Michael Anthony Lawrence
Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs and Professor of Law
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 465B
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
J.D. University of Wisconsin, 1992; M.S. University of Wisconsin, 1992; M.B.S. University of Colorado, 1987; B.S. Indiana University, Bloomington, 1981
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Colorado; Michigan; Illinois (inactive); District of Columbia (inactive); Wisconsin (inactive); United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; United States Court of International Trade
Michael A. Lawrence is Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law, where he teaches courses on Constitutional Law and International Law. He frequently lectures and teaches courses on these and other topics in various countries around the world. He is currently Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs and was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2001-2003. For six months in 2005, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Beijing, China.
Professor Lawrence's research interests are in the field of constitutional law. His scholarly articles and OpEds have appeared in leading law reviews and major newspapers; and he has participated in high-profile amicus curiae briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts. His first book, Radicals in Their Own Time: Four Hundred Years of Struggle for Liberty and Equal Justice in America, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.
Professor Lawrence was chair of the elected MSU College of Law Faculty Advisory Council (FAC) from 2007-08; and he has chaired and participated on numerous other law school committees over the years. He was 2004-05 Chair of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Post-Graduate Legal Education, and 2006-07 Chair of the AALS Section on Pre-Legal Education.
Professor Lawrence enjoys family activities with his wife and three sons, as well as music, art, and running slow marathons. He holds a B.S. degree from Indiana University, an M.B.S. from the University of Colorado, and M.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin, where he graduated with honors and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Wisconsin Law Review. Prior to joining the MSU College of Law faculty in 1994, he practiced at the Washington, D.C. office of Baker & McKenzie.