Director of Alumni Careers & International Internship Program
Marilyn Tucker was Director of the Office of Career Strategy at Georgetown University Law Center for many years, and then created the position and assumed the role of Director of Alumni Careers. In this position Marilyn counsels alumni whose experience spans the gamut -- from those who have practiced law for a year or two to those with forty or more years of experience. These alumni, located throughout the United States and abroad, are changing jobs, moving to different geographic regions, and generally in the midst of a career transition.
In addition, Marilyn is Director of the Georgetown International Internship, a program which she created in 1995. The International Internship Program provides summer legal opportunities for Georgetown students to work in foreign law firms, corporate legal departments and NGOs located all over the world.
Moreover, Marilyn is responsible for programming for the Law Center’s Annual Women’s Forum. In August of 1998, the ABA Law Practice Management Section’s Distinguished Writers award was given to Marilyn for her article entitled, “Will Women Lawyers Ever Be Happy?” Also, in collaboration with a law placement colleague, Marilyn Tucker won the 1994 NALP “Mark of Distinction” Award for a review of available research into the career paths of women lawyers for the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.
Earlier in her tenure at Georgetown, Marilyn wrote several chapters for ABA publications - - and in collaboration with a colleague, Marilyn edited and compiled Perspectives on Career Services, a NALP manual for new placement directors. Marilyn has a long time interest in career paths - - and, as a result, again along with a colleague, she designed and carried out a research study of law graduates from the Class of 1983 published in 1990 by The Georgetown Law Journal.
In her spare time, aside from being on the Board of her favorite local charity, Marilyn and her husband are avid collectors. Just ask her and she will talk endlessly about their collections especially the extensive antique tin collection.