Deborah S. O’Malley oversees all aspects of the student experience with ongoing academic advising and support to guide students on professional opportunities while they are students at the College of Law. As Director, Deb focuses heavily on enhancing the student experience at the College of Law through programs, services, partnerships, and policies that foster an engaged and inclusive community.
Prior to joining the Office of Student Affairs, Deborah served as the Director of LL.M. Student Support, and previously, the Director of Professional Development at the Syracuse University College of Law. She also spent four years as a Legal Writing Professor at the College of Law. Before joining the College of Law, Deborah was an associate with the law firm of Gilberti Stinziano Heintz & Smith, P.C. in Syracuse; she also practiced law at a small law firm in Idaho. Deborah has been actively involved in local bar associations, serving as a College of Law representative on the Board of Directors for the Onondaga County Bar Association. She’s also been active in the Central New York Women’s Bar Association and is a past president of the organization.
Deborah received a Bachelor of Arts from Iowa State University and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law.