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Welcome to the Office of Student Life

The Office of Student Life provides academic and personal support to law students through​ counseling, programming, and other resources. David Baum provides personal counseling to students and academic counseling to current and prospective students on various Curriculum Interest Areas available to pursue during matriculation at the University of Michigan Law School.

David Baum
Assistant Dean for Student Life and Special Counsel to the Dean
In his role as Assistant Dean for Student Life, David Baum is responsible for the following areas of student life at the Law School:

To make an​ appointment with Dean Baum, contact 734.764.0516 or

Darren Nealy
Director of Student Services

Darren Nealy, the Director of Student Services in the Office of Student Life, serves as an administrative liaison to student organizations within the Law School, and oversees a multitude of programs, including:

Administrative support for these programs is provided by Trudy Feldkamp (

Reena Sheth, PhD
CAPS Psychologist at the Law School

Reena Sheth is Michigan Law School's own clinical psychologist and therapist. She is a staff member with U-M's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), but works specifically with Law School students and is sensitive to your needs and concerns. ​Her office is located in 927 Legal Research Building (in the Stacks, just off the 9th floor lobby). Her office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How to schedule a visit:
Email to request an initial consultation. The initial meeting involves paperwork and consultation to determine the best way to meet your needs (60-minute appointment).​​​

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