Tajira J. McCoy
Assistant Dean of Admission
B.S., California State University, Northridge; J.D., Southwestern Law School.
Tajira McCoy became Assistant Dean of Admission at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law in 2015.
Before joining the School of Law, Tajira served as Director of Law Admissions at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, leading national recruitment and outreach efforts, communicating decisions to prospective applicants, building relationships with local universities to create pipeline programs, conceptualizing print and social media marketing, mentoring and advising current students, and awarding university and endowment scholarships. She also served as an adjunct instructor, teaching Diversity and the Law to undergraduate students participating in Loyola’s University Honors Program.
Tajira also worked in law admissions for two years at her alma mater, Southwestern Law School, where she facilitated the implementation of a new student portal. As Admission Counselor, she was responsible for meeting with students to advise on the admissions process, planned on-campus events, and managed the Student Ambassador program.
Tajira is an active volunteer for the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). She currently serves as member on the LSAC’s Diversity Committee and on the DiscoverLaw Plus Program Subcommittee. She previously served as a member of the LSAC’s Misconduct and Irregularities in the Admission Process Subcommittee and their International Recruiting Ad Hoc Work Group. Tajira also served as Information Officer for the Minority Network of law school professionals.
Prior to attending law school, Tajira worked for five years in long term care insurance administration.