Contact the Professional & Development Office

Barco Law Building
Second Floor
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-648-1411 / Phone
412-624-4843 / Fax
pdo@pitt.edu

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Our Staff

Rochelle R. McCain, Esq.

Executive Director
Director of Externships, Public Interest and Government Relations
412-648-1051
rochelle.mccain@law.pitt.edu
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As Director of Public Interest and Government Relations, Rochelle counsels students and alumni on all aspects of job searching and career development, with a focus on students examining government (federal, state, and local), public sector careers and judicial clerkships and internships. Rochelle also manages the judicial clerkship program, handles the diversity initiatives of the PDO, and assists in programming. 

Rochelle attended the University of Chicago where she received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in International Studies.  She obtained her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. Prior to joining the PDO, Rochelle worked as a Deputy Attorney General for the Office of the Indiana Attorney General (OAG) in its Consumer Protection Division’s Consumer Litigation Section where she specialized in credit services organizations, debt settlement, and all manner of deceptive consumer sales. Rochelle also served as an attorney interviewer working directly with the Human Resource Director to recruit and select applicants for the OAG law clerk program. 

Sarah R. Weissman, Esq.

Assistant Director, Private Sector Careers
412-648-1408
sarahrw@pitt.edu
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Sarah coordinates the Fall and Spring Recruiting Programs, and acts as the primary liaison between law students and the private sector employers who have historically participated in on-campus recruitment.  Sarah advises students and alumni in career planning, job search strategies, résumé preparation, interviewing skills, and networking, and organizes and presents career-related programs.  

Sarah attended the University of Pittsburgh, where she received her B.A., cum laude, in Media Communications.  She was awarded her J.D., magna cum laude, from Duquesne University School of Law.  Prior to joining PDO, Sarah practiced as a Career Associate with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, where she counseled high-tech start-up companies on a range of corporate matters.  Sarah began her legal career as an Associate with Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebenek & Eck, focusing on commercial litigation.

James (Jamey) F. Mentzer, Esq.

Assistant Director, JD Advantage Careers
412-383-4248
mentzer@pitt.edu
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Jamey counsels students and alumni on all aspects of professional and career development, and is primarily focused on counseling law students who seek “J.D. Advantage” positions for which a J.D. provides a demonstrable advantage, but which does not require admission to the bar.  Jamey also conducts outreach to employers who seek to hire Pitt Law graduates for such positions.   

Jamey attended Westminster College where he received a B.A. in Education. After working for several years with agencies that serviced at-risk children and youth, Jamey attended the University of Akron School of Law where he obtained his J.D. Prior to joining PDO, Jamey practiced as a law clerk for the City of Akron Law Department, served as a student services counselor and academic advisor at Robert Morris University, and most recently worked in a business role with Cigna Behavioral Health.

Linda Coccaro

Administrative Assistant
412-648-1413
lcoccaro@pitt.edu
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Linda Coccaro has been with Pitt Law since 2006.  Linda coordinates PDO programming and events, handles student communications, and assists with OCI.