Grace Hum is the Dean of Students. In this role, she leads and manages the Office of Student Services, Student Health Services, and the Disability Resources Program. Dean Hum meets with students regularly to provide academic advising and personal counseling. She also provides guidance on student life issues and activities; diversity, equity, and inclusion matters; wellness and self-care habits; and moral character and fitness issues for the state bar. Her overarching goal and vision for her work as the dean of students is to ensure that students feel a sense of community and belonging at UC Hastings and that they have the knowledge and ability to access all of the available resources and support to help them become successful law students.
Before joining UC Hastings, Dean Hum served as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and the Director of the Legal Writing Program at the University of San Francisco School of Law. For 15 years, she taught a wide variety of courses, including legal research and writing, transactional skills, contract drafting, appellate advocacy, sex discrimination, and legislation at the University of San Francisco School of Law, Stanford Law School, and Santa Clara University School of Law. Her teaching emphasized professionalism and practical skills, so that law students could hit the ground running in their summer jobs and careers as lawyers. Dean Hum also worked as a research attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Dean Hum received her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Rhetoric & Communications from UC Davis; her JD degree from Santa Clara University School of law; and her Master’s degree from Stanford Law School. She is a member of the State Bar of California.