Assistant Deans

Alexis Archbold

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

Alexis's bio

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.  

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Counselling and Wellness



Salima Jadavji

Salima Jadavji, Health and Wellness Counsellor
Room: Flavelle 411

Salima provides individual assessment, counseling and guidance to J.D. students on situational/personal challenges such as relationship and family stressors, medical illness, disability, stress management, grief and loss, self-esteem, development and resiliency, depression and anxiety to name a few. She also provides assistance to J.D. students accessing resources, petitioning for changes to academic programs or seeking academic accommodations, navigating law school policies and procedure, and external referrals.

Program Coordinators and Managers

Sara-Marni Hubbard

Sara-Marni Hubbard, Student Programs Coordinator
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, organizes student events such as O-week, See Yourself Here, doggie days, etc. She also coordinates the student exchange program and serves as a liaison between the Faculty of Law and Accessibility Services.

Sara-Marni's bio

Amanda Carling

Amanda Carling, Manager, Indigenous Initiatives
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.

Career Development Office

Neil Dennis

Neil Dennis, Director
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. 

Neil's bio

Waleska Vernon

Waleska Anne Vernon, Career Development Counsellor
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.

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Karen Williamson

Karen Williamson, Recruitment Coordinator, Career Development Office
Room: Jackman P314

Admissions and Financial Aid

Aladdin Mohaghegh

Aladdin Mohaghegh, Senior Financial Aid Advisor
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.

Aladdin'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.

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Rejeanne Puran

Rejeanne Puran, Admissions and Financial Aid Coordinator

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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.

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Viel Tolentino

Viel Tolentino, Student Services Assistant

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
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!

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