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Outcomes & Careers

Many ASL graduates go on to do remarkable things. That’s because they have benefited from an innovative legal education that is rooted in learning by doing.

Through ASL, they made vital connections to experienced law professionals, many of whom are ASL alumni who want to give back to the institution that helped them build their careers.

Outcomes

ASL graduates are prepared to pursue advanced law degrees at graduate and professional schools. Some of our alumni have continued their studies at institutions such as:

  • Tulane University School of Law
  • The University of Missouri
  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Temple University Law School
  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago

We have a growing network of alumni who are making a difference in communities across the country, including 41 states and the District of Columbia. Some of them include:

  • Jeffrey Campbell '00, Member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 6th District including the counties of Carroll, Smyth (part), and Wythe
  • J. Todd Ross '02, General Sessions Court Judge in Hawkins County, Tennessee
  • M. Suzanne Kerney-Quillen '03, Assistant United States Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Rochelle Richardson '03, solo practitioner in Washington, D.C.; in 2012, she was selected as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow; she established a legal services clinic at the Baltimore VA Medical Center to serve homeless and at-risk disabled veterans
  • Troy Nichols '04, corporate counsel for Alpha Coal Sales, LLC-located in Abingdon, Virginia-a subsidiary of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., the nation's largest supplier and exporter of metallurgical coal
  • Chris Fortier '05, attorney advisor for the Social Security Administration in Falls Church, Virginia; 2013 Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer of the Year
  • Jarrod Crockett '06, member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing the 91st District in Bethel, Maine
  • Gary Holland '07, Of Counsel for Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia; practice areas include real estate law, commercial transactions, and mineral title examinations
  • Lindsay Brubaker '08, attorney with BotkinRose, PLC in Harrisonburg, Virginia; her practice areas include: education, litigation, dispute resolution, business, corporate, tax, employment, agriculture, and family
  • Jessica Johnson '09, Chief Magistrate for the 24th Judicial District of Virginia
  • Jacob Eberhart '10, Vice President of Communications for Canary, LLC, the nation's largest independent wellhead service company, located in Denver, Colorado; 2013 Progressive Global Energy & Natural Resources Future Industry Leader for the Rocky Mountain Region
  • Kelly Johnson '11, Assistant General Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services
  • Justin Marcum '11, Member of West Virginia House of Delegates, Delegate for the 20th District of West Virginia; Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Mingo County, West Virginia; also has his own solo practice
  • Darya Thompson '11, associate attorney for McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC in Greenup, Kentucky; focuses her practice on domestic law, personal injury, juvenile law, and other general litigation
  • Jesse Markley '12, associate attorney with Hoffmeyer & Semmelman, L.L.P. in York, Pennsylvania; he concentrates his practice in the areas of wills, trusts, estate planning, decedent's estates, civil litigation, and business law
  • Mandy Wingo '13, assistant public defender with the Kanawha County Public Defender Office, Charleston, West Virginia; represents juvenile defendants
  • Adam Wolfe '13, judicial law clerk for the Honorable John A. Hutchison in the 10th Judicial Circuit of West Virginia in Beckley; Judge Hutchison is one of seven judges that serves on the WV Mass Litigation Panel which deals with class action lawsuits in addition to the regular court docket and Truancy Court for Raleigh County

Career Services

ASL students benefit from their connection to ASL even after graduation. The Career Services office, for example, provides the tools and skills alumni need to land rewarding legal careers. 

 
 

Community Service

ASL will fuel your commitment to making a difference in the world. Through our community-service requirement of 25 hours per semester, you’ll volunteer at places like:

  • Animal shelters
  • Carnivals for disadvantaged children
  • Free medical clinics
  • Recycling centers
  • Retirement homes