Chair of MILS Bar Association Division

Julie is an experienced educational and legal professional with a passion for utilizing creativity, innovation, and leadership skills to provide knowledge, insights and skills to others to enhance their self-esteem, confidence, and well-being. She has been an advocate, adviser, and mentor for two decades. Julie is sensitive to cultural and ideological diversity and has excellent communication skills. She served at Vanderbilt Law School from 1995-2015 as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, provided mentoring, support and direct assistance to law students in need, including short-term counseling, crisis intervention, and referrals for psychological and medical assistance. Julie also provided student well-being and academic success programming, remedial academic support for students in need, bar examination and essay writing preparation, implemented accommodations for disabled students, and handled complications experienced during the exam administration process. She has held many leadership roles over the years, including in the Lawyers’ Association for Women, Nashville Pro Bono Program, Association of American Law Schools, Section on Balance in Legal Education, the Tennessee Bar Association, Lawyer Well-Being Committee, and the American Bar Association. Julie joined the MILS Board of Directors in 2017.