Director of Career Services
(225) 771-2142 ext 119
Michelle A. Jackson is the Director of Career Services and Adjunct Professor at Southern University Law Center (SULC) in Baton Rouge, LA. In her capacity as director, she is responsible for setting career counseling policies and procedures; establishing relationships that will produce career opportunities for students and law graduates; providing career counseling; coordinating and presenting workshops, seminars, and training sessions to improve student resume writing and interviewing techniques; and planning, operating and managing job fairs. As an adjunct professor at SULC, she teaches Education Law, Legal Research, and Real Estate Transactions.
Ms. Jackson is very active in industry organizations. She is a member of the 2015-2017 Board of Directors of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), and recently completed a two-year term as an elected member of NALP's Regional Resource Council, serving as Southeast Regional Representative. In 2014, she served on the NALP Long Term Strategic Plan Committee, having been appointed by the president of NALP.
Ms. Jackson received her B.A. in English, with distinction, from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. She also spent two years in the Graduate Education program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She began her legal career as an associate at Katten Muchin & Zavis in Chicago. She was then Associate General Counsel with the Cook County Assessor's Office, where she was involved in the administration of all legal issues concerning the Assessor's Office. Before joining SULC in September 2005, Ms. Jackson was in private practice in Chicago where she provided legal representation to corporate and individual clients on all matters of real estate taxation in administrative hearings before state and local tax officials, and litigated tax objections for presentation before the Illinois Circuit, Appellate, and Supreme Courts.