Student Relations

Advising and Counseling

The Assistant Dean and Director of Student Relations counsels students on both academic and personal issues. Academic issues may encompass schedule planning, petitions, and various other matters.

Students may also periodically experience academic or personal emergencies which can elevate the normal law school stress. We frequently serve as a liaison in helping obtain support services for students with acute or chronic emotional and/or physical challenges. Please stop by our office, or contact us to set up an appointment. We are here to assist.

If you would like to make a confidential appointment Please email Camille Heenan, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or Radha Pathak, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call 714.444.4141 ext 127.

On Campus Counselor

A counselor from the Whittier College Student Counseling Center will be on the law school campus Tuesdays during the regular academic year from 12pm-6pm to provide counseling, referral and crisis services. Appointments will be taken on the hour and may be scheduled by calling 562-907-4239. Please clearly indicate that you are seeking to schedule an appointment at the Law School. Counselors may also be available for walk-in consultations (if the door to the office is open, feel free to seek out the counselors).

Counseling services are now held in the library’s Faculty Reading Room, which is next to the bathrooms.

After hours crisis support may be accessed by calling Whittier College Campus Safety 562-907-4200, and asking for the counselor on call. Appointment, consultation and crisis call fees will be billed to the student account at the rate of $30/session. A short-term, problem focused model will be utilized. If additional services are appropriate, students will be referred to private or community providers.