LSU Law Director of Career Services Gwendolyn Ferrell has been elected to serve as the 2022-24 Vice President of Member Services and Education for the National Association for Law Placement (NALP). NALP is an association of over 2,500 legal career professionals from both schools and firms who advise law students, lawyers, law offices, and law schools in North American and beyond.
In the role, Ferrell will assist the NALP President in conducting the affairs of the association, assume the responsibility to attend all meetings of the Board of Directors, and serve as Chair of the Regional Leadership Council. In the absence of the President, she will also preside at business meetings of the Board of Directors, the regions, and/or the general membership.
Ferrell’s election to Vice President of Member Services and Education reflects her many years of dedicated service to the association. She has been an active member of NALP since 1999, has served in multiple leadership positions, and has presented at several conferences hosted by the association. She served on the NALP Board of Directors from 2019 to 2021.
Ferrell joined the Office of Career Services in October 1999 as Assistant Director of Career Counseling. In 2004, she was promoted to Associate Director of Career Services, and in September 2019 she was named Interim Director of the Office of Career Services. She has served as Director of Career Services since January 2021.
Prior to joining LSU Law, Ferrell served in administrative human resource roles with Lafayette General Medical Center, and in recruitment and academic and career counseling roles with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The LSU Law Office of Career Services provides a wide variety of career planning and job search resources to help students and alumni find employment during law school and after graduation. Along with helping students define career objectives and identify employment opportunities based on their individual experiences, interests, values, skills and geographic preferences, the office facilitates on-campus interviews and sponsors a host of career-related programs throughout the year.