Alum Sandy Weintraub steps in as Interim Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the law school

Sandy Weintraub

Sandy Weintraub has been selected as the Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the law school. In this position, Weintraub will work with the student affairs team to ensure that students have the best possible experience while at Oregon Law.   

His duties include working with faculty and staff to make sure remote exams are given successfully during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, he will serve as the liaison for coordinating student accommodations and helping students navigate the unique nature of a remote learning environment. He will also be a part of the team that coordinates student scholarships. 

Weintraub currently serves as Director of the Oregon Law Commission (OLC) housed in the law school. He will maintain 20% of his time working with the OLC while giving 80% of his work week to the Interim Assistant Dean role. He is filling the role previously held by Nicole Commissiong who was appointed as associate vice president, chief civil rights officer and Title IX coordinator for the UO. 

“We feel very fortunate that Sandy can accommodate these two roles to help us during our transition,” said Jennifer Espinola, associate dean for student affairs and law school dean of students. “He brings a wealth of Student Affairs experience to this work and we’ll all benefit from his commitment to student success at Oregon Law.”  

Weintraub graduated the School of Law in 2010. From 2011-2014, he served as an Assistant Dean of Students at UCLA, and he was director of the UO Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards from 2014-2018. 

In March of 2018, Weintraub returned to the law school to become the first director of the OLC after its move from Willamette University. 

During the past two years, he has managed the successful transition of the Commission to the University of Oregon, while facilitating major Law Commission projects ranging from Probate Modernization to creating new policies to deal with workplace harassment in the Oregon State Legislature. 

Weintraub has continued his work with law students by supervising the Oregon Law Commission Fellows program. He has also volunteered in several capacities to maintain his connection to the UO law student and staff communities including serving on the Advisory Board for Oregon Law Public Interest Fund, the Loan Repayment Assistance Program Selection Committee, and reviewing applications for the Office of Admissions. 

“I’m excited to continue my work with the law school during this interim period,” Weintraub said, “And I’m extremely grateful that as an alum, I can help the next generation of students be successful during their time in law school.” 

By Rhianna Comito, School of Law Communications