Senior Lecturer and Director, UMP
Science Building, S207C
Phone Number 248.204.3508
Honors, Award, and Memberships
Scholarly Activities (includes grants, conference presentations, etc.)
Quest and Other Student Projects
A Lawrence Tech alumnus, Karen Evans graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Humanities and a minor in Psychology, and was presented with the Genevieve Dooley Award for Outstanding Humanities Graduate. She went on to study at Wayne State University Law School, earning her Juris Doctor degree in May 2006. After passing the Michigan bar exam, Karen Evans became a licensed attorney in November 2006.
During law school, Karen Evans interned with Judge Phyllis McMillen in Michigan's 51st District Court and with Justice Marilyn Kelly on the Michigan Supreme Court. She participated in Moot Court, winning a spot on the outside competition team during her second year of law school and a spot on the National Team her third year. Her National Team earned a regional award and went on to compete in the National Moot Court Competition in New York City. She earned several scholarships and academic awards, including the Best Appellate Brief award and the Bronze Key designation. She was also named a Lombard Fellow for outstanding involvement in student leadership.
Professionally, Karen has experience in areas of both law and business. She has experience with complex civil and commercial litigation, has served as in-house counsel and senior project manager to an entrepreneurial marketing and web design firm and has served as a legal consultant on issues of business formation, contract law, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets to startup and small businesses in southeast Michigan. Karen previously served LTU as an Admissions Counselor. She is a member of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, the State Bar of Michigan, and serves her church as a member of the Board of Deacons, as a preschool instructor and as a youth leader.
Karen's main areas of academic interest are intellectual property law, Constitutional law, marketing and entrepreneurship. She is committed to the academic and professional success of Lawrence Tech students.
Scholarly Activities (includes, grant, conference presentations, etc.)
Paper presentation: Supporting the Entrepreneurial Mindset: Establishing Intellectual Property Infrastructure to Encourage Student Innovation. National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance OPEN 2011 Conference. Washington, D.C. March 2011.
"Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights: Oh My! Navigating the IP Jungle." Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization National Conference. Chicago, IL. November 2010.
Coleman Fellows Grant 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012
Kern Innovative Teaching Fellow, 2010-2011, 2011-2012
Reviewer, Journal of Engineering Entrepreneurship Education
Reviewer, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 2012 Conference Paper
COM3113 Creative Entrepreneurship
COM4963 Seminar in Communication: Communication Law
MGT2113 Introduction to Business Law
MGT5002 Business Law
MGT1212 Business Issues and Practices
MGT2203 Management and Supervision
Quest and Other Student Projects
Director, Your Lawrence Tech Quest, 2009-2011
Guide, "Chinese Culture Project" 2009