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 success 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

Student Spotlight

Lane Thompson

Class of 2023

What is your hometown and state?
Edmonton, KY

What do you want to do after graduation?
I will be working locally in a Trust and Estate practice. 

What is your favorite thing about Brandeis?
Brandeis is a great community of scholars but is also friendly and approachable. I love being able to know most of my classmates by name!

Who has influenced you the most?
I have been most influenced by my parents' unwavering commitment to my education and success.

Favorite Quote 
“Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon.” -Prayer of St. Francis

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Student Spotlight

                        

Jacqui Johns

Class of 2023

What is your hometown and state?
Catlettsburg, KY

What do you want to do after graduation?
After graduation, I will be a public defender in the Elizabethtown Trial Office through the Department of Public Advocacy.

What is your favorite thing about Brandeis?
I came to law school wanting to do public interest work, so I am grateful for how Brandeis has supported me in that. This support has included the classes professors offer, the externships the school provides, the jobs the Office of Professional Development advocates, and the fellowships the scholarship programs fund. 

Favorite Quote 
“Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” - Bryan Stevenson, civil rights attorney who has represented individuals on death row, social justice activist, and founder and executive director of Equal Justice Initiative


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Inclusive Excellence

Celebrating the broad diversity at Louisville Law.

Gabriella Wirasakti

Class of 2023

How have you changed since your 1L year?

I was really nervous coming to law school since it was at the height of the pandemic, and I had zero legal experience or knowledge. Since then, I've become much more confident in myself and have become more involved in Brandeis and the Louisville community.

What is your favorite piece of advice and who was it from?

One of my partner mentors this past summer said that, as minorities, we must "rise and lift". We must work hard to rise and be the best, but also remember to lift each other up while we do so. 

Read more about Gabriella.

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A Salute to the Unbroken

Recognizing our active military and veteran students.

                            

Paul Kellerman

Class of 2025

What makes you most proud of your service?

Deploying overseas and the connections with people I've made.

Read more about Paul.

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