Jennifer D'A. Maher
Associate Dean Emerita, International Studies

Jennifer D'Arcy Maher is Associate Dean Emerita for International Studies at Duke Law School. Previously, she served as Associate Dean and Assistant Dean for International Studies.  She also taught for many years a required course for LL.M. students from non-English-speaking countries at Duke Law, U.S. Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing for International Students.

Associate Dean Emerita Maher has also taught the Summer Institute on Law, Language, and Culture (SILLC) and Introduction to American Law at Duke, as well as lectured on U.S. legal education to international visitors and prospective international law students. At various times, she served as the on-site administrator of the Duke/Geneva Institute of Transnational Law, the Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law in Hong Kong, and the Duke-Leiden Institute in Transnational Law (the most recent iteration of Duke’s four-week comparative and international law summer institute).

Associate Dean Emerita Maher holds a Juris Doctor with High Honors from Duke Law School, where she was a member of the Duke Law School Moot Court Board and the Editorial Board of the Duke Law Journal.  She was elected to the Order of the Coif.  After graduation, she practiced law with the Raleigh, N.C., law firm of Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell, and Jernigan before joining the Duke Law faculty in 1987. Associate Dean Maher has served as the Chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers and of the North Carolina Bar Association’s International Law and Practice Section and on scholarship selection committees for the Fulbright program and Open Society Foundation.

Jennifer Maher portrait