Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs (“OSA”) is actually the short name for the Office of Student Affairs. The OSA is the primary advocate and administrative liaison for Howard University School of Law Students. Our goal is to enhance the quality of student life through support for academic, financial, and personal advising and counseling. In addition to working with individual students, the OSA provides support for student organizations at the School of Law.

The Office of Student Affairs is located in Houston Hall 200. We are a small, friendly, and confidential office that can assist you in finding the help you need at the School of Law. Below is a list of some of the areas in which the OSA may provide assistance or guidance:

  • Accommodations for Disabilities
  • Bar Questions
  • Counseling Referrals
  • Enrollment Certification
  • Ethical Issues
  • Exam Accommodations
  • Family Emergencies
  • General Questions
  • General & Personal Counseling
  • Grievance & Disciplinary Procedures
  • International Student Issues
  • Joint Degrees
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Medical Leaves
  • Personal Problems
  • Professional Conduct and Honor Code Matters
  • Student Organizations
  • Student Programming
  • Study Abroad Programs
  • Transfer/Visiting Student Status
  • Withdrawals

The members of the OSA staff can provide answers to your questions in these areas and more. For those questions that we cannot answer, we can certainly point you in the right direction.


Tracy L. Simmons
Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs

Adrienne Packard
Director of Student Affairs

2900 Van Ness Street, NW, Houston Hall, Room 200

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(202) 806-8006

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