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Susan Anderson

Recruiting Coordinator


Susan supports recruitment programming, including On Campus Interviews (OCI), Spring Interview Program (SIP), and job fairs. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before joining the Law School, Susan taught English in a public high school, then later worked as a program coordinator at the Duke Talent Identification Program. At TIP, she managed weekend and summer programs, including hiring staff and supervising program sites.

Erin M. Biggerstaff

Director, Recruitment and Employer Relations


Erin cultivates employer engagement at the Law School, and oversees all aspects of student recruitment programs, including On Campus Interviews (OCI), Spring Interview Program (SIP), 1L Practice Interview Program, regional programs and job fairs. Erin is a graduate of Beloit College and worked with a number of non-profits in Wisconsin, New York, and Durham prior to joining the Law School.

Kelly Briggs

Manager, Finance and Information


Kelly is responsible for maintaining Career Center financial records. In addition, she tracks various information critical to the Career Center's success. She also assists the recruiting director with various Duke Law School recruiting programs, such as Spring and Fall OCI. Kelly attended Vanderbilt University and William Smith College. She graduated with a B.A. in Economics. She moved here from Upstate New York with her husband and son in 2006.

Jennifer Caplan

Assistant Director, PD Programming & Advising


Jennifer works with students and alumni, especially those interested in private practice and/or transactional work. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Creative Writing from The Johns Hopkins University, Jennifer earned a Masters in Publishing from NYU and worked in the editorial departments of two academic publishers, developing history and political science titles. An interest in intellectual property issues prompted her to attend law school and after graduating from Duke Law, she worked at the Silicon Valley office of Fenwick & West LLP, where her practice focused on trade secret, trademark and patent litigation.

Corinne Crews

Career Counselor


As a career counselor, Corinne enjoys meeting with students to help them consider, refine, and achieve their career goals. Corinne has her B.A. in English from Davidson College and Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the Career and Professional Development Center at Duke Law, she worked as Special Assistant to the Dean of Students at Georgetown Law. Corinne has experience teaching law students professional skills, including mindfulness techniques to diffuse stress and anxiety, and she cares deeply about law student wellness.

Bruce A. Elvin

Associate Dean and Sr. Lecturing Fellow, Career & Professional Development Center


Bruce Elvin has served as the Associate Dean and Director of Duke's Career & Professional Development Center since 2003.  A graduate of Stanford University and Duke Law School, Bruce worked for two years following law school at Ludwig-Maximilians Universitaet School of Law, in Munich, Germany. While in Munich, Bruce also earned a Magister (Masters) in German Law, graduating with "high honors" and writing his Thesis on Steuerkonsequenten grenzueberschreitender Zinsswaps, (“Tax Consequences of Cross-Border Interest Rate Swaps”). Bruce returned to the United States to earn an LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Tax Law Review.

Sara E. Emley

Assistant Director and Director of Judicial Clerkships


Sara is the principal adviser to students and alumni interested in judicial clerkships.  She graduated from the University of Michigan and Duke Law, with a joint JD/LLM in International and Comparative Law.  After graduation, Sara clerked for The Honorable Stephanie Seymour on United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  She then moved to Washington, DC where she spent 11 years as an attorney at WilmerHale and 10 years as a partner at BuckleySandler.  Sara's practice focused on financial services regulation.

Oleg Kobelev

Associate Dean, International Studies


Oleg Kobelev is responsible for directing the Office of International Studies at Duke Law School. Prior to becoming associate dean, Kobelev spent 10 years working in positions of progressive responsibility at the Law School, with a particular focus on advising students and alumni on career and professional development opportunities. He also served as the administrative director of the Duke-Geneva Institute in Transnational Law from 2010 until 2015.

Lara Lincoln

Communications, Data and Operations Analyst

Lara is a certified project manager responsible for communications and student resources; survey design, implementation, and data analysis; and optimization of organizational processes and technologies. A USAF veteran, Lara earned a bachelor's degree from UNC Chapel Hill in 2014, then spent five years in higher, executive, and continuing education administration before joining Duke Law in 2020.

Leigh Marquess

Clerkship Coordinator


Arianna Medina

Career Counselor


Arianna works with first year students, particularly those with an interest in private practice. Before joining Duke Law, Arianna worked in private practice as an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP in Washington, DC. Arianna was a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice and was involved in the firms recruitment processes. She earned her J.D. from Duke Law and her B.A. in Biology from Boston University. Arianna is excited to work with students in defining their career goals and in navigating the job search process. 


Jebril Reeves

Career Counselor


Jebril works with first year students, particularly those with an interest in private practice. Prior to joining Duke Law, he practiced as an associate in the Manhattan office of Ropes & Gray LLP, where he worked in the Private Capital Transactions. Jebril received his B.A. in International Affairs from University of Georgia and his J.D. from Duke University School of Law. He is excited to return to Duke to pass on the knowledge he has learned while practicing and to connect with the next generation of Duke Law students.

Jabrina Robinson

Director of LLM Career Development and Outreach, International Studies


Jabrina works closely with international LL.M. students on their career planning and professional development and is a member of both the Career & Professional Development Center and International Studies Office teams. Her professional work experience spans a variety of organizations, including a boutique law firm, nonprofit organizations, corporations and institutions of higher education.  Most recently, Ms. Robinson served as Dean of Students at Siena College in Albany, New York.  Prior to this role, she worked as career counselor for Duke Law School.

Emily Sommers

Career Counselor


Emily works with first-year students interested in public interest and government careers. In addition to working for Duke Law, Emily currently works for the federal government on consumer protection matters. She previously worked for Earthjustice, where she litigated environmental impact cases on behalf of communities suffering from air pollution. Outside of her legal practice, Emily is a strong supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. She holds a J.D. from Duke Law and a B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis, where she double majored in math and computer science.

Jasminka Vujic

Career Center Coordinator


Ashley Walker

Assistant Director, Senior Career Counselor


Before joining Duke Law, Ashley worked in private practice for seven years as an associate with the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.  Her practice focused on complex litigation matters, with an emphasis on white collar defense, government investigations, and whistleblower cases.  Outside of advising clients, Ashley was involved with the firm’s associate mentoring program and served on the firm’s committees for professional development and diversity and inclusion.  Ashley received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, and her B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University (Trinity, ’07).  She is excited to be able to return to Duke and the opportunity to advise law students about legal practice and the importance of strategic professional development.