Contact the Career Center

2000 H Street N.W.
Burns Suite 310 
Washington, DC 20052 
[email protected]
Phone: 202.994.7340 
Fax: 202.994.7352 

Office Hours

Career Counseling Appointments and Walk-in Counselor Availability

Monday to Thursday: 9 am–5:30 pm
Friday: 9 am–5 pm

Extended hours by appointment for evening students

Resource Library (Burns 309):

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:30 am–5 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 am–7 pm
Saturday: 10 am–2 pm

Abe Pollack
Associate Dean for Professional Development and Career Strategy
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As Associate Dean for Professional Development and Career Strategy, Abe Pollack heads the Career Office at GW Law.  Prior to joining GW Law, Dean Pollack was Director of Employer Outreach at Georgetown University Law Center.  At Georgetown, he developed a number of innovative initiatives on career strategies for students and alumni. Dean Pollack previously served as a managing director at Major, Lindsey, and Africa, the largest legal recruiting company in the world.  While there, he counseled hundreds of attorneys on career development issues and fostered relationships with general counsels, managing partners, and recruiting managers.  He also practiced law at two large law firms in DC, where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions and securities law.  Dean Pollack is a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law and Franklin & Marshall College.

Career Counselors

Ethel Hong Badawi 
Associate Director
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Ethel Hong Badawi is an Associate Director in the Career Center.  Before attending law school, Ethel worked as an international recruiter and staffed international development projects in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.  Immediately after law school, she clerked at the Superior Court for the District of Columbia.  Ethel was an associate for several years at a large national law firm where her primary practice areas included insolvency, commercial bankruptcy, refinance and restructuring.  She was also an active member of the firm's recruiting and hiring committee.  Ethel received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College, and earned her JD from The George Washington University Law School

Mikaela McRae
Head of Legal Recruiting & Programming

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Mikaela McRae is the Head of Legal Recruiting & Programming at the GW Law Career Center. In this role, she oversees all aspects of the Career Center’s recruiting programs and serves as the primary contact for legal employers and students participating in these events. Mikaela recently led the implementation of the Career Center's new software platform and enjoys exploring new ways to connect students and employers. Prior to joining GW Law, Mikaela managed employer relations and recruiting programs at the Babson College Undergraduate Center for Career Development. She received her BS in Business Management from Babson College and her MBA from Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.

Tamara Dévieux-Adams
Associate Director, Public Interest Advisor 

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Tamara Dévieux-Adams is the Public Interest Advisor and joined the office in November 2006.  Tamara focuses on counseling students and alumni who want to pursue public interest internships and post-graduate job opportunities.  Before joining the Office of Professional Development and Career Strategy, Tamara worked for the District of Columbia’s Office of Youth Rehabilitation Services, where she presided over administrative hearings for incarcerated juvenile offenders and served as acting chief of staff.  Prior to that, she was an assistant general counsel with the Massachusetts Office of Early Education and Care, the agency tasked with enforcing child care licensing regulations and administering subsidies for the care of low-income children.  She also was a litigation associate in the Boston, MA office of an international law firm.  Tamara is a graduate of Harvard College and Boston College Law School.

Susan Fine
Director of Professional Development
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Susan Fine is the Director of Professional Development and counsels students in the Career Center. She is also Co-Director of the Inns of Court program, a law school-wide initiative to foster a happier law school experience, to equip students to find a job that is meaningful to them and to prepare them more effectively for practice. Earlier in her career, following a federal clerkship, Susan practiced as an attorney in the Office of Legal Counsel at the United States Department of Justice. She also worked on Capitol Hill, as a summer associate in two large law firms, and as an intern for a public interest law firm. In addition, Susan has non-legal experience in retained executive search for non-profit organizations. Susan holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in History and English, and Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan. 

Andrea Glosser
Assistant Director
Thurgood Marshall Inn Advisor 

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Andrea Glosser is an Assistant Director and the Career Advisor for the Thurgood Marshall Inn. Andrea works with students to identify goals and develop individualized career plans. Prior to joining the Career Center, Andrea worked as an antitrust associate, senior recruiting manager, and senior professional development manager in the Washington, DC office of an international law firm. She received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.A. from Kenyon College. 

