St. Mary’s University School of Law has appointed Faye M. Bracey as assistant dean for Career Services, effective June 1, 2009.

“I am very pleased that Ms. Bracey has agreed to head our Office of Career Services,” said Charles E. Cantú, dean of St. Mary’s School of Law. “I am especially pleased that she comes with not only a wealth of experience, but is also well known in the legal community. These contacts will prove invaluable in securing internship and employment opportunities for our students and graduates.”

A St. Mary’s School of Law alumna, Bracey has been dedicated to the students and alumni of St. Mary’s School of Law throughout her career and is more than prepared to take the Office of Career Services to a higher level of service for both students and alumni, according to Cantú.

Bracey earned her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and her Juris Doctorate degree in 1981. While at St. Mary’s, she was the editor-in-chief of the St. Mary’s Law Journal and was inducted into the Harlan Society, the honor society for the top ten percent of each graduating class.

Active in the San Antonio legal community and well known in legal circles across the state, Bracey practiced at several area firms, specializing in commercial real estate, and has taught for a number of years as an adjunct professor. She has served as president of St. Mary’s Law Alumni Association and as a member of the St. Mary’s University Board of Trustees. Bracey is a member of the Supreme Court of Texas Grievance Oversight Committee, the National Arbitration Forum, Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, Texas Bar Foundation, State Bar of Texas, and the San Antonio Bar Association. She has been admitted to the Supreme Court of Texas and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas.

Bracey brings experience and fresh ideas to the position, along with a renewed emphasis on placing students in more internships and jobs, providing more interactive services earlier in students’ law school careers and engaging alumni in the career placement process. Additionally, the Office of Career Services is working with alumni who are interested in a job change, providing resume review and career counseling.

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