Penn Law selects Maureen Reilly to direct careers office

The University of Pennsylvania Law School has appointed Maureen Reilly to the position of Assistant Dean and Executive Director for Career Services.

The University of Pennsylvania Law School has appointed Maureen Reilly, a senior strategic legal advisor to HR and executive leadership teams at the Vanguard Group, one of the world’s largest investment firms, to the position of Assistant Dean and Executive Director for Career Services, where she will oversee the Law School’s career services initiatives.

Prior to joining Penn Law, Reilly was the Principal & Practice Group Leader for the Employment & Immigration Services team at Vanguard, where she advised on employment law matters, oversaw immigration law advice and services, and chose and directed outside law firms retained by the company.

“Maureen Reilly is an exceptional lawyer who brings a deep knowledge of what law firms, corporations and organizations are looking for when they hire law school graduates,” said Ted Ruger, Dean of the Law School and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law. “For over fifteen years, she has played a key role in selecting and overseeing the lawyers and firms for her corporate clients.  That experience will be invaluable in her work with our students as they enter a rapidly changing legal job market.”

Reilly is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, and she also holds a BS in psychology from Frostburg State University and a PhD in industrial & organizational psychology from George Mason University. Before she joined the Vanguard Group, she served as Assistant General Counsel for SunGard Data Systems and an associate in the Labor & Employment Practice Group at the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia.

Penn Law graduates are highly successful in the job market. The Law School was ranked number one in the country in placing its 2016 graduates in full-time, bar passage-required jobs or jobs where a JD was an advantage in employment. Ninety-eight percent of the Law School’s 2016 graduating class was employed, and graduates found rewarding jobs in a variety of fields, including law firms, judicial clerkships, business and finance, public interest, and government.

The Office of Career Planning & Professionalism (CP&P) provides students with programs, services, online resources, and individual counseling to give them a competitive advantage throughout their careers. Eight career counselors work closely with students and alumni to think strategically and set goals for successful career development.

“I am thrilled to join the Penn Law community,” said Reilly. “I was drawn to CP&P because of their outstanding work preparing the Law School’s students for their careers. I look forward to continuing that excellence while we evolve and adapt to an ever-changing legal marketplace.”

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