Meet our team
Jenny Redix Jordan
Jenny Redix Jordan joined the UMKC Law Career Services Office in 2011. She manages all aspects of the CSO, including career and professional development programming, employer relations, and career advising for students and alumni.
Jenny is a graduate of UMKC School of Law. She received her B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa and worked as a social worker before attending law school. Following law school, Jenny clerked for The Honorable Sandra Midkiff of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri and practiced before the state and federal courts of Missouri and Kansas with The Henning Law Firm. She also worked in lawyer recruitment, business development, and account management for a legal services company. Jenny is active in the bar, serving on the boards of the Association for Women Lawyers, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Section, and The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section.
Shannon O’Bryan joined the UMKC Law Career Services Office in 2012. In addition to serving as a career advisor for students and alumni, Shannon leads student outreach efforts, is the program director for the Pro Bono Program, and assists in managing all aspects of the CSO.
Shannon received her B.S. in psychology from Truman State University and her J.D. from the University of Kansas. Immediately following law school, she worked as an associate attorney for the law firm of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, specializing in the sale, acquisition, development and leasing of commercial real property, and was an active member of the recruiting committee. She conducted on-campus interviews at regional law schools and was heavily involved in the planning and implementation of the Summer Associate Program. After five years, she joined the Session Law Firm as associate real estate counsel for the Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to joining UMKC Law, she served as in-house counsel for Benefits Direct.
Maggie Porras joined the UMKC Law Career Services Office in 2008. She keeps Symplicity on-track, coordinates the job board, on-campus interviews, and reciprocity requests, and assists the department with its delivery of programs and daily operations.
Maggie received a paralegal certificate in 2002 and an A.A.S. in paralegal studies in 2009 from Penn Valley Community College. She has more than 13 years of experience as a paralegal assisting Kansas City area law firms and attorneys in many areas of the law. Maggie is currently striving to obtain her double major in both Criminal Justice and Sociology while working full-time.