Emily Horvath is a Lansing resident who is making big moves and significant contributions to the community. She came to the Lansing area by way of Kalamazoo Michigan to pursue her undergraduate degree in 1990 and stayed to pursue her graduate degree at the Michigan State University College of Law. After completing her graduate studies she realized she had a love for the city of Lansing and decided to stay around for a spell. (27 years to be exact) After opportunities presented themselves in the Lansing area she felt as though her presence here was truly meant to be.
Emily joined the WMU-Cooley Law School faculty in 2005. In addition to teaching Wills, Estates & Trusts at the law school, she serves as the director of Academic Services, where she works with students and faculty to develop programming to improve student success on the bar exam. In 2014, she received the distinction, Most Outstanding Professor of the Fraternity in the Nation, from Delta Theta Phi, International Law Fraternity. Emily was also was chosen by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of its 2017 Women in the Law. Each year, the Women in the Law program honors 30 high-achieving women lawyers in Michigan and their accomplishments.
In addition to working at WMU-Cooley law as a professor over the years Horvath has dedicated her time to many community based pursuits. She is an advocate for human rights. She also has served as president and chair of “Ways & Means” of the Zonta Club East Lansing Area (ZCELA), a group of individuals dedicated to improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy.
Emily is a dedicated to the continued revitalization of the Lansing Community. She stresses that Lansing is a hidden gem and she is willing to work with others to ensure that the community continues to grow and new people that will enhance our community. She has a heart of service and is dedicated to improvement of self, others and community. Hats off to you Emily!