Office of Graduate Studies & International Programs

Office of Graduate Studies and International Programs

The Office of Graduate Studies and International Programs administers the LL.M., S.J.D., Visiting Scholars & Researchers, and Foreign Legal Study and Exchange Programs.

The Graduate Studies Team

Lara Stemple

Lara Stemple

Director of Graduate Studies

Professor Stemple has overseen the LL.M. and S.J.D. programs since 2005. She also teaches and writes in the areas of human rights, global health, gender, sexuality, HIV/AIDS, and incarceration.

Vic Telesino

Vic Telesino

Director of Graduate Admissions

Vic earned his B.A. degree from UCLA in 2004 and joined the Graduate Studies office in 2005. He oversees the admissions processes for the LL.M. and S.J.D. Programs, and supports graduate law students on a range of matters.

Tiffany Parnell

Tiffany Parnell

Graduate Studies Coordinator

Tiffany joined the Graduate Studies staff in 2009 after earning her graduate and undergraduate degrees at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work includes alumni outreach, marketing, student and visiting scholar support and more.


Daedra Staten

International Legal Education Public Service Fellow

Daedra serves as the inaugural International Legal Education Public Service Fellow, joining the Graduate Studies team in 2013.  She earned her J.D. from UCLA Law in 2013 and a dual B.A. from USC in 2009.  Her work includes international outreach and promotion for the LL.M. Program as well as substantive research and writing for the Health & Human Rights Law Project.

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