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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Susan P. Crawford

2008 - 2010
Professor of Law

Douglas Laycock

2006 - 2010
Professor of Law
Yale Kamisar Collegiate Professor of Law

Scott J. Shapiro

2005 - 2008
Professor of Philosophy
Professor of Law

Emily Bruce

2005 - 2007
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Paul Holland

2004
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Diane Elizabeth Eisenberg

2003 - 2005
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Laurence S. Connor

2002 - 2004
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Sacha Marie Coupet

2002 - 2004
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

David M. Hasen

2002 - 2005
Assistant Professor of Law

Molly S. Van Houweling

2002 - 2005
Assistant Professor of Law

Hanoch Dagan

2001 - 2004
Visiting Professor of Law

Susanna L. Blumenthal

2000 - 2007
Assistant Professor of Law

Margaret A. Cernak

2000 - 2002
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Kenneth D. Chestek

2000 - 2003
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Teresa N. Gueyser

2000 - 2003
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Omri Ben-Shahar

1999 - 2008
Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law
Professor of Economics

Melissa Breger

1999 - 2002
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Christine M. Chinkin

1999 - 2000
Bates Lea Visiting Professor of Law

Julie P. Close

1999 - 2001
Clinical Professor of Law

William Lewis Cooper

1999 - 2002
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Robert L. Howse

1999 - 2008
Professor of Law
Alene & Allan F. Smith Professor of Law

Juliet M. Brodie

1998 - 2003
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

James L. High

1998
Lecturer on Special Topics in Law

Jane S. Schacter

1998 - 2000
Professor of Law

Ronald J. Mann

1997 - 2003
Professor of Law

Eric A. Bilsky

1996 - 1999
Clinical Assistant Professor II of Law

Renee Birnbaum

1996 - 1999
Clinical Assistant Professor II of Law

Howard J. Bromberg

1996 - 2000
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Lorray S.C. Brown

1996 - 2000
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Larry J. Cohen

1996 - 1997
Clinical Assistant Professor II of Law

Julie Kunce Field

1995
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Peter Hammer

1995 - 2003
Assistant Professor of Law

Lance R. Jones

1995 - 1998
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Grace C. Tonner

1995 - 2008
Clinical Professor of Law

Michael A. Heller

1994 - 2002
Professor of Law

Roderick M. Hills

1994 - 2006
Professor of Law

Jose E. Alvarez

1993 - 1999
Professor of Law

Rochelle E. Lento

1992 - 2005
Clinical Professor of Law

Debra A. Livingston

1992 - 1994
Assistant Professor of Law

Deborah C. Malamud

1992 - 2003
Professor of Law
James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law

Heidi L. Feldman

1991 - 1998
Assistant Professor of Law

Larry B. Kramer

1991 - 1994
Professor of Law

Yvonne E. Mena Mayer

1991 - 1994
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Theodore M. Shaw

1990 - 1997
Assistant Professor of Law

Julius L Chambers

1989 - 1992
Professor of Law

Merritt B. Fox

1988 - 2003

Clark D. Cunningham

1987 - 1989
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law

David J. Herring

1987 - 1988
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law

Leo Katz

1987 - 1991
Assistant Professor of Law

Marie R. Deveney

1987 - 1993
Assistant Professor of Law

Jeffrey Sean Lehman

1987 - 2003
Professor of Law
Professor of Public Policy
Dean of Law School

Richard H. Pildes

1987 - 2001
Professor of Law
Roy F. & Jean Humphrey Proffitt Research Professor of Law

Suellyn Scarnecchia

1987 - 2002
Clinical Professor of Law
Vice President and General Counsel

A. W. Brian Simpson

1987 - 2011
Professor of Law
Charles F. & Edith J. Clyne Professor of Law

Kent D. Syverud

1987 - 1997
Professor of Law

Avery Katz

1986 - 1994
Professor of Law, Economics

Joel Seligman

1986 - 1995
Professor of Law

Bruno Simma

1986 - 1993
Professor of Law

Lisa E. D'Aunno

1986 - 1990
Clinical Assistant Professor Child Advocacy Clinic

Paul E. Bennett

1985 - 1994
Clinical Professor of Law

Leon E. Irish

1985 - 1988
Professor of Law

Martin A. Geer

1985 - 1990
Adjunct Lecturer

Joseph H. H. Weiler

1985 - 1992
Professor of Law

Scott G. Bassett

1984 - 1987
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Lisa E. D’Aunno

1984
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

James Boyd White

1983 - 2008
Professor of English Language and Literature
L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law

