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 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



Jessie Kussin, On-Location Student Mental Health Counselor


Jessie provides brief, confidential psychotherapy and counselling on a range of issues including adjustment and transition issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship and family issues, body image, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. Jessie is a social worker with the University of Toronto’s Health & Wellness Centre counselling team and currently offers appointments Monday - Thursday.   

Jessie’s bio

Sara Gold, On-Location Accessibility Advisor

The Accessibility Advisor role includes maintaining privacy and confidentiality while helping registered students access disability-related accommodations. Sara works one-on-one with law students who are impacted by health and mental health concerns/disabilities and require accommodations to achieve their academic goals.   

 Sara's bio

Student Life

Terry Gardiner

Terry Gardiner, Director, Student Programs
Room: Flavelle 328B

The Student Life team focuses on supporting your law school experience. Our team brings you opportunities to learn about and participate in orientation, student clubs, community activities, Indigenous initiatives, experiential learning and promoting your mental and physical health. Terry leads the team, which is part of the broader Student Services group. Terry is available to meet with students in-person and online.

Terry's bio