CDO General Inquiries
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-642-4567 for general questions, reciprocity requests, or if you don't know whom to contact.
Staff Bios and Contact Information
Learn more about the CDO staff.
Career Development Office Hours
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (we are generally closed on Tuesdays between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for a weekly staff meeting).
CDO Mailing Address
Career Development Office
University of California, Berkeley
School of Law (Berkeley Law)
290 Simon Hall #7200
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
Berkeley Law has reciprocity agreements across the country for Berkeley Law students and Berkeley Law alumni to access other law schools' Career Development offices. Click here for more information.
Prior to coming to Berkeley Law, Terrence Galligan served as program coordinator at the Office of Public Interest Advising at the Harvard Law School. In 1994–98, he was a litigation partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis. While in private practice, he did extensive pro bono work for groups such as the Conservation Law Foundation and Children's Rights, Inc. He also helped organize a group of business leaders to provide support, mentoring, and summer jobs for students at a public high school in midtown Manhattan. In 1998, he served as associate independent counsel in the Whitewater and related investigations, focusing on appellate work in the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a 1988 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, where he participated in the founding of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.
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· Telephone: 510-642-7746
Associate Director for Private Sector Counseling and Programs
Sarah Cunniff has extensive private sector experience in a variety of practice settings. Most recently, she served as an intellectual property associate at a 32–person San Francisco law firm, Steinhart & Falconer (which has since merged with DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary). Prior to that, she served as an in-house attorney at Levi-Strauss & Co. Sarah began her legal career at the national law firm of Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, working in both the litigation and corporate departments. After leaving Heller, she worked as a contract attorney in a variety of positions. She is a 1987 graduate of Hastings College of the Law.
· Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Telephone: 510-643-3161
Alexander Li-Hua Lee
Associate Director for Public Interest/Public Sector Programs
Alex graduated from Boalt in 2004. During his 3L year, the Open Society Institute awarded Alex a Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowship to create the Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), a legal services and policy organization working to end the abuse of transgender people in prison.
As TGIJP's Director, Alex worked closely with leading LGBT legal organizations, as well as a variety of racial and economic justice organizations, members of the California legislature, and correctional agencies. Alex also worked as a staff attorney at Justice Now, helping prisoners fight the termination of their parental rights and win competent health care for life-threatening conditions. During his tenure with both organizations, Alex mentored many law students and young attorneys seeking public interest careers. He is eager to use his extensive network of public interest practitioners to help our students in their career exploration and job search efforts.
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· Telephone: 510-643-4779
Associate Director for Public Interest/Public Sector Programs
Melanie joined the CDO after several years of practice in civil rights impact litigation and public policy advocacy. As a staff attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Melanie collaborated with a broad range of non-profit and government organizations and worked on numerous civil rights issues, including race and sexual orientation discrimination, prisoners' rights, and the rights of elders. Before joining NCLR, Melanie was a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins LLP. At Latham, she was heavily involved in pro bono work, including asylum representation and defending the rights of homeless individuals and low-income tenants. Melanie received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Chicago, where for two years she did pro bono criminal defense work in both the juvenile and adult justice systems.
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· Telephone: 510-664-4862
Eric J. Stern
Director of Operations
Judicial Clerkships and Government Career Advisor
Before relocating to California, Eric was a Senior Career Counselor at the George Washington University School of Law. Eric arrived at GW after a career in politics and advocacy—most recently serving as the Executive Director of National Stonewall Democrats, the national organization representing LGBT Democrats. Before joining Stonewall, he was appointed as the director of GLBT Outreach for the Democratic National Committee, where he developed a national grass-roots infrastructure for the Kerry-Edwards campaign and served as an Iowa Regional Field Director during the general election. He received his law degree from the Northeastern University School of Law in Boston. While in law school, he interned for the U.S. Department of Justice–Civil Rights Division; the Whitman-Walker Clinic; the Children's Law Center; and the Human Rights Campaign. After law school, he was awarded a Dorot Law Fellowship at the Alliance for Justice. In the 2008 election cycle, Stern served as a Political Advisor to the John Edwards for President Campaign and then as one of six National LGBT Co-Chairs for the Obama-Biden Campaign.
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· Telephone: 510-643-4260
LL.M./International Career Advisor
While Minji's focus is on helping our LL.M. students, she is also available to counsel J.D. students interested in pursuing international employment opportunities. Minji received her J.D. from Stanford in 2003. Before her return in 2008 to the Bay Area from abroad, Minji worked as an associate in a large law firm and for the Boston Consulting Group in Seoul, South Korea. While in law school, Minji served as a summer associate at Wilson Sonsini in Palo Alto and as a judicial extern for the Hon. Chester Straub of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.
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· Telephone: 510-643-8196
Director of Alumni Career Development Office
Robert White has extensive experience as both a corporate attorney and a professional development manager, trainer, and career coach. After graduating from Stanford Law School, Robert joined the law firm of Jackson Tufts Cole & Black. He then served for several years as Senior Counsel in Wells Fargo Bank’s legal department. His passion for developing individuals and organizations gradually led him away from conventional legal practice and more toward professional development. Most recently, he managed the corporate training programs for the headquarters personnel of Robert Half International, a Fortune 500 professional staffing and consulting company and developed a consulting practice including organizational development, training and professional coaching.
Robert is based in our Alumni Center at 2850 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 500.
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· Telephone: 510-642-2591
Marty is a longtime member of the Cal community. She began her career in the University Relations Office 18 years ago in an entry-level position and progressed to a supervisory role as a programmer analyst in the Information Systems Unit. In her current role, she will manage legal recruiting programs, including coordination of the fall and spring on-campus interview programs. Marty is originally from the East Coast and received her B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University.
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· Telephone: 510-643-7242