Office of Career Services

The professionals in the UCLA Law Office of Career Services offer deep experience in career counseling and placement, as well as decades of practice in private law firms and in-house counsel settings. They have built invaluable relationships with alumni and employers around the country and the world.

The office offers career counseling, special panel discussions on specific areas of law and legal markets, On-Campus Interviews, job and clerkship databases and a resource library to support students, alumni and employers.​
 

Professional Staff

Elizabeth C. Moeller
Assistant Dean of Career Services

A member of the Office of Career Services since 1996, Assistant Dean Moeller practiced law at the Los Angeles offices of Graham & James and Pepper Hamilton & Scheetz. Her duties include administration; counseling students and alumni; maintaining and establishing relationships with legal employers; acting as a liaison between students, alumni and employers; and facilitating relationships between the faculty and Office of Career Services. Beth earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Loyola Law School.
 

Yvonne D. Denenny
Director, Career Services

 A member the Office of Career Services since  2003, Yvonne previously served as a career counselor at another Los Angeles law school. She practiced law for six years, initially at the Los Angeles office of Morrison & Foerster and then at a start-up internet company. She received her B.A. in economics from Wellesley College and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law. Yvonne assists with the day-to-day management of the office; counseling students and alumni; overseeing, organizing and presenting career-related programs; maintaining and establishing relationships with legal employers; and acting as a liaison between students, alumni and employers.
 

Gary Greener
Director, Career Services

Prior to joining UCLA Law, Gary worked as a career services professional for 14 years at another Los Angeles law school. He also has ten years of experience as a practicing lawyer, and served as the hiring partner for a 50-lawyer law firm. Gary counsels students on all aspects of career development and the job search process. He also interacts with employers and engages in outreach to increase job opportunities for UCLA Law students.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, a J.D. from Southwestern Law School, and an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center.
 

Kerry O'Neill
Director of Judicial Clerkships

Kerry joined UCLA Law in 2019, after serving for 11 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles. She prosecuted cases in the Major Frauds Section, was a deputy chief in the General Crimes Section, and most recently was in the Criminal Appellate Section, where she was deputy chief and argued 18 appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to her time at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Kerry was a litigator at O’Melveny & Myers, and was a clerk for Ninth Circuit Judge Dorothy W. Nelson. A lifetime member of the Langston Bar Association, she earned her law degree from Stanford Law School and earned her Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.
 

Mishkah Ismail
Assistant Director

Before joining UCLA Law, Mishkah served as director of business development for two different legal recruiting firms, and most recently she served as interim director and associate director of career development at Whittier Law School. She is responsible for counseling students and alumni; organizing and presenting career-related programs; maintaining and establishing relationships with legal employers; and acting as a liaison between students, alumni and employers. She received her B.A. from Williams College and her J.D. from Berkeley School of Law.
 

Lisa Barash
Assistant Director / Alumni Counselor

Before joining UCLA Law, Lisa practiced in the corporate bankruptcy department at O'Melveny & Myers' Los Angeles office and clerked for Magistrate Judge Charles F. Eick in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Lisa counsels students and alumni; organizes and presents career-related programs; maintains and establishes relationships with legal employers; and acts as a liaison between students, alumni and employers; and assists students with the judicial clerkship application process.​ She received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law.
 

Katherine Eklund
Assistant Director / Alumni Counselor

Before joining UCLA Law, Katherine was a career adviser at another Southern California law school and a litigation associate at the Los Angeles office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. She focuses on counseling alumni and third-year law students; organizes and presents career-related programs; maintains and establishes relationships with legal employers; and acts as a liaison between students, alumni and employers. She is also responsible for assisting students with the judicial clerkship application process.. She received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Michigan.
 

Catherine Zingale
Assistant Director of Career Services; LL.M. Career Counselor

She has extensive experience both as a lawyer and as a graduate career advisor. Catherine's responsibilities include advising LL.M. students and developing opportunities for students. She holds a B.A. from Eastern Illinois University and a J.D. from University of San Diego School of Law.​
 

Andrea Monos
Assistant Director of Career Services, LL.M. Programs

Andrea Monos advises LL.M. students on career development and works with prospective and current employers on creating and expanding opportunities for UCLA LL.M.s. Before joining UCLA, Andrea practiced litigation and transactional law at Irell & Manella LLP, and she clerked for the Honorable Christina A. Snyder and the Honorable Jean P. Rosenbluth in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Andrea earned her J.D. from UCLA and her B.A. in French literature from UCSB.
 

Araby Abaya
Assistant Director of Employer Relations

Prior to joining UCLA, Araby was a litigation associate at a large New York firm where he specialized in securities law.  He initiates and strengthens relationships with prospective and current employers to expand opportunities for students and recent graduates. Araby holds his B.A. from University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his J.D. from Fordham School of Law.
 

Linda Kressh
Manager of Legal Recruitment

Linda is responsible for the coordination of the On-Campus Interview Program and all related recruiting activities, including job fairs and receptions. She plans and coordinates all aspects of the annual Small/Mid-Sized Law Firm Reception, the annual government reception for local, state and federal agencies and two mock interview programs for students in their first and second years.​
 

Carmen Torres
Manager of Judicial Clerkships

Carmen coordinates daily job listings; updates and maintains the career services website; assists with the fall and spring on campus interview programs; assists with the coordination of the judicial clerkship programs and provides other administrative support.
 

Jen Goldstein
Career Services Assistant

Before coming to UCLA Law, Jen spent many years in the University of Pennsylvania's Student Registration & Financial Services Offices, working as fund manager, financial analyst and accountant. She is the first point of contact in assisting students, alumni and employers; serves as liaison with other departments, and works closely with the entire Office of Career Services team. She is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business.

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