Career Center Team

Laura Yearout, Interim Assistant Dean

Laura Yearout, Interim Assistant Dean

Laura Yearout manages the day-to-day operations of the Career Center. She is responsible for Emory Law’s recruitment programs, directs the internal and external communications for the office, implements strategic initiatives and advises students and alumni. Before returning to her native Atlanta in 2007, she was a career counselor for Tulane Law School, spearheading Tulane’s Judicial Clerkship Program. She also worked as the Deputy Judicial Administrator for Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court and director of employer relations/externship program supervisor for the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Office of Career Services. Laura earned her JD from Tulane Law School and her BA in anthropology from the University of New Orleans.

laura.yearout@emory.edu »

Ragi Soto, Director

Ragi Soto, Director

Ragi Soto is an advisor and presents educational programming. Before joining Emory Law in 2009, Ragi was an executive legal recruiter with Lucas Group’s Atlanta office. She began her career in legal recruiting as a Partner Practice Specialist and Client Relations Specialist with Major, Lindsey & Africa’s New York office. Prior to recruiting, she was the director of student activities with the City University of New York School of Law. Ragi earned her JD from Emory University School of Law and her BA in anthropology and political science, summa cum laude, from the State University of New York at Albany.

ragi.s.soto@emory.edu »

Emily Bramer, Director

Emily Bramer, Director

Emily Bramer advises recent graduates and is the director of the Emory Law Fellowship Program. Before joining Emory Law in 2012, Emily was an associate with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, where her practice focused on toxic tort litigation, and Fields Howell Athans & McLaughlin, LLP, where she handled coverage disputes and professional liability claims for insurers. Emily earned her JD, with honors, from Emory University School of Law and her BA in political science, summa cum laude, from the University of Kentucky.

emily.r.bramer@emory.edu »

Mareasa Rooks, Associate Director

Mareasa Rooks advises law students and presents educational programming.  Prior to joining Emory Law in 2018, Mareasa was a senior associate in the Atlanta office of Jones Day, where she was involved in a broad range of civil litigation matters and white collar criminal investigations.  Further, Mareasa served as the Atlanta office's team leader for Jones Day's firmwide pro bono efforts to assist in the unaccompanied minors crisis. Mareasa currently serves on the boards of the Georgia Law Center for the Homeless and Georgia Italian American Bar Association. She is also a barrister in the Lamar Inn of Court.  Mareasa earned her J.D., cum laude, from The University of Georgia School of Law and her B.A. in Rhetoric & Law, summa cum laude, from the University of Georgia. 

mareasa.rooks@emory.edu »

Claudette Harris, Associate Director

Claudette Harris advises law students and presents educational programming. Prior to joining Emory Law, Claudette worked in various roles in higher education as an educator, Program Director and Director of Education. Before venturing into higher education, she served as an Assistant Attorney General for the District of Columbia, a law clerk in the District of Columbia Superior Court and a legislative analyst for an applied social science research firm.  Claudette earned her JD from Howard University School of Law and her BS and MS in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

claudette.harris@emory.edu »

Leena Kiber

Leena Kiber, Associate Director

Leena Kiber advises law students and presents educational programming. Prior to joining Emory Law, Leena worked in nonprofit development, gift planning, and partnership management for organizations including The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and Welcoming America. She began her career as an associate attorney focused on a broad range of civil litigation, constitutional, and civil rights claims. Leena earned her JD with honors from The University of Georgia School of Law and her BA in political science and women’s studies, summa cum laude, from The University of Georgia.

lkiber@emory.edu »

Kevin Motsinger, Associate Director

Kevin Motsinger, Associate Director

Kevin Motsinger joined Emory Law School in 2014.  He advises LLMs and Juris Master (JM) students in the Career Center.  Before joining Emory, he was the Manager of Programming at The George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC and before that was a hiring recruiter for an international law firm.  Kevin attended James Madison University for Political Science, the University of Hawaii for Pacific Rim Studies, and Far Eastern State University (Vladivostok, Russia) for Russian Studies.

kevin.motsinger@emory.edu »

Natasha Patel

Natasha Patel, Alumni & Mock Interview Consultant

Natasha Patel serves as our mock interview expert and contributes to our alumni initiatives. She has over 13 years of experience advising professionals and students.  She formerly served as the Interim Dean and Director of the Office of Career Services and Professional Development at Columbia Law School before returning to her native Atlanta. She was a former attorney at Morrison & Forester in Palo Alto, California and Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York.  She holds a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, a MA in psychology from Columbia University and BA from the University of Georgia.

ntpate6@emory.edu »

Carolyn Roan, Manager of Recruiting Programs/Communication

Carolyn Roan, Manager of Recruiting Programs/Communication

Carolyn manages all legal recruitment programs for Emory law students including the Early OCI, Fall, and Spring On-Campus Interview Programs as well as regional programs in New York, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston. Carolyn has the primary responsibility for managing Symplicity, Emory Law School’s Career Services Management System database and manages all communication to students and employers related to recruitment programs. Carolyn Roan joins the Career Center staff with more than 19 years of experience within career development/experiential learning having previously worked for Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Emory University School of Law, and St. Thomas University School of Law. She is a graduate of St. Thomas University and holds a Master’s in Management and a Bachelor’s in Human Services.

carolyn.roan@emory.edu »