Professor Donovan is the Coordinator of the Paralegal Studies Program and teaches courses in the Paralegal Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies departments.
She began her legal career as a Judicial Clerk at the Washington State Court of Appeals and then practiced law in the Employment and Labor Group of the Detroit office of Dykema.
Before Professor Donovan joined Eastern Michigan University, she was a Professor of Law and a Director of Clinical Programs. In Human Trafficking Law Clinic and Women’s Immigrant Rights Law Clinic, Professor Donovan represented survivors of labor trafficking, sex trafficking, and other violent crimes. In Mediation Law Clinic, through in-class instruction and co-mediating disputes in local courts, students became certified mediators. In Immigration Law Clinic, Professor Donovan assisted individuals seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief.