In this episode, we talk about being a lawyer in Washington DC...in the 1990’s as a black female...we also chat about how University staff are growing their leadership skills on campus and about a new mentorship program for 1st and 2nd year law students at CU.
Alexia McCaskill is the Senior Director for Professional Development at the University of Colorado Law School. She joined Colorado Law’s Career Development Office in 2010 after practicing law for 20 years in Washington, DC. During her time as a practicing attorney, she represented labor unions and served on the legal staff of a federal political appointee.
Alexia originally joined Colorado Law as its Director for Government and Public Services Careers, a role she held for approximately 8 years serving as the office lead on public service career advising and building relationships with government and public interest employers. As a member of the CDO team, Alexia’s duties include counseling law students and alumni in all aspects of their career and professional development, designing and presenting programming in support of student professional development, managing the law school’s mentor program, and chairing the law school’s LRAP Committee. She has also served as the interim administrator of Colorado Law Leaders in Law and Community (LILAC) program which “addresses diversity in the broadest sense by recruiting and developing students from backgrounds underrepresented in law schools and in the legal profession. She continues to serve on the LILAC Committee.
Alexia recently completed CU’s 2020-2021 University Perspective Program, the purpose of which is “to develop and deepen the leadership capacity of staff on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.”
Alexia holds a B.A. in Psychology from Earlham College and a J.D. from Washington University School of Law.