Program Director, International and Graduate Programs
As program director for international and graduate programs, Monica Caro supports incoming and outgoing exchange programs for students and faculty members, the JSD and general LLM programs, and other international initiatives at the Law School.
Monica joined the Law School in November 2022, having previously served as the Senior Associate Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University for more than a decade. At the Nanovic Institute, she oversaw the staff and developed and executed a variety of programs, including the institute’s Catholic Universities Partnership in Central and Eastern Europe. Her work at the institute was recognized with a Presidential Values Award from Notre Dame and a commemorative medal from the Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Slovakia.
Prior to joining the University, Monica served as a law clerk to Judge Daniel A. Manion on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and to the late Judge Paul V. Gadola on the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Monica went on to receive her M.A. at the University of Texas at Austin in philosophy, before being recruited into the inaugural class of Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan. There she earned her J.D. while serving as managing editor of the law review.
Caro lives on five acres with her husband and two children.