. . . who are we and how do you find us?
William & Mary Law School • Office of Career Services • P.O. Box 8795 • 613 South Henry Street
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795 • Phone (757) 221-3805 • Fax (757) 221-1611 • [[lawocs, email us]]
Our professionals have extensive experience in law practice, business, counseling, and higher education. We look forward to assisting students, graduates, and employers. All deans advise students and alumni about career planning and professional development, coordinate programs and workshops, and cultivate recruiting relationships with employers.
[[mjende,Michael J. Ende]]
J.D., Fordham University School of Law
B.A., State University of New York at Albany
Prior to joining the Law School, Dean Ende served for nearly 6 years as the Assistant Dean for Career Services at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in New York. While at Hofstra, Dean Ende was responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives related to all aspects of student and alumni career and professional development, alumni and employer outreach and student and graduate employment. He was the co-creator of Hofstra’s Professional Success and Leadership Development Program and its Success Strategies Boot Camp, an annual, multi-day event for students focusing on professional development skills and strategies. Dean Ende is a 1989 graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor for the Fordham International Law Journal. He also holds a B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Albany. Dean Ende spent six years serving as the Managing Director for two leading companies specializing in the recruitment and placement of attorneys. Prior to entering the legal staffing and placement business, Dean Ende was a partner with the law firm of Cullen and Dykman, LLP, in Garden City, New York, where he specialized in bank regulatory and compliance and corporate transactional matters. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Nassau County (New York) Bar Association and the Executive Board for Commack North Little League on Long Island and is actively involved in coaching youth baseball.
[[rjsein,Ramona J. Sein]]
J.D., William & Mary
M.U.R.P., University of Virginia
A.B. Georgetown University
After graduating from law school, Dean Sein clerked for the Honorable J. Calvitt Clarke, Jr., Senior Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia in Norfolk and practiced real estate and land use law with two prominent law firms for six years. During law school, she interned for a U.S. Attorney's Office and a mid-size law firm and served as the Symposium Editor of the William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review. Since returning to William & Mary, Dean Sein has chaired the State Court Work Group of NALP's Judicial Clerkship Section and served as the Law School's liaison to the I'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court.
[[cabaker,Cinnamon A. Baker]]
Assistant Dean for Employer Relations
J.D., University of Dayton
B.F.A., Florida State University
Prior to joining the Law School, Dean Baker served for five years as Director of Career Services at Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida, where she developed employer outreach, coached students and alumni on all aspects of career planning and job search strategy, and created comprehensive student programs. A native of the Florida panhandle, and once a resident of Richmond, she worked in business settings, as well as large and small firms in Ohio, Nevada, and Florida. Her law firm work includes criminal law, family law, and internal conflicts of interest/practitioner regulation. Throughout her career she has been very active in national and local professional associations including NALP and the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and participated as a founding member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Student Mentoring Program. As a member of SHRM, in 2012 she earned HRCI certification as a Professional in Human Resources.
[[gppodolin,George P. Podolin]]
J.D., Yale Law School
M.A., University of Pennsylvania
A.B., Duke University
Prior to joining the Law School, Dean Podolin practiced law with several firms in Philadelphia for 11 years, litigating a variety of civil cases, including matters relating to commercial disputes, ERISA fiduciary breach, professional malpractice, and the recovery of fraudulently-transferred assets. Dean Podolin served for two years as a law clerk for a federal district judge in Philadelphia before entering practice. During law school, Dean Podolin interned with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC and worked as a summer associate at firms in Boston and Chicago. He was the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of International Law and a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Prior to law school, Dean Podolin was a commissioned officer in the United States Navy, serving on surface ships homeported in Norfolk and San Diego.
[[ljmccaslin, Lindsay J. McCaslin]]
J.D., University of Virginia
B.A., Boston University
Prior to joining the Law School, Dean McCaslin practiced as an assistant public defender for nearly 5 years in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She served as an instructor for the Annual Trial Skills Boot Camp for the Indigent Defense Commission. During law school, she was a summer associate at a large law firm in New York City, a public defender in New York City, and an intern with JustChildren in Virginia. As a student, she provided legal services to the community through the Child Advocacy Clinic, the Criminal Defense Clinic, and the Mental Health Clinic. She also holds a B.A. in Astrophysics.
[[jsalyers, Jennifer L. Salyers]]
J. D., University of Baltimore School of Law
B. S., Christopher Newport University
(757) 221- 1652
Prior to joining the Law School, Dean Salyers worked for Thomson Reuters as a Westlaw Academic Account Manager, where she conducted Westlaw training courses for law students, hosted specialized practice area trainings and webinars, and was responsible for updating law school faculty and staff on Westlaw research enhancements. She previously served as a Westlaw Research Specialist, assisting law firms with legal research training and tasks, teaching Westlaw research courses, and hosting CLE programs for firm attorneys. During law school, she was a law clerk for a small law firm, interned for the U.S. Immigration Court in Baltimore, and was Manuscripts Editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review. As a student, she provided legal services to the community through the Family Law Clinic and was a faculty research assistant. She also holds a B.S. in Governmental Administration.
[[eabeal, Elisabeth A. Beal]]
Director of Post Graduate Fellowships
J. D., University of Miami, School of Law
B. A., St. Olaf College
(757) 221- 7465
Prior to joining the Law School, Elisabeth A. Beal was an associate with the Miami office of the international law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, working in the firm's labor and employment practice group. During law school, she was a summer associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and an intern for the Honorable Stephen T. Brown at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In addition, she was the Senior Notes and Comments Editor of the University of Miami Law Review. Ms. Beal is a summa cum laude graduate of both the University of Miami School of Law and St. Olaf College in Minnesota, where she received her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology/Anthropology.
Recruiting Services Manager
B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University
Ms. Spencer-Westerkamp handles on-campus, Skype, and videoconference interviews, coordinates resume forwarding, and manages off-campus interview programs. She is the point of contact for Symplicity users.
[[asnewby, Arielle S. Newby]]
Career Services Coordinator
B. A., Hampton University
Ms. Newby handles front desk and administrative duties for the office. Her responsibilities include coordination of logistics for OCS programs and events; posting internship and job opportunity notices for students and alumni; and updating OCS online resources. Ms. Newby is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, serving Surry and Isle of Wight counties in Virginia.