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Save the date poster which reads, Masterclass 2022 Big Law Behind the Scenes, save the date: January 12, 2022. The poster background is of a photography studio that is set up with a chair in the center of the image and a screen behind it.

Masterclass: Big Law Behind the Scenes
Wednesday, January 12 at 6 p.m. ET
Masterclass is restricted to 1Ls only, and you must register with your HLS email address.

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RSVP will close on January 11 at 12 p.m. (noon)

Masterclass Employer Representatives

Masterclass Employer Representatives

Akin Gump: Tiffanye Threadcraft & Matt Sebbag
Arnold & Porter: Robert Fischbeck & Alexis Wanzenberg
Cleary: Shuangjun Wang & Nicholas Koeppen
Covington: Leah Saris & Phoebe Yu
Cravath: Samyel Lee  & Wonnie Song Hall
Davis Polk: Daisy Wu & Joshua Pittell
Debevoise & Plimpton: Yana Mereminsky & Beier Lin
DLA Piper: Carson Wheet & Melanie Kaufman
Freshfields: Devony Schmidt & Marissa Yu
Goodwin Procter: Lauren Falkowitz & Arturo Cruz
Irell & Manella: Tony Rowles & Theresa (Tessa) Vellek
Jones Day: Julia Feldman & Scott Nelson
King & Spalding: Hillyer Jennings & Zach Strother
Kirkland & Ellis: Caroline Epstein & Peter Bang
Latham & Watkins: Gloria Ring & Tyler Mills
Mintz: Aaron Fenton & Peter Mulcahy
Morgan Lewis: Kristin Yeakel & Ben Rho
Paul, Weiss: Alice Nofzinger & Tyler Zelinger
Quinn Emanuel: Leigha Empson & Sebastian Becker
Ropes & Gray: Chris Liedl & Amanda White
Schulte Roth & Zabel: Christopher Avellaneda & Alexis Marion
Shearman & Sterling: Petra Plasilova & Chris Hargett
Sidley Austin: Vince Onorato & Tiffany Kong
Skadden: David Acquay & Minsun Cha
Sullivan & Cromwell: Amy Dreisiger & Abdullah Al Bawardy
Wachtell: Sabrina Khan & Derrick Parker
Weil: Martha Martir & Loren Findlay
White & Case: Gabrielle Hodgson & Pankti Vora
Wilson Sonsini: Priyanka Nawathe & Tamara Labanowski
Winston & Strawn: Lauren Duxstad  & Malik Williams

About Masterclass

About Masterclass

During 1L year you will have many opportunities to interact with attorneys alaw firm-sponsored programs. These events can be intimidatingbut they serve as an important way to learn more about potential employers. Masterclass: Big Law Behind the Scenes gives you the opportunity to ask questions of associates in a more casual environment and get answers to questions that you really want to ask.

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Register here with your HLS email.

If you will be late to the event or if you need to cancel your registration, please email as soon as possible to let us know.

This event is for HLS 1L students only.

Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact in advance of this event.


Prepare for Masterclass

Prepare for Masterclass

We will be using Zoom for Masterclass. Be sure that you are running the most up-to-date version of Zoom. The day of the event, you will receive the login information, along with the list of the three breakout rooms you will be joining during the event.  If you have any concerns or questions please contact us at

2021 Event Schedule

6:00pm – Program begins with a 5 minute overview of the evening from an OCS JD Adviser

6:05pm – 1st 20-minute session begins. Students will enter their first breakout room with a small group of other students and 2 associates. Associates will discuss their practice area, give a quick overview of their day-to-day work, and leave approximate 10 minutes for questions.

6:25pm – 2nd 20-minute session. Students will move to their second assigned breakout room where they will hear from a different set of attorneys.

6: 45pm – 3rd 20-minute session.

7:05pm – Adjorn (please note we have schedule an extra 10 minutes into the event to account for extra time that may be needed moving from room to room).

Masterclass FAQs

Masterclass FAQs

What should I wear to Masterclass?

Business casual attire is requested. Business casual includes a range of clothing, but it typically involves slacks or a suit-type skirt, along with a button-down shirt or nice sweater. The attorneys that you will be meeting with might be in suits themselves, so you can always dress more formally than the dress code requires, but do not dress too casually.

Do I Need my resume For Masterclass?

No- employers will not be collecting resumes at this event. Leave them at home.

I have another commitment before Masterclass. Is it okay to arrive late?

If you need to arrive late, please note this by emailing us at Depending on when you arrive, you may not be able to participate in all three 20-minute sessions.

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