Ms. Burkhard joined the school of law as Director of Career Services in 1993. She graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1985, where she was an Executive Editor of the South Carolina Law Review. She was hired by the Columbia law firm of Boyd Knowlton Tate & Finlay (now Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd), where she practiced as a litigation attorney for eight years. Before attending law school, she was a high school English teacher and counselor. She received her M.A. in Education/Counseling from The Ohio State University and her B.A. in English from Ohio University.
Ms. Burkhard finds that her favorite part of the job is working one-on-one with students. She takes great satisfaction in helping students match their individual goals, values, and skills with the various career paths open to law school graduates.