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Van Hoven, Andrea

Clinical Fellow
Workers' Rights Clinic

543 Legal Research

Professor Andrea Van Hoven is a clinical teaching fellow in the Workers' Rights Clinic. Prior to joining the Law School faculty, Professor Van Hoven litigated a diverse range of cases at the trial and appellate levels, in both federal and state court. Most recently, Professor Van Hoven practiced as a civil rights and employment law attorney. Her practice focused largely on cases involving discrimination based on protected classes, in addition to constitutional law violations. Before this, Professor Van Hoven represented prominent insurance companies on coverage and automotive litigation.

While in law school, Professor Van Hoven served in a number of groups, including the Moot Court Trial Advocacy Board and the Trial Practice Institute. She also was a research assistant, instructor for the Street Law program, and a graduate teaching assistant for the Master of Laws program. In 2013, Professor Van Hoven was selected to be a summer fellow at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau's Family Law Clinic at Harvard Law School.

Professor Van Hoven is committed to philanthropy. She has been involved in an array of charity efforts, including several overseas mission trips. She also has served in a number of nonprofit organizations, including Women of Tomorrow, a mentorship program aimed at empowering the lives of at-risk young women.

Professor Van Hoven earned her JD, cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law. She earned her BA in international business and economics, cum laude, from Grand Valley State University.