John Alvarez
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John Alvarez
Administrative Coordinator
The Law Center
Tel: (305) 237-7813

Miami Dade College: Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Rm. 3506
Miami, FL 33132


My office hours for students are listed below (by appointment only.)

Monday 12 pm - 4 pm
Tuesday   2 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday 12 pm - 4 pm
Thursday   2 pm - 6 pm
Friday Not Available
If you have any advisement-related questions and would like to contact me, the best way to reach me is via e-mail. If I am unavailable, please contact Mr. Patrick Helmus or Ms. Adiva Wright, our part-time Law Center support staff.



I believe that every student has the potential to make a difference in society. As the Administrative Coordinator of The Law Center, my job is to help facilitate a positive learning experience. I also believe in helping students discover what it is they want to get out of their degrees.

                          Paralegal Studies Students visiting the
                          recently renovated Courtroom 6-1.





Bridges Across Borders (
Bridges Across Borders is an international collaboration of time-tested activists, artists, students, educators, and others who cherish cultural diversity and global peace. We formed this collaboration of groups and individuals to address the root causes of violence and hatred in the world, to examine the attitudes that cause us to view each other as enemies, and to seek understanding that allows us to appreciate each other as friends.

MDC Wolfson Campus Chapter of Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) National Paralegal Honor Society
Lambda Epsilon Chi (known as LEX) is a national honor society for paralegal studies students. There are approximately 95 Chapters throughout the United States with well over 1,000 inductees who have been honored for their outstanding academic achievements. Each year LEX chapters select those students who meet high academic criteria and cite them for their accomplishments by inducting them into Lambda Epsilon Chi.

MDC's Society of Law and Community Service (SLCS)
The mission of the Society of Law and Community Service (SLCS) is to provide a forum for all MDC: Wolfson Campus students who may be interested in pursuing a career in any legal/law related field, to facilitate a more conducive learning environment, to provide exposure to established individuals and/or firms in the public and private sector, and to increase awareness about to need for community awareness/involvement through service learning.
Visit the SLCS's Facebook page for more information.

MDC's Wolfson Campus Support Staff Council (SSC)
The Support Staff Council is made up of Full-Time Support Non-Exempt employees who represent various academic and administrative departments throughout the Wolfson Campus. The SSCís primary purposes are to recommend policy changes favorable to fellow employees; promote professional, educational, cultural and social activities; and to engage in community service activities. The SSC is the official voice for Full-Time Support Non-Exempt employees. In short, the SSC represents all support staff at the Wolfson Campus in important support staff matters.


I enjoy the beach, tanning, spending time with friends, and of course, the lost art of sleeping.

I love New York City! I've been in love with NYC since my first visit in May 2005. I wish I could be there now, but unfortunately I can only be there in spirit.

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Links to Law Center Faculty Webpages:

Prof. Peter Adrien
Prof. Danixia Cuevas

Prof. Stephanie Fidler
Prof. Howard Marbury

Prof. Marvelle McIntyre-Hall
Prof. Mercedes Medina

Prof. Aloyma Sanchez
Prof. James Spann
Prof. Daryl Trawick
Prof. Vincent Warger

Other Useful Links:

How To Calculate Your Grade Point Average (GPA)

The Law Center

AAfPE (American Association for Paralegal Education)

American Bar Association

Florida Bar Association

National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA)

National Paralegal Association (NPA)


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