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CAREERS


THE CAREER SERVICES PROGRAM

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW is one of the most successful among national law schools and provides students with a wide range of job opportunities across the nation and abroad.

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

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

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

WHERE OUR GRADUATES GO CLASSES OF 2014-16 TOP JOB LOCATIONS New York 213 District of Columbia 192 Virginia 147 California 81 Texas 68 Pennsylvania 34 Georgia 23 North Carolina 23 Maryland 20 Massachusetts 18 Delaware 17 Ohio 16 Florida 15 Illinois 12 Colorado 11 International 11 Tennessee 11

EMPLOYMENT TYPE Firm: 65% (657) Clerkship: 19% (194) Public Interest: 13% (130) Corporate: 3% (32) Academic: .4% (4)

CLERKSHIPS 4 U.S. Supreme Court 87 U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal 134 U.S. District Courts

The Law School awarded 83 Powell and Kennedy and Ruff fellowships to graduates working for public interest and nonprofit employers.

*SOME ALUMNI CLERKED FOR MULTIPLE COURTS

LAW FIRMS 75% with firms in American Lawyer’s top 100 by gross revenue

8% with firms ranked between 101-200 2% with large international firms 14% with smaller firms *NOT RANKED BY AMERICAN LAWYER

and other federal courts

29 state courts PUBLIC INTEREST 27 federal government 56 state or local government 38 public interest groups 9 military

CAMPUS RECRUITING FALL 2016 More than 670 offices Over 6,200 on-campus interviews of second-year students

FIRST-YEAR SUMMER JOBS* CLASS OF 2018 (SUMMER 2016) 27% federal government 25% firm 19% judicial 15% academic 12% public interest groups 8% state or local government 7% 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 in New York City; ALYSSA KUHN ’13 is a litigation associate at Gibson Dunn, also in New York; and ZACH TORRES-FOWLER ’12 is an associate in the Construction Law Practice Group at Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia.

VIRGINIA ENJOYS A REPUTATION FOR PRODUCING LAWYERS who master the intellectual challenges of legal practice, and also contribute broadly to the institutions they join through strong leadership and interpersonal skills. AS A RESULT, PRIVATE- AND PUBLIC-SECTOR EMPLOYERS HEAVILY RECRUIT VIRGINIA STUDENTS EACH YEAR. Graduates start their careers across the country with large and small law firms, government agencies and public interest groups.

REPRESENTATIVE EMPLOYERS

CLASSES OF 2014-16 UNITED STATES ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings HUNTSVILLE

Leo Law Firm MONTGOMERY

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

ALASKA ANCHORAGE

Stoel Rives

CALIFORNIA

MENLO PARK

Dorsey & Whitney Latham & Watkins

Goodwin Goodwin Procter Latham & Watkins

EAST PALO ALTO

Bozicevic, Field & Francis FAIRFIELD

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

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

ARIZONA PHOENIX

Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Snell & Wilmer

ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK

Center for Arkansas Legal Services Wright, Lindsey & Jennings

White & Case

COSTA MESA

Dentons Howarth & Smith Jones Day Latham & Watkins Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Morrison & Foerster National Labor Relations Board, Region 21 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Public Counsel Law Center Sidley Austin Sullivan & Cromwell

MOUNTAIN VIEW

Fenwick & West NEWPORT BEACH

O’Melveny & Myers OAKLAND

Boies, Schiller & Flexner PALO ALTO

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer Reed Smith Simpson Thacher & Bartlett REDWOOD SHORES

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Weil, Gotshal & Manges SACRAMENTO

Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk California Department of Justice Downey Brand SAN DIEGO

Jones Day Latham & Watkins Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton U.S. Navy Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati SAN FRANCISCO

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Goodwin Hogan Lovells Jones Day Kirkland & Ellis Littler Mendelson Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Morrison & Foerster Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Perkins Coie 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 2014-16 COLORADO DENVER

Bryan Cave Colorado Public Defender Faegre Baker Daniels Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Ogletree Deakins Polsinelli Sherman & Howard

