Assistant Dean for Career Services
Thomas C. Ksobiech was named the Assistant Dean for Career Services at The University of Alabama School of Law in May 2008. In the position, he oversees all operations of the Career Services Office. This includes mapping strategies for employer recruitment, student and alumni counseling, resource allocation, and career services programming. Prior to this position, he served the Law School as the Assistant Director of Admissions. Mr. Ksobiech also serves as an adjunct professor and teaches Law Office Management, which gives students an understanding of the business of practicing law. The class focuses on the organization of law firms, the marketing and client development of a legal practice, and the management of a law firm’s resources: human, physical, and financial.
Mr. Ksobiech is an active member of NALP, the Association of Legal Career Professionals, and he has previously served as the Chair of both the Newer Professional Section and the Social Media Work Group. The NALP Journal has published five of his articles. His chosen topics included Law Student Professional Development, CSO and Admissions Office coordination, cover letter strategies, and moving from social media contacts to in-person meetings. Mr. Ksobiech also drafted NALP’s E-Guide on Law Student Professionalism on Twitter. In 2011, he was selected to speak at the NALP Annual Conference. There, he presented a program on CSO Counseling and Programming Strategies for One-L Law Students.
Mr. Ksobiech graduated magna cum laude from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa in 1997. He earned his Juris Doctor with Distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2000. Mr. Ksobiech spent the following six years as a practicing attorney in Kansas City, Missouri. During that time, he had the opportunity to represent plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil litigation, specializing in medical malpractice and product liability cases. He remains a member of the state bars of Kansas and Missouri.