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Director of Diversity Education & Outreach
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Chicago, Illinois

Michelle is the Director of Diversity Education & Outreach at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. In this role, she develops and manages programs and activities related to the Law School’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. This includes counseling students, planning and executing events and initiatives, participating in recruitment efforts, and engaging faculty, staff, and alumni around issues related to diversity. She is a member of the Northwestern University Diversity Leaders Group and the University Diversity Council.

Formerly, she served as Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, Title IX Coordinator, and Disability Coordinator at Southern University Law Center (SULC). This position included serving as primary policy researcher for the Chancellor, being the primary point of contact for all Title IX related issues, and assessing, counseling, and administering accommodation services to students with disabilities. Prior to joining the Chancellor’s executive staff, she spent eight years as the Director of Career Services. In her capacity as director, she was responsible for setting career counseling policies and procedures, establishing relationships that produced career opportunities for students and alumni, providing career counseling, presenting workshops, seminars, and training sessions to students, and planning, operating, and managing job fairs. She was also an adjunct professor at SULC, where she taught Conflict of Laws, Education Law, Legal Research, and Real Estate Transactions.

Michelle currently serves as a Vice Chair for the Diversity & Inclusion Section of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), and recently completed service on the 2015-2017 NALP Board of Directors. She also served a two-year term on NALP’s Regional Resource Council and on the 2015-2020 Long Term Strategic Plan Committee. She received her B.A. in English, with distinction, from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.