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Zearfoss, Sarah C.

Senior Assistant Dean

2234 Jeffries Hall

Sarah C. Zearfoss is senior assistant dean at the University of Michigan Law School, where she directs all aspects of JD admissions and supervises the Office of Financial Aid. She earned a BA in psychology, cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College and a JD, magna cum laude, from Michigan Law. At Michigan, she served as editor-in-chief of the Michigan Journal of International Law and authored a note on international women's rights, for which she received the Law School's Eric Stein Award. Also while in law school, she was the recipient of the Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship and the Robert S. Feldman Labor Law Award, and was a member of the Order of the Coif. Following graduation, she clerked for The Hon. James L. Ryan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and worked as a litigation associate in the Detroit office of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Dean Zearfoss returned to the Law School in 1999 in the capacity of judicial clerkship adviser, before joining the Admissions Office in 2001.



Truman Scholar Finalists Selection Committee, 2006–2017, 2019–present.

Member, LSAC Schools and Candidates Committee, 2019–2021.

Panelist, "Building a Diverse Class: Public Schools," LSAC Annual Meeting, 2019.

Member, LSAC Newcomers Reimagined, 2017–2019.

Chair, LSAC Newcomers Committee, 2017.