

David Campbell

CALIFORNIA

NEW YORK

CONNECTICUT

KANSAS CITY, KAN.

Kent A. Jordan

LONDON

Amul Thapar

Thomas Russell

PHOENIX

NEW YORK

8TH CIRCUIT

3RD CIRCUIT WILMINGTON, DEL.

KENTUCKY

Diane S. Sykes

NEW YORK

Dennis Jacobs Robert A. Katzmann Pierre Leval Robert D. Sack Richard C. Wesley

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

ARIZONA DISTRICT OF ARIZONA

NEWARK

Cathy Waldor

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

ALABAMA

DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY

CHICAGO

Manish Shah

KENTUCKY

CALIFORNIA

1ST CIRCUIT

ILLINOIS

Julie E. Carnes

Eric L. Clay LANSING, MICH.

RENO

Howard D. McKibben

NEW JERSEY

MONTGOMERY, ALA.

LONDON, KY.

D.C. CIRCUIT

WEST PALM BEACH

Nancy J. Koppe

Donald M. Middlebrooks

HOUSTON

Harold R. DeMoss Jr. Jennifer Walker Elrod Edith Hollan Jones Jerry E. Smith

FLORIDA

11TH CIRCUIT

MOBILE, ALA.

5TH CIRCUIT

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF

CHARLESTON

ALBUQUERQUE

GAINESVILLE

Gary Jones

GREENVILLE SPARTANBURG

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

CAROLINA

DISTRICT OF NEVADA LAS VEGAS


TENNESSEE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE

Norman K. Moon ROANOKE

Robert Ballou

KNOXVILLE

Thomas Varlan

TEXAS EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

SHERMAN

Amos L. Mazzant TEXARKANA

Robert Schroeder NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

HOUSTON

SUPREME COURT

Greg Wells

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

MARYLAND COURT OF

WASHINGTON

SPECIAL APPEALS

SEATTLE

James L. Robart

ANNAPOLIS

Peter Krauser WASHINGTON COUNTY

WEST VIRGINIA SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

CIRCUIT COURT

Irene Berger CHARLESTON

Thomas Johnston

MASSACHUSSETTS TRIAL COURT, LAND COURT

STATE COURTS

BOSTON

NASHVILLE

Jeffrey Bivins

ALABAMA

MICHIGAN SUPREME

ALABAMA CIRCUIT COURT

COURT

BIRMINGHAM

TEXAS AUSTIN

LANSING

MINNESOTA MINNESOTA SUPREME

COURT

COURT

SALT LAKE CITY

COURT OF APPEALS

Jeffrey S. Boyd

ARIZONA SUPREME

DISTRICT OF UTAH

TENNESSEE

MICHIGAN

ARIZONA

UTAH

PORTLAND

Judith Matarazzo

TEXAS SUPREME COURT

TEXAS

David Guaderrama Philip R. Martinez

CIRCUIT COURT

Staff Clerkship

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

EL PASO

MULTNOMAH COUNTY

DEPARTMENT

Robert S. Vance

AUSTIN

OREGON

TENNESSEE CRIMINAL

MASSACHUSSETTS

George Hanks Kenneth Hoyt

Andrew Austin

RALEIGH

Mark D. Martin

HAGERSTOWN

Donald E. Beachley

BECKLEY

BROWNSVILLE

Andrew S. Hanen Eduardo Rodriguez

NORTH CAROLINA

CIRCUIT COURT

WASHINGTON

DALLAS

Jorge Solis

NORTH CAROLINA

CALVERT COUNTY CALVERT

BEAUMONT

Zachary Hawthorn

MARYLAND

Stephen Markman

VERMONT VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT MONTPELIER

PHOENIX

ST. PAUL

Staff Clerkship

VIRGINIA ALBEMARLE CIRCUIT

W. Scott Bales

David Stras

COURT

CALIFORNIA

MISSISSIPPI

Cheryl V. Higgins

CALIFORNIA COURT OF

MISSISSIPPI SUPREME

ALEXANDRIA CIRCUIT

APPEAL

COURT

COURT

CHARLOTTESVILLE

LOS ANGELES

Elwood G. Lui

JACKSON

Josiah Dennis Coleman

Evelyn J. Furse

ALEXANDRIA

Staff Clerkship ARLINGTON CIRCUIT

DELAWARE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

VERMONT

DELAWARE COURT OF

NEW HAMPSHIRE

