Lourdes B. Fernandez

Lourdes B. Fernandez

Adjunct Professor of Bar Preparation

Email: lbfernandez@stu.edu

Phone: 305.623.2323

Mail:

St. Thomas University College of Law
Center for Professional Development
16401 NW 37th Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33054


Education:

B.S., Barry University
J.D., St. Thomas University College of Law


Expertise:

Bar Preparation
Career Counseling

Lourdes B. Fernandez

Lourdes B. Fernandez is the Assistant Dean for the Office for Career Development at St. Thomas University College of Law. Dean Fernandez, a graduate of St. Thomas Law, joined St. Thomas University College of Law as a Career Counselor in 2014, and as an Adjunct Professor of Law in 2020.

After graduating law school and before joining the St. Thomas Law faculty, Dean Fernandez served as a career law clerk to The Honorable Robert L. Dube and, later, to The Honorable Alicia M. Otazo-Reyes, at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division. Dean Fernandez clerked for over eleven years and the majority of the work she performed in federal court was handling the East Everglades Land Condemnation cases and Social Security Appeals. Dean Fernandez has extensive experience in conducting legal research and drafting reports and recommendations in civil cases, including Writ of Habeas Corpus petitions. Also, she assisted in criminal matters when the Judge was on duty.

Currently, Dean Fernandez oversees the Office for Career Development and facilitates the Bar Prep Skills II class, which provides a review and overview of Torts, Contracts, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure and assists students in preparing for the Multistate Bar Exam.

Courses

Current and Recent Courses

Bar Prep Skills II