Office of Student Services

The Office of Student Services offers academic and other counseling, works with student organizations and journals, plans programs and events, assists students with housing, coordinates health and wellness programs, and serves as a resource and sounding board for students as they navigate their way through the Law School.

The Office of Student Services is located on the fourth floor of William and June Warren Hall.

General Contact Information

Office of Student Services

Department Services

Much of our portfolio is dedicated to the J.D. experience although we do coordinate events for both the J.D. and LL.M. populations (student organization support, university-mandated compliance matters, and graduation). For J.D. students, we are here to help you navigate your academic pursuits, and ensure you meet your required 83-points of credit.

In general please reach out if you have questions about orientation, academic advising, academic support, student organization support, journals, diversity and inclusion programming, health and wellness programs, housing, or graduation, or if you are simply experiencing a disruption that has an impact on your ability to study.

  • Wellness and Support

    Columbia Law School is committed to supporting your health and well-being. A wide range of resources is available to help you fulfill your physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. 

  • Housing

    Students are eligible for a wide range of university housing, from Law School-only buildings to Columbia Residential buildings that house students from all of the university’s graduate and professional degree programs. 

  • Mentoring

    Learn about Columbia Law School, faculty, classes, student organizations, applying for jobs, living in New York City, and more from upper-class students.

  • Academic Advising

    Every student benefits from comprehensive academic advising and support services. Our team of seasoned advisers is here to help you take advantage of all the Law School has to offer, no matter which degree program you are pursuing. Take a look at our Academic Advising page for more information.

Meet the Student Services Team

Andrea Saavedra

Andrea Saavedra

  • Associate Dean for Registration and Student Services
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Jessica Valdes Jimenez

  • Executive Director of Student Services, Community Engagement, and Equity
Jeffrey Bagares

Jeffrey Bagares

  • Director of Operations
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Jordan Carr

  • Associate Director of Academic Counseling
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Lauren Levy

  • Associate Director of Academic Counseling and Student Support
Bernice Jusino

Bernice Jusino

  • Assistant Director of Student Services
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Luke Christie

  • Assistant Director of Student Life
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Gulshan Khonkeldieva

  • Student Services Coordinator