Rob Birrenkott joins UNC School of Law from the
University of Florida Levin College of Law as head of the Career Development Office
After twelve years as the assistant dean for career
development at UNC School of Law, Brian Lewis is retiring this month, and Rob Birrenkott
begins today as his successor. Birrenkott joins Carolina from the University of
Florida Levin College of Law, where he spent a decade serving as the director
and then as assistant dean for career development.
Prior to his tenure at UF, Birrenkott practiced law in Tampa
with a focus on environmental (water resource) law and taught as an adjunct
professor. Birrenkott earned his bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) in government
and world affairs from the University of Tampa and his law degree (cum laude)
from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
“Rob is joining a great CDO team whose work with our Class
of 2018 helped UNC School of Law to achieve a rank of
17th in the country, up 14 spots from last year, in the latest Above the Law rankings,” says Kelly Podger Smith ’02, associate dean for student affairs.
The CDO’s eight counselors and
staff provide individual counseling services geared toward helping students
identify career goals and develop strategies to achieve them. The office hosts
80 programs per year, in addition to on- and off-campus interviews.
-July 29, 2019