Keri McCoy 
Director, Alumni Career Development

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Keri McCoy is the Director of Alumni Career Development. Keri joined the Office of Professional Development and Career Strategy in 2006. Keri works with alumni to identify short and long-term career goals and assists them in developing individualized career plans. She advises JD alumni (who have graduated at least one year prior) on issues such as job search strategies, lateral transitions, salary negotiations, alternative careers, geographic and practice area transitions, partnership, networking and work-life balance.  Keri is a strong proponent of mock interviews and conducts them regularly.  Before joining the Career Center, Keri served as the Law School’s Senior Counselor for Student Development. In that position, she served as a liaison between the Law School and prospective students and managed the Presidential Merit Scholars Program. Prior to joining the Law School, Keri worked as a litigation associate with law firms in the District of Columbia, New Jersey and Texas. Keri tried numerous cases before state and federal courts on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Keri received her Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Megan McGrath
Associate Director of Employer Outreach

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Megan McGrath develops and strengthens relationships with a variety of legal employers, and alumni, to provide employment opportunities for law students. Prior to joining GW Law, Megan worked as the Legal Recruitment Manager for the DC, Denver, and New York City offices of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. Before joining McKenna, Megan was the Legal Recruiting Coordinator in the DC Office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP. Megan serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association (WALRAA), and also participates in leadership roles with the Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP). Megan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Elon University.

Julie McLaughlin
Associate Director; Robert Jackson Inn Advisor 

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Julie McLaughlin is the Career Advisor for the Robert Jackson Inn and an Alumni Advisor.  Julie works with students and alumni to identity goals and develop individualized career plans.  Prior to joining the Office of Professional Development and Career Strategy, Julie was a regulatory associate at a large international law firm in Washington, DC where her practice focused on food and agriculture law and consumer protection.  Following law school, she clerked for the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia.  Julie is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Sabrina Nelson
Assistant Director; Benjamin Cardozo Inn Advisor
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Sabrina Nelson is an Assistant Director in the Career Center and is the career advisor for the Louis Brandeis Inn. She joins the Office of Professional Development and Career Strategy with fifteen years of experience practicing with the Washington D.C. office of Dickstein Shapiro LLP, where she litigated complex multidistrict antitrust cases and a variety of other commercial contract disputes. She has also worked as a placement director for two prominent legal search firms, where she was responsible for recruiting and counseling experienced attorneys and other legal professionals and placing them in law firms and corporate in-house law departments.  Sabrina received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her J.D. from Cornell Law School.

Jaya Saxena
Assistant Director; Louis Brandeis Inn Advisor 

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Jaya Saxena is the Career Advisor for the Sandra Day O’Connor Inn. Before joining the Office of Professional Development and Career Strategy, she was a Career Counselor at the George Mason University School of Law. Prior to that, she worked at a national health care advocacy organization and as a legal services attorney at Maryland Legal Aid. She also clerked for the Honorable John M. Mott of the Superior Court of the District of the District of Columbia. Additionally, Jaya has held numerous leadership positions on the Board of Directors of the South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C. She received her undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and earned her JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also has a Graduate Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute).

Lauren Seffel
Senior Law Career Counselor; Sandra Day O’Connor Inn Advisor

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Lauren Seffel is a Senior Law Career Counselor and the Career Advisor for the Sandra Day O'Connor Inn. Lauren also focuses on counseling students and alumni who want to pursue public interest internships and post-graduate job opportunities. Prior to joining GW Law, Lauren worked as a career counselor at George Mason University School of Law. Before becoming a career counselor, Lauren worked as an associate at two private-public interest law firms in Washington, D.C., focusing on employment, environmental, and civil rights matters. She also clerked for Justice R. Malcolm Graham of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Lauren earned her BA from Washington University in St. Louis, and her JD from Harvard Law School, where she served as the Vice President for Practice Standards of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.

Katie White 
Director of Employer Outreach

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Katie White joined the Professional Development and Career Strategy Office in November of 2010. In her role as Director of Employer Outreach, she meets with employers to build relationships that will result in increased opportunities for students and alumni.  She is also available to meet with students to help them improve their networking skills.  Before joining the career office, Katie was the Chief Attorney Recruiting Officer at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.  Prior to joining Akin Gump, she worked in attorney recruiting and professional development at Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, LLP, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Covington & Burling LLP.  She has prior law school career services experience as the Director of Career Services at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in Los Angeles, and as an Assistant Director at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.  Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. 

Staff Members

René Lindsey
Job Posting Coordinator
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René Lindsey joined the Career Development Office in 1987. She is responsible for advertising legal vacancy announcements for students and alumni of the Law School.

Kevin McClease
Judicial Clerkship Program Coordinator 

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Kevin McClease is the Judicial Clerkship Program Coordinator. He has been at GW Law since 2006. Prior to joining the Career Office, he worked at Penn Good & Associates, a small marketing and management consulting firm.

Liza G. Ramirez
Manager of Legal Recruiting 
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Liza Ramirez joined the Office of Professional Development and Career Strategy in 1997 as the Office Manager. In April 2001, she became the Assistant Recruitment Manager. She assists in the planning and execution of all recruiting programs, creating and managing interview schedules, communicating with legal employers and law students, and resolving employer and student concerns related to recruiting events. She also reconciles the Fall Recruiting Program budget, processes accounts payable for all recruitment activities, and processes all temporary/wage account staff.