Associate Dean and Dean of Students
Anne Lukingbeal's areas of responsibility have included admissions, career planning and placement services, financial aid, public service, the LLM program, the registrar's office, and the academic support office. Associate Dean Lukingbeal has served as the law school's liaison with many University groups, including the Academic Records and Instruction Committee, the Cornell Advocates for Rape Education, and the Prelaw Advisory Network. She received Cornell University's Cook Award in recognition of her efforts on behalf of women at Cornell and beyond.
Associate Dean Lukingbeal has chaired the Programs, Education and Prelaw Committee as a member of the Law School Admission Council Board of Trustees and was at various times a member of other LSAC committees including the Services Committee, the External Affairs Committee and the Conference Planning Committee. She has been active in the AALS section on prelegal education and admission to law school, serving as that group's chair. Associate Dean Lukingbeal was appointed to the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyer Competence and was a member of the committee's working group on character and fitness issues. She was a member of the Bar Admission Committee of the Section on Legal Education from 1995-1998. Associate Dean Lukingbeal has been a site inspection team member for a number of ABA Site Inspections. In 2003 she was elected to the National Association of Law Placement (NALP) Board of Directors, served on the Task Force on Conditional Admission of the National Conference of Bar Examiners for 2003-2004, and chaired the NALP Task Force on Women's Leadership in 2007. Associate Dean Lukingbeal was the 2005 recipient of the AALS Student Services Section Kutulakis Award for Student Services.
She received her undergraduate degree in political science with distinction from Stanford University in 1972 and her J.D. from the University of California, Davis in 1975. From 1975-78 Associate Dean Lukingbeal served as a trial attorney in the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office. She is a member of the California bar, inactive status.
Assistant Dean for Student and Career Services
John R. DeRosa is the Assistant Dean for Student and Career Services 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 served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Student Services. In addition, he has been an active member of the National Association for Law Placement (“NALP”) since 1995. 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 Health Careers Evaluation Committee, which assists undergraduates applying to medical school. 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.