Golden Gate University School of Law
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San Francisco, CA 94105


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Associate Dean for Law Career Development
Adjunct Professor, Externship Program

Corey Farris (GGU JD 06) is the Associate Dean for Law Career Development and an Adjunct Professor in the Externship Program at Golden Gate University School of Law. Her primary responsibilities include counseling students and alumni pursuing public interest and government employment while facilitating many of the law school's public interest programs. She administers the law school's Bridge Fellowship Program, the Pro Bono Honors Society, the ABA-required Graduate Employment Survey, and is the faculty mentor for those seeking the Public Interest Certificate Specialization. She also works with the law school's public interest and environmental law scholars. As an adjunct professor, Corey teaches skills-building courses aimed at helping students learn practical legal skills. Recent courses include the Advanced Legal Clinic and the Criminal Litigation Clinic, both within the externship program. When she's not at the law school, Corey volunteers with the OneJustice Bus acting as a supervising attorney during its expungement clinics. She also volunteers with Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach where she provides pro bono legal representation to unaccompanied minors requesting asylum status in the United States.

Prior to joining Golden Gate University, Corey worked with asbestos litigation boutique firm Kazan, McClain, Satterley, & Greenwood. In addition to her work on asbestos-related wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases, she worked as a pro bono attorney assisting women prisoners who were survivors of intimate partner battering. Corey then moved on to become a misdemeanor trial attorney with the Contra Costa Public Defenders Office before relocating to the San Francisco Public Defenders Office where she worked in both the misdemeanor and felony trial units. During her eight years as a public defender, Corey litigated dozens of trials on various criminal charges and has advocated for indigent clients during hundreds of motions and preliminary hearings. She has a long history of hiring GGU Law students as interns and has always admired the practical skills that they bring with them from GGU. As a practicing attorney, she provided mentorship and guidance to both current law students and alums and looks forward to continuing in that role here at GGU.

Director of Employer Outreach

Andrea Loh is the Director of Employer Outreach at Golden Gate University School of Law. Her primary responsibilities include conducting outreach with legal professionals in the Bay Area community to generate job opportunities, developing programs for students, and promoting alumni involvement with the University. Andrea advises students on issues related to engaging with Bay Area employers and serves as a liaison between Law Career Development and GGU law student organizations.

Andrea is also the principal attorney of Loh Legal P.C., a law practice dedicated to advocating on behalf of employees in the workplace. She provides advice, counseling, litigation-related services to current and former employees focusing on compensation packages, severance agreements, wage and hour violations, misclassification, retaliation, harassment, and discrimination.

Andrea received her JD and BBA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is licensed to practice law in California and New York. She has an extensive litigation background and has worked in the New York offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. She worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Beverly B. Martin in the Northern District of Georgia and the Honorable Frederic Block in the Eastern District of New York. During law school, she served externship at the Los Angeles Superior Court, Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Andrea is an active member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, San Francisco Trials Lawyers Association, the Asian American Bar Association, NALP, and BALRA. She is also a Co-Chair for the BASF Barristers Solo/Small Firm Section and the AABA Employment Committee. In her free time, Andrea enjoys being outdoors while cycling, running, and hiking.

Senior Program Coordinator

Usha Lama Manandhar is the Senior Program Coordinator for Law Career Development and Externship Programs. Her responsibilities include coordinating the administrative and logistical aspects of Law Career Development along with the Externship Programs, Bridge Fellowship Program, and Honors Lawyering Program.

Usha is originally from Nepal and she earned her MA in Education, Special Interest in Equity and Social Justice from San Francisco State University.

Recruiting Coordinator

Ricardo Rodriguez is the Recruiting Coordinator for Law Career Development at Golden Gate University School of Law. His primary responsibilities include supporting the department's use of data, employer outreach, and career development efforts, along with updating and publishing job opportunities online and in-house. Ricardo also manages LCD's social media sites as well as the GGU Law Career Symplicity account, coordinates spring and summer recruitment sessions, and assists with event planning. Other responsibilities include designing print and electronic materials to promote recruiting and outreach programs for the Law Career Development Office.

Prior to joining Golden Gate University, Ricardo worked for Redwood Healthcare Staffing as the Recruitment and Business Development Manager. With over 10 years of experience in recruiting and working with various employers in the greater Bay Area Ricardo brings a great sense of what it takes to build results-oriented relationships between employers and employees (students). Ricardo earned a Master's in Public Administration from California State University East Bay (Hayward), and a Bachelor in Mass Communication with an emphasis on Marketing and Public Relations.

Law Career Counselor

Neva Tassan is a Law Career Counselor with Golden Gate University. Neva advises students and alumni of the JD, LLM, and SJD programs, with a focus on recent graduates. She also manages the Open Doors 1L Job Shadow Program and is responsible for collecting employment information for ABA and NALP reporting.

Prior to joining Golden Gate University, Neva worked as a Deputy Public Defender in Orange County and went on to open a private practice as a solo criminal defense practitioner here in the Bay Area. Neva honed her trial skills at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming and worked in litigation for nearly a decade. During her practice, she provided training to law student interns and new attorney members of the California Bar.

Neva received her BA in Political Science from University of California, Berkeley and her JD from Golden Gate University in 2007.