Assistant Deans

Alexis Archbold

Alexis Archbold, Assistant Dean, J.D. Program.

alexis.archbold@utoronto.ca  
416-978-5793
Room: Flavelle 343

Alexis 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 OWeek, student clubs and the SLS. Alexis also oversees the law school’s in-house public interest programs: Downtown Legal Services (DLS), Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS), the Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, the International Human Rights Program (IHRP), and Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC).

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

Alexis's bio

Sara Faherty

Sara Faherty, Assistant Dean Office of the Associate Dean

sara.faherty@utoronto.ca
416-946-7446
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. 

Sarah's bio

Student Mental Health and Wellness

  Terry Gardiner

Terry Gardiner, Student Mental Health and Wellness Program Manager

terry.gardiner@utoronto.ca

Room: Jackman P323

Terry is responsible for developing and supporting  implementation of the Faculty of Law’s Mental Health Strategy. He develops and facilitates learning activities and workshops and provides case management assistance to students regarding mental health and wellness experiences. He also helps to build connections with support services and providers across the University and in the wider community.

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

Terry's bio

Charlie Williams

 

Charlie Williams, On-Location Student Mental Health Counsellor

 

Charlie provides short-term, 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. Charlie is a social worker with the University of Toronto’s Health & Wellness Centre counselling team and is on-site at the Faculty of Law on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.   

Charlie’s bio
Reshma Dhodia

Reshma Dhrodia, On-Location Accessibility Advisor

Reshma.dhrodia@utoronto.ca

Reshma Dhrodia works with one-on-one with law students who are impacted by health and mental health concerns/disabilities and require accommodations to achieve their academic goals. As an Accessibility Advisor, her role includes maintaining privacy and confidentiality while helping registered students access disability-related accommodations. Reshma is a Social Worker who has engaged in equity work for over a decade specializing in disability, mental health, racism, and gender-based violence.

Program Coordinators and Managers

Sara-Marni Hubbard

Sara-Marni Hubbard, Student Life and Inclusivity Program Manager 

Sara.hubbard@utoronto.ca
416-978-4908
Room: Jackman P325

Sara-Marni is your go-to person for all things co-curricular and extra-curricular at the law school. She advises student clubs and government, co-chairs the health and wellness committee, and organizes student events such as orientation and See Yourself Here. She manages the student exchange program, the Academic Success Program, the Alumni Mentorship Program, etc. Sara-Marni also provides support to students with disabilities. 

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

Sara-Marni's bio

Amanda Carling

Amanda Carling, Manager, Indigenous Initiatives

iio.law@utoronto.ca
416-978-2583
Room:  Jackman P327

Amanda provides support to Indigenous law students, including counselling on career, academic, financial aid, and personal matters. Amanda also develops academic, experiential and cultural programming for any students interested in Aboriginal law.

During the Fall 2020 term, Amanda is available to meet students online Mon - Fri. 

Amanda's bio

Career Development Office

Neil Dennis

Neil Dennis, Director

neil.dennis@utoronto.ca
416-946-3033
Room: Jackman P302

Neil is responsible for planning, developing, and overseeing the delivery of carer development programs for Faculty of Law students.  In addition to counseling law students and graduates on career development strategies, he 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 Fall 2020 term, Neil is available to meet students online or by phone Mon - Fri. He will be at the law school on Tuesdays and alternating Fridays. 

Neil's bio

Waleska Vernon

Waleska Anne Vernon, Career Development Counsellor

waleska.vernon@utoronto.ca
416-978-2708
Room: Jackman P304

Waleska meets with students on all aspects of career counselling, including identifying practice areas of interest, reviewing application materials, providing advice on applying to various legal markets, and conducting mock interviews. Along with the Career Development Office team, she facilitates career-oriented programs and events throughout the year.

During the Fall 2020 term, Waleska is available to meet students online or by phone Mon - Fri. She will be at the law school on Thursdays and alternating Fridays. 

Waleska's bio

Admissions and Financial Aid

Aladdin Mohaghegh

Aladdin Mohaghegh, Senior Financial Aid Advisor

ala.mohaghegh@utoronto.ca
416-978-5842
Room: Jackman P306

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

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

Aladdin's bio

Jerome Poon-Ting

Jerome Poon-Ting, Senior Recruitment, Admissions & Diversity Outreach Officer

Jerome.poon.ting@utoronto.ca
416-978-6630
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

Rejeanne Puran

Rejeanne Puran, Admissions and Financial Aid Coordinator

For financial aid inquires: financialaid.law@utoronto.ca
For admissions inquiries: admissions.law@utoronto.ca
416-978-0214
Room: Jackman P316

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

Rejeanne's bio

Viel Tolentino

Viel Tolentino, Student Services Assistant

viel.tolentino@utoronto.ca
416-978-7875

Viel manages the front desk at the Student Services Hub. She provides assistance to the Admissions and Financial Aid teams.

Records Office

Vannessa Sears

Vannessa Sears, Assistant Registrar

records.law@utoronto.ca
416-978-0212
Room: Jackman P310

As the Assistant Registrar, Vannessa can be found in the Records Office and is the primary contact for administrative academic matters. Students can drop by or contact 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!

Vannessa's bio

 

Tammy-Lynn Pecoskie, Student Services Coordinator

records.law@utoronto.ca
416-978-0212
Room: Jackman P310

Tammy-Lynn provides academic support in the Records Office by advising students on degree requirements, course selection, assignment submissions, changes to immigration statuses, examinations, final grades, and JD combined programs. She also assists with implementing programming to foster students’ individual career development and coordinating networking activities between students and employers.

Tammy's bio

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