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.
The Counseling Center
The Counseling Center offers multiple options for students seeking help coping with stress and mental health concerns, including 1-on-1 support, groups/workshops and assistance with off-campus referrals. All UW Seattle degree students are eligible for free, confidential counseling services. The Center is in 401 Schmitz Hall; call 206-543-1240. An on-call counselor responds to same-day crises.
Let’s Talk
Let's Talk is a Counseling Center service that connects UW students with support from experienced counselors without a pre-scheduled appointment. Counselors hold drop-in hours at various sites on campus and can help provide insight, solutions and information about other resources. Let's Talk drop-in visits are free and confidential.
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 alcohol & drug education, wellness coaching, suicide intervention, and survivor advocacy & support.
Hall Health
Hall Health offers a range of services to assess and treat physical health concerns for UW students including medical appointments, pharmaceutical needs including medications for mental health through a PCP, and physical therapy. Call Hall Health at 206-685-1011.
MySSP
UW partners with My SSP to give students access to real-time, confidential mental health and crisis intervention support, 24/7 and in multiple languages. Call 1-866-775-0608
Disability Resources for Students (DRS)
DRS works with each student individually to establish academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services, more frequently referred to as academic accommodations for the purpose of eliminating the environmental barriers impacting the student’s equitable access to the campus facilities, programs and activities.
The D Center
The D Center is UW’s Disability and d/Deaf Cultural center, located in the Husky Union Building – Room 327. The D Center is a space and community where students can celebrate disability and D/deaf pride and foster community at the UW and beyond!
The Q Center
The Q Center offers advising for any member of the UW community seeking a brave, affirming, liberatory, and celebratory environment for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual and gender orientations, identities, and expressions.
Safe Campus
Contact Safe Campus if you need help, feel concerned about yourself or a friend, or something feels potentially dangerous. No situation is too big or too small to call. Someone is available 24/7 at 206-685-7233.
Husky Coronavirus Testing
You can spread the coronavirus even if you have no symptoms — so for your health and the health of our community, you’re encouraged to enroll in the Husky Coronavirus Testing program.
UW Recreation
UW has many recreation options available to students including space to move, relax, and learn about ways to keep your whole self healthy. Learn more about how you can get involved in the many spaces on campus focused on wellness and fun!
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.