Before joining EMU, Professor Donovan was a Professor of Law and Director of the Clinical Program at Ave Maria School of Law, where she taught clinical, doctrinal, and skills courses.
In Human Trafficking Law Clinic, Professor Donovan represented survivors of labor trafficking, sex trafficking, and other violent crimes, and in Women’s Immigrant Rights Law Clinic and Immigration Law Clinic, Professor Donovan assisted individuals seeking immigration relief. In Mediation Law Clinic, through in-class instruction and co-mediating disputes in local courts, students became certified mediators.
Professor Donovan began her legal career as a Judicial Clerk at the Washington State Court of Appeals. She then practiced law in the Employment and Labor Group of the Detroit office of Dykema.