Associate Dean for Students
Associate Dean for Students Anna Endter is here to assist you with all matters related to student life at UW Law, including academic, personal and administrative issues. Dean Endter serves as the principal liaison between UW Law administration and faculty and students to ensure a positive student experience. Students are encouraged to contact Dean Endter with any question or concern they may have about any aspect of their law school experience, including:
- Referrals for Disability Accommodations
- Course Selection
- Adjusting to Law School
- Wellness and Self Care
- Managing Stress and Mental Health Concerns
- Academic Support
- Leaves of Absence
Schedule an Appointment with Dean Endter
Law Student Emergency Support Fund
UW Law has established a process for students seeking temporary, short-term, financial assistance as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
Funding is available to students who meet the eligibility criteria outlined below, and is made possible by the generous support of UW Law and donors committed to helping students succeed. Dean Endter will receive the requests, and they will be kept confidential, to the extent possible.
To qualify for funding, UW Law students must meet the following criteria:
- Currently enrolled in spring quarter classes at UW Law
- Experiencing unexpected financial hardship resulting from the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic
- Make an emergency support request
- Husky Health & Well-Being
- The UW offers a wide range of health and wellness services, from exceptional medical care and counseling services to recreation classes, safety resources, peer advocates, trainings and more.
- UW Counseling Center
- The Counseling Center offers multiple options for students seeking help coping with stress and mental health concerns. All UW Seattle students who are in degree-seeking programs are eligible for our counseling services.
- Hall Health Center
- Hall Health Center is an outpatient clinic that provides health care to University of Washington students, alumni, faculty, and staff as well as the general community.
- Disability Resources for Students
- DRS is dedicated to ensuring access and inclusion for all students with disabilities on the Seattle campus enrolled in our undergraduate, graduate, professional, Evening Degree and Access programs for over 40 years.
- Wellness & Mindfulness Resources for UW Law Students
- A collection of helpful resources maintained by the Gallagher Law Library.
- Well-being for Life and Learning (For Faculty)
- This guidebook is a new resource for instructors to aid them in designing learning environments that promote well-being. The UW Resilience Lab produced the guidebook as part of the Well-Being for Life and Learning initiative.
Andy Benjamin, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP is Clinical Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of Law at the University of Washington. Dr. Benjamin supervises the Law School's Peer Support Program that fields peer counselors to law students.
The Peer Support Program is a new resource for students run by Andy Benjamin, JD, PhD, ABPP and current UW law students. It provides peer counseling to help end the feeling of isolation while at law school, resources to manage stress, and also promotes mental health in our student community. Peer counselors will help to empower their fellow law students to address the wide-range of personal and academic challenges associated with law school. Multicultural engagement will remain a key approach in all interactions. Visit their website to request a session with a peer counselor or learn more about the program.