Mariana Mota Prado

Associate Dean

Mariana Mota Prado 

Academic Mentoring

  • Research Topics selection
  • Supervisor/Committee selection
  • Career options and strategies

Thesis and Dissertation Supervision

  • Questions regarding scope and content of supervision
  • Matters related with Faculty Supervisor
  • Issues related to SJD Committee

Directed Research

  • Direct Supervision
  • Advice and guidance on Supervisor and Theme Selection
  • Review of Draft Applications


Assistant Dean

Emily Orchard

Academic Advising

  • Course selection
  • Application of  SGS & Faculty of Law policies & regulations
  • Program and degree requirements
  • Grade appeals, academic offences
  • Alternative forms of evaluation
  • Coursework writing requirements
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Advising on SJD Area exams, 2nd yr presentation, defenses

Student Grant Applications

  • Review of draft applications

Awards and Financial Aid 

  • Funding issues

LLM/SJD Workshops

  • Content
  • Attendance (attendance is mandatory – missed sessions due to illness, etc., must be reported in writing via email)

SJD Advisors

  • Assignment of advisors to LLM students
  • Training and ongoing support to advisors


Coordinator, Accommodations and Academic Affairs 

Barbara Langlois     

Career Advising 

  • Career exploration and decision making
  • Review of job application materials (resume and cover letter writing)
  • Job interview preparation
  • Help locate resources and sources of career information within and outside the Faculty

Student Counseling

  • Personal counseling to help support you in achieving your personal and academic best
  • Referral to health, wellness and academic supports and resources

Accommodations, Extensions and Deferrals

  • Front line accommodations, paper extensions and exam deferrals, including recommendations to the Assistant Dean for final decisions. 
  • Supports to allow students with documented special needs to meet program requirements


  • Items to include in the Weekly Grad Digest


Graduate Program Coordinator

Tara Lock 

Registration & Enrolment

  • ROSI questions
  • eLegal/course selection procedures
  • Administering admissions conditions (processing official transcripts from admission)

LLM Lockers

  • Assignment

SJD Program Requirements

  • Scheduling of area exams, 2nd year presentations, defenses
  • Completion timelines and related inquiries

Grants, Awards, Financial Aid

  • Receipt and processing of applications and other financial aid forms (all major awards handled through the Faculty of Law, grants, travel grants, student loan forms)

General Information

  • Knowledge of, and referral to other campus services/resources
  • General program questions