Professor Mariela Olivares serves as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Howard University School of Law. The Office of Academic Affairs is primarily responsible for the internal administration and operation of the School of Law’s program of legal education.

The Academic Affairs team includes the Clinical Law Center, Co-Curriculars (Moot Court Teams and Law Journals), the Legal Writing Program, Academic Success and Bar Preparation, and the Office of Records.

The specific matters over which this office has responsibility include the following:

ABA, AALS, and U.S. News & World Report Annual Reporting
Academic Calendar
Adjunct Faculty
Bar Questions
Bar Certification
Class Rank and Honors Designations
Course Evaluations
Course and Teaching Schedules
Dual Degrees
Enrollment Certification
Exam Conflicts
Faculty Development and Support
Final Exam Schedule and Administration
Grades and Grade Distribution
Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures
Leaves of Absence
Letters of Good Standing
Medical Leaves
Professional Conduct and Honor Code Matters
Registration, Add/Drop, and Scheduling
Student Records
Study Abroad Programs
Transfer/Visiting Student Status

If you would like to be considered for an adjunct position at the Howard University School of Law, please send a cover letter, resume, and syllabus or course proposal to or you can mail the same to the following address:

Mariela Olivares
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Howard University School of Law
2900 Van Ness Street, NW
106 Houston Hall
Washington, DC 20008


Mariela Olivares
Professor of Law​
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs​


106 Houston Hall