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Saturday, June 4, 2005

CrimProf Spotlight: OSU's Alan Michaels

MichaelsThis week, CrimProf Blog spotlights Alan C. Michaels, the Edwin M. Cooperman Designated Professor of Law at Ohio State.  Following graduation from Columbia Law School, Professor Michaels clerked for Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and then Associate Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court.  Professor Michaels spent three years in private practice representing the Major League Baseball Players Association and then served for four years as a prosecutor in New York County before joining Ohio State in 1995. From 2001 to 2003, he served Moritz as Associate Dean for Faculty and has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan.               

Professor Michaels’ research, primarily in the area of the mens rea of crimes and in the adjudicatory portion of criminal procedure, has been published in a variety of leading journals, including the COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW, the HARVARD LAW REVIEW and the SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW. He also recently joined Professor Joshua Dressler as a co-author for updates and future editions of UNDERSTANDING CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. Professor Michaels was the recipient of the 1998-99 Outstanding Scholarly Paper Award from the Association of American Law Schools.  Several of his articles can be found here.

Professor Michaels regularly teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure: Adjudication and White Collar Crime.  He was chosen as the Outstanding Professor by the graduating class in both 1999 and 2000.

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