Jennifer DiSanza

Assistant Dean for Student Life


I am the Assistant Dean for Student Life, responsible for student counseling, orientation, graduation, study abroad, transient students, and international students.  Student Life comprises Academic Success, Student Records, and general Student Services.  Together, we assist all students from orientation to graduation.


I started working in Law School Student Services in 2000. I received my law degree from the University of Maryland in 2002, a Master degree from Johns Hopkins University in 2005 and my undergraduate degree is in Business from Miami University in Ohio. 


When I joined the UofL, I recently left Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio after eight years as Assistant Dean of Student Administration, where I oversaw Student Affairs, Multicultural Affairs, Records and Registration and Health and Wellness.  While at Capital, I chaired a committee to create the school’s first LRAP (Loan Repayment Assistance Program) as well several other committees dedicated to Student Life.  Most recently, I was the 2013 Chair of the Association of American Law School’s Student Services Section. 

Prior to Capital, I was at the University of Maryland for six years as the Director of Student Affairs.  I was actively involved in all aspects of student services.  I was the advisor to the SBA, and liaison to all student organizations and actively planned both orientation and commencement.  I oversaw the Peer Advisor program, which I also instituted at Capital University. 

In both my previous higher education roles, I was the main academic advisor to all students.  I have met with students for all types of counseling issues and works closely with university and outside resources to ensure students are getting the best services possible while in law school.

Prior to law school, I worked for two large manufacturing companies, in both human resources and production management.


If you are a student and are unsure of where to go, please stop by my office (216).  I will either have the answer, or direct you to the correct department.  I have an open door policy, so feel free to come by.  If you would rather schedule an appointment, just email me and we can work something out.  I look forward to working with you!