Alan Michaels

Alan Michaels

Alan Michaels

Edwin M. Cooperman Designated Professor of Law

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Sports Law
  • Criminal Law


  • A.B. Harvard College of Social Studies, (magna cum laude) 1983
  • J.D. Columbia University, 1986

Alan C. Michaels (J.D. Columbia University, 1986) is Edwin M. Cooperman Designated Professor of Law.

Dr. Michaels' research is primarily in the area of the mens rea of crimes and in the adjudicatory portion of criminal procedure. He has published widely on these topics in a variety of leading journals, including the Columbia Law Review, the Harvard Law Review, and the Southern California Law Review. With Professor Joshua Dressler, he is the co-author of Understanding Criminal Procedure (Lexis, 4th edition). He also serves as co-editor of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.