Loyola University Chicago School of Law is pleased to announce that Maureen Kieffer has been promoted to director of the School of Law's Office of Career Services. As associate director of the Office of Career Services for more than 10 years, Maureen has developed and implemented numerous programs to support our students interested in judicial clerkships, public interest, and government careers. She is a board member of the Public Interest Law Initiative and the chair of the Judicial Clerkship Section for the National Association for Law Placement (NALP). She has published two articles with NALP on judicial clerkship advising topics. In addition to her work in the Office of Career Services, Maureen serves as a member of the School of Law's part-time faculty, where she teaches a section of the Externship Program and the thesis/capstone course for the online MJ in Children's Law and Policy program.
Maureen’s creativity has led to new resources for our students. She launched a podcast series profiling various alumni career paths and a 1L workshop series. She also works with students on the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, manages an alumni reception in Washington, D.C., and oversees the post-graduate Public Interest Fellowship Program. She has served on the School of Law's Loan Repayment Assistance, Judicial Clerkship, and Clinic Committees.
Prior to joining the School of Law, Maureen worked as a staff attorney with LAF in the Children’s Law Project where she litigated on behalf of parents, foster parents, relative caregivers, and children in child protection proceedings, at education hearings and DCFS administrative appeals. Maureen also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James Alesia, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. She received her BA from Creighton University, and her JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was a Child Law Fellow and the managing editor of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal.