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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.

Stella A. Boswell

Assistant Dean, Public Interest and Career Development, Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono


Stella Boswell directs the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono.  The Office promotes values of service and community leadership for all students and the broader Duke Law community.  Through the Pro Bono Program, the Office partners with nonprofit advocacy groups, government entities and private attorneys to provide law related work in a broad array of areas, thus giving law students the opportunity to develop their legal skills while in service to others.  The Office also: (1) oversees the law school’s public interest funding for summer internships, interview travel and conferences; (2) initiates and supports public interest programming and events, including an annual public interest retreat, a speakers’ series, and a public interest and pro bono recognition dinner; and (3) administers and provides structure for the Certificate in Public Interest and Public Service Law.

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


Corinne works with students, alumni, staff, and faculty to coordinate the judicial clerkships application process. Originally from Wilmington, N.C., Corinne graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. in English. She then received a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the Career and Professional Development Center staff at Duke Law, she worked in the Dean of Students office at Georgetown Law. Corinne has experience teaching law students mindfulness techniques to diffuse stress and anxiety, and she is passionate about law student wellness.

Julia DiPrete

Assistant Dean & Director, PD Programming & Advising


Julia launched her legal career in New York City, first at Willkie Farr & Gallagher as an Executive Compensation and Benefits attorney, followed by a traditional employment, litigation and labor practice at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman and, most recently, DLA Piper. During her six years in private practice, Julia also worked with women's committees and as a legal blogger on work-life balance, flexible work arrangements, and having a family and a career in law firm practice. Prior to law school, she spent a year working in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar. Julia is a native of Durham and graduate of Duke University and Duke University School of Law.

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.

Bethan Eynon

Assistant Director and Director of Public Interest Careers


Bethan works with students interested in pursuing government and public interest careers. After graduating from UNC School of Law in 2012, she was the Community Development Attorney-Fellow at the UNC Center for Civil Rights, where she represented communities of color in Central and Eastern North Carolina on fair housing, environmental justice, and access to municipal services issues. Bethan then worked in Durham at Southern Coalition for Social Justice, first as an Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Legal Fellow and then as Director of SCSJ’s Clean Slate Project, which provides statewide direct reentry legal services for people with criminal records and addresses collateral consequences and criminal justice reform issues through a racial justice and community lawyering model.

Oleg Kobelev

Assistant Dean, International Studies


Oleg is responsible for advising students on international career opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. Oleg joins Duke Law from the National Association of Attorneys General, where he served as tobacco counsel, supporting 52 attorneys general in enforcement and implementation of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, which ended states’ Medicaid litigation against tobacco companies and governs annual multi-billion dollar payments from tobacco companies to cover states’ costs in caring for people with smoking-related illnesses. He also has served as a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and as an associate with Sidley Austin in New York. Oleg is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was editor in chief of the Journal of Law and Technology.

Leigh Marquess

Clerkship Coordinator


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.

Lauren Sloan

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.