Emily Scivoletto Named Dean of Students at UCLA School of Law

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UCLA School of Law
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Emily Scivoletto Named Dean of Students at UCLA School of Law

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 17, 2014 -- Emily Scivoletto has been named Dean of Students at UCLA School of Law. She joins the law school’s administration on August 4, 2014 from the University of San Diego School of Law (“USD”).

“We are delighted to welcome Emily Scivoletto to UCLA School of Law,” Dean Rachel F. Moran said. “She is a national leader in student services and her extensive experience will be invaluable in helping all of our students succeed academically and professionally during their time at UCLA Law.” 

Scivoletto served as the Dean of Students at USD since 2010, where she oversaw approximately 1,000 J.D. students and provided support to all students in meeting their academic goals and achieving success in law school classes and on the bar exam. In addition, she was responsible for academic advising, handling accommodations of students with disabilities, resolving student grievances, supervising student organizations and organizing all aspects of orientation and commencement.

“I am honored to join UCLA School of Law as the next Dean of Students,” Scivoletto said. “I look forward to working with Dean Moran and the entire UCLA Law community to enhance the student experience and assist students in their professional development.”

Scivoletto previously taught doctrinal and skills courses at UC Davis and McGeorge Law Schools, and she served as Director of Educational Outreach and Director of Academic Success. Prior to entering academia, she was an associate, and later a partner, at Tennant, Ingram & Randon in Sacramento, where she handled insurance defense and civil rights litigation cases. 

She currently serves as the chair of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Student Services through January 2015, and served as a member of the executive board from 2011-2014. She also served as program chair of the AALS Section on Academic Support from 2011-2013 and as awards committee chair in 2012. Scivoletto holds a J.D. degree from Pacific McGeorge School of Law, an M.A. degree in Education from California State University Sacramento and a B.A. degree from UC Irvine.

About UCLA School of Law
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