Meet the OCS Staff

Cliff Jarrett, Assistant Dean (540) 458-8534

Cliff Jarrett is a 1991 cum laude graduate of the law school. He joined the administration in 2014 from the legal recruiting and placement firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), where he was a partner and office leader of the Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham office. At MLA, he focused on the placement of partners, practice groups and associates with law firms and in-house legal departments at international, regional and local firms throughout the southeast and nationally. Prior to opening MLA's North Carolina office, Jarrett was a partner in the Charlotte office of Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman (now K&L Gates), where he practiced for nearly 16 years in commercial and intellectual property litigation. Contact Mr. Jarrett for advice on career strategy, resume and cover letter review, and assistance with interview skills and preparation.

Andrea Hilton, Associate Director for Professional Development (540) 458-8022

Andrea Hilton is a 1985 cum laude graduate of the law school.  After serving two years as a federal law clerk in Alexandria, Virginia, she practiced corporate transactional law in the Washington DC offices of several large, multi-city firms.  She returned to Lexington to join the administration in 2000, and served as the Director of Admissions from 2004 - 2010.  In the newly-created post of Associate Director for Professional Development, she focuses on assisting students with the transition from law school to the profession, and provides advice on strategy and applications to students seeking positions as post-graduate law clerks. She also provides general career strategy advice and document review.

Amanda Jantzi, Assistant Director (540) 458-8536

Amanda Jantzi is a 2010 graduate of Cornell Law School. She joins Washington & Lee after two and a half years working as a Career Counselor at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where she worked with a diverse group of students to achieve their career objectives. Before entering higher education, she worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer in their London, UK, office as a capital markets associate. She is here to help you with all aspects of career strategy advice, from document review to networking tips to interview skills and preparation.

Suzanne Wade, Assistant Director for Employer and Alumni Outreach (540) 458-8996

Ms. Wade manages all aspects of recruitment and employer outreach. Employers may contact Ms. Wade for assistance with on-campus interview schedules or to participate in one of our Regional Interview Programs in DC, TX, NY, GA or New England. Students may contact her for assistance with SCORE.

Jane McDonald, Career Planning Assistant (540) 458-8535

Ms. McDonald joined W&L Law in June 2005 from the Development Office of Stuart Hall School in Staunton. Contact Ms. McDonald to schedule appointments, obtain passwords, request reciprocity, and for questions about the OCS calendar, library and web resources, phone and fax use.

Office Information

Washington and Lee University School of Law
Office of Career Strategy 
Sydney Lewis Hall 
Lexington, VA 24450   
Phone (540) 458-8535  
Fax (540) 458-8168 
Office Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday