Contact Information for the CDO

Street Address: 
(for overnight or courier deliveries only)
133 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203-432-1676
Fax: 203-432-8423
Office Email: [email protected]


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520

The main Law School entrance is 127 Wall Street; the Career Development Office is on the main floor of Ruttenberg Hall, at 133 Wall Street, in Room 183.


Office Hours
During the academic year: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
June through August: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CDO is closed weekends, holidays, and recess days.

Office Contacts

Kelly J. Voight
Assistant Dean
[email protected]

Kelly Voight has 20 years of experience advising students and attorneys regarding careers.  She is responsible for the overall administration of the Career Development Office which supports students and alumni in exploring careers in law firms, public interest, government, judicial clerkships, business and alternative careers. Dean Voight is an active member of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), most recently serving as Chair of NALP's Recruitment Practices Advisory Group.  Before joining Yale, Dean Voight provided career counseling to students at  Duke Law School. From 1992 to 1995, she was an associate in the litigation department of the Boston law firm Wilmer Hale, where she handled general litigation matters. She received her law degree with high honors from The George Washington University Law School and a B.A. in Psychology from Boston College.

Marilyn F. Drees
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Her varied career in the private and public sectors enables Marilyn to counsel students and graduates considering many different types of legal employment. She focuses particularly on judicial clerkships and assists with other government opportunities. A graduate of Stanford Law School and the University of Alabama, Marilyn began her legal career as a law clerk to Hon. Robert S. Vance on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She practiced in Washington, DC, focusing on real estate transactions and finance, at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and Marriott Corporation, as well as in federal government.  Marilyn also taught law school courses related to real property and real estate development and finance.

While at Yale, Marilyn has been active in NALP (National Association for Law Placement): founding member and past co-chair of the Judicial Clerkship section; current chair of the OSCAR working group, which advises members of the federal judiciary on the online system; and service on the Board of Directors, the Nominating Committee, and the Annual Conference Planning Committee.

Alison B. Hornstein
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Alison graduated in 2007 from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Submissions Editor of the Columbia Journal of East European Law. Between 2007 and 2012, she worked as a litigation associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, focusing her practice on insurance, appellate, and bankruptcy litigation as well as on internal investigations. Alison was a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia Law School in the spring of 2012, and between 2012 and 2014 she clerked for the Honorable Charles S. Haight, Jr. of the Southern District of New York, sitting by designation on the District of Connecticut. Alison, who also has experience in journalism and exempt organizations, focuses her counseling on alumni and alternative legal careers.

Norma P. D'Apolito
Phone: 203-436-2580
Email: [email protected]

Norma has an extensive public interest law background as well as experience in law school education and administration. Most recently, Norma served as the Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice in Boston. Prior to that, she worked as a staff attorney for both the Juvenile Law Reform Project in Boston and the Prisoners’ Rights Project in New York City and as the assistant to the Special Master in a multi-institution class action lawsuit in the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Norma also brings academic and counseling experience to her position in CDO, having served as Associate Dean and Adjunct Professor at Cardozo School of Law, as Director of Cardozo’s Political Asylum Clinic, and as an Assistant Professor in Johnson & Wales University’s Law Department. Norma has sat on the Board of Directors for a number of non-profit organizations, including a legal services corporation, a domestic abuse agency, and a community arts center. Norma is a graduate of New York University School of Law and has a Master’s in History from Brown University.

Additional Contacts

Christine Severson
Director of Recruitment Programs and Administration
[email protected]

Juliann Davis
Assistant Director of Administration
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Amanda Hilton
Administrative Assistant

Haley Kirkland
Administrative Assistant
[email protected]

Zoe Gregg
Administrative Assistant
[email protected]

There isn’t a student who comes to Yale Law School who isn’t determined to put the law to use for the betterment of the world.”

Anthony Kronman

Class of 1975, Sterling Professor of Law and Former Dean