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Our career services team includes Susie Park, Robin ApodacaJennifer Jana, and Sara Kakuris Murrell.  In addition, our office assists employers with their recruitment needs and develops new job opportunities locally and abroad for students and alumni.

We are located on the third floor of Kennedy Hall in the Center for Student Engagement.

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Susie Park, Esq.

Assistant Dean for Career Services
Kennedy Hall, Third Floor, Center for Student Engagement
(714) 628-2626
A native of Southern California, Dean Park graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in English and then went on to earn her Juris Doctor from the USC Gould School of Law. As a law student, she served as a legal writing fellow and editor of the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal. Following law school, Dean Park worked as a corporate associate at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP and McDermott Will & Emery LLP where she focused her work on mergers and acquisitions and finance transactions. She then worked as a freelance attorney in Los Angeles and Orange County. Prior to joining the Chapman Fowler School of Law, Dean Park served as the Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development at Whittier Law School. Her current duties as Assistant Dean include overall administration of the Career Services Office; counseling students and alumni; maintaining and establishing relationships with employers; and acting as a liaison between students, alumni and employers.
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Robin Apodaca

Director of Career Services
Kennedy Hall, Third Floor, Center for Student Engagement
(714) 628-2593
Director Apodaca is a professional with over 16 years of law school career services experience. Prior to joining the Chapman Fowler School of Law, Director Apodaca served as the Director of Career Development at the University of La Verne College of Law where she was responsible for providing a full suite of personalized services to law students while helping them create, execute, and meet career goals and objectives. Her current duties include working under the direction of Assistant Dean Park to develop and implement strategies for career advising, employer outreach, and programming services; meeting with and advising law students and alumni; overseeing the 1L Professional Development program; and fostering and maintaining relationships with current and prospective employers.
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Jennifer Jana, Esq.

Assistant Director of Career Services
Kennedy Hall, Third Floor, Center for Student Engagement
(714) 628-2550
Assistant Director Jana is a California and Washington licensed attorney whose practice has focused on litigating real estate and banking matters. She also worked in the entertainment industry with media groups such as Tribeca Enterprises and, as a dual citizen of the United States and Ireland, studied and lived throughout Central Europe and the United Kingdom. Her memberships include the National Association of Law Placement, the Orange County Area Legal Recruitment Association, and the Orange County Bar Association. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Child Guidance Center as Chair of Board Development. Assistant Director Jana graduated cum laude from New York University with a BA in history and received her JD from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.
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Sara Kakuris Murrell

Assistant Director of Career Services
Kennedy Hall, Third Floor, Center for Student Engagement
(714) 628-2648
Prior to joining the Career Services Office, Assistant Director Murrell spent more than 12 years in big firm recruiting at Winston & Strawn LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP, coordinating student and lateral attorney interviewing, as well as overseeing the firms’ annual Summer Associate Programs. She graduated from the University of Southern California with her B.A. in Political Science and earned her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Her duties as Assistant Director include counseling students and alumni, managing the office’s judicial clerkship program, reviewing cover letters and resumes, and conducting mock interviews.