Contact Career Services

Address: 425 West Jefferson Street
Advocacy Center Room A214
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1601
Phone: 850.644.4495
Fax: 850.644.2109

The professional staff of the Career Services Office is eager to assist you in all stages of your career development and planning. Please contact us with any career-related questions you may have. The office is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We will do our best to accommodate requests for appointments outside of office hours as needed.

Meet the Career Services Team

Associate Dean for Career Services and Professional Development
Associate Dean Debra Henley

Debra Henley is the Associate Dean for Career Services and Professional Development. She also teaches Legislative Practice at FSU Law. She previously served for seven years as executive director of the Florida Justice Association (FJA). Henley also served as legislative director of the FJA for 18 years, as a civil trial attorney with Connor and Martinez, as a member of the staff of the Florida House of Representatives and as commissioner on the Florida Commission of Ethics, among other positions. Henley graduated from the FSU College of Law in December 1987 with high honors. She has a wealth of legal experience and an extensive network of professional legal relationships.

Florida State University
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Room A214D
Phone: 850.644.7471

Assistant Director
Alisa "Lisa" Duke

Lisa Duke moved from Fort Lauderdale to Tallahassee with her family in 2001. Her main area of practice since she graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1986 has been health care law, with a focus on transactional and regulatory work. She has represented hospitals, doctors, home health agencies, hospices, clinics, medical equipment providers and pharmacies, to name a few. Lisa has provided educational seminars to doctors, nurses and health care administrators on topics such as risk management, fraud, medical records and human resources. Early in her career she served as Associate General Counsel to the North Broward Hospital District (now “Broward Health”), a four hospital special district, where she took the lead on helping navigate the new demands of managed care. From there she moved to Broad and Cassel as part of their health care group with a focus on state and federal anti-kickback and fraud laws as well as labor law and health care compliance. Immediately prior to moving to Tallahassee, Lisa served for five years as in-house General Counsel for Medical Services of America, Inc, a large multi-state provider of health care services. At MSA, she created their first Corporate Compliance Program pursuant to federal requirements. In 2001, she opened her own firm as a sole practitioner to continue to provide legal assistance to her health care clients and others in Tallahassee. Lisa is a member of the Florida Bar. 

Florida State University
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Office A214E 
Phone: 850.645.0039

Information Manager and Career Advisor
Dekle headshot

Tre Dekle is an information manager and career advisor at the Career Services & Professional Development Office. With his extensive background in career services at Mercer University School of Law, Dekle brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. Before entering the student advising field, he worked as an assistant public defender in Orlando and later as an attorney with the Department of Children & Families.

He takes pride in providing personalized career counseling to students and helping them establish strong professional connections with potential employers. Also, outside of his role at FSU he volunteers as an attorney with Bay Area Legal Services and assists with various family law cases. Currently, Dekle is enrolled in an online master's program focused on higher education administration at the University of Florida and has tentative plans to pursue doctoral studies in the future.

Florida State University
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Room A214
Phone: 850.644.2262

Southeast Regional Recruiter
Sherri Rogers

Sherri Rogers received her J.D. from Florida State College of Law in 1992.  She has lived in Atlanta for more than 25 years with her husband Ben (who is also a graduate of the FSU College of Law) and their two children, Matt and Lydia.  Sherri previously worked for several years at the law firm of Bondurant, Mixson and Elmore, where she managed the firm’s legal recruiting and hiring process, provided support for the law library, and assisted in major litigation matters. She left the law firm to focus on family and volunteer responsibilities and gained extensive teaching, public speaking, fundraising and event planning experience while working as a volunteer leader for numerous school, church and public service organizations.  Sherri is excited to combine her broad experience with her strong passion for FSU to help support law school students and alums seeking legal employment in the Atlanta area.

Program Associate
Akilah Jackson headshot

Akilah Jackson has been a valuable program associate in the Career Services & Professional Development office at the Florida State College of Law since 2020. Prior to her work in the career services office, Jackson earned two degrees from Florida A&M University. She first completed her baccalaureate degree in Allied Health Services, graduating with the distinction of magna cum laude. She then pursued an MS in Sports Management, finishing the program with a summa cum laude.

Aside from her academic achievements, Jackson has performed various professional roles. She has served as a fiscal assistant, dean's assistant, and athletic trainer/supervisor. Beyond her work at FSU Law, Jackson's passion for physical fitness and wellness has become an integral part of her life. She holds certification as a personal trainer from the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and has trained with the Florida A&M University Athletics. Notably, she was also chosen as an activity ambassador for the 2020 NFL Professional Bowl.

Additionally, Jackson proudly holds membership in the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. Based in the College of Law Career Services and Professional Development Office, Jackson assumes a pivotal role in operational oversight and provides crucial administrative assistance to the career services staff and law school students. Her presence and expertise contribute significantly to the smooth operation of the College of Law Career Services and Professional Development Office Career Services office.

Florida State University
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Room A214
Phone: 850.644.4495