Miami Law Dean of Students

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The Dean of Students:

  • oversees all extracurricular activities at the law school including more than 60 student organizations;
  • serves as advisor to the Student Bar Association, the Inter-Club Council and the Law Activity Fee Allocation Committee;
  • promotes Wellness Initiatives including the fall Wellness Week and other programs to support a healthy, balanced approach to law school;
  • addresses student disciplinary matters under the Honor Code and coordinates closely with Miami Law's Honor Council;
  • monitors absences via the online absence form and reports these to faculty;
  • responds to medical and personal issues that arise during law school, especially during the examination periods.
  • serves as a point person for active and former military service members and their families.
  • promotes diversity initiatives as the Title IX Coordinator for the School of Law, and will address concerns relating to discrimination including sexual harassment, violence, abuse or bullying.

Miami Law - “Say No to Sexual Assault and Violence”

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Student Leader Information Center


Janet StearnsJanet Stearns
Dean of Students and Lecturer in Law

Location: Suite A-212 (2nd floor behind the fountain)

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

Phone: 305-284-4551
Fax: 305-284-2740


Absence Notification Online Form

LAFAC Request For Funding

Log-in instructions: Log in with your full student e-mail address and your password.

Print-out instructions: Please print out the form before submitting it.