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.

At Michigan, she authored a note on international women's rights, for which she received the Law School's Eric Stein Award. Following graduation, she 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.