Emily Scivoletto

Emily Scivoletto

Position Title
Senior Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

2020 King Hall

Emily Scivoletto is the Senior Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and provides leadership for and management of programs and services in areas relating to student services and success.   Dean Scivoletto regularly presents workshops and meets with students to provide academic advising, personal counseling, as well as guidance on student life & activities, diversity and inclusion issues, conflict management, state bar licensure and overall success in law school.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine, an M.A. degree in Higher Education Leadership from CSU Sacramento and her J.D. from Pacific McGeorge School of Law. She also holds a Graduate Certificate from the International Institute for Restorative Practices and is trained in restorative justice and restorative practices conflict management.  She is a member of the State Bar of California.

Dean Scivoletto previously served as the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at UCLA School of Law and taught Leadership and the Law and Professional Responsibility.  Prior to UCLA, she served as Dean of Students at the University of San Diego Law School as well as the Director of Academic Success at UC Davis and McGeorge Law Schools.  Before entering academia, she practiced law in Sacramento for six years where she handled insurance defense and civil rights litigation cases. Emily is a founding member and the Treasurer of the National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals (NALSAP).

Education and Degree(s)
  • B.A. Political Science, University of California, Irvine
  • M.A. Higher Education Leadership, CSU Sacramento
  • J.D. Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Honors and Awards
  • Co-founder, National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals (NALSAP), a 501 (c)(6) professional corporation that serves as the professional “home” for more than 600 law student affairs professionals in the United States and Canada. 2016 to pre
  • Developed and taught Leadership and the Law, a course at UCLA School of Law for student leaders and those who aspire to lead within the legal profession. 2017-2019
  • Finalist, UCLA Graduate Students' Association Lu Valle Distinguished Service Award, 2015
  • Chair, American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Student Services, 2014-2015
  • Executive Board, AALS Section on Student Services, 2011-2013
  • Program Chair, AALS Section on Academic Support, 2011-2013
  • Awards Committee Chair, AALS Section on Academic Support, 2012
  • Founding Chair, West Coast Consortium of Academic Support Professionals, 2012
  • University of San Diego Women of Impact Award Nominee, 2012
Research Interests & Expertise
  • Legal Ethics
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership and the Law
  • Legal Education