Please feel free to contact any member of the Academic Services team for assistance.

 Resource Person
& Contact Info

Kaila Mikkelsen, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M.

Assistant Dean, Students
Allard 152
Tel: (604) 822-6350

  • Provides academic advising, academic support and wellness support to JD students.
  • Provides referrals to counseling services, student health services and other support services at UBC.
  • Administers exam and assignment deferrals, extensions and accommodation requests. Approves leaves and withdrawals.
  • Implements health and wellness programming for students.
  • Manages the Academic Success, Peer Tutor and Ambassador programs.
  • Liases with the Centre for Accessibility with respect to law student accommodations.
  • Oversees first year Orientation.

Lucia Pecnikova

Manager, Student Experience
Allard 150
Tel: (604) 827-3882

  • Advises law students on experiential offerings, exchange offerings and joint legal education programs
  • Oversees the law school's experiential requirement and supports clinical instructors and moot coaches with the recruitment process
  • Provides back up support to Assistant Dean, Students with respect to academic advising and academic concessions
  • Liases with Centre for Accessibility with respect to accommodated exams
  • Provides support to ALSS and student groups to enhance the student experience
  • Supervises the First Year Moot Registrars
Lee Schmidt, LL.B.

Associate Director, Indigenous Legal Studies
Allard 157
Tel: (604) 822-2177

  • Provides cultural, academic and wellbeing support to Indigenous law students


Susan Morin

Director, Student Academic Services
Allard 151
Tel: (604) 822-6731

  • Manages course scheduling, registration, exams, ExamSoft computerized exam process, grades, sessional evaluations, graduation, and transfer credit and teaching evaluations.

Dayna Payette

Coordinator, Student Academic Services
Allard 159
Tel: (604) 827-5728

  • Manages directed research and special registration, and confirmation of registration and graduation letters. Coordinates exams and grades, and the Criminal Law clinic.

Anna Kline, B.A (Psych), M.Psych (Couns), RCC.

Counsellor and Manager, Student Wellbeing
Allard 147
Tel: (604) 822-4928

  • Provides law student wellbeing triage based on the stepped care model.
  • Provides individualized Wellbeing Plans utilizing UBC and community resources.
  • Provides short term solution focused counselling.
  • Provides long term or ongoing counselling referrals and bridging support.
  • Facilitates law student wellbeing programming at Allard Law.

Cherry Chiu

Program Assistant Student Services
Allard 148
Tel: (604) 827-3602

  • Answers in person inquiries from JD students
  • Provides administrative support to staff in Academic Services and the Indigenous Legal Studies Program
  • Arranges appointments and meetings for Kaila Mikkelsen and Lee Schmidt


Students may also wish to reach out to colleagues in central university departments for assistance.

UBC Department

Centre for Accessibility

Brock Hall
1874 East Mall
Room 1203

+1 604 822 5844


Centre for Accessibility provides leadership on issues of accessibility for people with disabilities at UBC Vancouver, working in partnership with faculties to foster inclusive learning, living and working environments for students, faculty and staff.

Centre for Accessibility provides support and programming initiatives designed to remove barriers for students with disabilities and facilitates disability related accommodations for members of the UBC Vancouver community.

Law Enrolment Services Advisors (Law ES advisors)
  • A team of enrolment services advisors who provide specialised financial advising to law students
  • Provide advice and support on loans and bursaries including support to students experiencing unexpected financial difficulties