˿APP

Careers

˿APP’s Office of Academic Planning and Career Development provides law students with tailored guidance beginning in the first semester of school and continuing well beyond graduation.

Careers

No institutional goal is more fundamental than preparing students for their careers and helping them succeed as they launch their professional lives.

˿APP’s Office of Academic Planning and Career Development provides law students with tailored guidance beginning in the first semester of school and continuing well beyond graduation.

We help students with all aspects of their careers, from polishing résumésand preparing for interviews to negotiating salaries and developing a professional network. We also connect alumni to resources and work hand-in-glove with a wide range of legal employers. Our team has varied legal experience and expertise in public interest and government, large firms, judicial clerkships, and alternative legal careers to help students find the opportunities that will best position them to achieve their career goals.

A Commitment to Diversity

The Office of Academic Planning and Career Development is committed to seeking out and promoting career opportunities for students from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the legal community. Our Office promotes diversity in the profession by connecting current students and alumni with fellowships, internships, job fairs, diverse professional associations, and cultural and social events. One-on-one counseling is available to help students take full advantage of these opportunities, build networks, and develop the professional skills that will ensure future success.

Diversity-related employment opportunities, events, and bar associations are listed in the Career Resources section of the .

Academic Planning and Career Development Team

Erin Felker Bond ’08
Associate Dean, Academic Planning and Career Development

Danielle Aptekar
Senior Director, Academic and Career Advising, Evening Division; Managing Director, ˿APP Externship Program

Elizabeth Dambriunas ’85
Executive Director, Alumni Advising, and Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Advising

Irina Gomelskaya
Executive Director, Academic Planning and Career Development, and 3L, 3L Evening, and 4L Evening Advising

Aisha Joseph
Executive Director, Academic Planning and Career Development; Deputy Diversity Officer

Seth Mills ’12
Director, Public Service and Pro Bono Initiatives, and 1L Evening and 2L Evening Advising

Lisa Ng
Assistant Coordinator, Academic Planning and Career Development, and Student Life

Swati Parikh
Assistant Dean, Public Service and Pro Bono Initiatives; Staff Director, Wilf Impact Center for Public Interest Law

Amy Rowland
Director, Academic Planning and Career Development

Lynnore Thames
Executive Director, Career Development, and Employer and Alumni Relations

Vivian Villalva
Associate Director, Academic Planning and Career Development

Cynthia Weissman
Senior Director, Academic and Career Advising

Office of Academic Planning and Career Development
Academic Planning 212.431.2310 • E academicaffairs@nyls.edu
Career DevelopmentT212.431.2345 • Ecareer@nyls.edu