Academic Advisors

Sarah J. Loope Hulsey

Assistant Dean, Office of Academic Affairs
B.A., Michigan State University; J.D., University of Michigan

Dean Hulsey serves as the head of the Office of Academic Affairs and oversees the operation of the J.D. and LL.M. academic programs. She supervises the Adjunct and Advising teams and the operations of the office. Dean Hulsey provides oversight for curriculum planning, course design, and adjunct faculty appointments for the nearly 700 J.D. and LL.M. adjuncts and their courses. In addition, she is responsible for managing the integration, standardization, and administration of academic policy, J.D. academic advising, course evaluations, course scheduling, the production of handbooks and teaching tools, compliance with ABA and bar requirements, learning outcomes, outcome assessment, and various academic events.

Dean Hulsey joined Georgetown Law in 2008 as the Director of J.D. Academic Services before serving as the Assistant Dean for J.D. Academic Services. She previously worked as an associate in the litigation departments and White-Collar Criminal Defense practices groups at McDermott, Will & Emery; Chadbourne & Parke, LLP; and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.  She received her B.A. from James Madison College at Michigan State University and her J.D. from the University of Michigan.

Sally McCarthy

Assistant Dean for Curriculum Design
B.A., Bowdoin College; J.D., Northeastern University School of Law

Dean McCarthy  works closely with the Law Center’s full-time and visiting J.D. faculty on course planning and curriculum development and assists with the oversight of the school’s large J.D. adjunct faculty. Her office is the primary provider of academic counseling for J.D. students and also collaborates with the faculty in drafting and implementing all academic policies affecting J.D. students. In 2012, she was nominated by her colleagues and students to receive the Law Center’s David J. McCarthy, Jr. Award for excellence in administration and service.

Dean McCarthy joined the Law Center in 2001 as the Director, J.D. Academic Services. Before coming to Georgetown, she was a lawyer at the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty in Washington, DC. At NLCHP, she ran the Homeless Children’s Advocacy Project, which focused on ensuring access for homeless children to their school of origin. In particular, she researched and traveled throughout the U.S. to investigate the use of “shelter schools” to educate homeless children who had been denied access to their local public schools because of their lack of permanent housing. She was the author of a report, “Separate and Unequal,” which received national attention and led to better enforcement of homeless children’s rights under federal law to access their local public schools.

Prior to her work in Washington, Dean McCarthy was a staff attorney with MFY Legal Services in Manhattan where she worked to ensure housing stability and access to health care for mentally ill adults in all five boroughs of New York City. Her first job out of law school was as an attorney at the Legal Action Center in New York City, where she worked on the settlement of a successful employment discrimination suit against the New York City Transit Authority.

Dean McCarthy received her B.A. in Economics from Bowdoin College and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.

Dionne L. Hayes

Executive Director, Adjunct Services
B.A., University of Manitoba; J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law; M.F.A. Bennington College

Dionne Hayes provides oversight and management of the Law Center’s over 700 J.D. and LL.M. adjunct faculty members, including faculty appointments, curriculum planning, and course scheduling. Prior to joining Georgetown, Dionne served as General Counsel to the D.C. Office of Unified Communications, General Counsel to the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, and Assistant General Counsel in the D.C. Office of the Attorney General. Prior to that, she was with Blackwell Burke P.A. for eight years, in Minneapolis, MN. Her practice areas included commercial litigation, products liability defense, and intellectual property/entertainment law, and she represented Fortune 500 companies in state and federal court around the country. Dionne received her B.A. in Criminology and Psychology from the University of Manitoba and her J.D. from Mitchell Hamline University School of Law. She also holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing with a concentration in fiction from Bennington College and is a published writer.

Emily Wack

Executive Director, Office of Academic Affairs
B.A., Arizona State University; J.D., Harvard

Emily Wack oversees course selection and academic advising services for the Law Center’s 1700+ J.D. students, coordinates the review and publication of the Student Handbook of Academic Policies, and is an adjunct professor of law. Emily joined the Law Center in 2015 as a Director of J.D. Programs working with joint degree, transfer students, visiting students, and evening students.

Emily is a proud alumna of Arizona State University and its Barrett Honors College and of Harvard Law School. After law school, Emily clerked for Judge James G. Carr of the Northern District of Ohio before joining the D.C. office of Gibson Dunn as a litigation associate.