CONNECTICUT HARTFORD

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 Arent Fox Arnold & Porter Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider Baker & McKenzie Baker Botts BakerHostetler Beveridge & Diamond Blank Rome Boies, Schiller & Flexner Bracewell Caplin & Drysdale Cause of Action Institute Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton Clifford Chance Covington & Burling Crowell & Moring Dechert Dentons Federal Communications Commission Federal Trade Commission FiscalNote Foley & Lardner Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Greenberg Traurig Groom Law Group Harris Wiltshire & Grannis Hogan Lovells Hollingsworth Hughes Hubbard & Reed Hunton & Williams Internal Revenue Service Jones Day K&L Gates Keller and Heckman King & Spalding Latham & Watkins Liles Parker Linklaters Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery McKenna Long & Aldridge Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Morrison & Foerster Nixon Peabody Norton Rose Fulbright Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia Paul Hastings Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Perkins Coie Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Reed Smith Saul Ewing Shearman & Sterling Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton Solar Energy Industries Association Steptoe & Johnson Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Sutherland 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 Venable Vinson & Elkins Weil, Gotshal & Manges Weiner Brodsky Kider White & Case Wiley Rein Williams & Connolly Willkie Farr & Gallagher WilmerHale Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Winston & Strawn

FLORIDA HURLBURT FIELD

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

Akerman Senterfitt White & Case

GEORGIA ATLANTA

Alston & Bird Arnall Golden Gregory Bryan Cave Dentons Jones Day Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton King & Spalding McKenna Long & Aldridge Morris, Manning & Martin Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Sutherland Troutman Sanders

SARASOTA

Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen TAMPA

Foley & Lardner WEST PALM BEACH

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

MICHIGAN DEARBORN

Ford Motor Company DETROIT

Dickinson Wright Sachs Waldman LANSING

Michigan Department of Attorney General

MINNESOTA MAPLE PLAIN

Sherman and Patterson MINNEAPOLIS

Faegre Baker Daniels Maslon

KENNESAW

Overby-Seawell Company

MISSISSIPPI

ILLINOIS

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

JACKSON CHICAGO

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

INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS

MISSOURI JEFFERSON CITY

Office of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens KANSAS CITY

Horn Aylward & Bandy Midwest Innocence Project Stinson Leonard Street

Barnes & Thornburg

MONTANA IOWA CEDAR RAPIDS

Bradley & Riley

DILLON

Max A. Hansen & Associates HELENA

Belin McCormick

Crowley Fleck Uda Law Firm

KENTUCKY

NEBRASKA

DES MOINES

LOUISVILLE

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

GRAND ISLAND

Leininger Smith Law Firm LINCOLN

Scudder Law Firm

LOUISIANA NEW ORLEANS

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver

OMAHA

Fidelity National Title Group Koley Jessen

NEVADA MARYLAND BALTIMORE

Duane Morris Maryland Legal Aid Bureau Miles & Stockbridge U.S. Social Security Administration Venable FORT MEADE

LAS VEGAS

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

NEW JERSEY NORTHFIELD

Swift Law Firm PRINCETON

U.S. Department of Defense

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

MASSACHUSETTS

Lowenstein Sandler

ORLANDO

Akerman Senterfitt Burr & Forman Office of the State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit

CONTINUED

ROSELAND BOSTON

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

NEW YORK ARMONK

Boies, Schiller & Flexner BRONX

Bronx County District Attorney’s Office Legal Aid Society BROOKLYN

Kings 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 Bracewell Bracewell & Giuliani Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Cahill, Gordon & Reindel Center for NYC Neighborhoods Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton Clifford Chance Covington & Burling Cravath, Swaine & Moore Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle Davis Polk & Wardwell Debevoise & Plimpton Dechert Dentons DLA Piper Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Goldman Sachs Greenberg Traurig Houlihan Lokey Hughes Hubbard & Reed Jones Day JPMorgan Chase & Co. Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman Katten Muchin Rosenman Kirkland & Ellis Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel Latham & Watkins Legal Aid Society Linklaters Mayer Brown Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Moses & Singer New York County District Attorney’s Office 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 ROCHESTER

Boylan Code Thomas & Solomon

TENNESSEE KINGSPORT

Eastman Chemical Company MEMPHIS

Butler Snow O’Mara Stevens & Cannada MURFREESBORO

Gogo Industries

NORTH CAROLINA ASHEVILLE

The Van Winkle Law Firm CHARLOTTE

Bank of America Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft K&L Gates Mecklenburg County Public Defender Moore & Van Allen Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice MOORESVILLE

