James M. Chen

Justin Smith Morrill Chair in Law, Professor of Law

Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 359
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

An attorney and professor of law with a quarter-century of experience in the law of regulated industries, economics, and regulatory policy, James Ming Chen holds the Justin Smith Morrill Chair in Law at Michigan State University College of Law and is of counsel to the Technology Law Group, a Washington, DC-based firm specializing in telecommunications law. Professor Chen is a prolific scholar and leader in the legal academy. He served as dean of the University of Louisville School of Law from 2007 to 2012. In November 2012, National Jurist magazine named Chen one of the 25 most influential people in legal education.

Professor Chen is a highly productive and influential scholar whose works spans topics such as administrative law, agricultural law, constitutional law, economic regulation, environmental law, industrial policy, legislation, and natural resources law. He is the coauthor of Disasters and the Law: Katrina and Beyond (Aspen Publishers, 2006), the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of the legal issues surrounding natural disasters. This path-breaking book is now in its second edition under the title Disaster Law and Policy. Professor Chen is an elected member of the American Law Institute and has served since 2010 as a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States.

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J.D. Harvard Law School
M.A. Emory University
B.A. Emory University