Claire T. O’Keefe is an experienced law school administrator in the areas of admissions, student affairs, academic support and academic advising. Before joining the Law School, she had over eight years of law school administration experience including positions as Director of Admissions at Touro Law School and Director of Student Affairs at Hofstra Law School.
Ms. O’Keefe joined Ave Maria School of Law in August 2011 providing academic counseling and was an instructor for the Applied Critical Thinking and Legal Analysis course. She became the Director of Admissions in February of 2015, and was promoted to Assistant Dean of Admissions in December 2016. Ms. O’Keefe practiced in the areas of family law and labor law and spent nine years at the New York State Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General in the Labor Bureau. In that capacity, Ms. O’Keefe focused on appellate practice, which included defending state agencies, including the New York State Department of Labor and the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. Ms. O’Keefe has argued in the New York State Appellate Division and before the New York State Court of Appeals.