Diana Lamphiere

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Diana R. Lamphiere, J.D.
Preferred Pronouns:  She/her/hers

lamphied@gvsu.edu

Educational Background and Specialization
B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies in Public Policy, Michigan State University

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Teaching Areas: Law and how it intersects with society

  • CJ 305 Constitutional Rights and Civil Liberties
  • LS 420 Property and Probate Law
  • LS 490 Legal Studies Internship

About

Professor Lamphiere began teaching in the School of Criminal Justice in Winter 2016. She serves as the Legal Studies Internship Coordinator, and teaches the Legal Studies Internship course, and has also taught Property and Probate Law and Constitutional Rights and Civil Liberties courses, as needed. She began teaching in the Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies Department, Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, in Spring 2019. She teaches Diversity in the United States, Human Traffic and Trafficking, Leadership for Social Change, Life Journeys, and Reflect, Connect, Engage, as needed. She is currently working on various presentations and articles, as well as textbooks.

Professor Lamphiere's undergraduate degree is in Interdisciplinary Studies in Public Policy from Michigan State University, and her law degree is from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She externed at the Cook County State's Attorney's office while in law school, and clerked with a judge in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County upon graduation from law school. She then practiced law in a large firm for a short time, then a small firm for many years, where she practiced in the area of business transactions and business litigation, advising businesses, individuals, and non-profits. She has also worked in house as a Contracts Associate for Brilliance Publishing (an Amazon company), and for LexisNexis as an Attorney Advisor in the Commercial Transactions area of Lexis Practice Advisor. Professor Lamphiere also teaches at Davenport University, where she has taught Advanced Litigation, Business Law, Business Organizations, Constitutional Law/Civil Liberties, Human Resource Management, Intellectual Property, Legal Aspects of Sport Management, Legal Ethics and Certificate Review, and Litigation, as well as serving as a professional tutor. She also serves as a Board Member for Migrant Legal Aid, as a Board Member for the Grand Rapids Film Festival, and is on the Events Committee for The Diatribe.