What do you do in your current role?
As the sole in-house attorney for the hospital, I work closely with C-level executives and regularly advise them on regulatory and transactional matters affecting the hospital. I also provide legal support to all departments, so I oversee matters as diverse as employment concerns, contractual obligations, compliance issues and patient care matters.
What is something that SLU LAW does right in order to prepare students for success on the job market?
SLU LAW’s Externship Clinic provides students the opportunity to gain practical experience, which makes students more marketable and increases their chances of employment. Additionally, SLU LAW’s experienced career services staff is always available to assist students in navigating the application and interview process for internship and employment opportunities.
What was your most valuable experience at SLU LAW and how has this experience helped you in your career path?
My interactions with the health law faculty, as well as my externship experience provided me with my most valuable law school experiences. The health law faculty, especially Professor Greaney, really took the time to answer my questions and provided me with valuable insight into the complex world of health law. Additionally, the practical experience I gained through my externship with Mercy Health System further strengthened my desire to pursue a career in health law.
What advice would you give to students beginning their legal career at SLU LAW?
It's never too early to network! Students should seize every opportunity to make professional contacts and continue to grow their network throughout their law school career. I have met most of my mentors through networking events, who not only have shared their wisdom with me, but have also helped me get an early “foot in the door” in several occasions by informing me of job openings and connecting me with other lawyers.