Office of Law Student Life

The Office of Law Student Life has a team of dedicated staff to support you in your UW Law School experience including the Associate Dean for Students, Manager of Student Life, and Mental Health Therapist. If you have general inquiries about various components of your experience please email lawstudentlife@uw.edu. Learn more about each team member below and how they provide specific support to students.


Associate Dean for Students, Anna Endter

Dean Anna Endter

Associate Dean for Students Anna 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 questions or concerns they may have about their law school experience including:

  • Adjusting to Law School
  • Course Selection and Academic requirements
  • Disability Accommodations Referrals
  • Leaves of Absence or Modified Schedules
  • Mental Health and Wellness Referrals
  • Navigating Law School Processes
  • Student Conduct and Academic Performance

Contact Dean Endter


Manager of Student Life, Kayla Fencl

Kayla Fencl

Manager of Student Life Kayla Fencl serves as the principal contact for student inquiries and engagement at UW Law ensuring students have access to the resources needed to be successful. Students are encouraged to contact Kayla Fencl with any questions they may have about their experience and engagement including:

  • Academic Support
  • Adjusting to Law School
  • General Student Wellness
  • Navigating Law School Processes
  • Student Leadership and Organizations

Contact Kayla Fencl


Mental Health Therapist, Phillip Lentz

Phil Lentz

Mental Health Therapist Phillip Lentz serves as the UW Law Therapist ensuring that all students have access to mental health support while pursuing their academic endeavors. Services are confidential and extend to non-academic issues and concerns. Students are encouraged to contact Phillip Lentz about mental health related programming and for any issues or concerns including:

  • Managing Stress
  • Mental Health
  • Wellness and Self Care

Contact Phillip Lentz


Wellness Resources

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.
Livewell
LiveWell empowers students with the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about their health and well-being while at UW and beyond. LiveWell uses both the expertise of professional staff and passion of Peer Health Educators to provide evidenced-based health promotion, education, and prevention services.
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.