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Laurel A. Vietzen

E-mail address: lvietzen@elgin.edu

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Professor Laurel A. Vietzen has been coordinator of the ABA-approved paralegal program at Elgin Community College since it began in 1989.  She received her BA in Journalism from Purdue University and her JD from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Prior to starting her current position at Elgin Community College, Professor Vietzen practiced transactional law with the Chicago firm of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal and the suburban firm Bean & Spencer and taught Lawyering Skills at John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  She is coordinator of the Contributor to Planning & Environmental Law journal, monthly since 1985.