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Michelle Heck

Associate Dean of Admissions

  • Profile

    Michelle Heck is the Associate Dean of admissions at the University of Richmond School of Law. Prior to joining Richmond Law in 2019, she spent 13 years as the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the University of Missouri School of Law, where she worked in admission, financial aid, and student services. She earned her BS in marketing from Union University and her MA in educational leadership and policy analysis at the University of Missouri. During her time in law school admissions, she has served as Vice President and President of the Midwest Alliance for Law School Admissions (MALSA) and on the Planning Committees for the Midwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors (MAPLA) and MINK Law Day (a law fair sponsored by the law schools in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas). In her participation with the Law School Admission Council, she has served on the Annual Meeting and Educational Conference Planning Work Group, Services and Programs Committee, and Information Systems Division Advisory Group, as well as on many forum panels. She has served as well as chaired the New Admission Personnel and Faculty Members Workshop Planning Work Group. 

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    • Awards

      Women's Law Association Carey Mae Carrol Award, University of Missouri, 2011
      Black Law Student Recognition Award, University of Missouri, 2012
      Finalist, Mick Deaver Memorial Award, University of Missouri, 2011 and 2013
      MU Chancellor's Tribute to Women Award, 2008
      MU Law Patty Epps Award, 2008

    • Professional Experience

      Associate Dean for Admissions (2019-Present)

      University of Richmond School of Law


      Director of Law School Admissions & Financial Aid (May 2011-December 2018)
      University of Missouri School of Law


      Coordinator of Admissions & Recruitment (May 2008-May 2011)

      University of Missouri School of Law


      Admissions Representative (October 2006-May 2008)

      University of Missouri School of Law


      Admissions Department Administrative Assistant (August 2006-October 2006)

      University of Missouri School of Law


      Center Manager (September 2003-August 2006)

      Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions