Julie Anna Alvarez, Director of Alumni Career Services, earned her A.B. cum laude from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges in 1985 and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1988. Ms. Alvarez was admitted to practice in New York State. While in law school, Ms. Alvarez served on the Board of the Harvard Law School Forum and the Committee on Sports & Entertainment Law, did her share of blue-booking for the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and was an active member of La Alianza, among other activities.
During her law school summers, she was an intern for the Office of Government and Legal Affairs under the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York and a summer associate with Cravath, Swaine & Moore. After graduation, Ms. Alvarez joined Cravath as a Corporate Law Associate. In 1990 she became an Associate with a small firm specializing in Trademark, Copyright and Entertainment Law. After leaving private practice, Ms. Alvarez has served in a variety of positions including: legal counsel to a nonprofit, diversity management consultant, Associate Director of the Legal Referral Service at the New York City Bar Association, Assistant Director of Admissions at New York Law School and Associate Director and then Director at the Career Planning Center at Fordham University School of Law. Ms. Alvarez has also worked in non-law degree related positions with Dale Carnegie Training and as founder of a design consulting practice.
Ms. Alvarez is a member of NALP (The Association for Legal Career Professionals), the Latina Attorneys Cafecito Network and the New York City Bar Association (she has been a past member of committees at the NYC Bar). Ms. Alvarez served two terms (2012-13 & 2013-14) as Co-Chair of NALP’s Law School Alumni Career Services Section and was elected by the Northeast Region Law Schools to serve as the regional representative to the NALP Nominating Committee for 2014-2015. She has authored or co-authored a number of articles on Alumni Career Counseling topics that have been published in the NALP Bulletin and has been a panelist on related topics at NALP Annual Education Conferences, as well as at local bar association programs including the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association.
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