About Jennifer McGarr
Jennifer McGarr serves the law school as the assistant dean for career development and student services. She is responsible for the overall administration of the office.
She originally joined the law school in 2008 as an adjunct faculty member and has taught courses in legal research and writing, advocacy and research, externship and law practice management. She transitioned to the Office of Career Development and Student Services in 2010, where she was director of professional development through 2013.
After spending a few years coordinating training and professional development in the MU Division of Student Affairs, she returned Mizzou Law as the director of professional development in 2016, where she provided empathetic and individualized career counseling to students and built strong professional relationships with employers. She was named assistant dean in 2020.
Before moving to Missouri, McGarr’s previous legal experience includes working as a litigation associate in Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s New York office and serving as a staff attorney at the Louisiana House of Representatives. Her J.D. is from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a member of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. She also holds a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of New Mexico and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of California at Davis.