The Career Development Office is located on the second floor of the Ahmanson Law Center. There is a street-level entrance which is wheelchair accessible.
Office Hours: The Career Development Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or at other times by appointment.
Tammy King, Assistant Dean for Career Development
Tammy joined the Career Development Office at Creighton University School of Law in May 2009. Prior to joining the Career Development Office at Creighton, she worked as the Associate Director and later Director of Career Services at the Washington University School of Law, in St. Louis, Missouri, for five years. Previously, she was an attorney in St. Louis at Herzog Crebs, LLP and Thompson Coburn, LLP practicing in the area of commercial litigation. During law school, she gained experience working in the Vanderbilt Legal Clinic and at the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee. Tammy has been admitted to practice law in Missouri and Illinois and is a member of the Omaha Bar Association, the Robert M. Spire Chapter of the American Inns of Court, the American Bar Association and the National Association for Law Placement (NALP). She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Missouri. In addition, Tammy has served as a volunteer advocate with Voices for Children speaking up for children caught in the legal system due to abuse and neglect.
Tammy is available for one on one meetings with any student concerning their job search strategies and career development goals. You may contact her at 402-280-3096 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen Dixon, Career Development Coordinator
Karen provides day-to-day support for the Career Development Office in a variety of ways, including serving as the primary person for questions regarding our online Symplicity system and maintaining our job postings for students and alumni. She also coordinates On Campus Interviews, Opportunity Knocks, Practice Interviews, and special events sponsored by the CDO. Ms. Dixon is the office liaison for both the CFCPI and LRAP Programs which provide funds for students and alumni of the Law School working in public service. You may contact her at 402-280-3094 or via email at email@example.com.
Professor Nancy Lawler Dickhute, Director of Professional Relations
Assistant Professor of Law, Director of Professional Relations, and Director of Externships, formerly Director of the Legal Writing Program, Nancy Lawler Dickhute received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974, and her Juris Doctor in 1984 from Creighton University, where she received a Domestic Moot Court Scholarship. She ranked third top oralist in the regional Jessup International Moot Court Competition, served on the Domestic Moot Court Board and as a representative to the Student Bar Association. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Leslie Boslaugh and Chief Justice William Hastings, both of the Nebraska Supreme Court. Previously she was associated with the Omaha firms of Kutak Rock and Steier, Rogers and Pistillo. She previously taught in the Legal Assistants Program at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, where she was awarded the outstanding Teacher Award by Phi Theta Kappa, the national scholastic honor society for two-year colleges. She has been a guest lecturer for the Nebraska Association of Legal Assistants in the areas of recent changes in Nebraska Bankruptcy practices and career researching and interviewing. She has conducted continuing education seminars for real estate agents and brokers in the area of foreclosures.
Since January 2012, Professor Dickhute has assisted in the CDO on a part-time basis and is available for one-on-one appointments with students. Professor Dickhute can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emily Beller, Career Counselor
Emily joined the Career Development Office as a Career Counselor in November 2012. She focuses on counseling and assisting students who are interested in working in public interest, government, or with non-profits. Prior to working in the Career Development Office, Emily spent 6 years as a criminal prosecutor with the Douglas County Attorney's Office in Omaha, Nebraska, where her practice focused predominantly on the prosecution of felony crimes. Emily also practiced in the juvenile division and in front of the Douglas County Board of Mental Health. Emily received her J.D. from Creighton University School of Law in 2005, and her B.S. from Creighton University in 2002. While in Law School, Emily received the David A. Svoboda Trial Advocacy Award, which is awarded to the top trial advocate in the graduating class, and the William P. Lynch Scholarship. She competed on the Advanced Trial Practice Team, where her team took first place in a regional law school competition. Emily served as the Tournament Director on the Domestic Moot Court Board, and was a member of the Public Interest Law Forum. Emily can be reached at email@example.com.