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Meet the Team

Theresa Allen, Admissions Application Coordinator

Theresa Allen Ms. Allen coordinates and manages the processing of all J.D. applications for the Office of Admissions. She works closely with the Assistant Dean and members of the Admissions Committee to ensure that applications are reviewed in a timely manner. She also is responsible for the preparation of admission decision letters and reports. Ms. Allen has been a member of the Admissions staff since 2000.


John Garcia, Director of Financial Aid

John Garcia Mr. Garcia has worked in financial aid since 1995, becoming Director of Financial Aid at MSU College of Law in 2005. In addition to counseling both prospective and continuing students and their families regarding financial aid options, he certifies students' loan eligibility, coordinates the packaging of aid for law students, participates in the establishment of the student budget, and frequently presents on the topic of financing an MSU legal education. Mr. Garcia regularly presents at conferences for financial aid professionals and has served on committees for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and the Access Group.   He earned his undergraduate degree at Central Michigan University and a Master of Arts degree at Michigan State University.


Courtney Gabbara, Assistant Director of Admissions

Courtney Gabbara Ms. Gabbara is a May 2012 graduate of the Law College and a 2009 graduate with a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University. She joined the Admissions Office staff in August 2012 and works closely with prospective students during each phase of the enrollment process. As a law student, Ms. Gabbara served as a clinician in the Housing Clinic, interned with the Office of Attorney General, and externed with the Federal Public Defender's Office. She also was actively involved in a number of student organizations at the Law College, serving as President of the Women's Law Caucus, Vice Justice of Phi Alpha Delta, and Treasurer of the Middle Eastern Student Association.

Eamon Ladewski, Associate Director of Admissions

Eamon LadewskiMr. Ladewski assists prospective students at each phase of the admissions process, from counseling freshmen to advising and assisting candidates who have been offered admission.  As associate director, he also represents the Law College at events throughout the country, works closely with the Student Ambassadors, and coordinates online programming for the Admissions Office.  Prior to joining the staff, Mr. Ladewski served as assistant director of admissions at Notre Dame Law School. He received a B.A. from Ave Maria University and earned a Master of Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

Charles W. Roboski, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Charles RoboskiDean Charles Roboski provides overall leadership for the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. As chief admissions officer, he works closely with the Faculty Admissions Committee in establishing and implementing the Law College's admissions and scholarship policies. He also coordinates communications with prospective students and prelaw advisors, and represents MSU Law at various off-campus events. He has served as a dean or director of law admissions since 1988, during which time he has reviewed more than 45,000 applications for admission. Dean Roboski joined the MSU Law Admissions staff in September 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Dominican University, a Master of Arts from Georgetown University, and an MBA from the University of Dayton.

Kimberly Wilkes, Admissions Coordinator

wilkes_kMs. Wilkes assists prospective students during all phases of the application process. In addition to offering general information regarding admissions issues, she arranges individual visits to the Law College, assists with the hosting of admissions events, and coordinates the Roommate Clearinghouse service. A lifelong Michigan resident, Ms. Wilkes has earned two bachelor degrees from Michigan State University and is a Certified Meeting Professional.  Prior to joining the Admissions Office, she worked in marketing and event management.

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