Career News

Career Services Staff

Kevin DonavanKevin M. Donovan
Senior Assistant Dean for Career Services

Kevin Donovan leads the Office of Career Services and counsels students and alumni on general career choices and on pursuing positions with law firms. Bio | Contact
 


 

Ruth PayneRuth Payne
Director of Judicial Clerkships

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. Bio | Contact

 

Patrice HaydenPatrice Hayden
Director of Law Firm Recruiting

With eight years of large firm practice experience, Patrice Hayden assists students who are considering or applying for positions in law firms. She works with students in preparing resumes and cover letters, forming effective interviewing themes and preparing for interviews. She also helps students evaluate different practice areas and compare alternative jobs to firm practice. Patrice coordinates the involvement of the school and its students in job fairs across the country. Bio | Contact
 

Sarah EsterhaySarah Betts Esterhay
Director of Career Services

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. She also works with students in crafting resumes and cover letters and preparing for interviews.
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Joby RyanJoby Ryan
Director of Career Services

Joby Ryan counsels students and alumni on a broad array of career choices with a focus on law firm positions. He works with students to evaluate practice areas, firms and legal markets, and helps students and alumni to develop strategies to compete effectively for the positions they target. Joby assists students as they prepare resumes and cover letters and works with them to prepare effectively for interviews. Bio | Contact
 

LynnLynn Stiteler
Student Career Specialist

Lynn Stiteler has over 14 years of experience in the Office of Career Services and is the main point of contact for all initial student inquiries. She works with students on arranging many of the logistics of their interviewing processes, connects students with counselors based on the nature of their inquiries, and fields and responds to inquiries from employers. Lynn also manages the school’s video and telephone interviewing rooms and plays a large role in the logistics of major office projects such as the On-Grounds Interviewing weeks, including the lead role in the Special Request process. Contact
 

MorrisSherry Morris
Assistant Director of Career Services Operations

Sherry Morris manages operational aspects of many of the Office’s major projects, including a central role in all of the school’s On-Grounds Interviewing weeks. She is a primary point of contact for firm and corporate employers and works closely with the firm outreach team. Sherry is also involved in much of the career-related reporting that is done by the school and manages the logistics associated with the Kennedy Fellowship Program. Sherry has over 10 years of experience in the Office of Career Services. Contact
 

van EerselMichel van Eersel
Clerkship coordinator

Michel van Eersel assists the director of judicial clerkships by maintaining the CARS database of judges with current hiring information through updates from OSCAR and communication with judges’ chambers. He also coordinates with students, alumni and faculty assistants as needed to mail out judicial clerkship applications and letters of recommendation. Contact