ARLINGTON

DISTRICT OF VERMONT

CHANCERY

SUPREME COURT

Staff Clerkship

BURLINGTON

Christina Reiss

DOVER

John W. Noble

CONCORD

Robert Lynn

EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA ALEXANDRIA

John Anderson Leonie M. Brinkema Theresa Carroll Buchanan James C. Cacheris Thomas S. Ellis III T. Rawles Jones Jr. Liam O’Grady NORFOLK

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

PLEAS GEORGETOWN

Rosemary Betts Beauregard Kenneth S. Clark Jr.

D.C. COURT OF APPEALS

VIRGINIA BEACH CIRCUIT COURT

COURT ELIZABETH HACKENSACK

William De Lorenzo Jr. MIDDLESEX

Jamie Happas

D.C. SUPERIOR COURT

David Bauman

RICHMOND

NORFOLK

NEW JERSEY SUPERIOR

Stephen H. Glickman Roy W. McLeese III Senior Judges Danya A. Dayson Jennifer A. Di Toro Thomas J. Motley Hiram Puig-Lugo

NORFOLK CIRCUIT COURT

NEW JERSEY

Stuart L. Peim

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

COURT

MONMOUTH MORRISTOWN

Peter Bogaard MOUNT HOLLY

Philip E. Haines NEW JERSEY SUPERIOR COURT, APPELLATE

VIRGINIA BEACH

Staff Clerkship VIRGINIA COURT OF APPEALS RICHMOND

Randolph Beales Stephen McCullough VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT RICHMOND

Staff Clerkship Bernard Goodwyn Donald W. Lemons Elizabeth McClanahan Cleo Powell

John Gibney Henry Hudson Robert E. Payne

FLORIDA DISTRICT COURT OF

Carmen H. Alvarez

WASHINGTON STATE

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

APPEAL

NEW JERSEY SUPREME

COURT OF APPEALS

VIRGINIA ABINGDON

FLORIDA FOURTH

WEST PALM BEACH

Alan O. Forst

James Jones DANVILLE

Jackson Kiser HARRISONBURG

Rebecca B. Connelly Michael Urbanski LYNCHBURG

DIVISION ATLANTIC CITY

COURT CHERRY HILL

WASHINGTON

SEATTLE

Stephen Dwyer

Lee A. Solomon

HAWAII HAWAII SUPREME COURT HONOLULU

Michael D. Wilson

After clerking for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, DAVID MARTIN ’15 will clerk for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Diego.

Staff Clerkship

COURT OF COMMON

VIRGINIA

ANNALISE LISSON ’14 clerked for U.S. Judge Julie Carnes in Atlanta before joining Alston & Bird there.

NEVADA WASHOE SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT WASHOE

Lidia Stiglich

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 2016). VIRGINIA ranked second in the number of alumni leading the nation’s top 100 firms, according to a 2013 Above the Law report. VIRGINIA was 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 2012. VIRGINIA is fourth in placing clerks on the U.S. Supreme Court from 2005-16, behind Harvard, Yale and Stanford.

VIRGINIA ranked third in the number of associates promoted to partner among the National Law Journal’s top 250 firms in 2015. 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 fourth in alumni earning federal appellate clerkships for the classes of 2013-15, according to American Bar Association data. 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.

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 18 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 four of the last six years.

CAREERS

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

UVA Law Careers Brochure, 2016  

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

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