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Leslie Becker Wilson, Esq.

Director of Legal Career Services,
University of Massachusetts School of Law

Contact Details

University of Massachusetts School of Law
333 Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth, MA
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Work: (508) 985-1168
Fax: (508) 985-1129

Region

  • Northeast

Bio

As the Director of Legal Career Services and Alumni Services at UMass Law, I am responsible for developing, implementing and reporting on career planning and placement for the law school’s students and graduates. In addition to providing leadership for the CSO, I manage the law school’s Pro Bono Program and am the Chair of the Public Interest Summer Stipend Committee. 

A majority of my professional life in law school career services has been in a small/solo office. I have a passion for working with non-traditional students, especially those who are first generation professionals, and my work in this area focuses on preparing students to become confident to enter the legal profession and achieve career success.             

I have been an active member of NALP since 2010. Currently, I am the Chair of the JD Career Advisors Section, and last year I chaired the JDCA Section’s Bar Exam Resources Work Group. Before that, I was a member of the Annual Educational Conference Planning Committee (2016-2017) and the Public Interest Mini Conference Committee (2014). Additionally, I served as the President of the Northeast Law School Career Consortia (2015-2017) and the Massachusetts Law School Consortia (2014-2015).

I am a licensed member of the Massachusetts and New York State bars. Since 2004 I have worked in law school career services, initially as the Assistant Dean of Career Services and Alumni Relations at Southern New England School fo Law until assuming my current position in 2010. Prior to that time I practiced business law in Boston at two firms from 1996-2004.

Education

Boston College Law School
Newton Center, Massachusetts, United States
Juris Doctor, 1996

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Bachelor of Art in Psychology, 1989

Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Certificate in Nonprofit Management, 2004

Job History

University of Massachusetts School of Law
Director of Legal Career Services and Alumni Relations
Dartmouth, MA, United States
January 2010 - present

Southern New England School of Law
Assistant Dean of Career Services and Alumni Relations
Dartmouth, MA, United States
January 2004 - January 2010

Cohn, Khoury, Madoff & Whitesell
Bankruptcy Associate
Boston, MA, United States
January 1999 - January 2004

Pepe & Hazard
Business Litigation Associate
Boston, MA, United States
January 1996 - January 1999

Anderson Kill Olick and Oshinsky
Intellecutal Property Paralegal
New York, NY, United States
January 1992 - January 1993