Holly R Puckett, JD

Director of Career Services

Holly R. Puckett serves as the Director of Career Services and is committed to assisting employers, students, alumni, and donors to create internship and post-graduate employment opportunities. Holly coordinates employer outreach for private employer and business sectors, advises students one-on-one and in group settings, plans programming on campus to connect students with the legal market, and maintains the jobs database. One of her strengths is her ability to work closely with students to help them identify opportunities consistent with their individual career goals and then set out achievable steps to get on that path.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Holly held positions in management for locally owned businesses in the restaurant, arts education, and retail sectors in the Southeastern United States. She has more than a decade of work experience in law firm and nonprofit legal settings in the state of Oregon.

Holly loves a well organized spreadsheet and details focused tasks generally, including jewelry making such as bead weaving and wire work. She has been described as fanatical about dogs (although her current fuzzy best pal is a rescue cat named Carol) and enjoys music as a former instructor and songwriter in vocal and guitar performance.


For students, Holly is a primary career counselor for both private and public employment options, initially assigned surnames M-Z. She coordinates fall and spring recruitment, on-campus-interviews, Pop-UP interviews, and job postings, as well as career programming panels and networking opportunities. Holly maintains the Career Connect database and is an instructor in the 1L Foundations course.

For employers, Holly is the point of contact for private law firm and business employer outreach for student hiring She is happy to work with employers in any stage of the recruitment process, and can connect interested employers with our students for information sessions and formal recruitment.

For alumni, Holly provides lifetime career advising and loves to connect alumni to students in networking and career exploration opportunities.

For donors, Holly is available to connect you with our giving team to discuss the impact that your donation to the Lezak Legacy Program, the Public Interest Law Project, or the Loan Repayment Assistance Program can have in making public interest possible for our students and alumni.

Additional Information

Holly’s Program Focus:

Student and Alumni Career Advising:

  • Primary Adviser for surnames M-Z

  • Private Law Firm, Business, and Public Interest Employment

Employer Outreach

Career Connect Database


  • Job Postings

  • Fall Recruitment / On-Campus-Interviews

  • Spring Recruitment / On-Campus-Interviews

  • Pop-Up-Interviews

1L Foundations of Legal Practice, Instructor

Career Services Programming



JD, University of Alabama School of Law

BA, University of Alabama
(Psychology, Theater)



Oregon State Bar, Member
House of Delegates 2016-Present

Oregon Women Lawyers

Multnomah Bar Association

National Association of Legal Professionals

Oregon Legal Recruiters Association (Technology Director 2019-present)