As the assistant dean of student services at the University of Michigan Law School, Kimberly D’Haene, ’03, develops sustainable programs that amplify professionalism, academic excellence, and wellness for law students. 

For 25 years, Kim has worked in law school administration, as well as international program design and support for mission-driven institutions. 

Prior to joining Michigan Law, she served as the director of academic success at Georgia State University College of Law, where she also taught professional responsibility. 

Kim also served as assistant dean of academic success at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and was a bar exam grader for the State Bar of Georgia. 

Earlier in her career, Kim was an associate at the law firm of Sutherland, Asbill, and Brennan (now Evershed Sutherland). Her legal practice included international education liability, employment law, telecommunications, corporate litigation, and commercial real estate finance. 

Kim has served as a national lecturer on writing for the bar exam for Kaplan Bar Review and serves on the National Conference of Bar Examiners Testing Task Force Test Design Committee. Her research explores factors that impact bar exam performance—especially factors that disproportionately impact historically underrepresented applicants.

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