Theresa Kaiser-Jarvis

Theresa Kaiser-Jarvis is the University of Michigan Law School’s Assistant Dean for International Affairs. As the school’s senior advisor on international projects and relationships, she leads the Center for International and Comparative Law, which oversees the LLM, MACL, SJD, and Research Scholar programs, and innovates opportunities for JD students to build global legal skills.

Assistant Dean Kaiser-Jarvis initiated the International Legal Education Abroad Conference (ILEAC), served on the ABA's Foreign Programs Subcommittee, chaired the AALS Section on International Legal Exchange, and serves as an ABA accreditation site visitor. She frequently speaks on international legal education topics and has published an article in the Journal of Legal Education on preparing JD students for global practice.

She began her legal career at a law firm in Florida, then taught undergraduate U.S. Business Law in Europe, was an examining attorney for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, owned an English-as-a-Second-Language school in Washington, DC, and held administrative positions at American University Washington College of Law and Boston University School of Law. She earned her JD from Emory University School of Law, her MEd from Harvard University, her BA in French and political science from the University of Kansas, and her BSJ in news/editing from the University of Kansas.