Office of Student Life & Leadership

Our Mission

The Office of Student Life & Leadership complements and supports the mission of the UIC John Marshall Law School by creating opportunities that enrich the personal, academic, and professional development of our students.

Student Health & Wellness

Enhancing Student Wellness

The Office of Student Life & Leadership strives to understand students holistically, so our support for you goes beyond the classroom. Please use the following resources to care for yourself—body, mind, and soul!

  • Counseling Center (S-521)

    Counseling can be a powerful tool to manage the stress of law school. In partnership with Sankofa Psychological Services, LLC, the Law School Counseling Center offers confidential services for students to confront those challenges head on.

  • Emergency Fund

    The Student Emergency Fund provides limited emergency financial assistance to currently enrolled UIC John Marshall students who are experiencing an unanticipated, temporary hardship resulting from an emergency or crisis situation.

  • Food Pantry (S-1102)

    If you are struggling to fee yourself or your family, visit the Law School's "Food for Thought" Food Pantry across from Room S-1102. Food and toiletries are always available for those in need. UIC John Marshall students can also register for the UIC Pop-Up Pantry.

  • Health Insurance

    We're committed to student wellness, and a part of this commitment is making sure that students have insurance to cover routine and emergency health situations.

  • Lawyers' Assistance Program

    Lawyers' Assistance Program (LAP) practitioners—lawyers with supplemental degrees in a mental health field—provide free services to law students, including therapy, character and fitness consultations, referrals, and assessments.

  • Serenity Room (S-1105)

    The Serenity Room is open to all law students for quiet meditation, prayer, yoga, or other wellness practices. You may request a 30-minute pass to the Serenity Room by submitting your ID at the State Street security desk.

  • Student Support & Emergency Team

    The Student Support & Emergency Team (SSET) oversees case management and early intervention for students experiencing some level of distress. Refer a student in need of support to

  • Student Veterans Resource Center (S-1104)

    Recognizing the unique situation of student veterans, UIC John Marshall created the Student Veterans Resource Center (Room S-1104) to provide veterans and active servicemembers a space in which to connect and study together. Law students can also visit UIC Student Veterans Affairs for more resources.

  • Wellness Resources

    The Office of Student Life & Leadership has assembled the following list of local wellness resources that may be useful to you.

Student Learning & Leadership

Developing Outstanding Leaders

Your classroom and externship/clinical experiences will help you develop as a professional, but UIC John Marshall has so much more to offer. The following resources will support you in developing leadership skills and developing a professional network.

  • Professional Clothes Closet

    Located in S-1108, the Professional Clothes Closet offers students access to free, gently used, professional and business attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews, networking events, and the workplace.

  • Professional Development Fund

    We want to support your career goals. When you find a law-related opportunity not otherwise funded by the Law School, you can apply to our Student Professional Development Fund for reimbursement of travel and other expenses.

Student Resources

Addressing Student Concerns

The work of law school is challenging, but knowing how to navigate at UIC John Marshall shouldn't be! Please contact the Office of Student Life & Leadership if you need more information on an internal process or procedure, need a referral to support resources, or are having difficulty of any kind.

  • "Ask the Dean"

    Have a question about the mission, policies, or personnel at the Law School? Have a suggestion on how we can improve our processes? Submit your thoughts, and Dean Dickerson will select one question each month to answer in a public forum.

  • Disability Accommodations

    UIC John Marshall is committed to ensuring equal access to its education and extracurricular opportunities for students with disabilities.

  • Harassment/Bias Complaints

    UIC John Marshall Law School is committed to providing an environment free from harassment and bias to its students, staff, and faculty. Please report incidents of discrimination, harassment, bias, and retaliation.

  • Student Handbook

    UIC John Marshall students are responsible for reading, understanding, and complying with the policies and procedures in the UIC Student Handbook.

  • Student Resource Guide

    The Student Resource Guide provides school and city resources, as well as some general tips for thriving in the law school context.

  • Student Complaint Policy
  • Title IX Complaints

    Title IX is an all-encompassing federal law that protects you from gender-based discrimination in law school. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual harassment, sexual violence, or sexual discrimination, please let us know.


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Contact Us

Jennifer Pope, PhD
Assistant Dean for Student Life & Leadership
312.427.2737 ext. 435
Office: S-208

Clarence Glenn, MBA
Director, Student Activities & Leadership Development
312.427.2737 ext. 253
Office: S-206

Zachary Sanderson, MS
Student Life Coordinator
312.427.2737 ext. 772
Office: S-204