Staff and Contacts

Staff

Leslie Oster, Director

Leslie Oster plans the MSL curriculum and works with the faculty, staff, and administration. She even finds the time to teach a course in the program every so often. Fun fact: Leslie likes watching tennis, figure skating, and basketball, but is not adept at doing any of these sports.  

leslie.oster@law.northwestern.edu

 

Jeremy Adler, Director of Academic Advising & Resources 

Jeremy is the go-to person for student and academic services in the MSL program; he handles advising, curriculum planning, exam details, program logistics, individual student situations, and community engagement. Fun Fact: Jeremy likes to bike throughout the winter.

Jeremy.adler@law.northwestern.edu

 

Amear Alhadidi, Program Assistant

Amear provides administrative and operational support for MSL students, faculty, and staff. Amear is a great point of first contact; he will either answer your questions or point you in the right direction.  Fun fact: Amear was born in Chicago but grew up in North Las Vegas. He graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, located 1.6 miles east of the Las Vegas Strip.

amear.alhadidi@law.northwestern.edu

 

Alyssa Dyar, Director of Learning Design & Curriculum Development

Alyssa is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of the MSL curriculum.  She works with faculty to design their courses, and she helps chart the direction of the ever-evolving MSL curriculum.  Fun Fact: Alyssa loves to cook and eat and spends much of her free time exploring Chicago’s amazing food scene.

alyssa.dyar@northwestern.edu

 

Evan Goldberg, Director of External Outreach

Evan supervises MSL operations and also oversees MSL professional development programming and advising for students and alumni.  In addition, Evan works to develop external collaborations and partnerships with industry, academia, and government to benefit the MSL program.  Evan is also a great resource for international students.  Fun fact: Evan is a runner and is always in search of his next meal—his favorite being ice cream.

evan.goldberg@law.northwestern.edu

 

Ashlee Hardgrave, Admissions Manager

Ashlee manages the entire admissions process, including recruiting and advising prospective students, overseeing all aspects of applications and admissions, guiding applicants through the admissions process, onboarding students, and welcoming new MSLs to the program. Fun fact: Ashlee is a classically trained musician, works as an opera singer, and runs a classical music company in Chicago.

ashlee.hardgrave@law.northwestern.edu