Want to work for the U.S. Congress? Judging by past successes, earning a degree from Washington and Lee University is a pretty good start.
2L Anahita Mohtasham-Gharagozloo learned to react quickly to law and policy changes during her internship with the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights.
3L Ashley Duckworth was exposed to a new area of the law during her summer internship with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporate Finance in Washington, D.C.
Communication skills were important for 2L Khadija Dukes, who spent her summer with the Georgia Legal Service Program working on domestic violence matters.
Thanks to his first year writing courses, 2L Karlo Goronja was able to make real contributions during his summer internship with the DOJ Executive Office for Immigration Review.
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During her internship in Alaska with the Office of the Attorney General, 2L Brooke Wilson learned how the right facts can make or break a case.
After graduation, Cunningham will be clerking for Judge Hugh Lawson at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.
After graduation, Bennett will be working as an Assistant Public Defender with the Colorado State Public Defender.
After graduation Novelly will be a Litigation Associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in New York City.
Morton is headed to a clerkship with the United States Court of Federal Claims, Office of Special Masters.
After graduation, McLaughlin will be working for the Colorado State Public Defender as a Deputy Public Defender.
After graduation, Shoaf will head west to work for the Colorado State Public Defender.
After graduation, Evans will clerk for Judge Steven S. Smith on the Thirty-First Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia.
Diane Gremillion '19L is headed to the Washington, DC office of Venable to work on regulatory matters.
W&L Law is perennially ranked in the top 20 for federal clerkship placement and also sends a significant number of students into state clerkships.
Employment up again. Strong law firm and clerkship placements highlight W&L Law ABA report.
Mohamed Younis '07L, the new editor in chief of Gallup, leverages legal education to give voice to others.
Marc Nichols ‘98L oversees legal functions at Saab to assure safety of domestic travelers and the military.
Even if I had taken a full course load of patent classes, I would not have gained as much practical knowledge of patent law as I did in Judge Reyna’s chambers.
Three Washington and Lee alumnae and lawyers, two from the law school and one from the college, have been recognized for their work in the legal field of mergers and acquisitions.
Kathy McLaughlin '19L spent her summer in the Colorado State Public Defender office.
Peter Strasser '79L brings a wealth of government and international experience to his new position as U.S. Attorney.
Kristen Mynes '19L spent her summer in Germany with Jones Day, getting a new perspective on the law and her career plans.
As a summer associate with Epstein Becker & Green in New York City, John Milani '20L learned how to manage expectations in a fast-paced corporate law environment.
Blair Barker '20L split her summer between a small firm in Chattanooga and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in D.C.
Carrie Macon '20L worked with the Guardian ad Litem education team at the Children's Law Center in Washington, DC this summer.
David Thompson '19L spent the summer at the Standards of Conduct Office, the senior ethics office for the Department of Defense.
Kate Murphy '20L spent her summer on both sides of the bench, working for the Supreme Court of Virginia and the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Rashanna Butler '20L split her summer between public defender offices in Lexington and Roanoke.
Michael Stinnett-Kassoff '19L spent the summer in New York with Department of Justice Antitrust Division
Georgi Pisano-Goetz ‘20L spent her summer at San Francisco-based voting rights group.
The award recognizes a lawyer under the age of 36 who has demonstrated an overwhelming commitment to public service, service to the bar and exceptional leadership.
After graduation, Fiorella will work for the York, Pennsylvania Immigration Court as part of the Department of Justice Honors Program.
After graduation, Sara Lamneck will join the U.S. Army as a JAG officer.
Peter Askin will clerk for the Supreme Court of Virginia after graduation.
After graduation, John Fluharty '18L is headed to London to work as an associate in Allen & Overy’s International Capital Markets practice group.
Martha Vazquez is headed to Washington, DC to join the law firm Wiley Rein.
Washington and Lee University School of Law has released a report on employment rates for its class of 2017.
For those who remember W&L Law alumnus Sam Petsonk '13L, they will not be surprised by the recent feature in WV Living detailing his work for the homeless population of Charleston.
From corporate big-law to outdoors gear connoisseurs, Ferrell & Koral Alman (‘12L) demonstrate the versatility of a W&L legal education.
After graduation, Chris Losito will work as a litigation associate in the Financial Institutions group at Norton Rose Fulbright in New York.
2Ls Bethny Barrett and Lauren Bennett spent their 1L summers in public interest positions funded by the Shepherd Program.
On Friday, October 27, twenty 1Ls joined 2Ls and 3Ls interviewing in Washington, D.C. at Equal Justice Works (EJW), the largest legal public sector career fair in the country.
2L Caitlin Peterson spent her summer with the Circuit Court and Commonwealth’s Attorney Office in Portsmouth.
