Angélica Salinas Evans ’95
Assistant Dean for Career Services
Counseling specialties: Corporate/In-House and Nonpracticing/J.D. Advantage Careers
Angélica leads the CSO in its mission to provide first-class professional development and career-related services to our students and recent graduates. Having previously served as the Associate Director for the CSO for 15 years, she is a dedicated and accomplished professional with a passion for guiding law students to successful and fulfilling legal careers. Prior to joining the CSO, Angélica spent seven years at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) as the Counsel and Assistant Director of the Fraud Unit. She has a wide range of legal experience, also having served as In-House Counsel to the Center for Health Care Services in San Antonio; Staff Attorney for TDI’s Enforcement Division; Contracts & Credentialing Director for Austin-Travis County MHMR Center; and as a solo practitioner focusing on family and criminal law matters. She received her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1995 and her B.A. in History from Texas A&M University in 1991.
Denyse Demel ’06
Senior Associate Director
Counseling specialties: Law Firms (small, midsize, and large firms)
Denyse works directly with the Assistant Dean in developing policies and procedures for students and employers and works towards technological enhancements to connect students and employers with the CSO. Denyse earned her B.A. in Economics with honors from The University of Texas at Austin in 2003 and her J.D. with honors from The University of Texas School of Law in 2006. While a student at Texas Law, Denyse was involved with the Women’s Law Caucus, Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law, and the Action Committee for Career Services. After law school, she practiced as a corporate and securities associate at Jackson Walker LLP in Dallas. During her time there, Denyse advised clients on a variety of business transactional matters including the representation of both buyers and sellers in public and private M&A transactions, private debt and equity offerings, corporate governance matters, and 1934 Act filings with the SEC. She also served as a mentor to summer associates.
Director of Professional Development
Career Development Coach
Mindy provides in-depth career coaching and professional development support covering a wide range of topics including self-assessment, career exploration, and job search strategy. Mindy earned her B.A. in Social Work with High Distinction from the University of Iowa and her J.D. magna cum laude from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. After graduating from law school, Mindy clerked for the Honorable Richard L. Young in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and then practiced in Chicago as a litigator for more than 10 years. Most recently, Mindy served as the Associate Director of Career Services at the University of Chicago Law School for three years before moving to Austin.
Kaycee Crisp ’08
Counseling specialties: Government
Kaycee advises students who are interested in government career pathways. She creates materials, presents panels and workshops on government-related topics, and coordinates the Public Service Career Fair along with Rachel Quiroz. Kaycee earned her B.A. in Economics with honors from Texas A&M University in 2005 and her J.D. with honors from The University of Texas School of Law in 2008. While a student at Texas Law, Kaycee was involved with the Texas Review of Litigation, the Juvenile Justice Clinic, and the Prosecution Internship Program, and served as a mentor in what is now the Dean’s Fellows Program. Since graduating from law school, Kaycee has practiced in a number of different government settings including as an assistant attorney general for the Texas Attorney General’s Office, as an enforcement attorney for the Texas Department of Insurance, and as an assistant district attorney for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. Kaycee has also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jane J. Boyle in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and as an associate with King & Spalding, LLP in their Washington D.C. office where her practice focused on cases involving various government investigations.
Counseling specialties: Intellectual Property Practice, Law Firms, Legal Academia
Marilyn advises students who are interested in pursuing IP in private- or public-sector settings, as well as those interested in working in law firms generally. She can provide insights to those interested in teaching law. Marilyn earned her B.A. from the University of Alabama and her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she served as a Note Editor for the Stanford Law Review. She began her legal career with a clerkship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and then joined the firm now known as Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in Washington, D.C., as an associate in the real estate group. She later practiced with Marriott Corporation’s Hotel Development Division and served in the government as a lawyer for the Resolution Trust Corporation. She has taught Property, Land Use, and other law school courses related to real estate and finance. Most recently, Marilyn served for more than 20 years in the Yale Law School Career Development Office where she focused primarily on judicial clerkships but also worked with students seeking opportunities in the public and private sectors, as well as legal academia.
Abbey C. Gray ’06
Counseling specialties: Law Firms, LL.M. and International students
Abbey advises students interested in law firms, as well as well as domestic and foreign-trained LL.M. students. After earning a B.A. in mathematics and economics at Texas State University, Abbey worked as a research analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In 2006 she earned her J.D. at The University of Texas School of Law. While in law school, she served as an Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review. Following a clerkship with the Honorable Sim Lake in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Abbey joined the tax practices of the Dallas and Austin offices of Baker Botts, LLP. She later practiced commercial litigation at two Austin litigation boutiques and taught Media Law and Ethics at Texas State University.
