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 national and international firms.  She returned to Lexington to join the law school 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, document review and assistance with interview skills.

Freda Coleman-Jackson, Assistant Director of Career Strategy (540) 458-8536

Freda Coleman-Jackson graduated from Mercer University School of Law in 2009 and was the recipient of the Walter F. George Foundation Public Service Scholarship. During law school, she was an active member of the Legal Aid Volunteer Association and served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Also, she was an intern with Northwest Florida Legal Services and the Office of the Attorney General of Georgia. Following graduation, Ms. Coleman-Jackson began working in law school administration, specializing in admissions, career services, and student affairs. In 2014, she simultaneously launched a career consulting business and began doctoral studies in higher education and student affairs. Ms. Coleman-Jackson will provide general career advice and focused advice for students seeking careers in public interest and government law. Additionally, she will provide interview preparation assistance and document review.

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

Suzanne Wade attended Mary Baldwin College. She has worked at the University for many years, and joined the Office of Career Strategy in May 2008. She manages all aspects of recruitment and employer outreach; employers should contact Suzanne to schedule on-campus interviews or to participate in one of our Regional Interview Programs. Students may contact her for assistance with SCORE.

2021-2022 Rachford Fellows

Rachford Fellows serve as the liaisons between the OCS staff and the student body. As peer counselors, Rachford Fellows connect more easily with law students, removing some of the barriers that kept students from benefiting from OCS guidance. Rachford Fellows increase student engagement, provide a social media presence, improve communication and feedback from students, generate creative programming ideas, foster professional development, and perform critical document review. All of these functions accomplish important objectives, while elevating the presence and image of OCS

Elizabeth Hudson, Rachford Fellow

Elizabeth Hudson grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and attended Franklin & Marshall College. Before law school, she worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP as a Legal Recruiting Specialist in New York. She enjoyed her 1L summer as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Richard D. Bennett on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and spent her 2L summer working for Eversheds Sutherland in Washington, DC.  Elizabeth's two favorite hobbies are cooking and running, which she tries to do every day, but never at the same time.  

Harley McClellan, Rachford Fellow

Harley McClellan grew up in Fort Worth, TX and attended the University of Texas. During her 1L summer she worked for Judge Kacsmaryk in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. She spent her 2L summer working for Christian & Barton in Richmond, VA and Motley Rice in Charleston, SC. Harley looks forward to helping fellow students achieve their career goals. Harley's interests include golf, standup comedy shows, and searching for the best Tex-Mex food in Lexington.  

Timothy Wang, Rachford Fellow  

Tim Wang spent his formative years in Singapore, served in the military, then matriculated at Columbia to read Sociology and Art History. Before law school, he was a litigation legal assistant at Davis Polk and a compliance secondee at JPMorgan. Tim came to law school intending to pursue impact litigation, spent his 1L summer with the ACLU, and quickly realized litigation was not for him. He spent his 2L summer with Sidley Austin's New York office working on M&A, private equity, and capital markets matters. Tim enjoyed being a Kirgis Fellow last year, and hopes to forge similarly meaningful bonds with incoming and current students looking to connect with the Office of Career Strategy (OCS). In his down time, he enjoys open water swims, teaching yoga, baked goods, and lightly tannined pinot.

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