Tony Waller

Director of Public Sector Career Advising and Bar Exam Success Programming

B.S.A., J.D.,University of Georgia

Biographical Information: 

Anthony E. “Tony” Waller joined the University of Georgia School of Law in 2015, and he currently serves as the Career Development Office’s director of public sector career advising and bar exam success programming. He is responsible for advising students and alumni on public interest and governmental employment, as well as ensuring employers in those practices have access to School of Law students. He is also responsible for UGA Law’s bar success programing.

Prior to coming to UGA, Waller was the chief executive officer and executive director of Children First, a non-profit organization in Athens, where he successfully developed a year-end campaign that raised over $10,000, developed and adopted a three-year strategic framework with his board and represented the organization by speaking to civic groups and social service organizations in the community. He also served as the assistant dean for career planning and professional development at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he built and maintained relationships with alumni, employers, local and university community members and other stakeholders to develop employment opportunities for students and alumni. He has also previously served as the associate director of career services at the School of Law.

Waller is actively involved in the National Association of Law Placement, having served as a member of the Board of Directors, as vice chair of the Nominating Committee and the Conference Planning Committee, chair of the JD Advisors Section, as well as a member of the Technology Resource Group and the By-Law Review Committee. He currently serves as chair of the Developing the Professional Lawyer Work Group. He is also active in the community, serving on the Colham Ferry Elementary School and Oconee County Middle School PTO boards, as well as the Oconee County Superintendent Parents Council.

Waller earned his bachelor’s degree cum laude in agricultural economics and his law degree from UGA.