Kimberly D'Haene, '03, is the assistant dean of student services at the University of Michigan Law School. She focuses on developing and sustaining programs that amplify professionalism, academic excellence and curiosity, and student wellness. Her portfolio includes registration, advising, accommodations, ABA issues, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and student programming.
Kim has worked in law school administration and international academic and enrichment program design and support for mission-driven institutions for much of the past 25 years. Prior to joining Michigan Law School, she was the director of academic success at the Georgia State University College of Law where she also taught Professional Responsibility. Prior to that, Kim served as assistant dean of academic success at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School and the State Bar of Georgia as a bar exam grader. From 2003 to 2006, she was an associate at the law firm of Sutherland, Asbill, and Brennan (now Evershed Sutherland) where she practiced in the areas of international education liability; employment law; telecommunications, corporate litigation and commercial real estate finance. In 2006, she started the data analytics consulting firm Customer Oriented Analytics and Reporting (The COAR Group). She transitioned back into higher education in 2008.
Kim has served as a national lecturer for Kaplan Bar Review, specializing in writing for the bar exam, and serves on the National Conference of Bar Examiners Testing Task Force Test Design Committee. Her research has explored factors that impact bar exam performance, particularly factors that disproportionately impact historically underrepresented applicants.