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Student Affairs Office

The Student Affairs Office aims to create an engaging, supportive, and collegial environment for all University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School students.   

We are here for you. 

If you have a concern about any issue that is impacting your education or a suggestion on how to make your experience more rewarding, please reach out. You can stop in to meet with us or email your questions, suggestions and ideas to Student Affairs: 

Meet the Student Affairs Team:
Felicia Lin - Dean of Students

Dimitri Islam - Director for Student and Community Engagement

Melissa Clerval - Student Events Coordinator 

Maura Matthews - Academic & Student Affairs Coordinator

Claire Wallace - Assoc Dean, Academic Affairs & Student Affairs 

Office of Student Affairs
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6204
Tel: 215.898.7482


Student Event Planning 

Law School students are highly engaged outside of the classroom in a variety of activities. With over 100 student organizations and journals, this robust student life provides students with the opportunity to connect with the community and other classmates. Student organizations host 200+ events per year, from planning conferences, to volunteering with one of the many public interest organizations, our students foster a vibrant and engaging atmosphere. The Law School’s students are passionate campus and community leaders while also enjoying the social and recreational opportunities that the University and city have to offer. 


Leadership and Community Engagement 

Student leadership and community engagement are vital components to student life at the Law School. The Student Affairs Office seeks student growth in these areas by working with the Council of Student Representatives on policy initiatives and community building enterprises, and student club leaders as they take the helm of their organizations through instructional programming and meetings. Further, the Office hosts many programs, from a leadership bootcamp to orientation for new student leaders, to enhance development in this area. 

For community building, the Office offers numerous activities throughout the year to bolster student life. From season festivals, casual donut chats and lunches, scavenger hunts and more, the Office is committed to fostering a vibrant and close-knit community in engaging, interactive ways. 


Health and Wellness

A critical component of being an effective law student and lawyer is self-care and wellness. The Law School recognizes that good health habits start before you enter the profession and hosts a variety of free wellness programming - including physical fitness sessions, guided meditations, cognitive behavior therapy workshops, and healthy meal preparation classes - throughout the year for students. 

The Law School also has two embedded CAPS counselors, Heather Frost, LSW, and Carmen Moedano, LCSW, at the Law School. 

To make an appointment, contact CAPS at 215-898-7021, select option 2, and ask to schedule an initial Law School appointment with either Carmen or Heather. Or, email them directly at:
Heather -
Carmen -