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.
Office of Career Management Staff
Vicki Huebner, Assistant Dean
Vicki Huebner provides career counseling and resume review with regard to all legal career opportunities for all students and graduates. She is available to prepare you for the interviewing process by conducting mock interviews. Vicki engages in a significant amount of employer outreach activities, plans career workshops, maintains relationships with the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), and oversees the reporting of employment statistics to NALP, the American Bar Association, US News and World Report, and the American Association of Law Schools.
Vicki was appointed as Assistant Dean for Law Career Management in August 2006. She is a seasoned career services professional with experience assisting students and graduates with all phases of career advising. She is an active member of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP). She has served in various leadership roles within the association, and is active in local legal recruitment and bar associations.
Vicki earned both her J.D., cum laude, and B.A. degrees from Brigham Young University in Utah. Prior to entering the career services profession, Vicki practiced law in Huntington Beach, California and served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Ronald M Holdaway of the United States Court of Veterans Appeals in Washington, DC. She is licensed to practice law in California.
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.
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.
Lori Johnson, Interim Assistant Director for Law Graduate Employment
Lori Johnson has worked with the OCM in various roles since 2010, including as the Graduate Legal Employment Counselor from April 2014 to April 2015. Lori received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and her undergraduate degree (B.S.) from Santa Clara University. Following law school, she worked for 2 years in banking in Seattle, Washington, before returning to California. Lori joined the then 4-attorney Legal Department at Intel and spent 13+ years there as in-house counsel. Since leaving Intel, she has worked as a consultant/contractor for several Silicon Valley companies, ranging from large tech companies to startups.
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.