Ellen Gesmer

1983 - 1984
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Eric Stein

1983
Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law

Frederick F. Schauer

1983 - 1990
Professor of Law

Mark C. Van Putten

1983 - 1996
Assistant Professor of Law

Dennis E. Ross

1982 - 1988
Assistant Professor of Law

Michael H. Bradley

1981 - 1995
Everett E. Berg Professor of Business Administration
Professor of Finance, Law

T. Alexander Aleinikoff

1981 - 1997
Professor of Law

Wade H. McCree

1981 - 1987
Professor of Law
Lewis M. Simes Professor of Law

Ellen M. Tickner

1980 - 1983
Adjunct Instructor in Law

Edward A. Kirtley

1979
Assistant Professor of Law

William Burnham

1977 - 1980
Assistant Professor of Law

Dominique G. Carreau

1975 - 1976
Visiting Professor of Law

Thomas A. Green

1975 - 2009
John Philip Dawson Collegiate Professor of Law
Professor of History

Steven D. Pepe

1974 - 1983
Clinical Professor of Law

Gerald M. Rosberg

1974 - 1982
Professor of Law

Lee C. Bollinger

1973 - 1994
1996 - 2001
Professor of Law
Dean of the Law School
President of the University of Michigan

Robert A. Burt

1973 - 1976
Professor of Law, Psychiatry

E. Philip Soper

1973 - 2008
James V. Campbell Professor of Law

Peter K. Westen

1973 - 2008
Professor of Law
Millard Professor of Law

Daniel L. Rubinfeld

1972 - 1984
Professor of Economics
Professor of Law

Harry T. Edwards

1970 - 1990
Professor of Law

James A. Martin

1970 - 1986
Professor of Law

Craig W. Christensen

1970 - 1971
Lecturer in Law

Vincent A. Blasi

1969 - 1982
Professor of Law

David L. Chambers III

1969 - 2003
Wade H. McCree, Jr, Collegiate Professor of Law

Richard O. Lempert

1968 - 2008
Eric Stein Distinguished University Professor of Law and Sociology

Peter Steiner

1968 - 1991
Professor of Economics, Law
Dean of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Charles Donahue

1968 - 1979
Professor of Law

Robben Wright Fleming

1968 - 1979
1994 - 1998
Professor of Law
President of the University of Michigan
Interm President of the University of Michigan

John G. Kester

1968 - 1969
Assistant Professor of Law

Matthew P. T. McCauley

1968 - 1969
Assistant Dean Law School

Richard B. Sobol

1968 - 1969
Associate Professor of Law

Francis A. Allen

1966 - 1986
Edson R. Sunderland Professor of Law

Layman E. Allen

1966 - 2006
Professor of Law

John H. Jackson

1966 - 1997
Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law

Terrance Sandalow

1966 - 2000
Edson R. Sunderland Professor of Law
Dean of the Law School

Stanley Siegel

1966 - 1974
Professor of Law

Richard M. Buxbaum

1965 - 1966
Visiting Professor of Law

Paul D. Carrington

1965 - 1978
Professor of Law

Yale Kamisar

1965 - 2004
Clarence Darrow Distinguished University Professor Law

Theodore J. St. Antoine

1965 - 1998
Professor of Law
James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law
Dean of Law School

Joseph L Sax

1965 - 1986
Professor of Law
Phillip A. Hart Distinguished University Professor of Law

