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    Tel: 540.458.8535
    Email: lawcareer@wlu.edu
    Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    Office: Third Floor, 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. 

    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.

    Suzanne Wade, Assistant Director for Employer and Alumni Outreach
    swade@wlu.edu (540) 458-8996

    Ms. Wade manages all aspects of recruitment. Employers may contact Ms. Wade for assistance with on-campus interview schedules or to participate in one of five Regional Interview Programs in DC, TX, NY, GA or New England. Students may contact her for assistance with SCORE.

    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 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, 3rd Floor
    Lexington, VA 24450  
    Phone (540) 458-8535 
    Fax (540) 458-8168
    Office Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday