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Meet the Team

In today’s competitive job market, law students must be superbly prepared, focused, and proactive in their efforts to secure their first professional positions. Michigan State Law’s Career Services Office (CSO) staff members work hard to equip you with the tools, resources, and connections needed for success.

Your CSO team will be active partners in your career search. Although the staff does not guarantee jobs, they do provide individual guidance and customize their services to satisfy your unique personal interests and professional goals.

CSO Staff

Front Row L-R: Kristin Sutton, Elliot Spoon, Naomi Gaynor Neilsen.  Back Row L-R: Phil Heavilin, Shawn Calabrese, Paul Edwards, Kristen Hintz

Professor Elliot Spoon, assistant dean for career development and professor of law in residence
spoone@law.msu.edu

Shawn Calabrese, associate director
calabr17@law.msu.edu

Paul Edwards, associate director
edwardsp@law.msu.edu

Phil Heavilin II, assistant director for recruitment and administration
heavilip@law.msu.edu

Kristen Hintz, associate director
hintzk@law.msu.edu

Naomi Gaynor Neilsen, associate director
naomi.neilsen@law.msu.edu

Kristin Sutton, administrative assistant
suttonk7@law.msu.edu


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