Office of the Dean of Students
Mitchell Bailin, Dean of Students, oversees student life at the Law Center, including supervision of the Student Life, Residence Life & Student Programs, Wellness Promotion and Disabilities Services offices. He also provides personal and academic advising; develops and supervises co-curricular programs for J.D. students, including fall orientation, continuing orientation for 1Ls, and programs on professionalism; and coordinates the Law Center's response to urgent student matters. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Dean Bailin practiced in the litigation department at Palmer & Dodge LLP in Boston, where he focused on the representation of schools and colleges. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Dean Bailin held a number of positions before attending law school, including Assistant Dean of the Harvard University Summer School.
Maura DeMouy, Director of Academic Success, provides personal and academic advising; oversees the peer tutoring program; advises the Barristers' Council; and provides additional resources for academic success to students, including group and individual sessions on study skills, exam taking, legal writing, course and extracurricular activity selection, and career strategies. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Maura was the Dean of Students at The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law. She also taught Legal Research and Writing at the University of Maryland School of Law for over eight years. Prior to Maryland Law, she was an associate and Hogan & Harston.
Teri Huet, Special Assistant to the Dean of Students, supports the work of the ODOS team to provide programs and services that help Georgetown Law students thrive academically, personally, and professionally. She schedules advising appointments, processes Student Travel Committee applications, works with the Director of Student Life to supervise the Peer Advisor program, and manages the day-to-day business of 210 McDonough Hall, which includes, most rewardingly, working with students to answer their questions and address their concerns.
Maura Grant Hayes, Coordinator of Scheduling and Student Programs, assists in researching and scheduling space for the Law Center. In addition to assisting the cumminty with various areas of scheduling, Maura works with the Barristers' Council; she assists the students with their competition travel arrangements, manages the organization's finances, and provices additional administrative support for the group. Maura received her B.A. in Media Studies from The Catholic University of America in 2011 and her M.P.S. Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University in 2016.
Office of Residence Life and Student Programs
Chris Hall, Director of Residence Life and Student Programs, has been with Georgetown since 1999. Prior to coming to Georgetown Law, Chris worked for an educational foundation in Washington, D.C. focusing on civics and government, and for Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He holds a B.A. in political science and history and an M.A. in Liberal Studies. Chris is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan so beware!
Center for Wellness Promotion
Karen Pierce, Director of Wellness Promotion and Club Athletics, is a Certified Wellness Practitioner, Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor, and has a B.S. and M.S. in physical education. Some of the events that you may associate Karen with include the Health Fair, Dean’s Challenge for fitness and wellness, the annual dodge ball tournament and summer softball league. She is also the student health insurance liaison at the law center. Karen invites you to stop by her office, located in McDonough 167.