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    Tel: 540.458.8535
    Email: lawcareer@wlu.edu
    Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    Office: Powell Suite, Sydney Lewis Hall

    Meet the Office



    Cliff Jarrett, Assistant Dean
    jarrettc@wlu.edu (540) 458-8534

    Mr. Jarrett is a 1991 cum laude graduate of the law school.  Mr. Jarrett joined OCS in February 2014 from the legal recruiting and placement firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), where he was a partner and office leader of the Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham office. Prior to opening MLA’s North Carolina office, Mr. Jarrett was a partner in the Charlotte office of Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman (now K&L Gates), where he practiced for nearly 16 years in commercial and intellectual property litigation. Contact Mr. Jarrett for advice on career strategy, resume and cover letter review, and assistance with interview skills and preparation. 

    Betsy Key, Assistant Director
    keyb@wlu.edu (540) 458-8536

    Ms. Key joined OCS in August 2014. Ms. Key earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before earning her Juris Doctor from Mississippi College School of Law in 2008.  She worked as a contract attorney before transitioning to a career in legal recruitment.  She most recently recruited for a global search firm, matching attorneys and legal professionals with interim and permanent placements both with law firms and corporate legal departments.  Contact Ms. Key for advice on career strategy, resume and cover letter review, and assistance with interview skills and preparation

    Andrea Hilton, Associate Director for Professional Development
    hiltona@wlu.edu (540) 458-8022

    Ms. Hilton is a 1985 cum laude graduate of the law school.  After serving two years as a federal law clerk in Alexandria, Virginia, she practiced corporate transactional law in the Washington DC offices of several large, multi-city firms.  She returned to Lexington to join the administration in 2000, and served as the Director of Admissions from 2004 – 2010.  In the newly-created post of Associate Director for Professional Development, she focuses on assisting students with the transition from law school to the profession, and provides advice on strategy and applications to students seeking positions as post-graduate law clerks.

    Terry Evans, Employer Development Associate
    evanst@wlu.edu  (540) 458-8655

    Ms. Evans holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Syracuse University. She has worked at W&L Law since 1998 and joined the Office of Career Strategy in Summer 2006. Contact Ms. Evans for assistance with job postings and on-campus interview schedules, interview programs, job fairs, and questions about Symplicity.

    Suzanne Wade, Career Services Coordinator
    swade@wlu.edu (540) 458-8996

    Ms. Wade joined OCS in May 2008. She attended Mary Baldwin College and has worked at W&L since 1992. Ms. Wade has more than ten years experience working in the career planning field at W&L. Ms. Wade assists with all aspects of educational and recruitment programming. Contact Ms. Wade for assistance with job postings for students and alumni, interview programs and questions about Symplicity.

    Jane McDonald, Career Services Assistant
    mcdonaldj@wlu.edu (540) 458-8535

    Ms. McDonald joined OCS in June 2005 from the Development Office of Stuart Hall School in Staunton. Contact Ms. McDonald to schedule appointments (including advance copies of resumes and cover letters), obtain passwords, request reciprocity, and for questions about the OCS calendar, library, web resources and questions about Symplicity.

    Office Information

    Washington and Lee University School of Law
    Office of Career Strategy
    Sydney Lewis Hall, Powell Suite 
    Lexington, VA 24450  
    Phone (540) 458-8535 
    Fax (540) 458-8168
    Office Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday