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OSA Staff

Kathleen Overly, Associate Dean
Sachi Sugimoto Rodgers, Director of Student Affairs
John McKiernan, Director of Academic Counseling & Programming
Reva Pollack, Director of Student Life
Marie Battista, Senior Administrative Assistant
Joseph Lynch, Publications Assistant
Directions to our Offices

Kathleen Overly, Associate Dean 

kathleen.overly@yale.edu
Room RM 88
432-7646

Kathleen B. Overly is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Yale Law School and she oversees the Career Development Office. In her role as Dean of Students, she serves as a liaison for students with faculty and administration. Dean Overly also oversees the Law School's student organizations and law journals, provides personal and academic counseling to students, and helps students to navigate Law School and University resources. In addition, Dean Overly and the rest of the Student Affairs team offer programming in connection with the Law School's Student Life initiatives. Dean Overly is a graduate of Michigan Law School, The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and Wake Forest University. She previously served as a corporate associate at DLA Piper in Washington, DC and at Sidley Austin in Chicago. Immediately before joining Yale Law School, Dean Overly served as the Associate Director for Student Development at The University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Sachi Sugimoto Rodgers, Director of Student Affairs

sachiko.sugimoto@yale.edu
Room RM 86
432-2273

Sachi is the Director for Student Affairs and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the office. She works primarily with the student organizations and student-run conference organizers to support co-curricular and extracurricular activities at the law school. She also advises students on event planning, website needs, and other logistical support. She works to promote and foster independent and collaborative programming by, with, and amongst student organizations. Sachi also works with the Student Representatives to promote Yale Law School's Student Life Initiatives and serves as a resource to assist students in navigating YLS and University resources. She is a graduate of Yale College with an MBA and culinary degree.

John McKiernan, Director of Academic Counseling & Programming

john.mckiernan@yale.edu
Room RM 92
436-2579

John provides academic advising to J.D. students, oversees academic and wellness programming, provides administrative and financial support for student journals, works closely with the Dean’s Advisors on peer mentorship for incoming J.D. students, and coordinates a range of other academic and personal student support services. Prior to joining Yale Law School in the summer of 2010, John spent five years working in housing & residence life at Seattle University and The University of Notre Dame, where he oversaw residence life activities, co-directed education abroad courses, and coordinated a range of undergraduate student life initiatives. John holds a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, a P.G.D. from the University of Oxford, and an M.B.A. from the University of Scranton. John enjoys cooking, judo, and college football in his free time.

Reva Pollack, Director of Student Life

reva.pollack@yale.edu
Room RM 90
432-6305

As the Director of Student Life, Reva manages the health and wellness initiatives of Yale Law School and provides personal counseling to students. She also works with the Student Representatives to promote Yale Law School's Student Life Initiatives, and coordinates the Dean’s Advisors on peer mentorship for incoming J.D. students. Reva is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Duke Law School. Prior to joining Yale, Reva practiced financial regulatory law with the Washington, D.C. offices of Latham & Watkins and Sidley Austin. In addition to her work at YLS, Reva also teaches fitness classes at the Payne Whitney Gym.

Marie Battista, Senior Administrative Assistant

marie.battista@yale.edu
432-7951
Room RM 85

Marie can help with student organization reimbursements. She also schedules appointments with Dean Overly. In addition, Marie is happy to answer questions and, when needed, direct students to the right office for help.

Joseph Lynch, Publications Assistant

joseph.lynch@yale.edu
432-7652
Room RM 85

Joe assists members of the student journals throughout the law journal production process. Joe provides clerical, financial and administrative support for the following Yale Law School Student Journals: Yale Journal of Law & Feminism; Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities; Yale Journal of International Law; Yale Journal on Regulation; Yale Law and Policy Review; Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal; Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics. Joe is also responsible for the oversight of the Yale Law School Student Journal websites. All questions regarding Student Journals can be directed to Joe, John, or Sachi (law.studentjournals@yale.edu).

Directions to our offices:
Exit the main building through the doors next to the L2 library entrance and head into the courtyard. Head left across the courtyard and enter the door immediately next to the bicycle rack (near the green metal sculpture). That's Ruttenberg Hall. Go up one flight of stairs -- that's the Mezzanine Level. Our office is on the right.

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Take the staircase immediately to the left as you enter the main building from the 127 Wall Street entrance (where building services is located). Go up the first flight of stairs and enter the door on your left. Follow the hallway up a slight incline and past the clinical professors' offices to an open area with brick floors. Our office is straight ahead.