Lowe’s Companies Inc. RALEIGH

Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan

OHIO CINCINNATI

Keating Muething & Klekamp CLEVELAND

Jones Day Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease SHAKER HEIGHTS

University Hospitals

PENNSYLVANIA BELLEFONTE

Centre County Public Defender’s Office HARRISBURG

McNees Wallace & Nurick

TEXAS AUSTIN

Baker Botts Fish & Richardson McKool Smith DALLAS

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Andrews Kurth Baker Botts Federal Bureau of Investigation Haynes and Boone Jackson Walker Jones Day K&L Gates Locke Lord PwC Sidley Austin Squire Patton Boggs Winstead HOUSTON

Baker Botts Bracewell Bracewell & Giuliani Exxon Mobil Corp. Haynes and Boone Jones Day Klosek & Associates Latham & Watkins Mayer Brown Norton Rose Fulbright Paul Hastings Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Vinson & Elkins WICHITA FALLS

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

PHILADELPHIA

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

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

SOUTH CAROLINA CHARLESTON

K&L Gates GREENVILLE

Ogletree Deakins

SOUTH DAKOTA FORT PIERRE

Mortenson Law Office

UTAH SALT LAKE CITY

Workman Nydegger

VIRGINIA ARLINGTON

Arlington County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office 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 CULPEPER

Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Edwards FAIRFAX

Blankingship & Keith

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

Prince Edward County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office FORT LEE

U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps HERNDON

ePlus LEESBURG

Nonprofit Risk Management Center MCLEAN

INTERNATIONAL BELGIUM BRUSSELS

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

CHINA SHANGHAI

Baker & McKenzie Jones Day

ENGLAND LONDON

Cerner K&L Gates Latham & Watkins Linklaters

Hogan Lovells KPMG Morrison & Foerster NORFOLK

Kaufman & Canoles Willcox & Savage QUANTICO

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

U.S. Department of Defense RESTON

Cooley Thompson Hospitality RICHMOND

Christian & Barton Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office Hirschler Fleischer Hunton & Williams Legal Aid Justice Center McGuireWoods Troutman Sanders Vinson & Elkins Virginia Department of Elections Williams Mullen

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

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

ROANOKE

Woods Rogers TYSONS CORNER

Holland & Knight Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice VIRGINIA BEACH

Virginia Beach City Public Defender’s Office WARRENTON

Fauquier County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office

WASHINGTON SEATTLE

Bracewell Foster Pepper Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker

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


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 OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES

OFFICE OF JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

KEVIN DONOVAN

MARIT SPEKMAN

LAUREN PARKER

LAUREN K. VENTRE

RUTH PAYNE

SENIOR ASSISTANT DEAN FOR CAREER SERVICES

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF LAW FIRM RECRUITING

DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES

DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

J.D., UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

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

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

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

J.D., 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 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.

Lauren Parker works with students and alumni interested in applying to law firm positions. With nearly eight years of experience litigating at a large firm, she helps students identify firms and practice areas of interest, and assists their preparation of effective resumes, cover letters and interview strategies. Parker also counsels LL.M. students seeking temporary or permanent employment after graduation, and assists with employer outreach. Prior to joining the Office of Career Services, Parker was a senior associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. At Orrick, she was a member of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition group, where her practice focused on complex commercial and antitrust litigation in state and federal courts, and in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission. Parker also worked with the ACLU of Maryland and with the Legal Counsel for the Elderly representing clients in diverse pro bono matters.

Lauren Ventre connects students and alumni with private-sector positions within their areas of interest and assists them in formulating application documents and strategies. Prior to joining the Career Services team in 2014, Ventre worked at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in Washington, D.C., and, more recently, in the undergraduate University Career Services office. In that role, she managed the on-Grounds interviewing program and recruiter relations. Ventre is a member of the Virginia State Bar and a 2012 graduate of the Law School, where she served on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.

