Michael Sant'Ambrogio

Michael Sant'Ambrogio
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Professor of Law &
Associate Dean For Research

Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 367
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    Michael Sant’Ambrogio teaches and writes in Administrative and Regulatory Law, Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, and Constitutional Law. His research explores decision-making by federal agencies in an era of burgeoning responsibilities, declining budgets, and enhanced presidential control. His scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in Boston University Law Review, Columbia Law Review, The Georgetown Law Journal, The George Washington Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Washington University Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, and Yale Law Journal. His article, The Agency Class Action, was selected for the Harvard-Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum. Professor Sant’Ambrogio has served as a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States on projects studying public engagement with federal agency rulemaking and the use of class actions and other aggregate procedures in agency adjudication. In 2016, the Administrative Conference adopted his recommendations based on the findings described in his Yale Law Journal article, Inside the Agency Class Action. In 2018, the Administrative Conference adopted his recommendations on enhancing public engagement with federal agency agenda setting and rule development.

    Professor Sant’Ambrogio is a 2001 graduate of New York University School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar. He received his B.A. in History from Columbia University and an M.A. in American History from New York University. Before coming to MSU, he practiced law in New York City and taught at New York University School of Law.

  • Degrees

    J.D. 2001, cum laude, New York University School of Law; M.A. 1998, cum laude, New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; B.A. 1992, cum laude, Columbia College at Columbia University

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Courses

    Administrative Law
    Formerly DCL 300) This course examines the place of administrative agencies in American government, and surveys the legal rules and principles governing agency regulation, adjudication, investigation, and enforcement; agency structure; and judicial review of agency action. Students who have taken Administrative Law: Food Safety and Labeling (810K) may not take this course

  • Bar Admission(s)

    California, Hawaii, New York

  • Publications

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    Law Review Articles

    Inside the Agency Class Action, 126 Yale L.J. 1634 (2017)

    Legislative Exhaustion, 58 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1253 (2017)

    Standing in the Shadow of Popular Sovereignty, 95 B.U. L. Rev. 1869 (2015).

    The Extra-Legislative Veto, 102 Geo. L.J. 351 (2014).

    The Agency Class Action, 112 Colum. L. Rev. 1992 (2012) (w/Adam Zimmerman) (selected for the 2012 Harvard-Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum).

    Agency Delays: How a Principal-Agent Approach Can Inform Judicial and Executive Branch Review of Agency Foot-Dragging, 79 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1381 (2011).

    Baehr v. Lewin and the Long Road to Marriage Equality, 33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 705 (2011) (with Sylvia A. Law) (invited submission to Moon Court symposium).