Dean of Students

The Dean of Students supports students seeking academic or personal advising and collaborates on student governance, programming, wellness, and inclusion. 

The Dean of Students is a key figure in providing academic assistance, overseeing curriculum planning and advising, class registration, joint degree matters, exam issues, class recordings, tutoring programs, and issues arising under the Academic Integrity Policy. The office also takes charge of Pitt Law Academy programs, the Commencement ceremony, and other student recognitions. Beyond these responsibilities, the Dean is deeply involved in wellness programming and outreach, offering support and assistance to students dealing with family or other emergencies, and providing counseling referrals. The office works in close collaboration with the University's Disability Support Services Office to ensure comprehensive support for law students with a wide range of ongoing disabilities and those temporarily disabled by illness or injury. 

Dean of Students Allie Linsenmeyer

Dean Linsenmeyer brings a wealth of experience in higher education, having started her career in George Mason University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions and later joining Pitt Law as the Director of Admissions in 2006.  Over the course of fourteen years, she has been instrumental in shaping each unique Pitt Law entering class. Now, she is dedicated to supporting every student on their educational journey. Dean Linsenmeyer's collaborative approach involves working closely with Pitt Law’s Office of Equity and Inclusive Excellence, the Office of Admissions, the Professional Development Office, the Director of Academic Success and Bar Exam Services, and the law school‘s Registrar to ensure each student’s experience is valuable and positive. 

She earned her AB in Literary and Cultural Studies from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, her MEd from The George Washington University, and is pursuing a doctorate in education from the University of Pittsburgh. 

To schedule an appointment with Dean Linsenmeyer, email