Janet Stearns started at the UM School of Law in 1999, and became Dean of Students in 2007. Stearns is immediate past chair of the AALS Student Services Section and a member of the ABA Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs. Dean Stearns and the Miami Student Affairs Team were recognized with NALSAP’s CORE Four Award in 2020. The ABA COLAP recognized Stearns with the Meritorious Service Award at the 2020 Virtual National Conference in November, 2020. She speaks nationally, writes and podcasts on Lawyer Wellness and its Impact on Law Schools.