Kevin P. Oates
Senior Associate Dean of Students and Teaching Professor
Phone: 215.571.4719 - Email
Dean Oates oversees the Office of Student Affairs and the Academic Support program. He grants approvals for leaves of absences, withdrawals, and exam deferrals. He works with the governing board of the Student Bar Association on issues of student governance and the functioning and funding of student organizations. Dean Oates also provides personal and academic advice, and receives complaints for possible violations of the Code of Conduct.
Director of Academic Services
Phone: 215.571.4716 - Email
Theresa Gallo is responsible for the day-to-day operations and registrar functions of the office, including registration, grade release, letters of good standing, course evaluations, processing transfer credits, and exam administration. She is also the liaison for the law school’s joint degree programs.
Clare Keefe Coleman
Assistant Teaching Professor, Director of Student Advising and Writing Specialist
Phone: 215.571.4731 - Email
Professor Coleman is our writing specialist and director of student advising. As our writing specialist, she works with students at all points in the writing process – from helping them polish the first-semester research memo to brainstorming ideas for academic articles. She offers workshops on a variety of writing topics and works individually with students. As director of student advising, she meets with students for academic planning and personal advice and works with our various constituencies to plan programs throughout the year.
Associate Director of Financial Aid
Phone: 215.895.1044 - Email
Mary de Rivera works with students and prospective students in the process of financing their education, finding summer opportunities, handling post-graduation debt and bar exam costs.
Administrative Assistant, Office of Student Affairs
Phone: 215.571.4794 - Email
Dana Duggan assists with student inquiries and requests, exams, textbooks, lockers, and other administrative functions of student affairs.