Michael Keller hired as assistant dean of Career and Professional Development at Law School

Michael Keller recently joined Dean Margaret Raymond’s leadership team at the University of Wisconsin Law School as assistant dean of career and professional development.

Keller comes to UW Law from Indiana’s Maurer School of Law, where he directed their Office of Career and Professional Development for nearly a decade. He managed staff, developed employer relations, directed a judicial clerkship program, presented workshops, and counseled students. Prior to that, he spent over six years in career services at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

At UW Law, he aims to create the kind of programming and professional interactions necessary for students to succeed, emphasizing a strong start for first-year law students. Keller and his staff are developing a professionalism contract and self-assessment tools to set expectations and lay groundwork from the beginning. Accordingly, the Law School has changed the name of the office from “Career Services” to “Career and Professional Development,” reflecting this more holistic approach.

“I’m excited to join UW Law School at this critical time in legal education,” Keller says. “There’s a solid foundation to build on with excellent students, shaped by one of the best experiential learning programs in the country, a large and active alumni network, experienced staff in my office, and a dean whose leadership inspires confidence and support.”

Keller graduated summa cum laude from University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point and received his MPA with highest honors from Indiana University.

“With Michael leading the Office of Career and Professional Development, we’re exploring ways to help our students bring new value to employers and position themselves to be successful in the current challenging employment market,” said Dean Margaret Raymond. “We’re thrilled to have one of the best at the helm.”

Submitted by Law School News on April 29, 2013

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