Office of Student Affairs
The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) provides advice and counseling on academic and personal matters for students and acts as a liaison between students, faculty, and other law school administrators. OSA provides important information to students on a variety of issues; acts as a liaison between students, faculty, and other administrators; provides advice and counseling on academic and personal matters; funds student organizations; coordinates student activities; designs programs ranging from orientation to graduation; and hosts workshops on academic and bar-related issues.
OSA’s specific services include:
- Coordinating student activities such as admit weekend, first-year orientation, and graduation.
- Hosting workshops designed to enhance students’ understanding of law school procedures and to facilitate a high quality of life for law students.
- Distributing the Weekly Brief, an electronic newsletter containing important deadlines, events, and notices for students.
- Overseeing the student organizations and working with the Law Association and Dean’s Office to provide funding through a combination of an annual budget, the Special Fund, and conference funding.
- Providing short-term counseling and other assistance with academic and personal problems, leaves of absence, and other issues that affect a law student’s life.
- Acting as the liaison between the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) and the Law School, and overseeing the process of providing accommodations to students with disabilities.