Dean of Students Staff

E Ewert


Elizabeth Ewert

Dean of Students

Dean Ewert oversees the function of the Dean of Students office and works with students individually on a wide range of issues from personal concerns to academic status. She also counsels the Student Bar Association, helps to create new programming and outreach, and collaborates with other offices in the law school and across the university on academic and extracurricular ideas. Dean Ewert is an advisor to the Cardozo Inn. To make an appointment email [email protected].



Jason Belk


Jason Belk

Assistant Dean of Students

Dean Belk provides support to students through academic and personal counseling. Students can contact him about leaves of absence, Academic Scholarship Committee petitions, bar character and fitness questions - including supplemental disclosures - as well as any general questions they might have. Dean Belk is an advisor for both Brandeis and Jay Inns. You can make an appointment with him here or e-mail him at [email protected].



Andra Chernack


Andra Roy Chernack

Director of Disability Services and Senior Academic Advisor

Andra Roy Chernack works with the University’s Disability Support Services Office to implement academic accommodations for law students registered with the University for support.  Additionally, her portfolio includes working with joint degree students and transfer students. She has been a proud advisor to the O’Connor Inn of Court since its inception.  To schedule a meeting, please email [email protected].



Stephanie Algaier


Stephanie Allgaier

Director of Graduate Student Services

Stephanie Allgaier is primarily responsible for LLM, MSL, and SJD students. She also advises JD students in both the Jackson and Jay Inns of Court.  Stephanie particularly enjoys untangling bureaucratic issues both within the Law School and at the main University and may be reached at [email protected].



Andrew Realon


Andrew Realon

Program Administrator for Academic Excellence

Andrew Realon leads the Academic Excellence program within the Dean of Students Office.  In his role, Andrew strives to demystify the law school experience and to advise students on how to be better learners.  He regularly presents workshops on time management, preparing for class, outlining, and exam preparation.  He is the DOS representative to the Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court. Students can schedule an appointment with Andrew here or contact him at [email protected].



Megan Gabrielson


Megan Gabrielson

Executive Associate 

Megan is responsible for answering general questions about the Law School and the main University, event planning, and is the student organization liaison. To schedule a meeting, please email [email protected].  



Dan Prestwich


Dan Prestwich

Director of Student Academic Services

Dan Prestwich oversees the law school’s tutor matching program (which includes both one-on-one and group sessions), schedules make-up exams and accommodated exams, and answers general questions about the law school. You may schedule an appointment with Dan by emailing him at [email protected].