What do you do in your current role?
I represent the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in advice and litigation regarding regulation of long-term care facilities, abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults, guardianship matters, and Medicaid issues related to long-term care services.
What is something that SLU LAW does right in order to prepare students for success on the job market?
SLU LAW offers opportunities for clinics and externships to gain practical experience in several practice areas.
What was your most valuable experience at SLU LAW and how has this experience helped you in your career path?
My health law classes and journal experience provided a solid foundation in health care issues I did not have prior to law school, and gave me perspective that has influenced both my career path and how I interact with my clients.
What advice would you give to students beginning their legal career at SLU LAW?
Sample as much as you can to make sure you know what kind of law you want to practice and what kind of setting you want to practice in. SLU LAW provides opportunities for clinics, which are great, but also has good resources for locating part-time work with private firms, paid and unpaid internships, and faculty fellowships which can be great if you can find a faculty member who shares your interests.