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Staff Biographies

John DeRosa
Associate Dean for Career Services and Employer Relations
Room 144a
(607) 255-9982

John R. DeRosa is the Associate Dean for Career Services and Employer Relations at Cornell Law School.  He oversees the Career Services Office - providing comprehensive career counseling to students and alumni while managing the law school’s job fair and on-campus recruiting program. He also dedicates a great deal of time to developing and maintaining relationships with the many employers that actively recruit at Cornell. In addition to his Career Services duties, Dean DeRosa provides personal and academic counseling to students and advises the law school’s many student organizations on financial and other matters.  He also teaches a summer judicial externship course as an adjunct professor of law.

Dean DeRosa has been an active member of the National Association for Law Placement (“NALP”) since 1995, and he currently serves as the Vice Chair of NALP's  Emerging Legal Jobs Working Group. He has also served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools' Section on Student Services.  He is currently a member of Cornell University’s Hearing and Review Boards, the Council on Mental Health and Welfare and the Student Disability Services Advisory Committee.  He also serves on the University’s Advisory Committee for Graduate Students with Families.  From 2009 to 2011, he served as a Cornell University Crisis Manager.  He practiced corporate law in New York City from 1992 to 1995 while a member of the New York and New Jersey bars. He graduated summa cum laude from Brooklyn Law School and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

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Nicole Sandoz
Director Of Career Services
Room 141

Nicole Sandoz counsels students and alumni pursuing employment opportunities with law firms.  In addition, Nicole creates opportunities for law firms to connect and collaborate with law students.  Prior to joining the Career Services Office, Nicole was an associate at Paul Hastings LLP and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, where she specialized in employment litigation.  Nicole participated in the summer associate program at Paul Hastings and served on the Diversity Retention Subcommittee at Davis Wright Tremaine.  Nicole is a member of the Finger Lakes Women's Bar Association, Langston Bar Association, the Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, and the Junior League of Pasadena, Inc.

Nicole graduated from Amherst college, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in Political Science and Women & Gender Studies.  Nicole received her J.D. from Cornell Law School in 2008.  While at Cornell, Nicole was President of the Black Law Students Association, an Honors Writing Fellow, and the Program Coordinator for the Women's Law Coalition.

Lyndsey Bullock
Assistant Director of Career Services
Room 140
(607) 255-9723

Lyndsey received her undergraduate degree in 2006 from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University in Animal Science with a minor in Communications. She then graduated with a Masters degree in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from Springfield College in 2010. While career services is her focus and passion Lyndsey's professional experience and knowledge includes working in a number of different areas of higher education including student activities, judicial affairs, admissions, registration, and financial aid.

Deirdre Hay

Director of LL.M. and International Career Services

Room 141


Deirdre L. Hay (S.J.D.), Esq. counsels LL.M. students in career opportunities in the U.S. and overseas and advises students interested in international public law practice and or international fellowships.She works with students to develop job search strategies, provides career guidance regarding effective resume and cover letter writing, and prepares students for interviews.Deirdre creates and arranges LL.M. career panels and speakers and is a member of NALP.

Deirdre was admitted to the N.Y. Bar in 1998. Since graduating from the Univ. of Melbourne Law School in 1989, Deirdre worked at multinational law firms DLA Piper (Sydney) and Cleary Gottlieb Steen &Hamilton (Washington, D.C.) where she practiced antitrust and intellectual property law and at K&L Gates (energy and antitrust).Deirdre received her S.J.D. degree from the Univ. of Sydney for her scholarship on comparative merger law in 2005 which led to the amendment of the Australian Merger Guidelines. As part of the LL.M. coursework required for her S.J.D. degree, she studied at Cornell Law School's summer comparative law program in Paris.Deirdre's thesis was published as a book and she has written numerous journal articles, served as Managing Editor of the Antitrust Law Journal and was part of the American Bar Association's (ABA's) leadership.Deirdre is a founder and past president of the Finger Lakes Women's Bar Association and is an officer and serves on the Executive Board of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY).She represents WBASNY at the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women and the UN's NGO/DPI conferences.Deirdre serves on New York State Bar Association's Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar and the Board of Ithaca's Women's Opportunity Center and is a member of the ABA and Tompkins County Bar Association.

Donna Dingy
Recruitment Coordinator
Room 144
(607) 255-5252

Lisa Carberry
Administrative Aide
Room 144
(607) 255-5873