Thomas E. Kauper

1964 - 2008
Henry M. Butzel Professor of Law

Beverley J. Pooley

1962 - 1998
Professor of Law

Roger C. Cramton

1962 - 1973
Visiting Associate Professor of Law

Jerold Israel

1961 - 1996
Alene and Allan F. Smith Professor of Law

Frank R. Kennedy

1961 - 1984
Thomas M. Cooley Professor of Law

Sanford H. Kadish

1961 - 1964
Professor of Law

Whitmore Gray

1960 - 1993
Professor of Law

Robert A. Choate

1960 - 1979
1996 - 1998
Lecturer in Patent Law

Roger A. Cunningham

1959 - 1991
James V. Campbell Professor of Law

Robert J. Harris

1959 - 1974
Professor of Law

Joseph R. Julin

1959 - 1970
Professor of Law

Andrew S. Watson

1959 - 1990
Professor of Law
Professor of Psychiatry

Elizabeth G. Brown

1957 - 1964
Research Associate Professor of Law

Carl S. Hawkins

1957 - 1973
Professor of Law

Spencer L. Kimball

1957 - 1968
Professor of Law

Robert L. Knauss

1957 - 1972
Professor of Law
Vice-President for Student Services

Alan N. Polasky

1957 - 1976
Professor of Law

Roy F. Proffitt

1956 - 1986
Professor of Law
Associate Dean of the Law School

Rinaldo L. Bianchi

1956 - 1957
Assistant Professor of Law

Jack R. Pearce

1955 - 1983
Professor of Law

Alfred F. Conard

1954 - 1984
Professor of Law
Henry M. Butzel Professor of Law

Richard V. Wellman

1954 - 1974
Professor of Law

Olin L Browder Jr.

1953 - 1984
James V. Campbell Professor of Law

Alfred F. Conrad

1953 - 1982
Professor of Law

Luke K. Cooperrider

1952 - 1983
Professor of Law

Beauford James George

1952 - 1968
Professor of Law

Saul Chesterfield Oppenheim

1952 - 1966
Professor of Law

William B. Harvey

1951 - 1966
Professor of Law

William J. Pierce

1951 - 1989
Professor of Law

Roy Lee Steinheimer

1950 - 1968
Professor of Law

John W. Reed

1949 - 1988
Thomas M. Cooley Professor of Law

Vera Bolgar

1949 - 1987
Research Associate in Law

William W. Bishop Jr.

1948 - 1976
Professor of Law

Samuel DeMars Estep

1948 - 1989
Professor of Law

Frank Edward Cooper

1947 - 1968
Professor of Law

Edmond F. Devine

1947 - 1976
Adjunct Professor of Law

Charles W. Joiner

1947 - 1968
Professor of Law

Allan F. Smith

1946 - 1982
Professor of Law
Dean of Law School
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Albert Francis Neumann

1946 - 1951
Associate Professor of Law

George Ellis Palmer

1946 - 1978
Professor of Law

Marcus Leo Plant

1946 - 1982
Professor of Law

Kenneth A. Cox

1946 - 1948
Lecturer in Law

L. Hart Wright

1946 - 1983
Professor of Law
Paul G. Kauper Professor of Law

Russell Andrew Smith

1937 - 1972
Professor of Law
Edson R. Sunderland Professor of Law

Paul Gerhardt Kauper

1933 - 1974
Professor of Law

Lewis Mallaliu Simes

1932 - 1959
Professor of Law
Floyd Russell Mechem University Professor of Law
Director of Legal Research

Homer F. Carey

1930 - 1932
Associate Professor of Law

John E. Tracy

1930 - 1950
Professor of Law

Laylin K. James

1929 - 1963
Professor of Law

Marvin Lemmon Niehuss

1928 - 1973
Professor of Law
Vice President for University Relations
Vice President and Dean of Faculties

William Wirt Blume

1927 - 1963
Professor of Law

John Philip Dawson

1927 - 1957
Professor of Law

Hobart Raphael Coffey

1926 - 1966
Professor of Law
Director of the Law Library

Paul A. Leidy

1926 - 1952
Professor of Law
Secretary of Law Faculty

Herbert F. Goodrich

1922 - 1929
Professor of Law

Burke Woods Shartel

1920 - 1968
Professor of Law

Edwin Blythe Stason

1919 - 1960
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Professor of Law
Dean of Law School

Edwin Dewitt Dickinson

1917 - 1933
Professor of Law

Hessel Edward Yntema

1917 - 1920
1933 - 1961
Instructor in Political Science
Professor of Comparative Law

