The Career Services office is open Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Heather Harrigan, Esq.
JD University of Virginia, 2004
MEd University of Virginia, 2001
Heather Harrigan, Esq. is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and has a Master’s degree in education. After graduation from law school, she practiced in the Washington D.C. area as an associate in the Private Wealth Services group of McGuireWoods LLP. She then served as a recruiting coordinator for the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins LLP followed by a position at the University of San Diego School of Law’s Office of Career Services. Ms. Harrigan is now the Assistant Dean for Career Services at the University of New Mexico School of Law where she was responsible for student and alumni advising and programming, employer outreach and recruitment initiatives, and the collection and reporting of employment statistics.
Ms. Harrigan’s experiences as a practicing attorney, legal recruiter, and career services professional allow her to offer meaningful and insightful guidance regarding the legal industry to students and alumni.
Stevie Nichols, Esq.
Stevie Nichols, Esq. is responsible for employer outreach and recruitment initiatives, where she strives to develop communication and strengthen ties with employers, to ultimately improve our law school community. Additionally, Ms. Nichols advises students and graduates on all aspects of the job search and professional development.
Prior to joining Career Services, Ms. Nichols practiced civil litigation for over four years in the fields of labor and employment, and mass torts and pharmaceutical malpractice. Ms. Nichols is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico and has practiced before the United States District Courts, District of New Mexico and Eastern District of Illinois, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and in the New Mexico state district courts, the New Mexico Court of Appeals and the New Mexico Supreme Court.
Ms. Nichols graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2010 and from Dartmouth College in 2002. While in law school, she was Manuscript Editor for the New Mexico Law Review and earned a Certificate in Indian Law.
Ms. Nichols also completed the American Indian Law Center’s Pre-Law Summer Institute (PLSI), the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College’s Pre-MBA Bridge Program, and two semesters at the University of Oklahoma and with the Choctaw Nation learning the Choctaw language.
Ms. Nichols’ twelve-year legal career started prior to law school, when she entered the workforce as a paralegal. Her career includes work in both rural and urban communities, and in a wide range of legal employment settings, including a large national law firm, small boutique practices, single-attorney general practices, non-profit legal service providers, and tribal, state, and city governments. This range of experience in many different types of work environments enables Ms. Nichols to provide a first-hand perspective to students and alumni in their search for employment.