Office of Student Services

Our staff creates a welcoming and safe environment for students by providing guidance on personal, academic, and professional issues.  We connect students with resources on and off campus, and facilitate relationships among students, faculty, and staff. We encourage students to make our office “home base,” the place to go when you have suggestions for improvements or when you need answers, help, and support. Have a question about your schedule or need advice about how to approach a professor? Want to propose a new student organization or talk to someone about a noisy neighbor? Our open-door policy means that we're always here to listen and point you in the right direction.  The services provided by our Dean of Students, Registrar’s Office, and Student Life Office include:

  • Advising students on course selection and sequencing
  • Counseling on academic and non-academic matters (including issues of academic performance, stress reduction, and other personal matters)
  • Informing students about the Academic Rules and providing mechanisms for redress of problems or concerns
  • Assisting with personal or family issues (e.g. illness or bereavement)
  • Sponsoring programs that promote health and wellness
  • Serving as liaison to SBA and other student groups
  • Connecting students to the University’s Disability Services Center
  • Helping 1Ls transition into law school through the Community Fellows Program
  • Coordinating Orientation and exam administration
  • Maintaining official student records
  • Scheduling courses and implementing course registration
  • Certifying students for admission to the bar

    Student Services Staff

  • Elizabeth Schroeder

    Assistant Dean for Student Services 
    (Dean of Students)
    EDU 1000, Room 1034 | (949) 824-1384

    Dean Schroeder brings more than three decades of experience as an attorney and two decades in management positions in public interest and government to UC Irvine School of Law. She directed the Law School’s Career Development Office before being named Assistant Dean for Student Services. Prior to joining UCI Law, she served as the Associate Director of the ACLU of Southern California for 15 years, and held high level government positions in New York City. She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. in Government from Oberlin College.

    Contact Dean Schroeder for: Academic Advising, Individual Counseling, Academic Rules Petitions, Honor Code Enforcement, Leaves of Absence

  • Jennah Jones

    Executive Director of Student Affairs
    EDU 1000, Room 1032 | (949) 824-1304

    Dr. Jennah Jones has over 10 years of experience working with students in a variety of settings, including leadership, academic advising, crisis management, instruction, residence life and student life. Before coming to UCI Law, she held positions at Syracuse, Duke, and North Carolina State universities. She received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of Southern California, her M.S. in Higher Education at Syracuse University, and her B.A. in Sociology at the University of San Diego.

    Contact Jennah for: Individual Counseling, Leadership Opportunities, Accommodations and Disability Services Needs, Student Organizations, Exam Administration, Orientation

  • Debbie Mondares

    Student Life Program Manager
    EDU 1000 | (949) 824-8395

    Debbie Mondares has over 25 years’ experience as an administrative and executive assistant at Project Concern International, UC San Diego, and UC Irvine. She is also an accomplished jewelry designer and puts her creative flair to good use on law school flyers and promotional materials. She provides administrative support for the entire Student Services Department.

    Contact Debbie for: Room Reservations for Student Events, Reimbursement of Student Expenses (non-student org related), Locker Assignments, Special Events Coordination, Appointments with Student Services Staff

  • Kenia Lara

    Student Services Coordinator

    Kenia Lara joined UCI Law in February 2019 as student services coordinator. She previously worked for Olive Crest Academy. Kenia earned her bachelor's degree in social ecology from UC Irvine.

  • Stephanie M. Santoro

    EDU 1000, Room 1028 | (949) 824-1486

    Stephanie Santoro joins UCI Law with 12 years’ experience as a Registrar in undergraduate, graduate, and professional school settings. She served most recently as Registrar at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles. Stephanie earned her B.A. in History at the University of Western Ontario, and her M.A. in Education-Curriculum Development and Instruction at the University of Phoenix. She enjoys traveling and spent a year living in Sweden; she’s also adventurous and has sky-dived, zip-lined, parasailed, and even jumped off the Stratosphere in Las Vegas.

    Contact Stephanie for: Transcripts, Certificates of Good Standing, Bar Certification, Course Registration/Information, Degree Audits

  • Tera Holmes

    Assistant Registrar
    EDU 1000, Room 1036 | (949) 824-6730

    Tera Holmes joined UCI Law in May 2016 with over 16 years of experience in Registrar offices in higher education, most recently as Online Registrar at the Ultimate Medical Academy (Florida), Registrar at ITT Technical Institute (Florida), and Associate Registrar at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. Tera earned her BA in Business and Law at Temple University, and an MS in Psychology at the University of Phoenix.  She also has her AA in Paralegal Studies from Pierce College.

    Contact Tera for: Transcripts, Certificates of Good Standing, Bar Certification, Course Registration/Information, Degree Audits