Contact the Office of Student & Career Services
The Office of Student & Career Services is open Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Assistant Dean of Student & Career Services
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 McGuireWoo ds 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 is 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.
Associate Director of Student Services
Director of Academic Success
Phone: (505) 277-0886
Beth Kaimowitz, JD
JD University of New Mexico, 1987
BA University of New Mexico, 1984
Beth Kaimowitz is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law. In law school, she worked as a legal analysis tutor, a law clerk for a civil litigation firm, and a research assistant for the Institute of Public Law. After law school, she worked for the United States Department of Labor in Los Angeles, CA, the New Mexico Human Services Department in Santa Fe, NM, and for the Albuquerque Branch Library of the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has over fifteen years of experience working at the University of New Mexico in academic support, health sciences, and library research and instruction. Ms. Kaimowitz worked for five years at the University of New Mexico Center for Academic Program Support, where her research interests focused on critical thinking, educational diversity, and collaborative learning.
As Director of Academic Success at the University of New Mexico School of Law, Ms. Kaimowitz is responsible for academic success programs aimed to improve students’ academic performance and success on the bar examination, in preparation for the practice of law. Ms. Kaimowitz’s experience with law practice, legal analysis, and academic support allow her to provide a range of academic success services tailored to diverse students’ needs.
Employer Liaison, Career Advisor
Stevie Nichols, Esq.
JD University of New Mexico School of Law, 2010
AB Dartmouth College, 2002
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, Stevie advises students and graduates on all aspects of the job search and professional development.
Prior to joining the Office of Student & Career Services, Stevie practiced civil litigation for over four years in the fields of labor and employment, and mass torts and pharmaceutical malpractice. Stevie 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.
Stevie 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.
Stevie 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 of her undergraduate studies learning the Choctaw language at the University of Oklahoma and with the Choctaw Nation.
Stevie’s thirteen-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 Stevie to provide a first-hand perspective to students and alumni in their search for employment.