Meet the Career Development Team
Assistant Dean for Career Development and Professor of Practice
Assistant Dean Shannon Trebbe leverages experience as both a judicial law clerk and a member of the hiring committee at a large international law firm to lead the Career Development Office team in helping law students to find meaningful employment. Shannon has integrated professional development topics into the law school curriculum by co-instructing Preparing to Practice, a mandatory course for first-year law students, which helps prepare students to enter the legal job market. Shannon also oversees Arizona Law’s externship program and serves as the faculty supervisor for summer judicial externs.
Before joining the Career Development Office, Shannon was an associate attorney in the appellate group of Steptoe & Johnson LLP and a judicial law clerk for Judge Daniel Barker (ret.) on the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One. Shannon received an Arizona Law JD in 2010, graduating summa cum laude and Order of the Coif. While in law school, Shannon was a Note Editor for the Arizona Law Review, on the founding board of the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, and a member of the ABA Appellate Advocacy moot court team.
Assistant Director, Career Development Office
James Carlson advises Arizona Law students on private sector employment and also serves as the faculty supervisor for private sector externships. Prior to joining the Career Development Office, James was an associate attorney in the Tucson office of Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P., a full-service law firm with nine locations throughout the western United States. As a former commercial litigator at a firm of over 400 attorneys, James offers invaluable insight and guidance to students interested in pursuing careers with law firms and other business enterprises. James received his Arizona Law JD in 2016, graduating magna cum laude. While at Arizona Law, James served as a board member on Arizona Law Review, competed nationally with the ABA Appellate Advocacy moot court team, and also won the Jenckes Closing Arguments competition against ASU in November 2015.
Prior to law school, James navigated the Great Recession by working anywhere that was hiring, from loading shipping containers at a junkyard in central Phoenix, to stocking ice cream in the freezer at Wal-Mart. Originally from Prescott, Arizona, James returns during the summer and winter to hike Granite Mountain and spend time in the Prescott National Forest. Although he practiced civil law, James studies criminal procedure with particular emphasis on the Fourth Amendment. When he wants to take a break from the legal profession, James spends time with his teammates and mentors at one of Tucson’s oldest Brazilian Jiu-jitsu establishments, where he has been a student since 2005.
Assistant Director, Career Development Office
Lisa is a Tucson native who returned to the College of Law community with the goal of helping all students with their career goals. Prior to joining the Career Development Office, Lisa worked as a delinquency and dependency attorney for the Maricopa County Office of the Public Advocate. For five years, she represented both children and parents involved in the Juvenile Court. Before delving into this important legal work, Lisa clerked for the Honorable Peter Cahill (Ret.) in Gila County. Together, Lisa and Judge Cahill created a multimedia presentation on the history of In the Matter of Gerald Gault that focuses on the local history and people involved in the seminal Supreme Court case. They continue to present all over the country. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law where she received a Certificate in Criminal Law and Policy, was a Note and Comment Editor for the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, and a student attorney with both the Criminal Defense Clinic and the Child and Family Law Clinic. Before law school, Lisa graduated in 2009 from Georgetown University and spent a year volunteering with City Year Inc., an AmeriCorps program, that created literacy programming for low-income schools in Miami, Florida.
Assistant Director, Employer Engagement
Shannon Walker serves as Assistant Director, Employer Engagement for the Career Development Office. In her role, Shannon builds strong relationships between legal employers and the Career Development Office, acts as a liaison to bring employment opportunities to Arizona Law students, and tracks employment trends in Arizona and the southwest. As part of her duties, Shannon assists in organizing and managing all Arizona Law interview programs, the Sonoran Desert Public Sector Career Fair, as well as numerous networking events. She is a native Tucsonan and graduate of the University of Arizona, having obtained her dual bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology in 2013. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration from Arizona State University.
Coordinator, Career Development Office
Laureana Jones currently serves as a Career Development Office Coordinator. In her role, Laureana assists the office in planning and coordinating all events hosted by the Career Development Office. A native Tucsonan, she discovered her passion for criminal law while completing her Bachelors in Law at the University of Arizona. During her time as an undergraduate, Laureana was a Supplemental Instructor and Tutor for Western Civilization and American History courses at Pima Community College where she thoroughly enjoyed guiding and helping students.
After graduating Cum Laude from the University of Arizona, Laureana worked as a Legal Secretary for the Pima County Attorney's Office, Criminal Division. At Pima County, Laureana was assigned to a trial team and assisted prosecutors preparing for various felony trials ranging from violent offenses such as Homicides and Aggravated Assaults to Narcotics and Burglaries. Laureana joins the Career Development Office to combine her love and knowledge of the law with her passion for helping students succeed academically and professionally.