Contact Us

Students and alumni may drop by the CDO during office hours, log onto Symplicity, or call or e-mail the office to schedule an appointment. For review of cover letters, resumes, and other employment search documents, students should send an email message with attachments to their career advisor, and alumni should submit their materials to Liz Jones.

Career Professionals

Janet D. Hutchinson, Associate Dean for Career Development

Janet Hutchinson(804) 287-6427

Dean Hutchinson manages the creation and delivery of a comprehensive career development program for Richmond Law students and alumni. Prior to joining the School of Law in 2012, she was the assistant dean for career services at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Ga. She has also served as the Attorney Recruiting and Development Manager for the Atlanta office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, worked in Northwestern Law's Center for Career Strategy & Advancement, and practiced law in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park. Dean Hutchinson received a B.A. in Journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. and her J.D. from Duke University in Durham, N.C.

Carole Yeatts, Director of Professional Development Programs

Carole Timberlake(804) 289-8185

Carole Yeatts advises students and alumni on a wide variety of career-related matters and creates and delivers professional development programs to prepare students for life-long career management. Prior to joining the School of Law in 2013, she coached lawyers and firms on issues related to business and professional development and client relations as founder of CYT Consulting LLC. She previously worked for the Virginia State Bar, the McCammon Group, and held positions in the marketing and professional development departments at Troutman Sanders. Carole received her undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond and her J.D. from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.

Valerie L'Herrou, Director of Public Sector Careers

Valerie L'Herrou(804) 287-6673

Valerie L'Herrou advises students and alumni pursuing positions in government agencies and non-profit organizations. She is also the CDO expert on judicial clerkships and collaborates with the CDO and faculty judicial clerkship committee on the application process. Since graduating from the School of Law in 2006, Valerie served as an assistant public defender in Charlottesville. Before attending law school, she worked at Virginians Aligned Against Sexual Assault. Valerie is very active in her community, including roles with the criminal bar and other governmental and non-profit boards and organizations.

Elizabeth Jones, Director of Career Development for Alumni Advising and Employer Outreach

(804) 287-6426

Liz Jones advises recent graduates on all aspects of their career development. She also focuses on expanding alumni and employer relations to increase the network of opportunities and information available to students and graduates. After graduating from the School of Law in 2009, Liz practiced law as a commercial litigation associate at Venable LLP in Washington, D.C. At Venable, Liz was actively involved in the firm's summer associate program, and related recruiting and hiring efforts.

Kym Osterbind, Recruiting Coordinator

Kym Osterbind(804) 289-8680

Kym Osterbind is the Recruiting Coordinator for the Career Development Office. She manages all aspects of the law school's Fall and Spring recruitment programs, oversees the online recruitment software to promote job opportunities to students, provides career management system training sessions for students and assistance to employers, and coordinates the on-campus interview process and the law school's annual off-campus recruitment programs and job fairs in Atlanta, Williamsburg, Boston, and Richmond. She is the current Symplicity Liaison for the Southeastern Minority Job Fair and Co-Chair of the New England Interview Program. Prior to her employment at the law school, Kym was employed as a paralegal in several law firms in Chesterfield County, Va.

Susan Manning, Administrative Coordinator

Susan Manning(804) 289-8638

Susan Manning is the Administrative Coordinator for the Career Development Office. In this role, Susan coordinates a variety of career development activities including appointments, programs and workshops, job postings and the collection of various career-related information. Susan is a native Texan and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the School of Law in 2012, Susan worked in the fitness and sales industries.

Hours and Location

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday

School of Law Room 115

Mailing address:
University of Richmond School of Law
Career Development Office
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, Va. 23173

(804) 289-8638 Phone
(804) 287-6516 Fax