B.A., DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

Kevin Donovan leads the Office of Career Services and counsels students and alumni on general career choices and on pursuing positions with law firms. Before joining the school in 2009, Donovan was a litigation partner in the Philadelphia office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, where his practice focused on complex tort litigation, including class actions and national serial litigation. While at Morgan Lewis, he was the firm’s pro bono chair from 2003-08, was heavily involved in recruiting and participated in running three summer associate programs. After law school, Donovan clerked for U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti in the Northern District of Ohio. Following his clerkship he joined Morgan Lewis and became a partner in 2000. In 2016, Donovan received a Leonard W. Sandridge Outstanding Contribution Award, UVA’s highest honor for staff, for his effectiveness in job placement and dedication to the students he serves.

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 INTEREST LAWYERING AND IN CLERKSHIPS. MORTIMER CAPLIN PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER

PRO BONO PROGRAM

EXTERNSHIPS

ANNIE KIM

W. LAWTON TUFTS

AMANDA YALE

KIMBERLY EMERY

A. SPRIGHTLEY RYAN

ASSISTANT DEAN FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ALUMNI ADVISING

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE

ASSISTANT DEAN FOR PRO BONO AND PUBLIC INTEREST

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LAW, GENERAL FACULTY

DIRECTOR, MORTIMER CAPLIN PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER J.D., B.A., UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MFA, CREATIVE WRITING, WARREN WILSON COLLEGE

Annie Kim leads the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center, through which she counsels students seeking public-interest jobs and fellowships, invites speakers to discuss careers in public service and coordinates numerous other activities that support public service at the Law School. After graduating from the Law School in 1999, she practiced commercial and school litigation at the McLean office of Hunton & Williams and later worked at a small firm in Alexandria. Starting in 2002, Kim served as in-house counsel for Virginia local governments for nine years, working on everything from civil rights and employment law cases to representing schools, police and other local government departments. She won her first case before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2012, her final case arguing on behalf of Albemarle County.

J.D., WILLIAM & MARY MARSHALL-WYTHE SCHOOL OF LAW B.S., JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

W. Lawton Tufts previously worked as an assistant public defender for the CharlottesvilleAlbemarle Public Defender’s Office, where he represented hundreds of indigent defendants in misdemeanor and felony trials. As a law student, Tufts served on the boards of the Public Service Fund and Lawyers Helping Lawyers, and worked as a summer intern at both the Charlottesville and Fredericksburg public defender’s offices. After graduation, he litigated criminal and family law cases at a small firm in western Virginia. He also was a guardian ad litem for children. Tufts serves on the board of directors for the OAR-Jefferson Area Community Corrections program and is a member of the Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court and the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association.

J.D., NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY B.A., COLGATE UNIVERSITY

Amanda Yale previously worked at Legal Services for Children in New York City, where she defended the rights of indigent disabled children in special education and Social Security disability benefits proceedings. After graduating from law school, she worked as a staff attorney at the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. She then clerked for Judge I. Leo Glasser in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

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

DIRECTOR OF EXTERNSHIPS J.D., UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY B.A., YALE UNIVERSITY

Kimberly Emery has been the Law School’s assistant dean for pro bono since 2004, and was a founder and director of the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center. Emery coordinates and administers pro bono programming for law students, counsels students and graduates regarding pro bono and public interest opportunities, develops and fund-raises for new service projects, and oversees the Law School’s Pro Bono Challenge. Under Emery’s direction, the Pro Bono Program in a typical year coordinates pro bono projects with more than 100 employers nationwide, from work with fulltime public interest lawyers to pro bono efforts undertaken by private practitioners. Emery was a board member for the Legal Aid Justice Center for more than 15 years and was recognized in 2000 as the organization’s Volunteer of the Year.

Sprightley Ryan directs the externships program at Virginia Law. Externships allow students to work fulltime or part-time doing legal work for public service employers while earning academic credit. As director, Ryan counsels students who are in the program or who are considering an externship, and advises them on selecting an employer. Ryan also teaches a seminar to students in the UVA Law in DC externship program that helps participants make connections between legal theory and practice. Ryan previously served as inspector general of the Smithsonian Institution, worked for the Environmental Crimes Section of the U.S. Department of Justice as a trial attorney, and served as a special assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.