Reena Glazer

Director, Academic Advising
B.A., Barnard College; B.A., The Jewish Theological Seminary; J.D., Duke University School of Law

Reena Glazer is a Director in the Office of Academic Affairs and an adjunct professor of law. In addition to providing academic advice to students, she assists joint degree students. Reena is a graduate of Barnard College; The Jewish Theological Seminary; and Duke University School of Law, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Duke Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court Board. After law school, Reena clerked for Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Reena came to Georgetown from the Pro Bono Institute (PBI), where she served as the Assistant Director/Director of its Law Firm Pro Bono Project, providing technical assistance, research, inspiration, and training to law firm pro bono programs and public interest organizations. Prior to joining PBI, she was a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Goodwin Procter LLP and Shea & Gardner, prior to its merger with Goodwin in 2004.

Kevin McGarry

Director, Academic Advising
B.S., M.B.A., M.S.I.A., Florida State University; J.D., LL.M., University of Florida

Kevin McGarry is a Director in the Office of Academic Affairs and an adjunct professor of business strategy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.  In addition to his J.D. and Tax LL.M. degrees, he holds an M.B.A., an M.S.I.A. in Economics, was a Robert F. Kennedy Compass Sustainable Finance & Investing Fellow through the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights and Columbia University, and a Hugo Grotius Faculty Research Scholar with the University of Michigan.

Originally from the east coast, Kevin returned to D.C. during Covid to be closer to family after working as a tenured associate professor of accounting and as the faculty director of a center for responsible business out in California.  Outside of academia, he has worked as corporate legal counsel for a medical corporation, as a business consultant, and is a recipient of a foreign government medal of the order of merit for his diplomatic legal services. He has published articles in several law journals and law books, contributed to textbooks on business ethics/law and international business, and written case studies involving intersections of business ethics, law, and policy.

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Dominique Brown

Associate Director, Office of Academic Affairs
B.A., University of Dayton

Dominique Brown Parker is the Associate Director in the Office of Academic Affairs where she works with Assistant Dean Sally McCarthy on building the first year and upperclass curriculum taught by Full Time and Visiting Faculty. Dominique joined Georgetown Law in 1997 in the Office of the Registrar as the Computer Services Coordinator. In 2001, she joined the Office of J.D. Programs as the Database Manager. Dominique received her B.A. from the University of Dayton where she studied Psychology.

Obdulio Moronta

Assistant Director, LL.M Adjunct Services
B.A., Texas Southern University

Obdulio Moronta is an Assistant Director in the Office of Academic Affairs. Obdulio works with Executive Director Dionne Hayes to help recruit, hire, onboard, and schedule adjunct faculty and courses for the LL.M. program. Obdulio received his B.A. in Political Science from Texas Southern University.

Aaliyah Pearson

Program Coordinator, J.D. Adjunct Services
B.S., University of Massachusetts Lowell

Aaliyah Pearson serves as the Program Coordinator for JD Adjuncts in the Office of Academic Affairs where she  provides onboarding, scheduling, and logistical support for the adjunct faculty program. Aaliyah received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is currently in the process of obtaining her MBA degree from University of Massachusetts Lowell. She previously worked at Wentworth Institute of Technology before she joined Georgetown University Law Center.

Kemper Lake

Program Coordinator, LL.M. Adjunct Services
B.A., James Madison University

Kemper serves as the Program Coordinator for LL.M. Adjunct Services in the Office of Academic Affairs where he provides onboarding, scheduling, and logistical support for the adjunct faculty program. Kemper received his bachelor’s in Music Education from James Madison University. He previously worked in education, retail, and banking before he joined Georgetown University Law Center.

Alaina M. Gandy

Front Desk Coordinator
B.A., Robert Morris University

Alaina Gandy serves as the Front Desk Coordinator, where she assists Executive Director of the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Academic Advising team. Alaina is a New York City native (Go Yankees!) who found a love for academics when she interned for a regional office of the New York City Department of Education. She received her B.A. in Communications from Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pennsylvania where she was a mentor in several youth organizations, co- host of a campus radio show, and Administrative Assistant of the Women’s basketball team. She is a proud alumna of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, a co-ed organization dedicated to servicing the community and each other. Alaina previously worked as a Cardiac Monitor Technician and Unit Secretary in a Medical Intensive Care Unit at a Level Two Trauma Center in Pittsburgh, PA.