Careers Staff Biographies
- John DeRosa, Associate Dean for Career Services and Employer Relations
- Lyndsey Bullock, Director of Recruiting & Employer Relations
- Jocelyn Sommers, Associate Director of Career Services
- Lisa Carberry, Administrative Assistant
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. He currently serves on NALP's Ethics and Standards Advisory Group, a group which addresses recruiting-related issues including sexual harassment prevention. He has also served as Vice Chair of NALP's Emerging Legal Jobs Working Group as well as on the NALP Nominating and Annual Conference Planning committees. Dean DeRosa has also served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools' Section on Student Services. On the Cornell University campus, Dean DeRosa has served as a crisis manager as well as a member of the University's Hearing and Review Board, the Council on Mental Health and Welfare and the Student Disability Services Advisory Committee. 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 Recruiting & Employer Relations
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.
Associate Director Of Career Services
Director of LL.M. and International Career Services
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); 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 Vice-President 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. She also serves on the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar as the Antitrust Committee Executive. She also serves on the Board of Ithaca's Women's Opportunity Center and is a member of the ABA and Tompkins County Bar Association.