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“I have had the pleasure of working with several externs from the New Directions program who have been exceptional attorneys; one has remained with us. We look forward to continuing to work with New Directions attorney-externs. The entire Juilliard community has benefitted from this wonderful program.”

— Laurie Carter, VP and General Counsel,
The Juilliard School


"I was initially overwhelmed at the thought of returning to the workforce after my time away from the legal profession.This program is designed to address those fears. It enabled me to hone my practical and substantive legal skills so that I could resume my professional identity with confidence and optimism. New Directions didn’t promise that my externship would turn into a permanent position but I am thrilled that my externship sponsor offered me one. I am so excited about my professional future thanks to the New Directions program!"

— Rore Middleton, New Directions graduate;
Compliance Attorney,
CT Pharmaceutical Company

"New Directions kicked off a fast-paced, exciting, practical process for re-entry into the job market and provided me with a thoughtful and well-structured framework to effect re-entry. The externship programs offered invaluable training in areas of the law that interest me greatly. In both of my externships, I was treated completely as part of the team and given excellent assignments. New Directions helped me to become focused, confident, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and finally, valuable as an employee."

— Cynthia Wells, New Directions graduate;
Staff Attorney, Sidley Austin