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Natasha Patel

Assistant Dean for Career Development

 Natasha Patel is assistant dean of the Career Center. She oversees the entire Career Center team, recruitment policies, and student professional development. She also advises students in their 3L year. She has over 13 years of experience advising professionals and law students at Columbia Law School's Office of Career Services and Professional Development, where she also served as Interim Dean and Director of the office. Previously, she was an associate at Morrison & Forester in Palo Alto, California and staff attorney at 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. She is admitted to the State Bars of California, New York and Georgia. »


Emily Bramer


Emily Bramer heads our small firm and solo practitioner initiatives. She also 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. She is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia. »


Claudette Harris


Claudette Harris oversees the 1L Career Strategy & Design course curriculum and also serves as the liaison for all Diversity initiatives. She is a member of NALP's DEI committee. Claudette advises our Transfer, AJD, and LLM students. 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. She is admitted to the Washington D.C. Bar. »


Leena Kiber

Associate Director

Leena Kiber advises 1L and 2L law students and presents educational programming.  She also serves as the CPT advisor for students as well as an Adjunct Instructor for LAW 574. 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. She is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia. »


Lauren Jirak

Career Counselor

As a Career Counselor, Lauren advises 1L and 2L law students. Prior to joining Emory Law, Lauren practiced tax and corporate transactional law. She began her career with Ernst & Young, LLP, as a member of the transaction advisory services group, and subsequently, practiced for over ten years as a corporate and tax attorney with Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs, LLP. Lauren earned her JD, Order of the Coif from The University of Florida Levin College of Law and her BS in finance, summa cum laude, from Auburn University.  She is admitted to the State Bars of Georgia and Florida. »


Liz Kazungu Emerson

Associate Director

Liz Kazungu Emerson advises 1L and 2L law students and presents educational programming. Before joining the Law School, she was Associate Director of Career Services at Goizueta Business School. Prior to joining Emory, Liz worked in academic and career services at The Georgia Institute of Technology and The University of Florida, where she advised pre-law students for six years. She brings over 12 years of experience counseling students in higher education. Liz attended Heidelberg University for Communications Media, and Miami of Ohio, for Student Affairs and Higher Education. »


Lori Garrett

Mock Interview Advisor

Lori manages the mock interview program for Emory Law students and advises alumni. She began her career at McGuireWoods and Weissman PC in commercial real estate and served as vice president and managing director at MCCA. Lori earned her JD from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where she was a member of the Hale Moot Court Honors Program. She graduated magna cum laude from Spelman College with degrees in psychology and Spanish, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Lori is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia. »

Carolyn Roan

Manager of Career Recruiting Programs

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 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. »

Thelma Cole

Program Coordinator

Thelma Cole
Thelma Cole facilitates the regular operations of the Career Center and the logistics of its recruiting programs. Before joining the law school, she was a program director at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. She has over 15 years of higher education administration experience in counseling, advising, recruiting, and career services. Thelma earned her BA in organizational leadership, an MS in special education, and an EdD in leadership and management from St. Thomas University. »