Student Affairs Office

The services provided by the Student Affairs Office include:

  • Counseling on non-academic matters (including issues of inclusive learning environments, stress reduction, academic performance, time management, and other personal matters)
  • 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 organizations
  • Programming and support on matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Helping 1Ls transition into law school through the Dean’s Fellows Program
  • Coordinating Orientation, Family & Friends Day, and Pro Bono & Student Life Awards

    Student Services Staff

  • Jennah Jones

    Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence
    MPAA 226 | (949) 824-1304

    Dr. Jennah Jones has over 15 years of experience working with students in a variety of settings, including leadership, academic advising, social justice, crisis management, instruction, residence life and student life. Before coming to UCI Law, she held positions at Syracuse, Duke, and North Carolina State universities and Dr. Jones is an adjunct professor at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. 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 Dr. Jones for: Individual Counseling, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership Opportunities, Student Organizations, Dean’s Fellows, Orientation

  • Debbie Mondares

    Student Life Program Manager
    MPAA 224 | (949) 824-8395

    Debbie Mondares has been a member of the UCI Law staff since the school’s inception. With over a decade of experience within the UC system, Debbie has demonstrated dedication to the support and development of our students. Debbie works tirelessly to ensure every student feels equipped to enrich our community culture by providing our student organizations with tools for success.

    Contact Debbie for: Student Organizations, Room Reservations for Student Events, Locker Assignments, Special Events Coordination

  • Elexus Yamada

    Student Affairs and Career Development Manager  
    MPAA 210-M | (949) 824-2840

    Elexus Yamada has been a member of the UCI Law community since July 2016. Each role she has held has placed focus on ways to assist her departments in running effectively and efficiently while also prioritizing student needs and contributing to the campus community. As Student Affairs and Career Development Manager, she will plan events like Orientation and Friends & Family Day and assist in managing On-Campus Interview Programs. Elexus received her B.A. in Communication from CSU San Marcos with a minor in Women’s Studies, an M.A. in Communication from Southern New Hampshire University, and most recently an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Loyola Marymount University where her thesis developed a pipeline initiative to increase Black male admittance in legal education.