Office of the Dean of Students

Office of the Dean of Students

Our Mission

The Office of the Dean of Students at the University of Chicago Law School supports students from Orientation to Graduation and helps students on the path through their legal education. Our goal is to create an inclusive and safe environment for which students can thrive socially, emotionally, and academically. We aim to provide support with academic advising, wellness, inclusiveness, and community building programs.

Appointment Scheduling

You can schedule an appointment with Dean Todd, Lana Ammari, Jesse Landstrom, Candace Mui, or José Luis Rodríguez using our online appointment page.

Report a Concern

Students with a concern at the Law School may reach out directly to Dean of Students Charles Todd. 

For a variety of reporting options, please visit our Report an Issue page. 

Student Advising

JD degree students who wish to discuss academic advising issues, degree requirements, registration process, dual degree programs, academic accommodations, or other academic issues may schedule an appointment with Jesse Landstrom.

If you have questions about the accommodations process, please see the Assistance for Students with Disabilities page.

1Ls may also meet with the Peer Advisors, a group of 3L students who provide support and guidance. 

For advising related to health or other personal issues, leave of absence, or other general matters, students may schedule an appointment with Dean of Students Charles Todd.


Charles N. Todd

Dean of Students

See for:

  • Questions about Law School policies
  • General academic or student life questions
  • Submit a concern
  • Student emergencies
  • Leave of absence
  • Extended class absences
  • Significant student life or academic issues

Jesse Landstrom

Sr. Associate Director for Advising and Wellness Programs

See for:

  • Academic Advising appointments: review of degree requirements, planning for registration, long-term course planning, support for academic or personal challenges
  • Assistance for students with disabilities: general questions about the process for seeking accommodations and assistance with implementing accommodations at the Law School
  • Consultation and referrals on wellness resources
  • Wellness Programming at the Law School: questions, ideas, want to collaborate? Please be in touch.
  • Peer Advisor Program: questions about connecting with the Peer Advisors, or about their programs

More academic resources 

José Luis Rodríguez

Sr. Associate Director of Student Affairs & Diversity + Inclusion

See for:

  • Diversity and Inclusion programming
  • Student support for diversity and inclusion concerns 
  • Liaison to Faculty Diversity Committee
  • Student affinity group support
  • Pre-Orientation related questions 

More on Diversity & Inclusion at the Law School

Lana Ammari

Associate Director of Student Affairs

See for:

  • Academic Advising appointments for dual degree students: review of degree requirements, planning for registration, long-term course planning, support for academic or personal challenges
  • Hinton Moot Court related questions
  • Orientation related questions 


Candace Mui

Associate Director for Student Affairs and Programs

See for:

  • LSSO event planning, scheduling, speaker approvals, and event logistics
  • LSSO year-long planning
  • LSSO board elections and transitions
  • New LSSO leader training
  • LSSO policy questions
  • Graduation related questions and issues

More LSSO resources

Juan Nuno

Student Affairs Administrator

See for:

  • Student reimbursements
  • LSSO budgeting
  • LSSO event support and logistics
  • LSSO speaker payments and reimbursements
  • General law school questions

More on reimbursements and budgeting for students and LSSOs