Director of Career Services
BA, University of Minnesota
JD, Hamline University School of Law
Nancy Lochner joined the Hamline Law Career Services Office staff in 2000 after practicing franchise litigation at a boutique firm in Minneapolis. She also continued to work with the firm as a contract attorney until 2004 when she and her husband had the first of their two children.
At Hamline, Lochner is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Career Services Office. In addition to administration duties, she advises students and alumni, and coordinates and presents numerous programs on the topics of career and professional development. She is also active in the greater legal community and has participated and held leadership roles in, and presented to, various professional organizations.
A Minnesota native, Lochner graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in child psychology and later from Hamline Law with honors. While in law school, she clerked with a family law firm and later joined as an attorney. She also volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem, served as an associate and associate editor of the Hamline Law Review, was awarded Honorable Mention Best Oralist on the National Civil Rights Moot Court Team, and received a Minnesota State Bar Association Excellence in Employment Law Award.
Certifications, Trainings, and Admissions
Center for Applications of Psychological Type (CAPT) Certified Practitioner of the MBTI Step I and Step II
Licensed to Practice in the State of Minnesota (1998--present); U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (1998--2008)
Safe Zone Network Member, Hamline University
Legal Professional Memberships and Presentations
NALP – The Association for Legal Career Professionals
Best Practices in Law Student Professional Development, Co-Presenter, NALP Annual Education Conference, April 2009, Washington, D.C.
Law Student Professional Development Section – Member; Co-Chair Standards and Curricula Work Group (2009--10)
CSO Employer Outreach Section – Member; Vice Chair former Marketing and Outreach Committee (2005--06)
Experienced Professionals Section - Member
LGBT Section - Member
Judicial Clerkship Section – Member
Small & Medium Employers Committee - Vice Chair (2004--05)
Elected Midwest Regional Coordinator for Annual Education Conference (2005--06)
Minnesota Legal Career Professionals
Member; Vice President (2005)
Minnesota State Bar Association
Assembly (governing body - board of representatives 2011--12, now policy-making body) – Voting Representative; Governance Committee
Committee 36 (team-based support program for new graduates in their first 36 months of practice) – Member; Coordinator Programming Committee
Professionalism Committee – Member (2008--10); Co-Chair Law Student Professionalism Subcommittee (2008--10)
Women in the Legal Profession Committee (2008--09)
Law School Membership Task Force
The Minnesota New Lawyer “Asked & Answered” (chat/bulletin board), Expert: Job Search & Networking Section
Finding and Keeping a Job in Tough Economic Times: Strategies for New Lawyers that Really Work (Panelist, Moderator) biannual July 2009 – present, Minneapolis, MN
Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter – Law Student Outreach Committee Member
Minnesota Women Lawyers – Member
American Bar Association – Member
Law School Diversity Professionals – Advising Students of Color on Employment in the Age of Economic Crisis (Panelist) Third Annual Meeting, April 2009, Minneapolis, MN
The Future of Legal Practice: Notable Trends Across Employment Sectors (Panelist) American University, Washington College of Law 2011 Founders Celebration, February 2011, Washington, D.C.
Hamline University and Hamline University School of Law Committees
Law School Academic Affairs Committee (2011--present)
Law School Diversity & Student Affairs Committee (formerly Student & Alumni Services) (2001--present)
Law School Teaching and Learning Committee (2009--11)
Law School Learning Outcomes Assessment Task Force – Member; Data Practices Subcommittee; Grant Recipient (2008--09)
Law School Learning Outcomes Task Force (2007--08)
University Work Study Task Force (2007--08)
University Strategic Planning – Framework Group Member: Changing Realities (2006--07)
University Diversity Committee (2003--04)
Franchise Law Journal FRANCHISE DESK BOOK Selected State Laws, Commentary and Annotations (W. Michael Garner ed., 2001) -- Chapters on Iowa and Arkansas Franchise Laws.
Jeffery S. Haff and Nancy L. Lochner, Thinking Outside the Franchise Law Box: Is Our Area of Law Special? Should It Be, 20 Franchise Law Journal 101, 132 (Winter 2001).