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Jennifer Stevenson

Assistant Dean for International Programs | Service Professor of Law


Jennifer Stevenson

Contact Information


      • J.D., University of Washington, high honors, 2002

  • B.A., University of Washington, magna cum laude, 1995

License to Practice

  • Washington (inactive)

Specialties and Courses

  • Introduction to U.S. Law
  • Lawyering Skills and Advanced Lawyering Skills
  • Legal Writing and Research
  • Negotiations


After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law, Jennifer Stevenson, J.D., practiced at Perkins Coie LLP, a full-service, international law firm in Seattle, Washington for nine years. Her practice focused on real estate transactions and estate planning.

She also served as a volunteer attorney for the Northwest Immigrants’ Rights Project, Volunteer Advocates for Immigrant Justice and the Holocaust Survivors Pension Project.

Stevenson then joined William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. She taught Introduction to U.S. Law, Legal Writing and Research, Lawyering Skills and Advanced Lawyering Skills courses. She held various positions from 2011 to 2022, including Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, Director of the LL.M. program in the American Legal System, and Professor of Practice. She has taught and mentored hundreds of international students and scholars in the U.S. and abroad.

She is currently working on a three-year grant “Advancing Legal Reasoning and Writing in Moldova,” funded by the U.S. Department of State/INL

Stevenson is a frequent international traveler. She recently visited Armenia, Bulgaria, and Colombia.


  • “Negotiations — A Developing Alternative Legal Regime,” Kristu Jayanti College of Law, Bengalura, Incia (remote), Jan. 6, 2024
  • “Professional Identity Formation and International Legal Education,” International Legal Personnel Training Conference (remote), Ningbo University School of Law, Ningbo, China, June 28, 2023
  • “Legal Education in the United States,” Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico, Facultad de Derecho, Mexico City, Mexico, March 24, 2023