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Michael A. Lawrence

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Radicals in Their Own Times: Four Hundred Years of Struggle Toward Liberty and Equal Justice in America (Cambridge University Press 2011).


Government as Liberty’s Servant:  The “Reasonable Time, Place and Manner” Standard of Review for All Government Restrictions on Liberty Interests, __ La. L. Rev __ (forthcoming Fall 2007).

Second Amendment Incorporation Through the Fourteenth Amendment Privileges or Immunities and Due Process Clauses, __ Mo. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming Summer 2007)

Reviving a Natural Right:  The Freedom of Autonomy Amendment, 42 Willamette L. Rev. 123 (2006).

Current Scholarship on Human Rights from Within Asia, in Workshops on International Law (Organization of American States, Canada 2006).

Do “Creatures of the State” Have Constitutional Rights?:  Standing for Municipalities to Assert Procedural Due Process Claims Against the State, 47 Vill. L. Rev. 101 (2001).

A New Case for Direct Congressional Regulation of Guns in School Zones, 77Denv. U. L. Rev. 769 (2000).

Providing Guidance and Counsel on Ethics to Public Officials and Employees: The Proposed Michigan Government Ethics Act of 1999, 76 U. Det. L. Rev. 411(1999).

Common Property and Natural Resource Management: A Michigan Perspective, in The Economics of Legal Relationships, vol. 5 (N. Mercuro and M. Kaplowitz eds., 1999).

Toward a More Coherent Dormant Commerce Clause: A Proposed Unitary Framework, 21 Harv. J.L.& Pub. Pol’y 471 (1998).

A Proposal to Reform the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act to Allow Amortization of Nonconforming Uses, 1998 Det. C.L. Rev. 653.

Finding Shade from the "Government in the Sunshine Act": A Proposal to Permit Private Informal Background Discussions at the U.S. International Trade Comm’n, 45 Cath. U. L. Rev. 1 (1995).

Bias in the International Trade Administration: The Need for Impartial Decisionmakers in United States Antidumping Proceedings, 26 Case W. Res. J. Int'l L. 1 (Winter 1994).

Court of International Trade Deference to International Trade Commission and International Trade Administration Antidumping Determinations: An Empirical Look, 25 Law & Pol'y Int'l Bus. 107 (Fall 1993) (with Thomas Ondeck).

The U.S. International Trade Commission's Role in Protecting U.S. Markets, II-6 Int'l Legal Strategy 15 (1993) (with Thomas Ondeck).

The Parol Evidence Rule in Wisconsin: Status in the Law of Contract, Revisited, 1991 Wis. L. Rev. 1071.

In Progress:

The People’s Constitution:  Tolerance as Touchstone (forthcoming 2007-08)

The U.S. and Mexican Constitutions:  A Comparative Look (with Marcos del Rosario Rodriguez) (forthcoming 2007-08)

Popular Media:

Letter, “A Gun in My Home:  Is It My Right?,” The New York Times, March 19, 2007.

Guest Columnist, “Court’s Job is to Check on Majority,” Lansing State Journal, February 5, 2006.

Guest Columnist, “No Branch of Government Should be Above Constitution,” Detroit Free Press (Sunday Section) 1L, January 15, 2006.

Guest Columnist, “New Justices, Crucial Cases Could Define High Court,” Detroit Free Press (Sunday Section) 6L, October 2, 2005.

Guest Columnist, “Pledge Ruling Fails to Guard Religious Freedom,” The Detroit News, June 16, 2004.

Guest Columnist, “Actions Show Congress’ Total Disregard for Citizens’ ‘Right to be Left Alone,’” Detroit Free Press, March 22, 2005 (regarding Congress’ intervention in Terri Schiavo case).

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