As assistant director of academic programs, Diane Fears advises students on academic planning, degree requirements, and other education opportunities. She develops resources and implements programming designed to equip students with the skills they need for academic and professional success.

Diane is building professional identity formation and professionalism programs to help students understand the core values of the legal profession, explore their own core values, develop ethical awareness, and nurture intellectual curiosity. 

For more than 15 years before she joined Michigan Law, Diane served as director of her former law school’s career and professional development office. In that role, she advised students, created resources, and devised and implemented programs supporting students’ career aspirations, professional development, and formation of professional identity. Before she joined academia, Diane worked for more than a decade as a commercial litigator and labor and employment attorney with a regional law firm. 

Ask Me About

  • Academic advising
  • Professional identity formation
  • Bar exam preparation

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