W&L Law Career Planning Director to Serve on NALP Regional Resource Council

Lexington, VA Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Lorri Olan
Lorri T. Olan, director of career planning and professional development at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been elected to serve as a mid-Atlantic representative on the Regional Resource Council for NALP, the association for legal career professionals.

As a Regional Representative, Olan will serve as a liaison and resource to the city groups and law school consortia in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Representatives are charged with gathering employment trends and fluctuations from regional members, and assessing the types of information and training desired by recruiters and counselors alike.  In the end, this knowledge is shared with the region and NALP's Board of Directors.   Representatives also welcome new members and help identify potential volunteers for NALP workgroups and leadership positions.

"I hope my role on the Regional Resource Council will encourage employers to recruit W&L Law students and educate the region about our innovative third-year curriculum," says Olan. "I love working with colleagues and firmly believe that sharing resources, ideas, programming, and counseling strategies is imperative for our students' success in this tight job market."

One of Olan's projects with the Council will be compiling a list of law school consortia best practices on how to support each other regionally and share training and professional development programming.

Olan joined the Career Planning office at Washington and Lee in 2007. She received her J.D. from Northeastern University, after which she clerked for the Massachusetts Superior Court before relocating to Virginia.  She previously served as the Executive Director of Project Horizon, a nonprofit domestic violence and sexual assault agency, in Lexington, and as a clerk for two judges on the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

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