Stanford Law School’s new associate dean of student affairs, Jory Steele (BA ’93), is a familiar face on campus. Since the summer of 2014 she has served as a lecturer in law and director of pro bono and externship programs for the John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law, where she restructured the pro bono program, shaping it to meet the needs of students and expanding it to include more second- and third-year students, as well as LLMs.

“Jory is wise, empathetic, resourceful, and completely devoted to creating the best student experience possible,” says M. Elizabeth Magill, Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean.

A Stanford graduate and former Fulbright scholar, Steele has two graduate degrees, a master’s degree in international affairs and a JD, from Columbia University. She is also a member of the California Bar.

After receiving her law degree, she was a Skadden Fellow with the Legal Aid Society. She then worked at the ACLU of Northern California, where she was both the managing attorney and director of educational equity, focusing on the school-to-prison pipeline, policing in schools, and school finance.