Beth L. Haas

Associate Dean, Online Education and Lecturer

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Beth Haas is a nationally recognized expert in online legal education. Before joining Miami Law in 2023, she served as Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Online Education and Associate Professor of Law at Drexel University’s Kline School of Law in Philadelphia. At Miami Law she directs all strategy for developing exceptional and engaging online degree and certificate programs. 

Beth was a pioneer in online legal education.  In addition to teaching many core courses in the face-to-face JD classroom, Beth developed and delivered Drexel Law’s first fully asynchronous J.D.-level online courses more than a decade ago for which she received Drexel University’s Outstanding Online Faculty Award.  In her role as Associate Dean, she then developed, exclusively in-house, one of the largest and most rigorous online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) programs in the country, along with eight online post-bac graduate certificates and three online LL.Ms degrees. 

Before entering legal academia, Dean Haas practiced law for 17 years and was a Partner at Blank Rome, LLP, in Philadelphia where she maintained a nationally recognized aviation litigation practice. She holds a J.D. from Villanova Law School—where she was an associate editor of the Villanova Law Review—and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dean Haas is active in the Philadelphia non-profit community, is a Member of the prestigious Forum of Executive Women, and serves as an investigator for the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention. In her spare time, she enjoys boxing and she is an avid fine art collector.  



J.D. cum laude, Villanova University School of Law
B.A. , University of Pennsylvania