B.A., 2000, Ball State University
Sean Southern joined the Office of Professional Development in January 2011. He graduated from Ball State University with degrees in English and History and earned a Master of Arts in English from DePaul University. Sean graduated cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Following law school, Sean practiced law in both the public and private sectors. First, he joined a large Chicago law firm where he focused his practice on commercial leasing and other real estate matters. Thereafter, Sean represented indigent criminal defendants at the Office of the State Appellate Defender, obtaining favorable decisions on both direct appeal and in collateral proceedings.
Seanís responsibilities with the Office of Professional Development include developing and maintaining effective relationships with legal employers and the greater legal community, assisting alumni and students with job search strategies and resume design and administering the on-campus interview program.