Dean of Students

Janet Stearns

The Dean of Students is available to all students to address personal, academic and professional issues that develop during their law school career. Students are encouraged to reach out with any concerns.

Janet Stearns, Dean of Students and Lecturer in Law
Skype: janet.stearns
Phone: 305-284-4551
Location: Suite A-212 (2nd floor behind the fountain)

Some examples of areas where the Dean of Students may be a resource:

Dean Stearns also teaches Professional Responsibility in the fall and spring semesters. Professional Responsibility TWEN website


Notification of Absence Form - All students who will be absent from class for any reason should complete the Absence Notification Online Form. This form is submitted to the Dean of Students, who will forward it to the individual faculty members listed to notify of the reason for an absence. Some professors rely on this form and track reasons for an absence. Others only count total numbers of absences. If a student is in doubt about the policy in a given class, he or she should check with the instructor. The Dean of Students does not have the authority to excuse any absences. For any student who will be absent from class for more than three days due to a medical or personal emergency, please contact the Dean of Students Office directly at (305) 284-4551 or to discuss the circumstances.

Please use your Law School login and password to access the Absence Notification Online Form - using your full e-mail identifier (e.g. and your usual law school password).   

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Financial Aid


​AskUs - Reach out with any questions, concerns, or ideas:
Phone: 305-284-8616
When not on The Bricks or in the Student Lounge, students will find the AskUs team in A212A.

Dean of Students - Janet Stearns, Dean of Students and Lecturer in Law
Phone: 305-284-4551
Location: Suite A-212 (2nd floor behind the fountain)

Student Services

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