Elizabeth M. Donovan

Director of Experiential Education and Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Professor Donovan directs the Ave Maria School of Law Clinical Program and Externship Program, and teaches a Human Trafficking Law Clinic and a Mediation Law Clinic, as well as Advanced Clinical Law, Client Representation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.  In her Human Trafficking Law Clinic, Professor Donovan represents victims of human trafficking and other violent crimes, and engages in community outreach and training.  She regularly speaks on the topic of human trafficking with social service providers, law enforcement, lawyers, academics, and other groups.  Before joining Ave Maria School of Law in 2000, Professor Donovan practiced law at the Detroit office of Dykema Gossett, concentrating on litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and immigration.  She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law, a Master of Arts from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Albany.  Professor Donovan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Southwest Florida Human Trafficking Coalition, and Co-Chair of the Collier County Coalition Against Human Trafficking. 


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