Career Services Staff

Career Services Staff

Kevin Donovan

Kevin 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 Payne

Ruth Payne

SENIOR 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 
 

Marit Spekman

Marit R. Spekman

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF LAW FIRM RECRUITING

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

Lauren Ventre

Lauren K. Ventre

DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES

Lauren Ventre connects students and alumni with private-sector positions within their areas of interest and assists them in formulating application documents and strategies. She also works on a range of office initiatives, including developing online resources and programming for students, and assists with employer outreach and employer relations. Bio | Contact
 

Lauren Parker

Lauren J. Parker

DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES

Lauren Parker works with students and alumni interested in applying to law firm positions. With nearly eight years of experience litigating at a large firm, she helps students identify firms and practice areas of interest, and assists their preparation of effective resumes, cover letters and interview strategies.  Lauren also counsels LL.M. students seeking temporary or permanent employment after graduation, and assists with employer outreach. Bio | Contact
 

Lynn Stiteler

Lynn 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
 

Sherry Morris

Sherry 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
 

Michel van Eersel

Michel van Eersel

CLERKSHIP COORDINATOR

Michel van Eersel assists the Senior Director of Judicial Clerkships by maintaining the CLERQS database of judges with current hiring information through updates from OSCAR and communication with judges’ chambers. He also coordinates with faculty and their assistants as needed to mail out letters of recommendation on behalf of students and alumni and, when required, assists with bundling of judicial clerkship applications. Contact