Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development
Pace University School of Law
Jill Backer was a criminal defense attorney in Chicago before going into legal sales. Upon return to her native NY in 2002, she took a job at Brooklyn Law School where she built one of the first employer outreach programs in the nation at a law school. Jill spent 12 years at Brooklyn Law School. She has been the Chair of the NALP employer outreach section. Jill has been the Assistant Dean at Pace Law School’s office of Career and Professional Development since 2014. While at Pace, Jill has been recognized twice by National Jurist magazine as having the most improved employment statistics in the country. Jill is a graduate of Marquette University and Quinnipiac University School of Law.