Welcome to the Office of Student Affairs & Diversity

The Office of Student Affairs and Diversity (OSAD) welcomes you to another safe and inclusive space at Louisville Law. We believe in transparency, inclusivity, academic excellence and wellness. We reflect on these unprecedented times and embrace the changes that allow us to think of innovative ways to engage our students. The OSAD supports the Cardinal Principles and anti-racist agenda set forth by the University of Louisville.

This office is dedicated to helping students develop a strong platform for student sucess and wellness. We offer support, organizational leadership opportunities and guidance while facilitating meaningful relationships among students, faculty and staff.

Image: Signature, Crystal Coel
Crystal Rae Coel, Esq., M.A.

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity

Fond Farewell

To Outgoing SBA President Kalynn Walls: THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP!

To the SBA Executive Council: Thank you again for your donations. To the Class of 2021 CHAMPIONS: You Will Be Missed!

Kalynn Walls

Class of 2021

What is your hometown and state?
Shepherdsville, KY

Why did you choose Brandeis?
I chose Brandeis because I knew I wanted to practice in Louisville and the law school has a great relationship with the Louisville legal community. Also, I wanted to be in a program that produced alumni that approach the law as a tool for change rather than a means to an end. I believe that the community-based approach many of our professors foster in their classrooms and in their work, results in graduates that are dedicated to change. That was something I was excited to be a part of!

Favorite Quote 
"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." — Elie Wiesel

Student Spotlight

Michael Nader Shunnarah

Class of 2021

What is your hometown and state?
Louisville, KY

Career Goal
To own and operate my own law firm one day.

Favorite Quote 
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

Inclusive Excellence

Celebrating the broad diversity at Louisville Law.

Brittany Greenwell

Class of 2021

What do you love most about your friends and family?

My friends and family are some of the funniest people I know. Laughter truly is the best medicine, and I am frequently reminded of that when I am around the people I love.

Read more about Brittany.

See past honorees.

A Salute to the Unbroken

Recognizing our active military and veteran students.

Jesten Slaw

Class of 2022

In five years, I want to be...
a United States Congressman or running an equal housing non-profit organization. If I'm lucky, I might be able to do both.

Read more about Jesten.

See past honorees.