Meet Our Team

Administrative Staff

David Benedict, Associate Director of Admissions
David Benedict (he/him/his) is Associate Director of Admissions at the University of Oregon School of Law. He is actively involved in the recruitment of new students to the law school and works closely with applicants throughout the entire admission process, from initial application to final decision and enrollment.


Jen Heusel
Jen Heusel, Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership Development; Co-Director, Frohnmayer Leadership Program

Jen Heusel (she/they) is the Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership Development at the University of Oregon School of Law. In this role, Dr. Heusel provides broad support, coordination, and implementation of diversity and equity initiatives. Her responsibilities include point of contact for Law School student organizations, co-chair of the Community & Inclusion Committee, and co-director of the Frohnmayer Leadership Program. Dr. Heusel is passionate about making connections and keeping the law school community aware of broader UO DEI initiatives. She is an active participant with the Deconstructing Whiteness Working Group, contributor to the UO Student Organization Roundtable, and community partner with the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion.


Program Faculty

Angela Addae, Assistant Professor

Angela Addae (she/her) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law, where she is teaching in the areas of Civil Rights Law, Social Enterprise Law, and Race & the Law.  Her current research examines how municipal redevelopment policies affect neighborhood institutions in urban settings.


Emily Wright, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

Emily R. Wright (she/her, they/them) graduated at the top of their class at Mercer Law. Following graduation, they represented top-tier business clients and mentored summer associates at a large firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Eager to spend more time working with law students, Emily returned to the Macon area to work as a law clerk in the US District Court of Georgia. While working in this role, they founded their own successful bar exam tutoring company. In fall of 2020, while practicing at a personal injury firm in Macon, Georgia, Emily began teaching in Mercer’s Advanced Legal Writing Certificate Program and was later recruited to teach a section of Mercer’s formal bar preparation course. Emily also recently served a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia.


Teaching Assistants

An integral part of LSAC PLUS Online is access to current Oregon Law students who act as teaching assistants, providing guidance and feedback throughout the program.

Guest Lecturers

Russell McClain, Law School Professor, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, and Director, Academic Achievement Program at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law

Russell McClain is a Law School Professor, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, and Director of the Academic Achievement Program at the University of Maryland Carey Law School.  His scholarship looks at implicit bias and stereotype threat in law school.  His new book with West Academic Press, called The Guide to Belonging in Law School, is a mini-law school immersion course.

Elizabeth Frost, Senior Legal Research and Writing Professor
Elizabeth Frost earned her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was managing editor of the Michigan Journal of Race and Law.  Before joining Oregon Law, she practiced with the firm Sidley Austin in both Los Angeles and Chicago, focusing on commercial real estate.


Lorelei Craig, Associate Director for Career Planning and Professional Development

Lorelei Craig joined the University of Oregon School of Law as Associate Director for Career Planning and Professional Development after fourteen years of legal practice. Lorelei graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2004, and is licensed to practice in Oregon, California, and New York. Active in the community, Lorelei is Chair-Elect of the Oregon State Bar Diversity Section, Vice-Chair of Lane County Women Lawyers, and a member of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association and the Lane County Bar Association.

Chris Esparza, VP of Leadership and Culture, Koppett

Chris Esparza is VP of Leadership & Culture at Koppett. Originally from Los Angeles, California—Chris now resides in New Orleans, LA.  He spent twenty years in higher education, culminating in his most recent role as Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership Development at the University of Oregon School of Law.  Throughout his higher ed journey, he found the most joy in curating learning and growth experiences for others—that is teaching, facilitating, and coaching.  In addition, he brings expertise in leadership development, DEI and cultural competency, change management, and strategic planning. Chris received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stanford University, and his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara.


This project received funding from the Law School Admission Council, Inc. (LSAC). The opinions and conclusions contained in this document are the opinions and conclusions of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of LSAC.