DELAWARE

MASSACHUSETTS

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

DISTRICT OF DELAWARE

DISTRICT OF

CLASSES OF 2014-16

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

U.S. SUPREME COURT

RICHMOND, VA.

Roger L. Gregory

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

Thomas B. Griffith Karen LeCraft Henderson A. Raymond Randolph Judith W. Rogers Sri Srinivasan David Tatel Robert Wilkins

FEDERAL CIRCUIT WASHINGTON, D.C.

Todd Hughes Alan D. Lourie Kimberly Moore Jimmie V. Reyna

AUSTIN, TEXAS

Patrick E. Higginbotham

PORTLAND, MAINE

William J. Kayatta Jr.

John B. Owens SAN FRANCISCO

Catharina Haynes HOUSTON

Gregg J. Costa Harold R. DeMoss Jr. Jennifer Walker Elrod Edith H. Jones Jerry E. Smith

NEW ORLEANS

Edith Brown Clement

ANN ARBOR, MICH.

Raymond M. Kethledge

SALT LAKE CITY

Carolyn B. McHugh

DETROIT

Eric L. Clay

11TH CIRCUIT ATLANTA

Julie E. Carnes MIAMI

Adalberto Jose Jordan Emmett Ripley Cox MONTGOMERY, ALA.

NEW YORK

Dennis Jacobs Pierre N. Leval Robert D. Sack

3RD CIRCUIT DUNCANSVILLE, PA.

D. Brooks Smith SCRANTON, PA.

Richard F. Suhrheinrich LONDON, KY. LOUISVILLE, KY.

Danny J. Boggs MEDINA, OHIO MEMPHIS, TENN.

Bernice B. Donald Julia Smith Gibbons Ronald Lee Gilman

FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS

Kent A. Jordan

4TH CIRCUIT BALTIMORE

Diana Gribbon Motz Paul V. Niemeyer

DES MOINES, IOWA LITTLE ROCK, ARK.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.

Albert Diaz CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.

J. Harvie Wilkinson III SILVER SPRING, MD.

Pamela A. Harris SPARTANBURG, S.C.

Henry F. Floyd

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF

MIDDLE DISTRICT OF

MISSISSIPPI

FLORIDA

Mary S. Scriven SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MIAMI

Cecilia M. Altonaga Kathleen M. Williams WEST PALM BEACH

NEVADA DISTRICT OF NEVADA

GEORGIA ATLANTA

Thomas W. Thrash Jr.

DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY

BIRMINGHAM

Virginia Emerson Hopkins Staff Clerkship

CHICAGO

Virginia M. Kendall Manish S. Shah Amy J. St. Eve

CALIFORNIA INDIANA

CALIFORNIA

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

LOS ANGELES

CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO

Dale A. Drozd CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE

Beth Labson Freeman Lucy H. Koh

HAMMOND

John E. Martin

WESTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY LOUISVILLE

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

NEW YORK SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

Alison J. Nathan Sarah Netburn Loretta A. Preska Jed S. Rakoff

NORTH CAROLINA MIDDLE DISTRICT OF

NEW ORLEANS

Nannette Jolivette Brown Eldon E. Fallon

NORTH CAROLINA GREENSBORO

L. Patrick Auld WINSTON SALEM

Thomas D. Schroeder WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA

DISTRICT OF

MARYLAND

CONNECTICUT

DISTRICT OF MARYLAND

BRIDGEPORT

ALBUQUERQUE

James O. Browning

NEW YORK

KENTUCKY

CONNECTICUT

Jeffrey Alker Meyer Stephen R. Underhill

NEW MEXICO

INDIANA

LOUISIANA

EL SEGUNDO, CALIF.

NEWARK

Cathy Waldor

DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO

CENTRAL DISTRICT OF

DENVER

Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain

RENO

NEW JERSEY

Lewis T. Babcock

PORTLAND, ORE.

LAS VEGAS

Nancy J. Koppe

ILLINOIS

9TH CIRCUIT

PASADENA, CALIF.

KANSAS CITY

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

LOUISIANA

Sandra S. Ikuta Paul J. Watford

MISSOURI

GEORGIA

DISTRICT OF COLORADO

Jay S. Bybee

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

Stephen R. Bough

Raymond W. Gruender

LAS VEGAS

MISSOURI

Donald M. Middlebrooks

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

Milan D. Smith Jr.

JACKSON

Daniel P. Jordan III

FLORIDA

COLORADO

ST. LOUIS

HATTIESBURG

Keith Starrett

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

Lavenski R. Smith

CHARLESTON, W.VA.

Robert B. King Stephanie D. Thacker

MISSISSIPPI

ALABAMA

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

Stephen M. Colloton

GRAND RAPIDS

Gordon J. Quist

ILLINOIS

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

8TH CIRCUIT

MICHIGAN

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

MILWAUKEE

Kenneth F. Ripple

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

ALABAMA

7TH CIRCUIT

SOUTH BEND, IND.

DETROIT

Howard D. McKibben

Andre Birotte Jr. Beverly Reid O’Connell

Diane S. Sykes

MICHIGAN

FLORIDA

LANSING, MICH.

Thomas Vanaskie WILMINGTON, DEL.

Carolyn P. Chiechi Richard Morrison

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

Ed Carnes

Alice M. Batchelder

2ND CIRCUIT

CLAIMS

TAMPA

COLUMBUS, OHIO

Ransey G. Cole Jr. Jeffrey S. Sutton

Gershwin A. Drain Stephen J. Murphy III

OKLAHOMA CITY

Jerome A. Holmes

MOBILE, ALA.

6TH CIRCUIT

U.S. COURT OF FEDERAL

U.S. TAX COURT

Timothy M. Tymkovich

BOSTON

Leo T. Sorokin Rya W. Zobel

MICHIGAN

10TH CIRCUIT DENVER

MASSACHUSETTS

John Bates Rosemary M. Collyer Amit P. Mehta Randolph D. Moss

Thomas L. Gowen Thomas C. Wheeler

JACKSON, MISS.

Rhesa H. Barksdale E. Grady Jolly Leslie H. Southwick

Leonard P. Stark

Michelle T. Friedland

DALLAS

Eugene E. Siler Jr.

1ST CIRCUIT

Consuelo M. Callahan SAN DIEGO

5TH CIRCUIT Samuel Alito Stephen G. Breyer Anthony M. Kennedy John G. Roberts Antonin Scalia Clarence Thomas

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.

WILMINGTON

CHARLOTTE

Richard L. Voorhees

BALTIMORE

Richard D. Bennett Ellen Lipton Hollander J. Frederick Motz GREENBELT

Deborah K. Chasanow

OHIO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO CLEVELAND

Solomon Oliver Jr.


SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

COLORADO

NEW JERSEY

OHIO

TEXAS

COLORADO COURT OF

NEW JERSEY SUPERIOR

APPEALS

COURT

DAYTON

Guy R. Humphrey

EL PASO

David C. Guaderrama Philip R. Martinez

Elizabeth L. Harris

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF

UTAH

DELAWARE

OKLAHOMA

DISTRICT OF UTAH

COURT OF COMMON

DENVER

OKLAHOMA

TULSA

Gregory K. Frizzell

NEW JERSEY SUPERIOR

SALT LAKE CITY

Evelyn J. Furse

PLEAS GEORGETOWN

OREGON

VERMONT

Rosemary Betts Beauregard Kenneth S. Clark Jr.

DISTRICT OF OREGON

DISTRICT OF VERMONT

DELAWARE COURT OF

PORTLAND

Michael W. Mosman

BURLINGTON

Christina Reiss

PENNSYLVANIA

VIRGINIA

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

PENNSYLVANIA

VIRGINIA

PHILADELPHIA

Legrome D. Davis Jan E. DuBois Gerald J. Pappert L. Felipe Restrepo Eduardo C. Robreno Berle M. Schiller MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA HARRISBURG

John E. Jones III WILKES BARRE

A. Richard Caputo

PUERTO RICO DISTRICT OF PUERTO RICO

Hato Rey Bruce L. McGiverin

ALEXANDRIA

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

DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA CHARLESTON

Richard M. Gergel David C. Norton COLUMBIA

Mary Geiger Lewis GREENVILLE

Bruce H. Hendricks Henry M. Herlong Jr.

