Welcome to Student Affairs

Welcome to Student Affairs at Marquette University Law School

The Office of Student Affairs at the Law School provides academic and personal support to law students through counseling, programming, and other resources. Dean Thomson and Dean Fodor provide personal and academic counseling to students and can provide referrals to additional campus resources as well.

Bonnie M. Thomson

Associate Dean for Administration and Registrar

Dean Thomson oversees student registration and records and serves as the Law School liaison to the University Office of the Registrar. With the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, she coordinates delivery of the curriculum and course scheduling. In addition, Dean Thomson is responsible for the following areas of student life at the Law School:

Anna Fodor

Assistant Dean of Students

Dean Fodor oversees student affairs at the Law School and works to support students' academic and professional development. She administers the Academic Success Program and meets with students to discuss a variety of academic and personal concerns. In addition, Dean Fodor is responsible for the following areas of student life and Law School programs and events:

  • Individual academic counseling
  • Advising on a number of academic and co-curricular concerns, including stress and time management
  • Crisis intervention
  • Law School liaison to Marquette's Title IX coordinator and deputies
  • Referrals to Law School, University, and community resources
  • New Student Orientation
  • Ralph J. Huiras Law School Citizen Award selection process

Kathleen Pagel

Director of Bar Preparation and Adjunct Professor of Law

Professor Pagel coordinates the Law School’s Bar Success Program for students who plan to take an out-of-state bar examination after graduation. The Bar Success Program provides supplemental workshops, one-on-one counseling, mock exams, and other support to students studying for a bar examination. Professor Pagel also teaches Bar Exam Foundations 1 and Bar Exam Foundations 2 and provides counseling to students who are considering taking a bar exam.

Sarah DiStefano

Assistant Director of Student Affairs

Sarah oversees the Law School's student-run organizations, coordinates social media for the Office of Student Affairs, and is responsible for the following Law School programs and events:

  • Student Organizations
  • Law School Hooding and Commencement Ceremony
  • Friends, Family, Parents, and Partners event
  • Other Student Affairs programs and events including fitness classes and financial wellness week
  • Law News and Events weekly announcements 

Stephanie Danz

Assistant Registrar and Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

In addition to providing support to Dean Thomson, Ms. Danz manages the student records for the law school, and is also responsible for the following areas of student service:

Richard Archer

Student Affairs Office Associate

In addition to providing support to Dean Fodor and Dean Kearney, Rich manages the welcome lobby of the Student Affairs suite and assists students in the following areas:

  • Student hiring, reauthorization, and payroll
  • Law News and Events weekly announcements 
  • Assistance with front office forms
  • Assistance with special examinations

Policy on Student Complaints


Below are links to a number of documents that will enable you to accomplish tasks commonly performed by most law students:

Additional Forms

Please note that the links below are in Adobe Acrobat format.

(If you are unsure if you have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, please download the Reader from the Adobe.com website.)

Forms for Alums Only

Completed forms may be scanned and emailed to Law School Student Affairs, dropped off in Room 238 of the Law School, faxed to 414.288.6403, or mailed to Law School Student Affairs, Eckstein Hall, Rm. 238, PO Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881.