Office of Student Engagement

The Office of Student Engagement is a small, friendly, and confidential office that can assist you in finding the help you need at Emory Law.


Our Services

The Office of Student Engagement is the primary liaison for students with Emory Law administration and faculty. Our office is responsible for enhancing the quality of life of students through support for student groups, academic assistance, counseling, and referrals to Emory University resources.

We also assist faculty in administering final examinations, arrange New Student Orientation, oversee matters regarding the Professional Conduct Code, and organize events and speakers on a broad range of topics.

As part of academic assistance, we offer the Study Smarter series aimed primarily at helping 1Ls with their law school study skills, but open to all students.

Please call our office or visit our Student Resources page for additional information and helpful links.

Our Staff

Katherine A. Brokaw, JD
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Dean Brokaw is the Dean of Students and Director of Academic Assistance for Emory Law. She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1982, with an AB in Classics. She was the principal speechwriter for Governor Thomas Kean of New Jersey before attending Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Articles Editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, and a teaching assistant to Dean Jack Greenberg. Dean Brokaw received her JD from Columbia in 1990 and clerked for United States District Judge Robert P. Patterson Jr. in the Southern District of New York. She practiced at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and King & Spalding in Atlanta for several years, in the field of commercial litigation.

Deborah D. Floyd, Director of Student Affairs.  Deb came to Emory Law in 1994 as the Trial Techniques Coordinator, then joined the Office of Student Engagement in 1996.  Originally from California, she has a BA from San Diego State University and MS from Golden Gate University.  Prior to joining Emory Law, Deb worked at Golden Gate University in the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Business. 

Jennie Geada Fernández, Associate Director for Student Engagement.  Jennie is a 2003 alum of Emory Law School, practiced commercial litigation and family law for 10 years, then joined the Emory Law Office of Student Engagement.  She focuses on programs to increase students’ engagement with each other and our faculty, serving as the staff advisor for student affinity organizations such as BLSA and LALSA, and the Family and Child Law Practice Society.