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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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