Eileen Kavanagh

Eileen Kavanagh


B.A., With High Distinction, University of Michigan, 1973
J.D., summa cum laude, DePaul University College of Law, 1977


Professor Kavanagh practiced law in Chicago for several years before moving to Michigan. She was associated with two law firms in Chicago, representing businesses and individual clients in general civil practice. She concentrated her practice on business transactions and civil litigation.

Upon moving to Michigan, she joined the research staff of the Michigan Court of Appeals and served as a law clerk to a judge of that court. Before joining the faculty of Cooley, Professor Kavanagh established a solo practice in Lansing, Mich., concentrating in appellate advocacy.

Professor Kavanagh teaches Research & Writing and Property II. She also directs the Intro to Law Program.


Book Reviews and Other Short Works

Kavanagh, Eileen, Robert Traver as Justice Voelker: The Novelist as Judge, forthcoming, 10 Scribes J. Legal Writing ___ (2005-2006)

Kavanagh, Eileen, "Appealing Custody," 5 BRIEFS (Ingham County Bar Association) March 1993 at 6.

Kavanagh, Eileen, "When Lawyers Write -- A Practitioner's Bookshelf," BRIEFS (Ingham County Bar Association) September 1996 at 12.

Other Writings

Kavanagh, Eileen, "Thomas M. Cooley Law School Prelaw Program (materials)," Thomas M. Cooley Law School (March 1997).

Kavanagh, Eileen, Appellate Practice Section Newsletter, State Bar of Michigan, 2004-present.


Real-World Experience

Specialties: Business Transactions, Civil Litigation

Courses: Research & Writing, Property II

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