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Fast Facts

Leadership

No. 2

in the number of alumni leading the nation’s top 100 firms

Supreme Court Clerks

No. 5

in placing clerks on the court, 2005-21

Chief Legal Officers

No. 3

in the number of chief legal officers at the nation’s top 500 companies

 

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Where Grads Work

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Meet the UVA Law Network

Alumni from across the U.S. and abroad discuss their work and give career advice.

Susan L. Fox

Susan L. Fox '91

Washington, D.C.

"Don’t let inertia keep you in a job that isn’t leading you in the right direction. Be open to nontraditional jobs and work in government and policy fields to expand your horizons."

James A. Pardo

James A. Pardo '79

Atlanta

"Do your homework and think through what you are looking for beyond a paycheck."

Kandice L. Horsey

Kandice L. Horsey '03

London

"I formed relationships that have lasted since my arrival at law school, and have been truly meaningful. Through this, I have learned to network in a way that creates and maintains bonds without being (or seeming) opportunistic."

Todd C. Jacobs

Todd C. Jacobs '89

Chicago

"Many cases we handle do not have straightforward answers, and new subject matters arise daily. It’s within these gray areas that I appreciate how UVA Law teaches students to think through complex questions."

Aditi Goel

Aditi Goel '12

Boston

"As a public defender, I am advocating for my clients in court almost every day — making bail arguments, requesting discovery, arguing motions, cross-examining witnesses, and having jury trials. There is no question in my mind that Virginia Law trained me for this job."

Karen Owen Gibbs

Karen Owen Gibbs '92

Chicago

"As I've progressed in my career, the softer skills have been highly important. I credit UVA with preparing me to help my clients navigate opportunities and challenges from a 360-degree perspective."

Eduardo Ramos-Gomez LL.M.

Eduardo Ramos-Gomez LL.M. '85

Singapore

"Be global. Think of yourself and the United States only as a humble contributor to an international symphony."

Steven R. Okun

Steven R. Okun '91

Singapore

"While being bilingual can be a prerequisite for getting a job in certain markets, such as China, being multicultural is a prerequisite in every market."

Amy Lincoln

Amy Lincoln '02

San Francisco

"To this day, when I say to other lawyers, ‘I loved law school’ they have one of two reactions: they either look at me like I’m crazy, or they say, ‘Oh, you must have gone to Virginia.’"

Neil McKittrick

Neil McKittrick '87

Boston

"In the new legal market, networking is more important than ever. "

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Career Development

Kevin Donovan, Senior Assistant Dean, Career Development
Private Practiceprivatepractice@law.virginia.edu / (434) 924-7349
Judicial Clerkships / judicialclerkships@law.virginia.edu / (434) 924-7192
Public Service Center / publicservice@law.virginia.edu / (434) 924-3883