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J.D. Orientation

Welcome Class of 2027! Start your onboarding process here.

Below you can find various information related to Orientation. The Orientation schedule will be available in August.


Andrea Saavedra, Associate Dean of Student and Registration Services, manages both the Student and Registration Services teams. From orientation to graduation, Andrea leads her teams in supporting students in all aspects from managing student organizations, helping guide you through course selection and providing support and guidance on how to manage your time as a student.

Jessica Valdes Jimenez, Executive Director of Student Services, Community Engagement, and Equity, leads our academic support and counseling team, plans student-facing programming, and serves on the Law School's Anti-Racism Coordinating Committee and Teaching Committee.

Jeffrey Bagares, Director of Operations, leads Student Services' business and finance operations, oversees event planning and contracts, provides guidance and oversight for the Law School's student organizations, and manages the course records system with Registration Services.

Jordan Carr, Associate Director for Academic Counseling, manages the Peer Mentor Program, student journals, wellness programming, international student advising, dual-degree advising and academic advising.

Lauren Levy, Associate Director of Academic Counseling and Students Support, counsels students, serves as a liaison for students who receive disability accommodations, and academic advising.

Bernice Jusino, Assistant Director of Student Services, is the contact for all student organization event listings, leads all event programming for the office and works with Associate Dean to develop, establish, and maintain operational standards of office to improve student experience and reduce inefficiencies.

Luke Christie, Assistant Director of Student Life, manages all aspects of on-campus housing, can help you explore the wide range of university housing options available, and supports student organizations and Student Services initiatives.

Gulshan Khonkeldieva, Student Services Coordinator, processes invoices for student organizations, oversees their mail distribution for student organizations, and supports Student Services programming.

Mario Porras, Student Services Coordinator, processes invoices and requests from student organizations, student reimbursements, and supports Student Services programming.

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Housing Information

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First-Year Curriculum

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