Grover Cleveland Grismore

1914 - 1951
Professor of Law

Willard Titus Barbour

1912 - 1919
Professor of Law

John Barker Waite

1912 - 1952
Professor of Law

Edgar Noble Durfee

1911 - 1952
Professor of Law

Victor Roy McLucas

1910 - 1912
Assistant Professor of Law

George Lewis Canfield

1909 - 1915
Non-resident Lecturer in Admiralty Law

George Luther Clark

1909 - 1912
Professor of Law

Ralph W. Aigier

1908 - 1955
Professor of Law

Willis Gordon Stoner

1907 - 1919
Professor of Law

Joseph H. Drake

1906 - 1930
Professor of Latin, Roman Law, and Jusisprudence

John Archibald Fairlie

1906 - 1909
Junior Professor of Administrative Law

Evans Holbrook

1905 - 1932
Professor of Law

Henry Moore Bates

1903 - 1939
Professor of Law
Dean of the Law School

Gustav Stein

1903 - 1911
Assistant Professor of Law

Frank Lincoln Sage

1902 - 1907
Professor of Law

Robert Emmet Bunker

1901 - 1931
Professor of Law

Harlow Palmer Davock

1901 - 1902
Lecturer on Bankruptcy

Edson Read Sunderland

1901 - 1944
Professor of Law

Edwin C. Goddard

1900 - 1935
Professor of Law
Instructor in Mathematics

Dallas Boudeman

1899 - 1900
Lecturer on Insurance

John Romain Rood

1898 - 1918
Professor of Law

James Henry Brewster

1897 - 1912
Professor of Conveyancing
Chair of Law Conveyancing

Aaron Vance McAlvay

1897 - 1903
Professor of Law

Victor Hugo Lane

1897 - 1928
Fletcher Professor of Law

Henry Harrison Swan

1896 - 1909
Non-Resident Lecturer in Admiralty Law

Horace Lafayette Wilgus

1895 - 1897
Professor of Law

Thomas Ashford Bogle

1894 - 1917
Professor of Law

Alexis Caswell Angell

1893 - 1898
Professor of Oriental Languages
Professor of Semitic Languages & Literatures & Hellenistic Greek
Professor of Law

John William Dwyer

1893
Instructor in Law
Quizmaster in Law Department
Assistant Law Librarian

William Gardiner D. Hammon

1892 - 1894
Lecturer of Common Law

Floyd R. Mechem

1892 - 1903
Professor of Law
Tappan Professor of Law

Nathan Abbott

1891 - 1893
Professor of Law
Tappan Professor of Law

Melville Madison Bigelow

1891 - 1907
Lecturer on Insurance

Henry Billings Brown

1891 - 1893
Lecturer of Admiralty of Law

John Wayne Champlin

1891 - 1896
Professor of Law

John Bertrand Clayberg

1891 - 1902
Lecturer in Mining Law

Edwin Forrest Conely

1891 - 1892
Professor of Law

Marshall Davis Ewell

1890 - 1892
Lecturer on Medical Jurisprudence

Elias Finley Johnson

1890 - 1899
Professor of Law

Bradley Martin Thompson

1887 - 1911
Jay Professor of Law

Levi Thomas Griffin

1886 - 1897
Fletcher Professor of Law

Otto Kirchner

1885 - 1906
Professor of Law

Jerome Cyril Knowlton

1885 - 1917
Marshall Professor of Law
Dean of Law

Harry Burns Hutchins

1884 - 1920
Professor of Law
Dean of Law
President of the University of Michigan

Henry Wade Rogers

1882 - 1890
Tappan Professor of Law
Professor of Roman Law
Dean of the Department of Law

William Palmer Wells

1874 - 1891
Kent Professor of Law

James Burrill Angell

1871 - 1909
Professor of Law
President of University of Michigan

Charles Artemas Kent

1868 - 1886
Fletcher Professor of Law

Ashley Pond

1865 - 1866
Fletcher Professor of Law

James Valentine Campbell

1859 - 1885
Marshall Professor of Law
Dean of Law

Thomas McIntyre Cooley

1859 - 1884
Professor of Law

Charles Irish Walker

1859 - 1887
Kent Professor of Law

Alpheus Felch

1857 - 1883
Tappan Professor of Law
Ex Officio Regent

Joseph Hardcastle Vance

1854 - 1900
Assistant Librarian - Law School
Superintendent of Grounds & Buildings