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University of Minnesota Law School
Career Center
96 Mondale Hall
229 19th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Phone: 612-625-1866
Fax: 612-626-7720
E-mail: lawcareers@umn.edu

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Alan Haynes

Director

Alan Haynes

Alan Haynes joined the Career Center in September 2008 following three years as Associate Director of Career Services and Diversity Outreach Advisor at Brooklyn Law School. He also served as associate counsel for New York State United Teachers for three years and as an assistant district attorney with the New York County District Attorney's Office for five years. Prior to law school he taught American and world history, American government, public speaking, and debate at public schools in San Antonio. He received his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, and his M.A. in education and B.A. in political science from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Contact Alan at 612-625-5284 or hayne122@umn.edu.

Claudia Melo

Assistant Director

Claudia Melo

Claudia joined the Career Center in August 2010. Most recently, Claudia was a career coach at the Carlson School of Management. Previously, she served as a career counselor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School in New York City. While there, she organized the law school's externship for credit program, served as editor of the monthly newsletter, and advised both LL.M and J.D. students. Before entering higher education administration, she was a staff attorney for the Youth Advocacy Center of Covenant House New Jersey and was also an associate for Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo in Boston, MA. Claudia received her B.A. from Brown University and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.

Contact Claudia at 612-626-5060 or melox005@umn.edu.

Career Counselor

Vic Massaglia

Vic joined the Career Center in August 2005. He previously was an Associate Director of Learning and Development, Center for Business Excellence, at the University of Saint Thomas (UST) College of Business. Vic has over 20 years of experience in coaching, training, and communication. He also was a career counselor for UST Graduate Business Career Services. He served for the United States Air Force for nine and a half years as a personnel administrator. Vic holds a degree in English education from the University of Minnesota – Mankato as well as a master’s degree in human resource development from the University of Saint Thomas. He is currently serving at president of the Minnesota Legal Professionals City Group.

Contact Vic at 612-626-8108 or victorm@umn.edu.

 

Sarah Rohne

Career Counselor

Sarah Rohne

Sarah joined the Career Center as a career counselor, bringing a background in legal practice, legal recruiting, and attorney professional development. After completing her J.D. at Hamline University School of Law, she was an associate with Meagher & Geer in Minneapolis, practicing in construction and product liability litigation. Most recently she was a senior recruiter at Beacon Hill Legal Staffing. Sarah is on the Board of Directors of the Hennepin County Bar Association, co-chair of its Membership Committee, and former chair of its New Lawyers Section. She is also very active in the Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Women Lawyers, and other community volunteer organizations.

Contact Sarah at 612-626-9467 or srohne@umn.edu.

Amanda Furst

Public Interest Coordinator

Amanda Furst

Amanda joined the Career Center staff as its inaugural public interest coordinator, a position dedicated to administering the new Public Interest Scholars Program. The Program, funded by a generous gift from the Robina Foundation, was created to support students who wish to pursue a career in public interest work. Amanda, a 2008 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law, started her career as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow where she developed a Medical-Legal Partnership Project. She served as staff attorney in the Employment and Public Benefits Unit, then in the Housing Law Unit, of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in New Orleans. Most recently, she was a career advisor at Hamline University School of Law. She has also volunteered at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, HOME Line, and Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance.

Contact Amanda at 612-626-7517 or amfurst@umn.edu.

Simona Suen

Employer Relations Associate

Simona Suen

Simona joined the Career Center in January 2010 as a Human Resource Development intern and was hired that summer as the Center's administrative assistant. In March 2011 she became program coordinator and manages legal recruiting programs, including coordination of fall on- and off-campus interviews, work study, and fellowship programs. She has a B.S. in human resource development and management from the University and several years of work experience with Target Corp.

Contact Simona at 612-624-9057 or suen@umn.edu.

Shana Hansen

Operations Administrator

Shana Hansen

Shana joined the Career Center in December 2013. She is a graduate of Hamline University, and most recently, she worked at Tubman Legal Services and the Hamline School of Law Dean's Office. Shana has been involved in Hamline's Collegiate Mock Trial program as a Team Captain and currently serves as a Speech Coach in the North Branch Area High School Speech Program.

Contact Shana at 612-625-1866 or slhansen@umn.edu.