As pro bono counsel, Doyle develops national and international pro bono projects focused on assisting immigrants, promoting women’s rights and combating domestic violence and human trafficking.
Over the course of two summers, 3L Mark Zhuang has been able to see the ins and outs of the courtroom experience in both civil and criminal cases.
2L Maya Ginga spent her summer working for the Kraft family businesses, including the New England Patriots, the New England Revolution, Rand-Whitney Containerboard, and International Forest Products.
2L Chris Henry got great experience in construction law and real estate development this summer with two placements in Atlanta.
David Thompson '19L spent most of his summer working for Physicians for Human Rights–Israel, using international law to advocate for human rights standards.
Daniele San Roman '19L work on corporate and criminal law as a summer clerk for the Hon. Vice Chancellor Slights at the Delaware Court of Chancery and for the Hon. Judge Parkins at Delaware Superior Court.
Stephen Kindermann, a 3L from Rockville, MD, spent his summer working in the corporate department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in their New York City headquarters.
2L Alexis Narducci used on-campus interviews and alumni connections to build a full summer of legal employment experiences.
Catch up wth Ryan Decker '09L, from post graduate law fellow in Liberia to payments counsel for Airbnb.
Joelle Phillips '95L, president of AT&T Tennessee, talks about her journey from the stage to law school and beyond to become head of a 6000-person division of the telecom giant.
After graduation, Lizzie will be a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell’s New York City Office.
After graduation, Christian will enter the JAG Corps for the United States Air Force.
After graduation, Jenna will for K&L Gates in the firms Washington, DC office.
According to the report, 10 months after graduation 84 percent of the class of 2016 has secured a full-time job that either requires bar passage or for which a J.D. degree is an advantage.
After graduation, Carl will be working for Glankler Brown back home in Memphis, Tennessee.
Following graduation, Jess will be clerking for U.S. District Judge Rosanna Peterson in the Eastern District of Washington.
After graduation, Tamra will be working in the litigation department of Miller & Martin’s Chattanooga office.
After graduation, Mitch will serve as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Robert J. Humphreys of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
After graduation, Andrea will be working for the Sierra Club as a Legal Fellow in Washington, DC.
After graduation, McNair will work at the Washington, D.C. office of K&L Gates doing regulatory or enforcement work.
After graduation, Chi will be working for Kirkland and Ellis, in their Houston, TX office, doing primarily private equity and capital markets work.
After graduation, Clark will join the Charleston, WV office of Spilman, Thomas, and Battle, PLLC, doing corporate transactional and litigation defense work.
Sebghatullah Ebrahimi was one of two Afghan law students who came to W&L Law in 2009 to complete a Masters in U.S. Law degree. Now he is back in the U.S. working for an international humanitarian organization.
3L Chi Ewusi spent the summer working for the Pillsbury law firm in their Washington, D.C. office.
As the Secular Society Women’s Rights Legal Fellow for the ACLU of Virginia, Gail Deady '11L works on issues related to gender equality, reproductive rights and LGBT discrimination.
Tyler Sanderson '18L, a graduate of Centre College from Henrico, Virginia, spent the summer working for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary in Washington, D.C.
Brian Wagoner '18L, a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill from Burlington, NC, worked this summer for the USAID Governance for Inclusive Growth Program in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Matt Donahue '18L, a graduate of George Washington University from Benicia, CA, worked this past summer in the Office of the General Counsel at Oakland Unified School District in Oakland, CA.
Austin Woodside '18L is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He spent the summer working for the International Legal Foundation in Nepal.
Lizzy Williams, a 3L from Austin, Texas, graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in History and a Certificate in International Relations. Lizzy is Co-President of the Women's Law Students Organization, a Burks Scholar, a Student Attorney for the Criminal Justice Clinic, a Lead Articles Editor on the German Law Journal, and a Research Assistant for Professor Todd Peppers.
Kit Thomas '18L spent her summer at the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, a non-profit trial level death penalty organization located in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Centre College and is interested in a career in capital defense and criminal justice.
Bo Mahr '17L spent the summer working for the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in the Office of the General Counsel as a Law Clerk. At W&L Law, Bo serves as vice-chair of the Moot Court Executive Board.
Ashley Slisz is from Williamsville, New York and graduated from Boston University with a degree in International Relations. At Washington and Lee she is the 2L Vice-President of the Student Bar Association and a staffwriter on the Washington and Lee Law Review.
Jessica Winn is originally from Newberg, Oregon and studied Political Science at Carnegie Mellon University. At Washington and Lee, she is involved in Law Review, German Law Journal, Law Ambassadors, WLSO, ACS, and PILSA.
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