Office of Career and Professional Development welcomes Alvita Eason Barrow as new assistant director

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OCPD Assistant Director Alvita Eason Barrow

Alvita Eason Barrow has joined the Office of Career & Professional Development at Wake Forest Law as assistant director.

“We are thrilled to welcome Alvita to our staff and the law school,” says Kim Fields, director of the OCPD. “Her experience in both the private and public sectors of the legal field will be invaluable to our students as she counsels them to help them find the right job.”

Barrow brings a wide range of experience to this position, according to Fields. Barrow worked most recently at Columbus Community Legal Services, part of the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., as the managing director of the primary civil litigation clinic within the law school.

Previously she has worked as a clearinghouse attorney for the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, an assistant public defender in the Office of the Public Defender in Rochester, N.Y., a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County in Hempstead, N.Y., and as the director of career services at George Mason University School of Law. She earned a juris doctor degree from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Duke University.

“I am excited to join the law school community at Wake Forest,” Barrow said. “My legal education was a transformative experience and laid the foundation for the achievement of my professional goals as a lawyer. I look forward to partnering with members of the Wake Forest community in helping prepare our students for successful legal careers and in assisting our students and alumni in identifying and developing a career path that will reflect their values, goals, and interests.”

Barrow, who replaces former Assistant Director Kara Bowser (’04),  joined Wake Forest Law on Sept. 2. She can be reached at