Dean, Center for Academic & Bar Readiness, & Professor of Law
Associate Dean of Student and Faculty Development
Jendayi Saada grew up in Detroit, MI and earned her BA’s in Africana Studies and Political Science and her Juris Doctor at Wayne State University. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a former elected official and social activist in the Art Center Citizen’s District of Detroit.
After practicing as a solo practitioner and in-house counsel for four years in Detroit, Jendayi moved to Miami, FL in 2004, where she began her career in legal education. Jendayi has designed and implemented successful academic support and bar preparation programs at four law schools across the country, which resulted in dramatically increased bar passage at each school. She was voted “Administrator of the Year” twice at FAMU COL and Professor of the Year at La Verne COL and was recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Legal Education as part of a National Jurist Magazine poll of law school deans. Jendayi has served on two ABA Site Evaluation teams and has consulted with other law schools on academic support and bar preparation.
She is currently the Associate Dean of Student and Faculty Development and heads the Center for Academic and Bar Readiness at University of La Verne College of Law. In addition to her administrator duties, she has taught Real Property Law, Introduction to Strategic Legal Methods, CA Performance Test, Multistate Bar Strategies and the Comprehensive Legal Education Capstone course and co-taught Contracts-DVS. Jendayi is proudly, the faculty advisor for La Verne’s Black Law Students Association chapter.