Associate Dean of Student Affairs
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Dean David B. Jaffe is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs. He oversees all aspects of the Office of Student Affairs, which includes support for JD students from Orientation, through academic and personal counseling, organization development, to Commencement. A committed steward of law student wellness, Jaffe serves on the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP) as co-chair of the Law School Assistance Committee, and in 2015, he received the CoLAP Meritorious Service Award in recognition of his commitment to improving the lives of law students. He received a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.
- David Jaffe, The Key to Law Student Well-Being? We Have to Love Our Law Students, Washington College of Law Research Paper No. 2017-02 (Feb. 2018). Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3123262
- David Jaffe, et al., The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change (The Report of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being), Part II, Recommendations for Law Schools, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2017-19 (Aug. 2017). Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3021218
- David Jaffe, Jerome Organ & Katherine Bender, Suffering in Silence: The Survey of Law Student Well-Being and the Reluctance of Law Students to Seek Help for Substance Use and Mental Health Concerns, 66 Journal of Legal Education 1 (Sept. 2016). Available at: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2839290
- David Jaffe, Jerome Organ & Katherine Bender, Helping Law Students Get the Help They Need: An Analysis of Data Regarding Law Students’ Reluctance to Seek Help and Policy Recommendations for a Variety of Stakeholders, 84 The Bar Examiner 4 (Dec. 2015). Available at: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2815513