Academic Advisors

Sarah J. Loope Hulsey

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

Dean Hulsey supervises the adjunct faculty program, which includes curriculum planning and course scheduling for the J.D. adjunct faculty. She runs orientation and teaching seminars and produces a handbook and monthly newsletter for adjunct faculty. Dean Hulsey also coordinates Georgetown Law’s summer program, provides academic counseling to students, and oversees the publication of handbooks for upperclass and part-time students. Dean Hulsey joined Georgetown Law in 2008 as the Director of J.D. Academic Services. She previously worked as an associate in the litigation departments at McDermott, Will & Emery; Chadbourne & Parke, LLP; and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.

Sally McCarthy

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

Dean McCarthy is responsible for planning and implementing the largest curriculum of any law school in the United States. She 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, J.D. Programs
B.A., Arizona State University; J.D., Harvard

Emily Wack oversees J.D. student advising and the publication of academic policies in the Office of Academic Affairs 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, Office of Academic Affairs
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, Office of Academic Affairs
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, Professor McGarry 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, Professor McGarry returned to D.C. during Covid to be closer to family; Professor McGarry came to Georgetown Law 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, Professor McGarry 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.

Eric Sutton

Assistant Director, Office of Academic Affairs
B.A., Christopher Newport University; M.Ed. American University

Eric Sutton is an Assistant Director in the Office of Academic Affairs. Eric works with Executive Director Dionne Hayes to help recruit, hire, onboard, and schedule adjunct faculty and courses for the J.D. program. He has served as an enrollment services specialist, degree auditor, and graduate program recruiter at his alma mater. Eric received his B.A. from Christopher Newport University where he studied Sociology and his M.Ed. from American University where he studied Education Policy and Leadership.

Obdulio Moronta

Assistant Director, Office of Academic Affairs
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.

Cathy Liu

Program Coordinator, Adjunct Services
B.S., BU; M.S., Columbia

Cathy Liu serves as the Program Coordinator in the Office of Academic Affairs where she helps recruit, hire, onboard, and schedule adjunct faculty and courses in supporting the adjunct faculty members. Cathy received her B.S. from Boston University and her M.S. from Columbia University. She has worked for nonprofits before she joined Georgetown University Law Center.

Deandra O. Fields

J.D. Program Coordinator, Adjunct Services
B.A., Columbus State University

Deandra Fields serves as the Program Coordinator, where she assists Executive Director of Adjunct Services Dionne Hayes, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs Sarah Hulsey, and the Assistant Director for the J.D. Academic Programs in supporting the adjunct faculty members. Deandra received her B.A. in Communications from Columbus State University. She has previously worked as an Admissions Counselor for her alma mater and as the Marketing & Enrollment Specialist for Washington Adventist University.

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.