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NALP Taps Kline Administrators for Leadership Posts

Donna Gerson, Rashida West and Liz Dunn

May 01, 2018

The National Association for Law Placement appointed three Kline administrators for leadership posts at its 2018 Annual Meeting April 24-27.

Donna Gerson, associate dean for career strategies, was appointed to co-chair a new task force on “Reimagining Recruiting,” which will explore alternatives to on-campus interviewing as a resource for legal recruiting. Gerson and Kristine McKinney, the chief legal talent and inclusion officer at Fish & Richardson, will co-chair the task force.

Gerson is a recognized leader in professional development and career placement strategies who previously served as chair of the NALP Task Force on Engaging Small Firms. She is the author of “Choosing Smart: Job Search Strategies for Lawyers in the Small Firm Market,” which is in its third edition.

Rashida West, director of pro bono and public interest programs, was appointed chair of NALP’s Public Service Section. The section represents and serves law school professionals who advise law students seeking careers in the public sector and in public interest legal practice.

West, who was previously elected as NALP’s Mid-Atlantic Regional conference planning coordinator, is an accomplished public interest attorney who oversees the law school’s Pro Bono Service program as well as public interest initiatives. A member of the adjunct faculty, she teaches Children and the Law.

Liz Dunn, the director of career and professional development in Kline’s Career Strategies Office, was appointed vice chair of the Publications Work Group of the Public Service Section. In that role, she will take the lead in finding authors to write articles in the NALP’s monthly magazine.  

Dunn is an accomplished legal career adviser, who has years of experience in public service and pro bono programs and has facilitated many clerkships for Kline students since arriving at the school in 2014.