Associate Dean for Career Services and Employer Relations
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.
Director Of Career Services
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.
Assistant Director of Career Services
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.