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Office of Student Affairs

Welcome to Student Affairs. Our offices oversee the experience of all CLS students and our goal is to make your time with us positive, enriching and gratifying. Your student affairs officers collectively have decades of experience as lawyers and administrators and we use all of our knowledge and expertise to support you! We would love to hear from you.

Department Services

To contact student-facing administrative departments, please follow the links below.

  • Executive LL.M. Program

    Julie Sculli, Director
    Admissions, advising, and student services for students in the 24-credit Executive LL.M. Program in Global Business Law.

  • Financial Aid

    Charles DeRubeis, Executive Director
    JD grant evaluation, student loan application processing, financial aid & funding counseling, and administration of the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).

  • Graduate Legal Studies

    Sylvia Polo, Dean
    Admissions, advising, and student services for students in the full-year LL.M. and JSD programs.

  • International Programs

    Audrey Baker, Director of International Programs
    Study abroad: International dual degrees and exchanges.

  • Office of Career Services

    Marta Ricardo, Dean
    Private sector career advising for students and grads, On Campus Interviews (OCI), the Early Interview Program (EIP), and the LL.M. Job Fair. 

  • Office of Judicial Clerkships

    Andrea C. Saavedra, Esq., Dean
    Advising and application assistance for students and grads seeking judicial clerkships and summer judicial internships. 

  • Registration Services

    Hazel May, Dean
    Course registration, curricular planning, exam administration, grade processing, student record maintenance, and bar certification.

  • Social Justice Initiatives

    Erica Smock, Dean
    Public sector career advising (public interest, government, and human rights) and administration of the Guaranteed Summer Funding (GSF), Human Rights Internship (HRIP) and pro bono programs.

  • Student Services

    Yadira Ramos-Herbert, Dean
    Academic advising, support for student organizations and journals, and holistic student life services, including housing.

Student Affairs Administration

Dean Modeste holds open drop-in office hours for students on Thursdays between 2-4 p.m. Please stop by if you have a question or idea, or just want to chat. (Big Warren 803)

Petal Modeste

Petal Modeste

  • Associate Dean