Contact Admissions

JD Admissions Main Contact: wcladmit@wcl.american.edu
Phone: 202-274-4101, Available: Most Mon. Wed. and Fri. from 10am-1pm; and Tues. and Thur. from 2pm-5pm (ET)
 

Due to COVID-19, our university staff is currently working remotely for the fall 2020 semester. Although we have set times to reach us by phone (see above), we check our main email and staff emails on a constant basis. Also, if you would like to schedule a virtual appointment, please view the Calendly appointment links below for the staff available for appointments.

Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Akira Shiroma

Manages the Office of Admissions and the admissions review process.

Associate Director of Admissions Brooke Sandoval

Assists applicants with questions about course offerings, dual degree programs, and faculty contacts (those with general admissions questions should contact an Admissions Counselor-- listed below). Contact person for pre-law groups or other groups who want to learn more about our admissions process. Organizes Admitted Student Events and the Housing Conference. 
Email: sandoval@wcl.american.edu
Schedule an appointment: https://calendly.com/sandoval-1

Assistant Director of Admissions Nicholas Lim

Manages the admissions process for JD transfer and visiting students. Also manages the JD Transfer for Foreign Lawyers/LLM option. Contact person for international students (needing visas) who are applying/admitted to JD program. Admissions contact for the Public Interest/Public Service (PIPS) Scholarship. 
Email: nilim@wcl.american.edu
Schedule an appointment: https://calendly.com/nilim

Admissions Counselor Alex Richmond

Assists JD applicants with last name beginning with A-K with general admissions questions and their admission file.
Email: arichmon@wcl.american.edu
Schedule an appointment: https://calendly.com/arichmon

Admissions Counselor Jamie Katz

Assists JD applicants with last name beginning with L-Z with general admissions questions and their admission file.
Email: jakatz@wcl.american.edu
Schedule a virtual appointment: https://calendly.com/jakatz

Admissions Resources Coordinator Kathryne Mei Calo

Assists the Committee on Admissions with decision notifications, oversees recruitment event calendar, collects required forms from incoming students, and other office duties.
Email: kcalo@wcl.american.edu

Admissions specialist lydia Pritchard

Coordinates Admissions social media and other marketing projects. Assists with events coordination, dual degree file upload, recruitment shipments, and other office duties.
Email: lpritch@wcl.american.edu

Student ambassadors

Wondering what it's like to brief your first case, conduct legal research for the Department of Justice, or represent your first client? How can you balance studying for classes, working at an externship or for a law clinic and still have time for a social life? Here's an opportunity to ask a student ambassador about their experience at the Washington College of Law and their life in Washington, DC. Click the link here.