Career Counseling


Temple students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and each one presents a unique set of experiences and qualifications. Accordingly, the Career Services team regularly schedule one-on-one counseling sessions with interested students to learn about their career goals, discuss ways to transfer skills and knowledge obtained through prior work experience into the practice of law, help them develop outstanding interviewing skills, resumes and cover letters, provide support and encouragement, and otherwise help them to chart a career course and obtain employment.

We strongly encourage every student to contact one of the career counselors directly and schedule an appointment. Students may also drop by the Office of Career Services on the 2nd Floor of Barrack Hall to see if a counselor is available. If counselors are busy, they will schedule an appointment that fits the student's schedule.


Our Counselors are former practicing attorneys who are well acquainted with various segments of the legal and law-related employment markets. They have had experience as a prosecutor, a large-firm associate, a public interest advocate and as a recruiter and employer of law students and graduates.

Please contact to schedule an appointment.

Melissa Lennon
Assistant Dean
201D Barrack Hall

Chesley Lightsey
Senior Director
201A Barrack Hall

Cerys St. John Richter
201B Barrack Hall

Office Hours

Counselors are available between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evening appointments are welcomed, but must be scheduled in advance.