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Kaiser-Jarvis, Theresa

Assistant Dean for International Affairs

212 Hutchins Hall

As the assistant dean for international affairs, Theresa Kaiser-Jarvis leads the Center for International and Comparative Law, which oversees the LLM, MACL, SJD, and Research Scholar programs, provides global opportunities for JD students, and otherwise serves as the focal point for the internationally related activities of students, faculty, visitors, and alumni. Dean Kaiser-Jarvis initiated the annual International Legal Education Abroad Conference, has been a member of the ABA's Foreign Programs Subcommittee, was a past chair of the AALS Section on International Legal Exchange, and volunteers as an ABA site visitor for law school accreditation reviews. She previously practiced law at a firm in Tampa, Florida, was an examining attorney for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, taught undergraduate U.S. Business Law in Europe, owned an English-as-a-second-language school in Washington, D.C., and held administrative positions at American University Washington College of Law and Boston University School of Law. Dean Kaiser-Jarvis 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.