Assistant Dean Elizabeth Cheadle is herself a graduate of UCLA School of Law where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the UCLA Law Review. Prior to returning to the School of Law as Dean of Students in 1995, she had a varied career in the private and public sectors, including a clerkship for Judge Harry Pregerson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and a stint as a corporate and real estate attorney in private practice. Following that, Cheadle was district office director for a member of the California State Legislature, and staff counsel to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, a public agency engaged in the preservation of open space and parkland in the greater Los Angeles area. She continues to serve the Conservancy in a volunteer capacity as the California State Senate’s appointee to the agency’s governing board. Her breadth of work, life experience and first-hand understanding of the law school's curriculum enable her to provide valuable academic and non-academic counseling to all UCLA Law students.