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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. 

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

Student Affairs Administration

Petal Modeste, Associate Dean

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)
To email Dean Modeste, click the button 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.