MIZZOU LAW - Key Persons
Jennifer McGarr serves the law school as the assistant dean of career development. 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.
- Director of Public Interest Programs
- Is Director
Jennifer Riedy is director of public interest programs in the law school's Office of Career Development and Student Services. Previously she practiced family law in Grain Valley, Mo., at the Law Office of Lorri L. Wilbee-Kobe and was a law clerk for Commissioner Sherrill L. Rosen of the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County, Mo.
Riedy holds an undergraduate degree with honors in political science from MU and received her law degree cum laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. While in law school, she interned with the Honorable Robert E. Larsen with the United States District Court of Western Missouri, was a literary editor for the UMKC Law Review and was a member of the Student Bar Association.