Howard University

Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs (“OSA”) is actually the short name for the Office of Student Affairs, Records, and Financial Aid. The OSA is the primary advocate and administrative liaison for Howard University School of Law Students. Our goal is to enhance the quality of student life through support for academic, financial, and personal advising and counseling. In addition to working with individual students, the OSA provides support for student organizations at the School of Law.

The Office of Student Affairs is located in Houston Hall 200. We are a small, friendly, and confidential office that can assist you in finding the help you need at the School of Law. Below is a list of some of the areas in which the OSA may provide assistance or guidance:

  • Accommodations for Disabilities
  • Bar Questions
  • Certificates for State Bars
  • Class Rank & Honors Designations
  • Counseling Referrals
  • Enrollment Certification
  • Ethical Issues
  • Exam Administration
  • Exam Accommodations
  • Family Emergencies
  • Financial Aid, Scholarships & Loans
  • General Questions
  • General & Personal Counseling
  • Grades & Grade Distribution
  • Grievance & Disciplinary Procedures
  • International Student Issues
  • Joint Degrees
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Letters of Good Standing
  • Medical Leaves
  • Personal Problems
  • Professional Conduct and Honor Code Matters
  • Registration, Drop/Add & Scheduling
  • Student Organizations
  • Student Programming
  • Student Records
  • Study Abroad Programs
  • Transfer/Visiting Student Status
  • Withdrawals

The members of the OSA staff can provide answers to your questions in these areas and more. For those questions that we cannot answer, we can certainly point you in the right direction.

I encourage you to meet with me and the OSA staff to discuss academic, professional, or personal concerns, as well as any other matters. You are welcome to schedule an appointment or stop by on a drop-in basis. I am looking forward to seeing you.

Sincerely,

Dione Traci Duckett, HUSL ‘95
Interim Associate Dean



















updated: October 13, 2010