On this episode of the inSecurities podcast, Chris and Kurt sit down with several current 3Ls and recent grads to talk about their experiences looking for jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chris and Kurt also have a wide-ranging conversation with career counselors from GW Law, Howard Law and the University of Richmond School of Law about how students can prepare for a different kind of recruiting cycle, and why there’s reason to be optimistic.
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Virginia Clarke is a Senior Law Career Counselor at The George Washington University Law School. Most recently, Virginia practiced corporate governance and securities law at a large Wall Street firm. Previously, she was the Director of Judicial Clerkships and Professional Development at the University of Arizona College of Law and an assistant director of Pace Law School’s New Directions program. Following law school, Virginia was a corporate associate at the New York firm to which she later returned; she also served as in-house counsel at a Fortune 100 company. Virginia earned her B.A. from Williams College and J.D. from Northwestern University Law School.
Janet D. Hutchinson
Janet D. Hutchinson is the associate dean for career development at the University of Richmond School of Law. Prior to joining the law school in 2012, she was the assistant dean for career services at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, GA. Janet has more than 15 years of experience in law student career and professional development and recruiting. She is a former associate recruiting and development manager at Paul Hastings and associate director in the Career Strategy Center at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law. Janet has served as a member of the National Association for Law Placement’s Board of Directors, as a Vice Chair of the its Annual Education Conference planning team and Nominating Committee. Janet received a B.A. in Journalism from Northwestern University and her J.D. from Duke University.
Lauren R. Jackson
Lauren R. Jackson currently serves as the Assistant Director of Career Services for Howard University School of Law. Additionally, she is the founder and visionary of Instilling My Ability to Naturally Embrace Excellence (IMANEE), Inc., a 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to the leadership of middle and high school students. Prior to joining the School of Law in July 2020, she served as a Labor & Employment associate for McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP in their Newark, NJ office and clerked for Judge Magali M. Francois of the New Jersey Superior Court. Lauren received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing and Sports Management, with a minor in Africana Studies, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Seton Hall University. She earned her Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C.