Jane K. Stoever
Assistant Professor of Law
Professor Jane Stoever is a graduate of Harvard Law School and received her LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. At Seattle University, she teaches Family Law, Domestic Violence Law, and the Domestic Violence Clinic, which she created. In the Clinic, she supervises third-year law students as they represent domestic violence survivors in protection order and immigration cases, conduct community education in juvenile detention centers, and collaborate with community organizations. Prior to joining the faculty at Seattle University, Professor Stoever was the Director of the Domestic Violence Clinic at American University, Washington College of Law, where she also taught Family Law, Domestic Violence Law, and a clinical seminar on lawyering skills and values. She previously taught in Georgetown University Law Center's Domestic Violence Clinic as a Women's Law and Public Policy Fellow and was awarded the Kaufman Public Interest Fellowship. In addition, Professor Stoever served as a judicial clerk, worked at legal aid offices and at a shelter for teenage girls, and was a live-in staff member at a shelter for homeless families. At Harvard Law School, she was a student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.
Professor Stoever's scholarship interests include domestic violence law, family law, immigration law, feminist legal theory, and clinical legal theory. She has authored Stories Absent from the Courtroom: Responding to Domestic Violence in the Context of HIV and AIDS, 87 N.C. L. REV. 1157 (2009); Freedom from Violence: Using the Stages of Change Model to Realize the Promise of Civil Protection Orders, 72 OHIO ST. L.J. 303 (2011); and Transforming Domestic Violence Representation, 101 KY. L.J. _ (2013). Professor Stoever was also featured in Harvard Law School's Women's Rights Guide.
Seattle University School of Law
Phone: (206) 398.4986
- B.A., with highest distinction, University of Kansas, 2000; Phi Beta Kappa
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 2003; Women's Law Journal, primary editor
- LL.M., with honors, Georgetown University Law Center, 2008
- Domestic Violence Law
- Domestic Violence Clinic
- Family Law