From Pre-law Orientation in August to commencement in May, the staff in the office of Student Affairs works to ensure that students at CUNY School of Law have a supportive and professional environment in which to pursue a career in social justice lawyering. Cheryl Howard, the Dean of Students, is available to counsel students with individual academic or personal difficulties that may impact on their study of law. To further facilitate student success during law school, the staff in Student Affairs works directly with Career Services, the Children's Center, the Nurse Practitioner and the law school Clinical Social Worker to provide students an unparalleled range of support services.

The Student Affairs office is also responsible for providing support for students with disabilities, authorizing makeup exams, coordinating student government elections, advising student organizations, administering fellowships and scholarships, facilitating the scheduling of student activities, and acting as a clearinghouse for housing listings.

For more information please e-mail or call (718) 340-4207.


Student Organizations

CUNY School of Law student organizations cover many areas of interests, but students are encouraged to form and register new organizations if a specific interest or mission is not reflected in any of the existing organizations.

Career Planning

The Career Planning Office offers a range of services that effectively help students identify goals and then to search for employment, internships and funding, for summer, school-year or post-graduation, according to their experience and preferences.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

The Financial Aid Office administers various federal and state financial aid programs and offers an extensive network of services to assist students in meeting the costs related to their education.


Pro Bono and Public Service

Consistent with CUNY Law's public service mission, the Law School provides students with ample opportunities to engage in pro bono service work.

Registration & Records

The Office of Registration & Student Records Management handles registration functions, maintains students records, handles requests for transcripts and proof of enrollment, processes grades, and certifies students for graduation and the bar examination.

Legal Writing Center

One of the three writing fellows on staff will work with you one-on-one on your writing assignment. We can help you with overall structure, clarity, and grammar.