CHANCERY DOVER

John W. Noble Joseph R. Slights III WILMINGTON

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

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

DELAWARE FAMILY COURT WILMINGTON

Barbara D. Crowell DELAWARE SUPERIOR COURT

DANVILLE

Jackson Kiser HARRISONBURG

Rebecca B. Connelly Michael F. Urbanski

ROANOKE

Robert Ballou

NEW JERSEY SUPERIOR COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION C CAPE MAY

Carmen H. Alvarez NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT CHERRY HILL

Lee A. Solomon

NORTH CAROLINA NORTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT RALEIGH

Mark D. Martin

OREGON MULTNOMAH COUNTY

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

CIRCUIT COURT

D.C. COURT OF APPEALS

Judith H. Matarazzo

Kate Easterly Stephen H. Glickman Roy W. McLeese III

TEXAS

D.C. SUPERIOR COURT

Danya A. Dayson Jennifer A. Di Toro Thomas J. Motley Hiram Puig-Lugo

PORTLAND

FLORIDA FLORIDA FOURTH

AUSTIN

Jeffrey S. Boyd Eva M. Guzman

VIRGINIA COURT ALEXANDRIA

DISTRICT COURT OF

Staff Clerkship

APPEALS

FAIRFAX CIRCUIT COURT

WEST PALM BEACH

Staff Clerkship

FAIRFAX

Daniel E. Ortiz

HAWAII SUPREME COURT HONOLULU

NORFOLK

Staff Clerkship VIRGINIA BEACH CIRCUIT

Michael D. Wilson

COURT

WASHINGTON

EASTERN DISTRICT OF

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

MARYLAND

Staff Clerkship

TENNESSEE

WASHINGTON

CIRCUIT COURT FOR

VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT

SEATTLE

VIRGINIA BEACH

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Pamela L. Reeves Thomas A. Varlan

James L. Robart

WESTERN DISTRICT OF

WEST VIRGINIA

TENNESSEE

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF

Donald E. Beachley

WEST VIRGINIA

MARYLAND COURT OF

MEMPHIS

Tu M. Pham

Irene C. Berger

TEXAS EASTERN DISTRICT OF

CHARLESTON

Roy S. Payne Sherman Amos L. Mazzant III TEXARKANA

SPECIAL APPEALS ANNAPOLIS

Peter B. Krauser

MINNESOTA

STATE COURTS

MINNESOTA SUPREME COURT ST. PAUL

David R. Stras

CALIFORNIA

Robert W. Schroeder III

CALIFORNIA COURT OF

MISSISSIPPI

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF

APPEAL

MISSISSIPPI SUPREME

TEXAS MCALLEN

Eduardo V. Rodriguez

RICHMOND

Donald W. Lemons

HAGERSTOWN

Thomas E. Johnston

TEXAS MARSHALL

(FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT)

BECKLEY

LOS ANGELES

Elwood Lui

After clerking for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, DAVID MARTIN ’15 clerked for Judge John B. Owens of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Diego.

NORFOLK CIRCUIT COURT

HAWAII

TENNESSEE

KNOXVILLE

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

TEXAS SUPREME COURT

ALEXANDRIA CIRCUIT

LYNCHBURG

Norman K. Moon

MOUNT HOLLY

Philip E. Haines

DOVER

Jeffrey J. Clark

ABINGDON

James Jones

COURT, FAMILY DIVISION

Andre G. Bouchard

NORFOLK

VIRGINIA

SOUTH CAROLINA

ELIZABETH

Stuart L. Peim

COURT JACKSON

Josiah D. Coleman

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 2017). 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 is third in the number of 2016 graduates with jobs at law firms of 500 or more attorneys or federal clerkships, by percentage, according to American Bar Association data. VIRGINIA ranked second after Harvard in the number of chief legal officers at the nation’s top 500 companies, according to a 2014 study. VIRGINIA is third in the total number of alumni earning federal clerkships for the classes of 2014-16, according to ABA data, and fifth by percentage of graduates.

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 19 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 seven years.

CAREERS

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

UVA Law Careers Brochure, 2017  

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

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