Ulysses Jaen

Director of the Law Library and Assistant Professor of Law


  • M.L.I.S. Master’s in Library and Information Sciences
  • J.D. Juris Doctorate
  • M.P.A. Master’s in Public Administration
  • B.S. Business Administration

Areas of Expertise

  • Advanced Legal Research, Elder Law, and Immigration Law at Ave Maria School of Law. Director of the Law Library at Ave Maria School of Law

Professional Experience

Ulysses N. Jaen joined the Law School on August 1, 2012, bringing over 30 years of experience to the School. He has worked as an entrepreneur, business manager and legal professional and has presented at numerous conferences, and for various organizations and agencies. Prior to joining the Law School, he worked for the Law Offices of Angotti & Straface from 2006 to 2009 and Hamstead, Williams & Shook from 2009 to 2012. He worked at the West Virginia University College of Law Library from 2005 to 2012 and lectured on a variety of Advanced Legal Research topics. He also taught at the WVU Master’s in Legal Studies and the WVU Master’s in Public Administration Programs.  Professor Jaen was a Court appointed mediator and is a Special Advocate for abused and neglected children. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Hispanic Bar Association, the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries and the American Association of Law Libraries where he served as chair of the Diversity Committee Executive Board.

Honors and Professional Affiliations

  • President of the Board of Directors for the Southwest Florida Library Network
  • Member of American Association of Law Librarians (Chair of AALL Latino Caucus 2010) Diversity Committee 2012-2014
  • President of Student Association of Public Administrators (SAPA), 2007-2008
  • Member of South Eastern Association of Law Librarians
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the American Libraries Association
  • Member of West Virginia Library Association
  • Member of National Hispanic Bar Association

Key Works


Briefs & Legislation letters

News appearances/contributions

“Essential policing or racial profiling? NBC2 Investigates 287(g)” NBC2 News-Mar 30, 2017 When asked if 287(g) is unconstitutional, Ulysses Jaen, a law professor … puts our officers in the shoes of the immigration officials,” said Jaen.


“Florida lawmakers must avoid constitutional clash with bills aimed at …”Naples Daily News-Nov 21, 2015  Ulysses Jaen, professor at Ave Maria School of Law, said the enhancement of prison terms proposed by the Florida bills for federal offenses …


“Lo Que Preocupa de la 287(g)”
  El Hispano News-Aug 5, 2017  “¿A cuántos están parando para pedirle sus papeles? Ulysses Jaen, …



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