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Donna Pavlick
USC Gould School of Law

Donna Pavlick

Dean for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Telephone: (213) 740- 5709
Fax: (213) 740-5502
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 100

Last Updated: August 18, 2021




Donna Pavlick provides oversight and management of academic and student services, including academic and bar advising, accommodations, externships, journals, student care, and registration and records. Prior to joining USC Gould School of Law, she was the assistant dean for academic life at Vanderbilt University Law School, and served as the assistant dean for admissions, financial aid and student services at the University of Missouri School of Law.  

As an attorney, Pavlick clerked and then served as a private contractor for the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Administrative Law Judges, and worked as a legal advisor for the AARP hotline. She continues to practice as a community mediator and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitrator. 

She received her JD and BS from the University of Pittsburgh, a PhD in educational leadership and policy analysis and LLM in dispute resolution from the University of Missouri, a master’s in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and a master’s in liberal arts and sciences from Vanderbilt University.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Joplin Globe
September 20, 2021
Re: Susan Estrich

Susan Estrich was interviewed about the ongoing COVID-19 vaccine debate. "Why would anyone want the 'right' to have mumps or chickenpox? Or German measles? These were things to be avoided." she wrote. "Why would anyone want the 'right' to have COVID-19?"

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