Contact Admissions

JD Admissions Reception Desk

Phone: 202-274-4101
Email: wcladmit@wcl.american.edu

Prospective candidates who have general admissions questions should first contact our Admissions Reception Desk. This desk is staffed by eight current law students who can either address your questions or forward it to the correct staff member. These student staffers are also a great resource for questions about student life, class offerings, extra-curricular opportunities and studying law in Washington, DC.


Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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. Contact person for pre-law groups. Organizes Admitted Student Events and the Housing Conference. Contact if you have housing questions. sandoval@wcl.american.edu; 202-274-4103

ASSISTANT Director of Admissions & Data Analytics Ciara Parker

Assists transfer applicants and visiting students (for academic semester/year) from other ABA law schools. Manages the JD Transfer for Foreign Lawyers option as well as admissions contact for the Public Interest/Public Service Scholarship. Also assists JD international students needing an F-1 or other visas. ciparker@wcl.american.edu; 202-274-4109

Admissions Counselor Alex Richmond

Assists JD applicants with last name beginning with A-K with general admissions questions and their admission file. arichmon@wcl.american.edu; 202-274-4104

Admissions Counselor Jamie Katz

Assists JD applicants with last name beginning with L-Z with general admissions questions and their admission file. jakatz@wcl.american.edu; 202-274-4106

Senior Admissions Assistant Vanessa Anthony

Handles processing of deposit payments and general business tasks for the office. vanthon@wcl.american.edu; 202-274-4105

Admissions Resources Coordinator Kelsey Sternberg

Handles recruitment event registration, admissions databases, and other technology processes for the office. kelseys@wcl.american.edu; 202-274-4108