Counseling specialties: Law Firms, Sports & Entertainment Law
Jordan advises students interested in law firms, as well as well as those interested in sports and entertainment law. After graduating from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Jordan worked in management consulting at EY. In 2019, he earned his J.D. at UCLA School of Law, specializing in media, entertainment, technology, and sports. While in law school, he served as President of the Sports Law Federation. During law school, Jordan interned at Starz, Marvel Studios and Miramax. He was a summer associate at Proskauer Rose LLP in Century City. Following graduation, Jordan worked in the corporate practice of Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Century City before joining the entertainment group at Sheppard Mullin LLP in Century City. Most recently, Jordan worked in talent management at Anonymous Content, a production and management company in Los Angeles.
Mary Murphy ’11
Counseling specialties: Public Interest and Public Defense
Mary advises students considering careers in public interest law. She creates materials and presents panels and workshops on public interest-related topics and coordinates the Public Service Expo along with Tim Morales. Mary earned her B.A. in Social Justice Analysis from Georgetown University in 2006 and her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 2011. While attending Texas Law, Mary was Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights and a member of the Public Interest Law Association. After law school, Mary was awarded a Public Defender Corps fellowship, funded by Equal Justice Works and Gideon’s Promise, to practice as a staff attorney at the Orleans Public Defenders where she represented clients in misdemeanor and felony cases for more than three years. Most recently, Mary has been a staff attorney with the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights in New Orleans.
Director of Judicial Programs
Counseling specialties: Judicial Clerkships
Kathleen advises students throughout their legal education who are interested in pursuing judicial clerkships. After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School and practicing law as a corporate attorney, Kathleen shifted her career to one focused on advising law students and attorneys. She served as the Associate Director for Student Development at The University of Pennsylvania Law School, the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Yale Law School, and as a Senior Consultant for Naomi Beard & Associates, Inc. before joining Texas Law. Kathleen received her B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from Wake Forest University, a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
Judicial Clerkship Program Coordinator
Ben is responsible for the daily operations of the program including handling letters of recommendation as well as maintaining our online presence and databases to support those seeking judicial clerkships. He spent over two decades in law related education. Ben graduated from Louisiana Tech University with both his B.S. and M.S. in Education.
Amanda greets visitors, schedules career counseling appointments, and handles requests for various CSO resources including reciprocity and peer-to-peer insights. She maintains the CSO’s Job Bank on Symplicity and handles special projects as needed for the Assistant Dean and Senior Associate Director. She received her B.A. in English Literature at California State University in Long Beach and has a certificate in Paralegal Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. Amanda previously worked at The University of Texas at Austin for UT High School as a Student Services Representative and ESL Services in the International Office as an English Language Instructor.
CSO Events Specialist
Tim coordinates the on-campus Texas Connects: Public Service Expo, the Public Service Table Talk, as well as off-campus interview programs in Boston and New York by recruiting and scheduling employers, collecting and distributing student materials, familiarizing students and employers with various Symplicity modules, and facilitating interview schedules. Additionally, he handles program logistics for CSO panels, workshops, and networking receptions, including Texas Connects: Careers in Law for 1Ls. Tim graduated from Texas State University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice.
On-Campus Interview Coordinator
Rachel coordinates our August, October, and Spring On-Campus Interviews, as well as the Public Service Career Fair, by recruiting and scheduling employers, collecting and distributing student materials, familiarizing students and employers with various Symplicity modules, and facilitating interview schedules. She also oversees the Mock Interview Program for 1Ls. Rachel graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Health Education.
Cecilia compiles summer and graduate employment statistics as well as other statistical information provided to the American Bar Association and NALP. She also assists with additional student and postgraduate projects for the Assistant Dean, Senior Associate Director, and staff. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in Linguistics.
Andrea Stanfill Castro
Andrea provides administrative support to the Judicial Clerkship Program. Prior to joining the CSO, she worked for the College of Liberal Arts at the Hindi Urdu Flagship. Andrea graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in International Relations and Global Studies and a B.A. in French.
Mason is responsible for working collaboratively with the counseling and administrative staff to design, produce, and deliver educational and marketing content. Additionally, he is responsible for managing data and ensuring that Symplicity, the CSO website, and other technology platforms are running smoothly. He received his B.A. in Political Science at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.