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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.

Artemis Aghdasi, Senior Academic Advisor

Artemis Aghdasi
Artemis Aghdasi is a Senior Academic Advisor at Emory Law. Since joining Emory Law in 2018, she has served in roles within the Office of Admission prior to transitioning to the Office of Academic Engagement and Student Support. Aghdasi holds a BA in Political Science and a Juris Doctor. Prior to transitioning to higher education, Aghdasi practiced law in one of the largest criminal defense law firms in Georgia.


Katherine Brokaw, Assistant Dean

Katherine Brokaw
Katherine Brokaw is the Assistant Dean for Academic Engagement & Student Success for Emory Law. She graduated from Princeton University with an AB in Classics, then worked as the principal speechwriter for the governor 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 and research assistant to Dean Jack Greenberg, former general counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, in his course on Civil Rights and Social Change. 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.

Dean Brokaw has also served in many capacities on various boards and State Bar of Georgia committees, including the Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession, and the Committee on Attorney Wellness. She has a lifelong interest in civil rights and civic engagement. Among other things, she helped Emory Law’s Moot Court Society launch its annual Civil Rights and Liberties moot court competition, the first of its kind, and she was the founding chair of the Atlanta Committee for the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, making Atlanta one of the first regions to offer this award to high school students. Dean Brokaw is an active volunteer with Election Protection and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She also spent five years as an Attorney Assistant to Georgia’s Board of Bar Examiners before coming to Emory Law.


Phone: 404.727.6809

To make an appointment with Dean Brokaw, please email Carma Adams, at

Annie Herold, Senior Academic Advisor

Annie Herold
Annie Herold serves as a Senior Academic Advisor at Emory Law. Prior to returning to Emory Law, Herold worked for the Office of Residence Life at Emory as Assistant Director of Staff Selection where she worked in the areas of student support, leadership development, and student staff recruitment and selection. Herold received her JD from Emory Law and a BA and BSPH from Tulane University. One of Herold's passion areas in working with students is action planning for how to set and achieve sustainable goals. In her free time Herold enjoys working out, spending time outdoors, and discovering new food finds.


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. Dr. Schaetzel works with international Emory Law students across all degree programs.


Phone: 404.727.7096

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

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