Daniel B. Rosenbaum

Assistant Professor

Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 453
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Daniel B. Rosenbaum is an assistant professor at Michigan State University College of Law, where he teaches Local Government, Property, and the Local Government Policy Lab. His research explores how local institutions function, evolve, and interact with each other against a backdrop of opaque or inconsistent state oversight. Professor Rosenbaum employs public records requests, interviews, empirical methods, and geospatial tools to understand and distill the operations of under-the-radar local institutions ranging from land banks to airport authorities to parks departments. His scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, Indiana Law Journal, University of Richmond Law Review, Buffalo Law Review, and Marquette Law Review.

Prior to joining MSU Law, Professor Rosenbaum spent two years as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he taught Property, Estates & Trusts, and Local Government and was appointed editor-in-chief of the Michigan Real Property Law Review, a position he still holds. Professor Rosenbaum entered academia after serving as executive director of a public authority that managed distressed property in the Detroit region and advised local municipalities on issues of divestment, land ownership, and development. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Professor Rosenbaum earned a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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J.D. Harvard Law School
B.A. Washington University in St. Louis