Janet E. Stearns, B.A., J.D.
Dean of Students and Lecturer in Law
Telephone: 305-284-4551 | Office: A212
Janet Stearns, Dean of Students and Lecturer in Law, joined the Law School's administration in October, 1999 as director of the International and Foreign Graduate Programs. Dean Emeritus Dennis Lynch asked her to serve as the Dean of Students in January 2007. In addition to her administrative duties, she teaches Professional Responsibility.
Before coming to UM, Dean Stearns was a profesora visitante at the University of Chile where she taught two law courses in Spanish. She also was a clinical faculty member teaching in the area of affordable housing development at the University of Washington School of Law.
She was elected to the New Haven Board of Aldermen where she served from 1983-85.
She graduated from Yale Law School in 1988, and then practiced law for five years with a large firm in Hartford, Connecticut. She has been admitted to practice law in both Connecticut and Washington State.