Contact us

The Faculty of Law's Student Affairs Office (SAO) provides information and guidance for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Contact the SAO if you have questions about: programs, degree requirements, registration, advising, course changes & schedules, procedures for withdrawal, exam schedules & conflicts, deferred & supplemental exams, academic standing, leave of absence or term away, and graduation.

General enquiries may be directed to us by phone at 514-398-6608 or by sao.law [at] mcgill.ca (email). Please include your McGill student ID number when emailing SAO.law [at] mcgill.ca.

We also invite students to leave us anonymous feedback.


Vrinda Narain, Associate Dean (Academic - Undergraduate) Photo of Vrinda Narain

514-398-6603 or vrinda.narain [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

  • Administration of the Undergraduate Curriculum and Course Offerings
  • Admission to the Honours program
  • Approval of term essays, one-credit add-ons, note projects, senior essays, group assistants, tutorial leaders
  • Adding courses to the basket of Majors
  • All disciplinary matters
  • Administration of the program of studies for advanced-standing and transfer students
  • Approval for adding and dropping courses outside the regular period
  • Academic advising

Requests for appointments with the Associate Dean should be directed to sao.law [at] mcgill.ca (the SAO).


Richard Gold, Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)           

514-398-6635 or richard.gold2 [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

  • Administration of Graduate Programs
  • Approval for adding and dropping courses outside the regular period
  • Approval for deferral of exams
  • Evaluation of graduate students
  • Supervision of graduate students
  • Academic advising

Requests for appointments with the Associate Dean should be directed to Pasqualina.Chiarelli [at] mcgill.ca (Lina Chiarelli).


Nancy Czemmel, Director, Student Life & Learning

514-398-8196 or nancy.czemmel [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

  • Management the Student Affairs Office and Graduate Programs in Law Office.
  • Oversight of academic support programs, as well as curricular and academic matters
  • Health and wellness activities
  • Student accommodations and student advising
  • First-year orientation
  • Experiential learning opportunities
  • Exchange Program and Study Abroad
  • Extensions on deadlines for essays and other in-term work (undergraduate and graduate

Bianca Bourgeois - Interim Sr. Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator (Graduate Studies)

New Chancellor Day Hall, room 406
514-398-6646 or bianca.bourgeois [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

  • General enquiries about graduate studies
  • Admissions
  • Financial support
  • Registration
  • Thesis
  • Graduation
  • Letters of Attestation

Pasqualina Chiarelli, Student Affairs Coordinator (Graduate studies)

Pasqualina ChiarelliNew Chancellor Day Hall, room 406
514-398-5716 or pasqualina.chiarelli [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

  • General enquiries
  • Admissions
  • Registration
  • Research Project

Jinnie Park, Interim Student Advisor (1st & 2nd years, Exchange Program, and Wellness Program)

Jinnie ParkNew Chancellor Day Hall, room 426

514-398-5597 or jinnie.park [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

  • Student Advising & Support
  • 1st and 2nd year of the BCL/LLB program  
  • Exchanges and Study Away
  • Majors, Internships, Student Clerkships
  • Academic Success & Wellness Program

Giosina Rota, Student Advisor (Upper years, Academic Programs, and Student Records)

Giosina RotaNew Chancellor Day Hall, room 428

514-398-2226 or giosina.rota [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

  • Student advising & support
  • Registration & Examinations
  • Course Scheduling
  • Graduation & degree audits
  • Prizes & Scholarships

Nabil Saliba, Student Affairs Coordinator

New Chancellor Day Hall, room 433
514-398-6608 or Nabil.Saliba [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

  • General enquiries
  • Course schedule
  • Examination & Invigilation
  • Registration
  • Course changes
  • E-Submission
  • Grade submissions & Grade Reviews

Silvana Solitiero - Interim Sr. Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator (Graduate Studies)

New Chancellor Day Hall, room 406

514-398-6646 or Silvana.Solitiero [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

  • General enquiries
  • Admissions
  • Financial support
  • Registration
  • Thesis
  • Graduation
  • Letters of Attestation

Cara Stuckey, Interim Senior Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator

514-398-6608 or sao.law [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

  • Student enquiries
  • Requests for appointments with the Associate Dean (Academic - Undergraduate), and Director, Student Life & Learning.
  • Coordination of Exchange Program and Study Away
  • Letters of Attestation/Proof of Enrollment Letters/Bar Exam Attestations
  • Coordination of course schedule and course offerings
  • Coordination of curriculum changes

Astrid Tchakmaktchian, Student Affairs Coordinator

514-398-6608 / 514-398-4400 #00881 or astrid.tchakmaktchian2 [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

  • General enquiries
  • Course schedule
  • Examination & Invigilation
  • Registration
  • Course changes
  • E-Submission
  • Grade submissions & Grade Reviews

Lianne Barski, Sr. Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator - On developmental assignment


Nozomi Kanekatsu - Sr. Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator - On developmental assignment


Vanessa Morelli, Student Advisor - On leave