Assistant Deans

Sara Faherty

Sara Faherty, Assistant Dean Office of the Associate Dean
Room: Flavelle 339

Sara handles curricular and academic matters.  She oversees the Records Office, combined degree and certificate programs, the mooting program, academic appeals, externships, and the journals.  

During the Fall 2020 term, Sara is available to meet students in person and online Mon - Fri. 

Sara's bio


Eleonora Dimitriova

Eleonora Dimitrova, Interim Assistant Dean, JD Program
Room: Flavelle 343

Eleonora oversees Admissions, Financial Aid, the Career Development Office, academic support programs, health and wellness activities, student accommodations, the Indigenous Initiatives Office, and most non-credit student activities such as O-Week, student clubs and the SLS. Eleonora also oversees the law school’s in-house programs and clinics: Downtown Legal Services (DLS), Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS), the Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, the International Human Rights Program (IHRP),  the Investor Protection Clinic (IPC), Future of Law Lab, and Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC).  Eleonora is presently on a secondment as Interim Assistant Dean of the JD Program from September 2022.

Eleonora's bio


Student Mental Health and Wellness

Chantelle Brown-Kent

Chantelle Brown-Kent, Student Mental Health and Wellness Program Manager
Room: Jackman P323

Chantelle is responsible for developing and implementing the law school's mental health strategy. She creates and facilitates learning activities and workshops and provides case management assistance to students regarding mental health and wellness experiences. Chantelle also helps navigate and connect to resources within the law school, across the University and in the wider community.   She is available to students Mon - Thu.

Chantelle's bio


JD students at the Faculty of Law can easily access support services for their well-being and academic needs.

We offer confidential psychotherapy and counseling through our dedicated Mental Health Counselor from U of T Health & Wellness, covering various areas such as adjustment, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, family matters, body image, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Our onsite Counselor is part of U of T's Health & Wellness counseling team.

Additionally, JD students can schedule appointments with our dedicated Accessibility Advisor from U of T Accessibility Services. The Advisor ensures privacy and confidentiality while assisting our registered students impacted by physical and/or mental health concerns who require accommodations to achieve their academic goals.

One-on-one appointments with our onsite Mental Health Counselor or Accessibility Advisor need to be made through their respective central U of T Student Life departments.


Student Life

Sara-Marni Hubbard 

Sara-Marni Hubbard, Director, Student Programs
Room: Jackman P325 

Sara-Marni is your go-to office for all things co-curricular and extra-curricular at the law school. She advises student clubs and government, co-chairs the health and wellness advisory, and organizes student events such as orientation and See Yourself Here. Sara-Marni manages the student exchange program, the Academic Success Program and supports the Alumni Mentorship Program and Peer Mentorship Program.  

Sara-Marni's bio 


Julie Ann Shepard

Julie Ann Shepard, Manager, Indigenous Initiatives
Room:  Jackman P327

Julie Ann provides support to Indigenous law students, including counselling on career, academic, financial aid, and personal matters. Julie Ann also develops cultural programming, experiential and co-curricular activities for any students interested in Indigenous history, community and Aboriginal law.

Julie Ann's bio


Janice Asiimwe

Janice Asiimwe, Manager, Black Future Lawyers Program
Room:  Jackman P314

Janice oversees the day-to-day operation of BFL and its various activities, including developing and implementing mentorship opportunities, workshops, events, and the annual conference. Black Future Lawyers (BFL) was founded as collaboration between U of T Law, our Black Law Students’ Association (BLSA), members of our Black alumni community, and the broader legal profession. Funded by U of T's Provost's office, law firm donors, and U of T Law, BFL offers supports and engagement opportunities to Black undergraduate students who aspire to go to law school and become lawyers.  

Janice's bio


Career Development Office

Theresa Chan

Theresa Chan, Director
Room: Jackman P302

Theresa is responsible for planning, developing, and overseeing the delivery of career development programs for Faculty of Law students.  In addition to counseling law students and graduates on career development strategies, she also fosters and develops effective relationships with private and public employers, both domestic and international, with a view to expanding career opportunities for the Faculty. 

During the school year, Theresa is available to meet students in person, online or by phone. 

Theresa's bio


Aglaia Lowo

Aglaia Lowo, Career Development Counselor
Room: Jackman P304

Aglaia is responsible for counselling law students and graduates on career development strategies, including review of job application materials, preparation for interviews, and networking. Aglaia also assists with the Career Development Office’s online resources and guides for students, as well as workshops and events about summer recruitment, articling, clerkships, legal practice areas, and career paths beyond traditional legal practice.

Aglaia's bio


Admissions and Financial Aid

Irene Aiello


Irene Aiello, Manager, Financial Aid Program
Room: Jackman P306

Irene provides personal counselling to current and prospective JD students on all aspects of financial aid from their first year to post-graduation. She manages the JD Financial Aid Program and the Post-Graduation Debt Repayment Assistance Program, including the administration of scholarships and awards, bursaries, professional student loan programs and emergency loans.

 Irene's bio


Jerome Poon-Ting

Jerome Poon-Ting, Senior Recruitment, Admissions & Diversity Outreach Officer
Room: Jackman P308

Jerome conducts outreach and communication to prospective students and applicants, while overseeing the day-to-day operation of the admission process. Current JD students seek to volunteer with Jerome as Student Ambassadors, tour guides, and special event crew, to share their insights on being law students at UofT and living in Toronto.

Jerome's bio


Tammy-Lynn Pecoskie

Tammy-Lynn Pecoskie, Admissions and Financial Aid Coordinator

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Room: Jackman P316

Tammy  assists and advises students with their financial aid, including law school, government and external funding. She also provides advice to those seeking admission to U of T’s JD program through consultations and information sessions.

Tammy's bio


Erica Varga

Erica Varga, Student Services Administrator
Student Services Hub, 3rd floor Jackman

Erica manages front-line inquiries at the Student Services Hub and is the first point of contact for most student inquiries. She provides assistance to the Admissions and Financial Aid teams and supports student life events like JD orientation.

Erica’s bio


Records Office

Emily Jane Watson

Emily-Jane Watson, Records Coordinator

Room: Jackman P310

Students can drop by or contact Emily-Jane and the Records Office with any questions relating to course enrollment, assignment submissions, exams, grades, eLegal, ACORN/ROSI, Faculty of Law prizes & awards, JD combined programs, and to check on their degree progress. If we can’t help you then we can definitely connect you with someone who can!

Emily-Jane's bio



Kelli Brenton, Records Coordinator

Room: Jackman P310

Students can drop by or contact Kelli and the Records Office with any questions relating to course enrollment, assignment submissions, exams, grades, eLegal, ACORN/ROSI, Faculty of Law prizes & awards, JD combined programs, and to check on their degree progress. If we can’t help you then we can definitely connect you with someone who can!

For graduate students, please see the Meet Your Graduate Program Team page.