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Jayne Kacer

Lecturer, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Administration
Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Office Location: Kennedy Hall Dean's Suite (358)


Jayne Kacer is the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Administration and is an adjunct member of the law school faculty. Dean Kacer earned her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Loyola Law School in 1985. While in law school, Dean Kacer was Co-Chief Notes and Comments Editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and was a member of the law school's trial advocacy team. She graduated in the top two percent of her class and was selected to be a member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society. After graduating from law school, Dean Kacer became associated with the Orange County-based law firm of Rutan & Tucker, LLP and was made a partner in the firm in 1993. During the course of her career in private practice, Dean Kacer primarily handled large, complex civil litigation matters and civil appeals in both federal and state courts. She began teaching legal research and writing at Chapman in 2001 as an adjunct professor. In 2004, Dean Kacer left her practice to accept a full-time position at the law school. She was selected by the students as Professor of the Year for 2006-07. In addition to her teaching and administrative duties, Dean Kacer has served as a faculty member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) on the subject of depositions.

Courses Taught: Remedies; Pre-trial Civil Practice; Practice Preparation; Legal Research and Writing; Legal Writing Skills