Daniel Rosenbaum

Assistant Professor

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

Assistant Professor Daniel Rosenbaum joined the faculty in Fall 2022, to teach Local Government, Property, and Land Use and Land Use Inequities.

Professor Rosenbaum earned his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in history from Washington University in St. Louis. His college thesis, “Sacred Landscapes: The Emergence of the Neighborhood School Ideology and the Failure of Public School Integration in Benjamin Willis' Chicago,” examined how the Chicago Board of Education came to embrace the principle of neighborhood schooling in the 1960s.

Professor Rosenbaum earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School where he was awarded the Dean’s Scholar Prize for “Revitalizing America’s Cities,” served as an editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review; and editor for Harvard CityLaw; and was involved in law and local government groups. His research was “Relative Decay: TIF Development and the Suburbanized Blighting Test in Greater St. Louis.”

After graduation and clerking for a year, he spent two years as general counsel and two years as executive director for the Wayne County Land Bank, a governmental authority managing distressed public property in the Detroit region and assisting local municipalities on issues of divestment, land ownership, and development.

Prior to MSU Law, the Chicago native spent two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Detroit Mercy Law School, where he taught in the Dual US/Canadian JD program and in the non-Dual program, served on the Dual JD Admissions Committee, and Curriculum Committee, was a Reading Group instructor, Bar Exam mentor, and Law Review note advisor, and served as editor of the Michigan Real Property Law Review, a position he still holds.

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