Director of Career and Professional Development and Diversity Initiatives
B.A., Hunter College of the City University of New York
J.D., University of Maryland at Baltimore
Vernadette Horne, Director of Career and Professional Development and Diversity Initiatives, joined OCS in May 2005 after serving as Associate Director of Career Services at Brooklyn Law School for four years. In addition to her career counseling duties, Ms. Horne coordinates the many diversity internships and fellowships received by Hofstra Law, distributing them to students. She serves as the liaison with student affinity groups and professional affinity groups to increase networking and career opportunities for students. Ms. Horne also assists the Hofstra Law student affinity groups with programming and event planning. A long standing member of the New York City Bar Association, Ms. Horne is serving a 3 year term as Committee Secretary for the Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers, the Committee responsible for administering the New York City Bar Diversity Fellowship Program. She also serves as the Hofstra Law City Bar Fellowship Student Selection Committee leader. Prior to her tenure at Brooklyn Law, Ms. Horne was a litigation attorney, first with Haythe & Curley and then Coblence & Warner, where she specialized in asbestos litigation. She received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. Ms. Horne also spent three years away from law practice, during which time she was an information consultant and project manager in a corporate communications company. Prior to attending law school, she worked in the personnel department of a large corporation, where she interviewed and hired entry-level employees.