Office of Student Affairs

Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) provides comprehensive support for law students. This office is where students conduct most of their daily business -- turning in Legal Research and Writing assignments, registering for classes, scheduling rooms for student organization events, and rescheduling examinations -- just to name a few. The OSA also oversees registration for law courses, administering examinations, and Commencement in the spring.

Friendly Reminders

Law 1 Orientation Program: "Structure of the Law System," Presented by Professor Jeffrey Dobbins.  Click here to view Professor Dobbin's power point slides from his presentation.

Departmental Moves on Campus/Campus Map.  This has been a busy summer on campus.  The planning and implementation of the departmental moves were made with a goal in mind to streamline processes for students, staff, and faculty.  For example, the Financial Aid Department and the University Registrar's Office have moved from the Putnum University Center to the first floor of Waller Hall.  This move better serves students so there's only one place they need to go for financial aid, registration, and student account issues.  Click here to view a campus map which highlights of the departmental moves that mostly affect students.

Class of 2015 Graduation Checks.  During the first two weeks of the Fall 2014 semester, all 3Ls and graduating LLMs should make their appointments to have a graduation check with either Ann Abbott or Phom Ashford.  Log into WISE to access the "Law Grad Checks" page and sign up!

  • LLM degree candidates should sign with Ann Abbott.
  • JD degree candidates with last names A-K should sign up with Ann Abbott. 
  • JD degree candidates with last names L-Z should sign up with Phom Ashford. 

First Assignments.  First Assignments are posted on the Fall 2014 Semester Material page as we receive them.  Remember, some professors prefer to use WISE or TWEN, so check those resources as well!

How to Waive the University Student Health Insurance.  If you already have comparable health insurance coverage and would like to opt out of the University issued student health insurance, visit the Bishop Health Student Insurance web page.  The Fall 2015 deadline to opt-out of the student health insurance is Monday, September 15, 2014 by 5:00 pm.

Parking Permits.  If you ordered your parking permit from Campus Safety, it will be delivered to the OSA within 2-3 working days for you to pick up from our office.  Parking permits are not required in the general parking lots until Wednesday, August 27th.  Permits are required for the reserved parking lots at all times.

Locker Items.  Each summer lockers are cleaned out and combinations are re-keyed.  Every August locker assignments are issued to incoming 1L, LLM, & MLS students.  Any other students who wish to have a locker may sign up for one during the first week of classes at the OSA starting with the first day of classes.  Locker contents will be held in the OSA for student pick up until Friday, September 5th.  Thereafter, any unclaimed items will be either donated or discarded.

Summer School 2014 Final Exams/Laptop sign-ups.  Refer to the summer semester materials page to access the examination schedule.  Laptop sign-ups are available at the OSA.

Summer Mailing Addresses.  Please make sure to update your mailing address with the "Fusser Guide Update" link via JASON.

Fall 2014 Registration.  WebAdvisor is open all summer for students to make adjustments to their schedules until Friday, August 22, 2014 at 12:00 noon.


2014-2015 Law Student Handbook.  The 2014-2015 Law Student Handbook is posted online.  

Class Attendance Tracking.  The attendance tracking in JASON is recorded weekly as we receive attendance sheets from the faculty; however, it is ultimately the student's responsibility to track attendance, as reporting in JASON may not always be up to date.

If you find a discrepancy in the records (for example, if you were marked absent on a day that you were in class), email or contact the professor to ask them to notify the OSA to correct the attendance date in question.  We can only make a correction if the request is from the Professor.  If you know you were absent on a certain date, but JASON doesn't reflect it, please contact either the professor or the OSA to see if the attendance sheets have been turned in for the class in question.

OSA Notary Policy Change.  Effective July 1, 2013, the OSA notary services are limited to WUCL students and graduates for purposes of application to state bar examinations.

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Rick's Cafe Regular Hours

Rick's Cafe will reopen on Tuesday, August 26th for the Fall 2014 Semester.

  • Monday - Thursday:  8:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday:  Closed

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