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CPC Staff

Suzanne M. Endrizzi ' 96 (Former Assistant Dean)

In April 2019, the Law School announced the creation of the Center for Judicial Events & Clerkships.  At the start of the fall semester, Suzanne transitioned roles to become the founding dean for the Center. Visit the Center's Webpage for more information.

Employer Relations

Mitchell Weitz (Senior Manager of Legal Recruiting)

Mitchell Weitz is the Senior Manager of Legal Recruiting in the Career Planning Center at Fordham University School of Law. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the various on-campus recruiting programs and employer-sponsored events at Fordham.

Mitchell is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (SB in Chemistry), Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (MA in Chemistry), and Harvard Law School (JD cum laude). After graduation from law school, he practiced commercial litigation for twelve years, first as an associate with Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison (New York, NY), then as associate and partner with Davis & Gilbert (New York, NY), and finally as Counsel with Porzio, Bromberg & Newman (Morristown, NJ). Immediately prior to joining Fordham, he worked for eleven years in the legal search field in New York, recruiting associate- and partner-level attorneys for positions with law firms, investment banks, and alternative investment firms. He is a member of NALP, The Association for Legal Career Professionals.

 

weitz@law.fordham.edu

Joy Wingfield (Resource, Reciprocity and Job Postings Associate)

As the CPC Resource Associate, Joy is responsible for maintaining and updating all of the print and web-based career resources for the CPC Resource Library and assisting students in locating and using the resources. She also provides weekly trainings for students and alumni in how to use the Microsoft Office mail merge function which allows the user to quickly and easily generate letters to a group of similar employers (such as judges or small law firms), and acts as point person for resource reciprocity requests—both from Fordham students and alumni and from students and alumni of other law schools.  Joy is also responsible for coordinating the Fordham Law job bank (Symplicity) and works closely with the Manager of Legal Recruiting to organize Fordham Law School’s On-Campus Interview Programs. Joy has a B.A. in Journalism and spent nearly 20 years as a research editor.  She also taught as an adjunct instructor at NYU's School of Professional Studies.

Counselors

Ann Murray (Interim Assistant Dean)

Ann Murray is the Interim Assistant Dean for Career Planning at Fordham University School of Law. She counsels all JD students and alumni and is the Point Counselor for Sections 1 & 2.  In addition, Ann acts as the CPC’s primary point of contact for transfer and visiting JD students.  She is also involved in the development and implementation of the Career Development Programming, including managing and expanding the first year career development curriculum.  Finally, Ann manages the Law School’s participation in the NYC Bar Association Diversity Fellowship. 

Ann received her law degree from Temple University Law School and an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation from law school, Ann worked as a staff attorney and legal director for the Homeless Advocacy Project in Philadelphia where she represented homeless adults and children in civil legal matters and supervised lawyers and law students at free legal clinics throughout Philadelphia. As a representative of the Homeless Advocacy Project, Ann was an active member of the Open Door Coalition, working on a variety of policy matters affecting Philadelphia’s homeless community. Ann was also responsible for hiring and supervising law student interns and staff attorneys for the Homeless Advocacy Project. After leaving practice, Ann became an associate director in the Office of Career Planning and Placement at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. During her eight-year tenure at Penn Law, Ann worked with students and alumni seeking both public and private summer and permanent legal employment. In addition, she was the primary administrator of the Greater Philadelphia Area Law Schools’ Public Interest/Public Service Job Fair. Although she was the point person for students seeking public sector employment, Ann counseled and educated all students and graduates in the basics of career development and all-sector job search strategies.

aanmurray@law.fordham.edu

 

Marianne Carroll (Senior Associate Director)

Marianne Carroll is the Senior Associate Director in the Career Planning Center. She counsels all JD students and alumni and is the Point Counselor for Sections 3 & 4. Marianne manages Judicial Internship Resources and Programming, including drafting and revising judicial internship related guides and other materials, maintaining judicial internship webpages and resources for students, and working with judges regarding their summer and term-time internship needs.

Marianne received her undergraduate degree from Hofstra University (BA, Psychology). Immediately prior to joining the CPC, she was the Legal Recruiting Manager at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP (formerly Dewey Ballantine LLP). While at Dewey & LeBoeuf, Marianne recruited at and visited various law schools (including Fordham Law) to conduct on-campus interviews and managed the summer associate program. She also managed the lateral hiring process and mentored summer and junior associates. Marianne also developed professional development training programs. She is a member of NALP: The Association for Legal Career Professionals. 

mcarroll33@law.fordham.edu

 

 

Deborah Dempster (Associate Director)

Deborah is an Associate Director in the Career Planning Center providing counseling to all J.D. students and is the Point Counselor for Sections 5 & 6.  In addition, she acts as project lead for the CPC’s Career Development Programs working in collaboration with the other Associate Directors.  Deborah also assists with the development of CPC’s guides and resources.

