B.A., Spelman College
J.D., University of Michigan Law School.
Kimberly Williams D’Haene joined the College of Law in January 2018 as the director of academic success and teaches professional responsibility. As the director of academic success, she works with faculty, students and the administration to develop academic skills enrichment programs to maximize student academic performance. The goal of the Academic Success Program is to research and build programs around the academic and attributional metrics that drive student success and empower students to maximize their academic performance.
The new program includes full academic success offerings across the entire tenure of law school for both full- and part-time students. First-year programs include skills lectures, workshops, facilitated study groups, individual counseling, and developing academic success plans. The second-year program has an emphasis on analysis and organization in essay writing. Third-year programs are directed toward developing familiarity and mastery of the skills tested on the bar exam. In addition to workshops on the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), the program will focus on writing for the bar exam with workshops on bar exam essay writing and writing for the Multistate Performance Test (MPT).
D’Haene served as a bar examination grader for the Georgia Board of Bar Examiners and has lectured nationally on writing for the bar exam for Kaplan Bar Review. Prior to joining Georgia State Law, D’Haene was the assistant dean for academic achievement at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Previously, she worked in the litigation group at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan (now Eversheds Sutherland), focusing on employment and administrative law, and founded the legal consulting group Customer Oriented Analytics and Reporting (The COAR Group), focused on commercial real estate finance.
She earned her B.A. cum laude from Spelman College and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.