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The MU School of Law Career Development Office by Surajit Sen Sharma

Lisa Key, the Assistant Dean of Admissions, Career Development, and Student Services, oversees the office. She initially joined MU School of Law in 1993 as faculty member and has led courses in tax, disability, and family law. Prior to joining the law school, she practiced tax and corporate law with King & Spalding in Atlanta and also spent time with a boutique firm. She began to focus on family law in 2003 after opening a private practice and maintained her focus into 2011 while working for the law firm of Krigel & Krigel. Key, who has also taught tax courses at the University of Kansas School of Law, holds a JD from Northwestern University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Director of Diversity Initiatives and Outreach,

of Representatives. McGarr earned her JD from the

Erika Fadel, joined the University of Missouri School

Georgetown University Law Center, where she was

of Law as an adjunct associate professor in 2005.

involved with the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.

She took on her current position in August of 2011

She holds a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies

but continues to teach courses at the School of Law

from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor’s

including client interviewing and counseling, legal

Degree in Spanish from the University of California at

research and writing, and advocacy and research. She

Davis.

additionally serves as an associate adjunct professor at the University of Missouri’s Robert J. Trulaske, Sr.

Grant Shostak, has served as the Director of Career

College of Business, where she teaches both business

Development since the summer of 2011. He completed

law and business ethics. Before joining the University

his JD and undergraduate studies at the University of

of Missouri, she was a corporate associate at Clark,

Missouri- Columbia.

Thomas and Winters, PC in Austin. She has also worked in the Texas offices of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC

Although Linda Lorenz, the Director of Public Service

and K&L Gates LLP. She holds her JD from Southern

and Public Interest, has only been with MU School of

Methodist University Dedman School of Law and a

Law since the fall of 2011, she possesses more than 10

master of divinity degree from Boston University School

years of experience in the area of career development.

of Theology.

She spent six years as the Director of Career Development at Central Methodist University and five

Jennifer McGarr, the Director of Professional

years as an Internship Coordinator at Westminster

Development and an adjunct faculty member at the

College. She additionally served as the Resource

University of Missouri School of Law, has taught

Coordinator at American School of Asuncion from 1995

courses in legal research and writing, advocacy and

to 1999. Lorenz holds a BS in Education from Delta

research, and law practice management. Prior to taking

state University and a BA in Art from Linfield College.

on employment with the law school, McGarr spent a year as a litigation associate in Orrick, Herrington &

The office is also supported by Lesley Clark, the

Sutcliffe’s New York office. From 2002 to 2006, she

administrative assistant.

served as a staff attorney at the Louisiana House

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