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Dr. Kevin Ball, JD, PhD


Co-Director/Program Coordinator: Paralegal Studies

School of Technology and Professional Services Management

202F Roosevelt Hall



J.D. from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Ph.D., Political Science from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Kevin Ball

Professional Summary

Dr. Kevin Ball is the new lecturer and co-coordinator for the Paralegal Studies program. He comes to EMU from Baker College of Clinton Township, where he was director of that school’s business and paralegal programs and later its Division of Social Sciences. Dr. Ball has also taught at the University of Detroit Mercy Law School and at Wayne State University. Prior to his career in academia, Dr. Ball practiced law for over twenty years, specializing in business insolvency and bankruptcy law.

Interests and Expertise


Selected Publications

Ball, Kevin (2016). Adversity & Justice: A History of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan . Detroit, MI: Wayne State Univ Press.

Selected Presentations

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

Trustee of the Historical Society for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


Awards and Patents

2017 Avern Cohn Award for Excellence in the Collection, Preservation, and Interpretation of Michigan Legal History

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