students about the career development, planning, and implementation process. 

students with employment and experiential educational opportunities. 

partnerships with employers and members of the legal community on projects that
enhance career opportunities for Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law students. 

about us

Ilona DeRemer
W.P. Carey Assistant Dean
for Career Services

(480) 965-6758
Assistant Dean Ilona DeRemer provides a national focus on law career services enhanced by her service on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Law Placement and three decades experience in the career services field.  Her primary focus is on developing and implementing innovative, comprehensive strategies to expand career opportunities for College of Law students and alumni in the national employment market.   Previous service as Associate Dean for Career Services, Admissions, and Financial Aid at Gonzaga University School of Law contributed to Ilona’s in depth knowledge of the legal employment market.  She received a BA and MS in Business Education from Eastern Washington University followed by work in a Ph.D. Educational Administration program at Washington State University.
Lydia Montelongo
Director Career Center
(480) 727-7667

Director Lydia Montelongo brings 25 years’ experience working in career services administration and programs for diverse student populations. She oversees office operations, coordinates support for all career services programming, and manages first-destination surveys and reporting.  Lydia has specific expertise in advising students in government and public interest law and alternative legal careers and working with nontraditional and diversity student populations.  She is a co-director of the Hispanic National Bar Association Mentoring Program. Lydia possesses a BA in Psychology, MS in Counseling and Masters in Public Administration from California State University, Fresno.  She is currently completing a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Evaluation with an emphasis in Social and Cultural Foundations of Education and Education Evaluation at Arizona State University.   

Pamela Höh, J.D.
Director of Placement Services
(480) 965-1035

Director Pamela Höh utilizes her years’ of experience as a successful legal recruiter to assist College of Law graduates in securing employment.  She counsels graduates on career strategies and professional development and maintains close relationships with employers. As a Legal Recruiter and Employment Advocate in Southern California, she counseled attorneys at all levels on current market trends and job search strategies while preparing them to successfully navigate the hiring process.  She now utilizes those same skills for the benefit of College of Law graduates.

Prior to working as a legal recruiter, Pamela was an associate at small family and general civil litigation firms.  She holds a law degree from USC Gould School of Law where she was an Editor on the Hale Moot Court Board and earned an ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property.  Pamela received her bachelor’s degree Summa Cum Laude in Journalism from Arizona State University.

“Recruiter building unique program to match students with jobs”

Michelle J. Roddy, J.D.
Director of Pro Bono
(480) 965-4151
Director Michelle Roddy helps law students develop their legal skills, resumes, and professional networks through the Pro Bono & Public Interest Program.  She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Community Legal Services, the Volunteer Lawyers Program, and the Homeless Legal Assistance Project and loves sharing her passion for social justice with law students.  Michelle graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law where she received the Antonia Miller Award for Advancement of Human Rights and graduated receiving the Boyd Service Award with Highest Honors.  She was a member of the Journal of Gender, Race and Justice and was one of the authors of “Assisted Reproductive Technologies: A Model Statute,” published in the Journal.  Michelle shares her pro bono experience and five year’s practice experience at large and small law firms with College of Law students and alumni.  
Jeffrey Kerr, J.D.
Director of Judicial Clerkships
(480) 727-7092
Director Jeff Kerr advises students and alumni on federal, state, and local judicial clerkships.  His private firm employment focus is on small/medium size firms where he provides students extensive networking opportunities with prospective employers in an effort to help students and recent graduates achieve their legal employment goals.  A former Deputy County Attorney in Maricopa and Pima counties, Jeff prosecuted homicides, weapons-related offenses, organized criminal and drug-trafficking enterprises, domestic abusers, and impaired driving.  As a member of a High Enforcement/Community Prosecution Task Force, Jeff worked directly with law enforcement and members of the community to address crime, gang activity, and quality of life issues within disadvantaged neighborhoods.  Jeff also has experience training and mentoring new prosecutors and law student interns in trial advocacy and case management.  Jeff successfully drafted two legislative proposals and rewrote Arizona’s Accomplice Liability Statute.  He received his law degree from the University of Arizona College Of Law where he was recipient of a Dean’s Recognition Award and graduated Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Whitney Gallagher, J.D.
Director of Professional Development 
Director Whitney Gallagher joined the Career Center following a successful five year law practice at the international law firm of Covington & Burling LLP, in Washington, D.C. where she worked on regulatory, corporate and litigation matters.  Whitney’s focus is on providing College of Law students a connection to national law firms and creating a professional development program that will develop their skills to succeed in the employment market and as new attorneys.  Whitney is an honors graduate of the University of Southern California Law School and was a Senior Editor of the Southern California Law Review.  She earned her Bachelor’s, Cum Laude, from Georgetown University.
Sarah Dunne
Recruitment Coordinator
(480) 965-2305
Recruitment Coordinator Sarah Dunne enjoys connecting students and alumni with employers.  She does this successfully through the coordination of the on-and off-campus recruitment programs, career fairs, networking programs, and employer information sessions.  Sarah also maintains the on-line job board and all employer databases.  Upon graduation from the State University of New York College at Oswego, Sarah worked for Hyatt Hotels as a Group Account Executive followed by several years serving as the Career Management Center Coordinator at the University of Rochester’s William E. Simon School of Business.  She also brings several years’ experience working in corporate recruitment.


hours & locations 


Monday – Friday; 8am - 5pm
Armstrong Hall – Room 102
1100 S. McAllister Avenue
P.O. Box 877906
Tempe, AZ  85287
T:  480-965-5808
F:  480-727-8955