Lourdes B. Fernandez is the Assistant Dean for the Office for Career Development at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. She leads and oversees all events and programs within the Office for Career Development. Upon graduating law school, she accepted a Law Clerk position with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She clerked in Federal court for over 11 years before transitioning into academia.

Dean Fernandez is admitted to practice in Florida, and before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Upon her many memberships, affiliations and community involvements are being an active member of the Peter T. Fay American Inn of Court since 2003 and serving as the Assistant Treasurer for the Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter from 2004-2008.