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The Office of Academic Engagement connects students to academic resources and support at Emory Law as well as the larger Emory University campus.  

Please call our office or visit the Current Student Guide Page for additional information.

Katherine Brokaw, Assistant Dean

Katherine Brokaw
Katherine Brokaw is the Assistant Dean for Academic Engagement and Success for Emory Law. She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1982, with an AB in Classics. She was the principal speechwriter for Governor Thomas Kean of New Jersey before attending Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, articles editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, and a teaching assistant to Dean Jack Greenberg. Dean Brokaw received her JD from Columbia in 1990 and clerked for United States District Judge Robert P. Patterson Jr. in the Southern District of New York. She practiced at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and King & Spalding in Atlanta for several years, in the field of commercial litigation.


Phone: 404.727.6809

Rhani Lott 10L, Assistant Director, Student Engagement.

Rhani Lott
Rhani serves as the Assistant Director of Academic Engagement at Emory Law.  Rhani oversees the day-to-day administration of the Dean’s Teaching Fellows program and works closely with Dean Katherine Brokaw to design and implement the Study Smarter sessions and Bar preparation programs at the Law School.  As an adjunct professor, Rhani teaches in the area of advocacy, including cross-examination techniques and pretrial litigation.  Additionally, Lott is active in the National Association for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and serves as co-director of the NITA Atlanta Deposition Program and team leader for the NITA Nashville Deposition Program.  Prior to her work at Emory Law, Rhani practiced in the areas of securities litigation and family law.  Rhani is a 2010 honors graduate of Emory Law, where she was the director-in-chief of the Emory Law Mock Trial Society.


Phone: 404.727.6829

Cody Teague, Assistant Director for Student Support

Cody Teague
Cody Teague serves as the Assistant Director for Student Support and supervises the Emory Law Houses program. Cody previously worked as the Director of Residence Life at Oglethorpe University where he worked in areas of campus life, student conduct, student interventions, wellness programming, graduate student life, and related event management. Cody received his BA from the University of South Carolina, magna cum laude and has a Master's degree in Education from the University of Georgia with a concentration in Student Affairs Administration.

Phone: 404.727.5704


Kirsten Schaetzel, English Language Specialist

Kirsten Schaetzel is the English Language Specialist at the law school. She does workshops and has individual student appointments on aspects of English language and American culture. After receiving her doctorate from Boston University, she worked for ten years in Asia. After returning to the US, she began working with international law students at Georgetown Law and has continued to enjoy working with law students after moving to Atlanta two years ago. Working through the Office of Graduate Programs, she is available for all Emory law students.


Phone: 404.727.7096