Melissa Burkland

Associate Director

Telephone: 608-262-6444
Office: Room 3221A, Law School

J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law

B.A., University of Nebraska

Recently Taught Courses
854 Clinical Program: Judicial Internship


Melissa joined the Office of Career and Professional Development in August 2014.  Prior to joining OCPD, Melissa spent six years as an associate in Michael Best & Friedrich LLP's Milwaukee and Madison offices.  At Michael Best, Melissa worked on a wide variety of complex commercial litigation cases, including business and financial litigation, intellectual property litigation, and labor and employment matters.  Prior to joining Michael Best, Melissa served as a law clerk to the Honorable J.P. Stadtmueller in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. 

Melissa graduated in 2005 from the University of North Dakota School of Law, where she received the North Dakota Bar Association Scholarship and Burtness Scholarship Award.  Melissa served as the Outside Articles Editor for the North Dakota Law Review.  Prior to law school, Melissa attended the University of Nebraska where she graduated with a B.A. in English and spent time studying at the University of Tubingen in Tubingen, Germany and Mansfield College at Oxford University.  In Melissa's spare time, she enjoys running half marathons (and tolerating full marathons), yoga, traveling, and trying new restaurants in Madison. 

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