Professor Michaels is an Assistant Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law. He currently teaches Administrative Law, National Security Law, and a seminar called Redesigning the Administrative State. In 2013-14, Michaels will serve as a visiting professor at Yale Law School.
Michaels is a graduate of Williams College, Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and Yale Law School, where he served as articles editor for the Yale Law Journal. Michaels clerked first for Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and then for Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court. Immediately prior to his appointment at UCLA, Michaels worked as an associate in Arnold & Porter’s National Security Law and Public Policy Group in Washington, D.C.
Michaels’ principal scholarly interests lie at the intersection of administrative law, national security law, and separation of powers. His current research examines innovative private-public collaborations and considers the legal and normative challenges such collaborations pose.
A Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Michaels’ recent writings include
For his article Privatization’s Pretensions, Michaels was named the 2010 winner of the American Constitution Society’s Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law.