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Career Development Office

2nd floor – 200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-565-4619
Office Hours: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Drop-In Counseling Hours:

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:30-10:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
3:00-5:00 p.m.3:00-5:00 p.m.3:00-5:00 p.m.3:00-5:00 p.m.

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Our Staff

Fairuz Abdullah
Director of Employer Relations
(415) 581-8867; 
e-mail Fairuz

Fairuz is a relationship builder. She works to create job opportunities for students and alums. She builds affiliations with employers and identifies new opportunities in the legal profession. She brings emotional intelligence, leadership skills and diverse professional experiences to her work. Fairuz is a certified Co-Active coach, and Myers Briggs Training Instructor (MBTI). She worked as a Family Law and Juvenile Dependency attorney before coming to Hastings. In her previous role with the CDO, as Director of Public Interest and Public Service, she designed programs and counseled students interested in social justice and government careers. She has been invited to speak at conferences on a number of career advancement topics, including micro-aggressions, bias and bad behavior and professional development topics such as time management and productivity. Fairuz is committed to diversity issues in the legal field and has served on the boards of minority bar associations and nonprofits. She received her B.A. in Political Science from U.C. Santa Cruz and her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Darell Alforte
Assistant Director for Employer Relations

(415) 703-8261; e-mail Darell

Darell acts as the bridge between employers and students/alums; please feel free to contact him for information about posting a position, the Early Interview Program, and other recruiting opportunities. Darell holds a B.S. from San Francisco State University. During his time at San Francisco State, he worked for the Student Outreach Services office as a campus tour guide and has then explored his affinity for student outreach and advising. Shortly after, he worked for a local nonprofit that provides college access services to high school students from low-income communities. Now at UC Hastings, Darell is excited to be involved in helping UC Hastings students/alums be key players in the law profession.

Gabriel Bellman
Director of Graduate Advising
(415) 565-4714; e-mail Gabriel

Gabriel primarily focuses on supporting each year’s graduating class. Before becoming an attorney and mediator, Gabriel helped start several award-winning television series for MTV and directed feature films and music videos. He brings extensive litigation experience representing both defendants and plaintiffs in civil and criminal cases and as a panel attorney for the AIDS Legal Referral Panel. He started his legal career at York, Hanawalt, and Brock before starting his own firm. He has been a panel mediator for BASF, mediates cases for the SF Department of Police Accountability, and conducts arbitrations for SF homeless shelters. He has worked at the SF Public Defender’s Office and the Drug Policy Alliance’s Office of Legal Affairs and with female prisoners through Justice Now. A UC Hastings graduate (’05), Gabriel received the Public Interest Law Certificate. Gabriel holds a B.A. from USC’s Film School and a Master’s degree in Social Thought from NYU. He has studied Irish Film at Trinity College in Dublin, painting in Madrid’s Prado Museum.

Koreen Kelleher
Director of the Alumni Mentor Program
(415) 565-4826; e-mail Koreen

Koreen Kelleher is the Director of the Alumni Mentor Program and a UC Hastings alum. She has worked in legal and JD-related positions during her career in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Koreen most recently served as a Senior Policy Analyst for the UC Office of the President, where she analyzed and recommended UC policy engagement on California legislation. She formerly served as the Assistant General Counsel for the League of California Cities, where she advised the lobbying team and worked with outside pro bono counsel on amicus briefs filed in the California and federal appellate courts and Supreme Courts. Koreen was also an associate with a healthcare law firm immediately after law school, and then an Assistant/Senior Assistant City Attorney in Palo Alto. She later served as General Counsel for Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada.

Amy Kimmel
Assistant Dean for the Career Development Office
(415) 565-4837; e-mail Amy

草莓视频福利院_鲁鲁国产在线视频_香蕉视颁appand strengthens relationships with employers, alums and students. After her graduation from UC Hastings in 2001, Amy was a partner in a small firm in Oakland with a diverse civil litigation practice. While at UC Hastings, Amy was a Senior Symposium Editor and note contributor for the Hastings Law Journal as well as a board member of Clara Foltz Feminist Association. She received her B.A. in Journalism from University of Oregon. Amy believes in engaging with community both on and off-campus and is the chair of the development board for the Oakland non-profit Center for Elders’ Independence.

Thomas Lee
Associate Director for Public Interest and Public Service

(415)-565-4856; email Thomas

Thomas focuses on supporting students interested in public interest, public service, and other nonprofit careers. An LA native, Thomas received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and his JD from Harvard Law School. He has worked his entire legal career in the nonprofit legal services field, including with the Eviction Defense Collaborative, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, and Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach. He has held various roles, from fellow, to staff attorney, to managing attorney. Thomas is excited to be at UC Hastings, helping the next generation of legal professionals make a difference in the world!

Alfred Si
Senior Administrative Assistant
(415) 565-4619; email Alfred

Alfred supports the day-to-day operations of the Career Development Office, and provides administrative and technical support to students and alumni for their career and professional development. He also serves as the primary logistical support for events and activities throughout the year. Raised in San Francisco, Alfred received his B.S. in Biology from the University of San Francisco. Prior to joining UC Hastings, he was involved in research projects at UCSF and also worked at USF as a lab manager. His experience as a director at Sylvan Learning, where he managed multiple academic programs and taught all subjects to students spanning from pre-kindergarten to disadvantaged young adults, has directed him to a career in higher education administration. Alfred’s goal at UC Hastings is to help students and alumni establish successful careers in the legal profession so that they can maximize their impact on the world.