Career Services

Your Professional Development contacts

Melissa Duncan, Associate Director of Student & Professional Life
(336) 279-9256,

Melissa has returned to Elon Law after five years of private practice as a consumer bankruptcy attorney in Greensboro. A graduate of Elon University and Elon Law, Melissa collaborates with students, administration, the legal community, and employers to engage Elon Law students and assist them with becoming well-rounded students who are ready to enter the legal profession and become leaders in the legal community.

Darlene McDowell, Associate Director for Professional Development
(336) 279-9254,

As associate director for professional development, Darlene McDowell works with students in their search for summer and full-time employment. She also builds relationships with attorneys and law firms to secure job postings and interview opportunities for students. McDowell joined Elon after serving as director of recruiting and associate development with the law firm of SandsAnderson in Richmond, VA. She managed the attorney recruiting and summer associate programs for the firm and served as a member of the Associates Committee. McDowell served as director of career services at Washington & Lee University School of Law and has held recruiting positions with McGuireWoods and WoodsRogers in Virginia and Womble, Carlyle and Carolina Legal Staffing in North Carolina.

Karen Chisnall, Information Analyst, Office of Student & Professional Life
(336) 279-9358,



Julie Koontz

Julie Cline, Administrative Assistant, Office of Student & Professional Life
(336) 278-9316,