The Office of Career Management team partners with students, alumni, and employers to provide timely career information and resources. We seek to motivate our students and alumni towards a rewarding, self-directed job search in an increasingly global, dynamic, and complex marketplace. By creating a comfortable environment and utilizing technology, we provide programs and services to meet the collective and individual needs of a diverse population.
Location, Contact Information & Office Hours
Office of Career Management is located on the second floor of Bannan Hall.
Office of Career Management
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0444
During the academic year, our office hours are:
|9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Office of Career Management Staff
Elizabeth Ford, ABA Employment Data Compliance Officer
Elizabeth received her MBA from Northeastern University and served as a Senior Assistant Dean in the Leavey School of Business for the past 25 years. Over the course of her academic career, she managed the Graduate Business Programs Office and in the last two years she worked as the Assistant Dean of Assessment and Accreditation to prepare the Leavey School of Business for the AACSB accreditation process. We are thrilled to have hired Elizabeth with her understanding of Santa Clara University and accreditation standards to assist us with this new ABA accreditation process.
Virginia Hess, Interim Assistant Director for Law Graduate Employment
Virginia Hess JD/MBA ’80 has mentored several Santa Clara Law students and graduates and shared career advice with our students through the OCM blog. Her practice focuses on servicing small to mid-size businesses through their full life cycle including advocacy, counsel and advice in areas of management, employment, leasing, ownership and litigation.
Bethani Jackson, Career Advisor
Bethani Jackson JD ’01 relocated to California after graduating with a political science degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. While at Santa Clara Law, she worked as a volunteer intern at NCIP and was active in moot court activities. She served as President of both the Criminal Law Society and Phi Delta Phi, the international legal honor society. Following graduation, Bethani was an associate with Thelen Reid and Priest in San Francisco, where she practiced in commercial litigation representing global corporations as well as mid-size general contractors and small businesses. After four years, she went out on her own and founded Jackson Law Office LLP, a boutique criminal defense firm in Redwood City. She also serves as a Panel Attorney with the San Mateo County Private Defender Program and volunteers with a number of non-profits and community service organizations.
Christina Johnson, Program Coordinator for the Office of Career Management
In keeping with the vision of the goals and mission of the OCM office, Program Coordinator Christina Johnson is responsible for directing the use of a sophisticated online recruiting and employment management system (Symplicity), assisting in the coordination of all recruitment activities including large events and smaller forums, as well as, directly relating with employers and students. The Program Coordinator manages a very busy student service office and supervises a team of student assistants, to ensure a high level of customer service to students, staff, faculty, employers and alumni.
Sneha Pathak, Career Advisor
Sneha Pathak JD ’13 concentrated in Intellectual Property during her time at Santa Clara Law. She attended the University of California, Irvine and double majored in Biology and Political Science. Originally focused on patent prosecution, she took the USPTO Patent Bar exam during her third year and is currently a registered patent agent. During Law School, Sneha worked as a volunteer intern at NCIP and at the Federal District Court in San Jose, interned at Samsung and Cisco, worked as a research assistant for Dean Emeritus George Alexander, and was a law clerk at a small firm during her 3L year. She earned a High Tech Certificate with Honors and was Comments Editor for the High Tech Law Journal. After graduation, she worked as an associate for a mid-size firm for two years, practicing in corporate litigation and transactions.
Sarah Tesconi, Assistant Director for Law Graduate Employment
Sarah served as a graduate recruiter for Golden Gate University School of Law in fall 2015. Prior to that, she was an associate at a firm in Alameda that specializes in personal injury litigation. After a career in litigation, Sarah joined the OCM so she could work with students and help them navigate their way into the legal world and reach their career goals. Sarah received her JD from Golden Gate and also has a Master’s from San Jose State and a Bachelor’s from Sonoma State.
Jeffrey R. Windsor, Career Advisor
Jeffrey R. Windsor JD ’00 graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Philosophy. During Law School, he clerked for the Criminal Division of the Office of the Attorney General in San Francisco, and for two Silicon Valley start-ups. Since graduation, he has litigated corporate, real estate, employment, and personal injury actions for small and medium size Bay Area law firms and as in-house counsel. In 2012, he began his own practice, which included training in Mediation at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. He has since also been admitted to practice in Hawaii, and serves as an attorney, mediator, and principal in his own firm in Redwood Shores, San Francisco, and Honolulu.