The Career, Academic and Alumni Services Office ("CAAS") provides academic counseling to students, assists students and alumni in finding employment, and facilitates relations between the School of Law and its alumni.
CAAS serves as a clearinghouse for information on available positions in the metropolitan Washington area, across the country, and overseas. Additionally, CAAS provides numerous support services to its students and alumni, including individual career counseling; resume, cover letter, and writing sample review; seminars on career-related topics; on-campus interview and job fair coordination; and a network of alumni and friends of the School of Law throughout the country who can provide advice and conduct mock interviews.
CAAS also provides academic services, advising students on issues such as course selection, obtaining academic assistance, and special needs or disability support. In addition, CAAS develops programs to introduce students to the law school's senior staff, faculty, and alumni.
All first-year students are required to participate in a 30-minute counseling session with a career and academic counselor.
Although the School of Law cannot guarantee employment during law school or upon graduation, we make every effort to help our students and graduates find suitable employment opportunities. Year after year, many judges, law firms, government agencies, and other employers seek our students and graduates. For detailed employment information, visit our Employment Information page.
3301 Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22201
Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional early morning and evening hours are available by appointment.
Victoria M. Huber is Associate Dean for Career, Academic & Alumni Services. Prior to joining George Mason in 1997, she practiced at Covington & Burling and clerked for The Honorable Francis D. Murnaghan on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She received her BA from Dartmouth College and her JD from the University of Virginia.
Suzanne G. Mund became the Director of Career Services at George Mason University School of Law in August 2012. Previously, Ms. Mund held the positions of Assistant Director and Career Counselor from 2007–12. Prior to joining George Mason, Ms. Mund was the Manager of Seminar and Teleseminar Education at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America in Washington, DC. She also practiced law at Hughes & Associates, PLLC, in Falls Church, VA, and at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC in Raleigh, NC. She received her BA from Georgetown University and her JD from Hofstra University.
Ilissa T. Belanger is the Associate Director, Career Services, at George Mason University School of Law, where she has worked since 1993. She received her BA and MEd in Counseling and Development from George Mason University.
Joanna Bettis Craig is the Assistant Director of Career Services at George Mason University School of Law. Prior to joining George Mason, Ms. Craig practiced law at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. She received her BA from Queens College, CUNY, and her JD from Harvard Law School.
Anna Francis earned her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Michigan. Prior to coming to George Mason, where she has worked in both the legal research and writing program and in the Career, Academic and Alumni Services Office, she worked on labor and employment matters in private practice and at the National Labor Relations Board. In addition to providing general career counseling, Ms. Francis coordinates the Judicial Internship and Clerkship application processes.
Libby W. Meares is a part-time career counselor at George Mason University School of Law. She graduated from James Madison University and George Mason University School of Law. Prior to working at George Mason, she spent several years working on career services matters at Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America.
George Mason University School of Law is located in Arlington, Virginia, on the corner of Fairfax Drive and Kirkwood Road. We are near the Virginia Square-GMU metro stop on the Orange Line. The CAAS office is located on the third floor, Suite 370. For directions by car or metro and a map, please visit http://www.law.gmu.edu/geninfo/directions.html.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity institution committed to the principle that access to employment opportunities afforded by the university, including all benefits and privileges, be accorded to each student on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, sex, or age (except where sex or age is a bona fide occupational qualification).
The School of Law welcomes military recruiters to campus pursuant to state and federal law (Va. Code Ann. § 23-2.1:1, Va. Code Ann. § 2.2-3804, and 10 U.S.C. § 983).
By utilizing placement facilities and services of the School of Law, employers are providing assurances of their willingness to observe the principles of equal opportunity stated above. If students or alumni believe that an employer is violating this policy, please notify the School of Law immediately.