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J.D. Orientation

Welcome Class of 2025! Start your onboarding process here.

Dear Class of 2025,

I am thrilled to welcome you to Columbia Law School as a member of the Class of 2025! I am the Associate Dean of Student and Registration Services, and I lead our phenomenal Student and Registration Services teams. Our Student Services team facilitates the onboarding process, academic advising, housing, student life programs, and graduation. We believe that the Law School experience is much more than just what happens in the classroom and that together we can build an inclusive community that supports you as you explore your passions and take advantage of all that Columbia and New York City have to offer.

Throughout the summer, you will hear from us through our To-Do Tuesday newsletters, which contain important dates, RSVP information for events, welcome messages from various administrative offices, and other general information you should know or procedures to complete. Each task takes less than 20 minutes to complete and will help ensure your smooth transition to the Law School.

On behalf of the student-facing administrative offices, please let me reiterate that we are elated to welcome you to Columbia Law School! Should you have any questions, feel free to send us an email.

Yadira Ramos-Herbert


Best wishes,

Yadira Ramos-Herbert
Associate Dean of Student and Registration Services
Columbia Law School

Robert Ford, Executive Director of Student Services, Community Engagement, and Equity, provides academic support and counseling, oversees the dual degree programs, 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, Assistant Director for Academic Counseling, manages the Peer Mentor Program, student journals, wellness programming, international student advising, and community service projects.

Bernice Jusino, Senior Student Services Coordinator, is the contact for all student organization event listings on the Law School calendar and is the heart of the Student Services team.

Renee Dixon, Student Services Coordinator, oversees room assignments and provides administrative support for the Law School's student organizations, staff, and faculty.

Adrienne Leon, Housing and Student Life Manager, manages all aspects of on-campus housing and can help you explore the wide range of university housing options available, and oversees our marketing and digital communications.

Joel KosmanAcademic Advising and Wellness Coach, leads Student Services’ Health and Wellness efforts and supports our academic advising.

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