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First Year Class Counselor
M.L.I.S., Louisiana State University; B.A., Centre College of Kentucky
Since joining Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in May 2004, Amy has offered law students and alumni insight into legal career paths in both private law firms and corporations. As a 1L Career Counselor, Amy enjoys working with first year law students as they initiate the legal job search process. In addition to counseling and advising law students about legal career opportunities, Amy organizes an annual mock interview day, coordinates a variety of programming, and recruits guest speakers. Additionally, Amy oversees the publication of the Legal Career Handbook that contains in-depth information including law student timelines, resume writing, interviewing, networking, examples of professional correspondence, and researching career paths.
Amy is an active member of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and was elected to the organization’s 2012 Conference Planning Committee as one of two Southeast Regional Coordinators. In addition, she participates in NALP’s Law Student Professional Development Section and CSO Employer Outreach Interest Group.
Amy is the current President of the New Orleans Legal Recruiters Association (NOLRA) having served as Vice-President/President-Elect in 2010.
Since 2004 Amy has been the school representative for Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF). In 2009, Amy served on the SEMJF Executive Board as the Statistics Coordinator and in 2006 Amy chaired the job fair.
A member of the New Orleans Association of Law Librarians (NOALL), Amy also enjoys counseling students interested in pursuing law librarianship.
Prior to joining the Career Development and Law Practice Center, Amy held the positions of both Legal Recruiting Manager and Librarian at Adams and Reese, LLP. There, Amy administered attorney recruiting, the associate training and mentoring programs and served on the firm’s Knowledge Management Committee. She brings with her extensive knowledge of online legal and career development resources. Prior to working in the legal industry, she performed consulting to companies regarding their Internet marketing, web development and information management strategies. She first worked as an Information Specialist and then Division Chief at Innovative Emergency Management, a consulting firm in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Amy is married to Dan Schwarzenbach, a May 2004 graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Corporate Counsel for Orion South, Inc. She is the mother of two boys - Lee, 14 and Evan, 11.