Our Staff

  • Erin M. Biggerstaff

    Erin M. Biggerstaff

    Manager, Recruitment and Employer Relations

    Phone: 919-613-7190
  • Stella A. Boswell

    Stella A. Boswell

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

    Phone: 919-613-8530

    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 by initiating and supporting public interest programming and events, including an annual public interest retreat, a speakers’ series, a public interest and pro bono recognition dinner, and more.  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

  • Kelly Briggs

    Manager, Finance and Information

    Phone: 919-613-7284

    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.

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    Jennifer Caplan

    Assistant Director and Senior Career Counselor

    Phone: 919-613-7752

    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.

  • Hannah David

    Hannah David

    Manager, Judicial Clerkships

    Phone: 919-613-7030
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    Julia DiPrete

    Assistant Director and Director, Professional Development Programming and Advising

    Phone: 919-613-7137

    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.

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    Bruce A. Elvin

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

    Phone: 919-613-7084

    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

    Sara E. Emley

    Assistant Director and Director of Judicial Clerkships

    Phone: 919-613-7167

    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

    Bethan Eynon

    Career Counselor, Government and Public Interest

    Phone: 919-613-7542

    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.

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    Ed Hanson

    Senior Career Counselor

    Phone: 919-613-7744

    Ed has recently joined the Career Center staff after 34 years of practicing commercial real estate transactional law in the Washington, DC metropolitan area with the Montgomery County, MD law firm of Shulman Rogers.  After receiving his B.A. from Duke, Ed remained in Durham to earn his J.D. and a Masters in Public Policy Sciences from the university.  Ed maintained strong ties with Duke during his years of living and practicing law in the DC area by serving, at various times, as president of the Duke Alumni Association, a member of the Board of Visitors of the Sanford Institute of Public Policy, a member of the Duke University Board of Trustees, and as a member of the 1992 Duke University Presidential Search Committee.  Currently Ed is the chairperson of the Citizens Advisory Council of the Duke Cancer Institute.

  • Oleg Kobelev

    Oleg Kobelev

    Assistant Dean, International Studies

    Phone: 919-613-7144

    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.

  • Adriane Kyropoulos

    Adriane Kyropoulos

    Assistant Director and Director, Recruitment and Employer Relations

    Phone: 919-613-7211

    A graduate of Duke University and Fordham University Law School, Adriane practiced law for eight years in New York, at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Carter, Ledyard & Milburn and Willkie, Farr and Gallagher. Subsequently, she took on roles in Human Resources and Recruitment, working at legal executive search firms and managing the recruitment function for the Legal and Compliance divisions at Goldman Sachs. Immediately prior to coming to Duke, Adriane was the Manager of Employment and Human Resources at Practical Law, a Thomson Reuters business.

  • Dale Malone

    Dale Malone

    Career Center Coordinator

    Phone: 919-613-7031
  • Lindsay Montgomery

    Lindsay Montgomery

    Staff Specialist

    Phone: 919-613-7238

Bruce Elvin
Bruce Elvin
Associate Dean & Director of Career and Professional Development

Career & Professional Development Center

Room 2015

Box 90367
Durham, North Carolina

(919) 613-7031 phone
(919) 613-7266 fax