Michael A. Lawrence

Professor of Law, Past-Foster Swift Professor of Constitutional Law

Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 465B
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Michael A. Lawrence is Professor of Law and past-Foster Swift Professor of Constitutional Law at Michigan State University College of Law, where he teaches courses and writes on the topics of Constitutional Law and Racial Justice. He has lectured on these and other topics in other countries around the world. He served as Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs from 2009-2013; and he was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2001-2003. In 2005, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Beijing, China.

Professor Lawrence’s 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; and his book, Model Problems and Outstanding Answers: Constitutional Law (with Kevin Saunders), was published by Oxford University Press in 2013.

Professor Lawrence holds J.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of Wisconsin, where he graduated with honors and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Wisconsin Law Review. He has an M.B.S. from the University of Colorado and a B.S. degree from Indiana University, where he also played varsity baseball. Prior to joining the MSU College of Law faculty in 1994, he practiced at the Washington, D.C. office of Baker & McKenzie. In his spare time he enjoys playing/recording music and flying as a private pilot.

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M.S. and J.D. University of Wisconsin
M.B.S. University of Colorado
B.S. Indiana University