Thomas Jefferson School of Law welcomes two new faces to Career Services. Starting in early August, Joshua D. Winneker will be joining TJSL as the new Assistant Dean for Career Services. Randy Reliford, the new Associate Director of Career Services, joined the Career Services team in May.
Dean Joshua D. Winneker
Dean Winneker comes to us from Widener University School of Law and Rider University where he taught Legal Methods I and II, Sports Law and the Business of Sports. Prior to that, he was the Director of Career Services at the Charleston School of Law and the Assistant Dean of Career Services at Seton Hall University School of Law. While in those positions, he also taught Employment Law, Legal Research and Writing I and II and New York Practice. Additionally, he currently serves as the on-line Sports Law Columnist for College Sports Business News.
Dean Winneker graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law where he was a member of the Seton Hall Law Review. Dean Winneker was a Summer Associate, Law Clerk and Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, in New York City in the Antitrust/Sports Law group. He also served for two years as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Garrett E. Brown, Jr., Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Following his clerkship, he was a litigation associate at Chicago-based Winston & Strawn LLP in their New York and New Jersey offices. Dean Winneker is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
According to Associate Dean for Student Affairs Beth Kransberger: “He brings in an impressive track record of being able to develop new placements at both his prior schools.”
“I’m excited about coming to TJSL,” said Dean Winneker. “I’m looking forward to working on hopefully increasing employer participation at the school. I’ve already started recruiting potential employers for TJSL students and graduates.”
Dean Winneker also hopes to get very involved with counseling students about their careers.
“I want to broaden their horizons, and broaden our connections,” said Winneker. “When the economy and job market are not booming, we have to be a little creative.”
Randy Reliford brings an extensive contact network with him to TJSL. He comes to us from the University of San Diego School of Law Career Services Office. Randy joined the USD office after four and a half years in practice as a litigator at Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg in Philadelphia.
He was a summer associate at Foley & Lardner and before that, an honors intern at the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Randy, a current member of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, is admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a graduate of Penn State University and the University of Wisconsin Law School.
“Joining the Career Services team at TJSL is very exciting because TJSL is a very progressive law school that employs new and innovative ways to teach its students,” Randy said. “My colleagues and the students I’ve met with so far are wonderful. The close relationship between Career Services, Admissions and Student Services makes for an excellent work situation that is very beneficial to the students.”