J. Michael Buckley
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
J.D. 1984, cum laude, Detroit College of Law; B.A. 1980, University of Michigan
J. Michael Buckley teaches Trial II in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute at MSU College of Law. Professor Buckley has been employed by the U.S. Department of Justice as an assistant U.S. attorney (AUSA) since 1990. Before being appointed as an AUSA, he served as a Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor in Detroit. Professor Buckley has extensive jury trial experience both as a state and federal prosecutor and, before that, as a criminal defense attorney.
As senior litigation counsel at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit, Professor Buckley is assigned to handle the office’s most challenging and complex trials and also is responsible for teaching new AUSA’s the art of trial advocacy. He is a guest instructor at the Department of Justice National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina, where he teaches trial advocacy to AUSAs and Justice Department trial attorneys from around the nation. A recipient of numerous awards and citations, Professor Buckley has twice been awarded the department’s prestigious Director’s Award for Superior Performance by an Assistant United States Attorney, in Washington, D.C.