Deborah received her law degree from Fordham University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Binghamton University. 

After graduating from Fordham, Deborah practiced as an associate at a small New York law firm specializing in Education and Labor Law.  She later moved to London and joined an elite British legal search firm where she began her career as a legal recruiter.  After a few years in London, Deborah moved back to New York where she helped establish the first US office of a renowned global legal recruitment boutique firm.  She has assisted large law firms with strategic searches and has placed partners and associates.  

ddempster@law.fordham.edu

Sharon Skolnick ( Associate Director)

Sharon Skolnick is an Associate Director in the Career Planning Center. She counsels all J.D. students and alumni and is the Point Counselor for Sections 7 & 8.  In addition, Sharon oversees the CPC’s programs for recent graduates and manages the employment data collection process for the graduating class. Sharon also assists with the development of the CPC’s guides and resources.

Sharon received her law degree from South Texas College of Law Houston and her undergraduate degree in Business from the University of Texas. Following law school, Sharon practiced as a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. and Houston offices of a national law firm. Immediately prior to joining Fordham, Sharon worked at a boutique legal recruiting firm in New York where she placed all levels of attorneys into Am Law 200, regional, and small law firms as well as in-house positions nationwide.

sskolnick2@fordham.edu

TBD (Associate Director)

The Associate Director in the Career Planning Center acts as the point of contact for Evening Division students and manages the CPC’s initiatives for the Evening Division. The Associate Director works collaboratively with the other Associate Directors in developing and implementing career development programs, guides, and resources. The Associate Director also coordinates Fordham Law’s participation in the NYC Bar Association Diversity Fellowship and works with the Senior Manager of Legal Recruiting and the Fordham Office of General Counsel to ensure any posted job fairs and scholarships comply with Fordham’s Non-Discrimination policy. 

 

Staff

Mailing Address

Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street, Suite LL-100
New York, NY 10023

Telephone: 212-636-6926 (Main Office), 212-636-7602 (Resource Library)
Facsimile: 212-636-7852
Email: careers@law.fordham.edu

Drop-In Hours

Drop In Hours are designed to assist JD Students and JD Alumni by providing quick answers to brief career-related questions. One CPC Counselor is available for drop ins each drop in hour. To speak with a CPC Counselor you may either visit the CPC in person (Suite LL-100) or call at 212-636-6926.

  • Monday - Thursday: 12 - 1 p.m.; 2 - 3 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m.

CPC Main Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.*

Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.**

*On Wednesdays during the Fall and Spring Semesters when classes are in session, hours will extend until 6:30 p.m.

**On Fridays during Fall and Spring Semesters when employers are interviewing on campus, hours will extend until 6 p.m.

Students and alumni are welcome to schedule counseling appointments by calling 212-636-6926. In addition, the CPC maintains drop-in hours for students and alumni with quick questions (15 min. maximum). Students and alumni may visit the CPC Main Office or call the main number 15 minutes prior to the start of a drop-in hour to schedule a time to speak with a counselor.

CPC Resource Library Hours

The CPC also has a Resource Library which houses job search books, computers, a copier, a Pharos printer and fax machine. The Resource Library is managed by our Resource Associate who is happy to assist students and alumni with their job search needs.

Spring 2019

Fordham Law School reopens: Wed. Jan 2

Fordham Law School and the CPC are closed on the following dates: Mon. 1/21 (Martin Luther King Jr.), Mon. 2/18 (Presidents Day), Thurs. 4/18-M. 4/22 (Easter Recess), M. 5/27 (Memorial Day)

Summer 2019

Fordham Law School and the CPC are closed on the following dates: Thurs. 7/4, Fri. 7/5, Fri. 7/12, Fri. 7/19, Fri. 7/26, Fri. 8/2 & Fri. 8/9

Fall 2019

Fordham Law School and CPC are closed on the following dates: Sep. 2 (Labor Day), Oct. 14 (Columbus Day), Nov. 27 - Nov. 29 (Thanksgiving Holiday), Dec. 23 - Jan. 1 (Winter Recess).