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Our career services team includes Susie Park, Kristen Spada O'BrienStella Lim, and Christine Caldwell. 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, Susie 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, Susie 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, Susie 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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Kristen Spada O'Brien, Esq.

Assistant Director of Career Services
Kennedy Hall, Third Floor, Center for Student Engagement
(714) 628-2648
Kristen Spada O’Brien was born and raised in Southern California, graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a B.A. in Business Economics, and earned her J.D. from UCLA Law. At UCLA Law, Kristen was a Writing Advisor in the Lawyering Skills Clinical Program, working for the program’s director. Kristen also volunteered in UCLA Law’s El Centro Legal Clinics for three years in the Landlord-Tenant Clinic with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles in Santa Monica. Throughout her career, Kristen practiced at national, mid-size, and boutique law firms defending Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and individuals in practice areas, including employment litigation, commercial litigation, OSHA compliance, white collar criminal defense, and government investigations. Kristen also worked as a volunteer law clerk with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office while at UCLA Law. Kristen serves as 2024 President of the Orange County Area Legal Recruitment Association (OCALRA). She is actively involved in the Orange County Bar Association, including serving on the Editorial Advisory Committee for the Orange County Lawyer Magazine and serving as a committee member on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.
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Stella Lim, Esq.

Assistant Director of Career Services
Kennedy Hall, Third Floor, Center for Student Engagement
(714) 628-2593
Stella Lim is from the Orange County area and earned her B.A. from UCLA and her J.D. from Whittier Law School. While at Whittier Law, Stella worked as a volunteer law clerk at the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Scott C. Clarkson at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. After law school, she began her legal career serving as corporate counsel for a financial services corporation counseling, advising, and litigating matters in risk management, federal compliance, commercial and consumer lending, and employment. In 2020, Stella joined a special education law firm and advocated for students with disabilities, empowering families to ensure their children received an appropriate education. Stella is an active member of the Junior League of Orange County.
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Christine D. Caldwell, Esq.

Assistant Director of Career Services
Kennedy Hall, Third Floor, Center for Student Engagement
(714) 628-2537
Before joining the Career Services Office, Christine Caldwell represented children, non-minor dependents, and parents in the juvenile dependency court as a staff attorney with the Children’s Law Center of California. She is designated a Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist by the National Association of Counsel for Children. She also represented children in high-conflict custody cases in family and probate court and practiced as a mediator in family law and juvenile dependency cases. Christine earned a Certificate in Alternate Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and a Juris Doctor from UC Law San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings College of the Law). She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Behavior from UCI, graduating cum laude, and is a member of the California State Bar.