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Douglas Michael

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Dorothy Salmon Professor of Law

127 Mandrell Hall

michaeld@uky.edu

(859) 257-1485

Department

Douglas C. Michael joined the faculty in 1989, having previously practiced law with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. from 1987 to 1989 and the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1983 to 1987. He is a graduate of Stanford University and holds M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. While at Berkeley, he was a member of the California Law Review and was elected to Coif.

Professor Michael has been a consultant for the Administrative Conference of the United States, and has published a casebook, Legal Accounting: Principles and Applications and articles in the areas of corporate, securities and administrative law in journals including the Journal of Corporation Law and the Yale Journal on Regulation.

Education

  • B.A., Stanford University
  • M.B.A., University of California, Berkeley
  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley 

Books & Book Chapters

  • Douglas C. Michael & Scott B. Ehrlich, Business Planning (LexisNexis 2009).

  • Douglas C. Michael, Legal Accounting: Principles and Applications (West 1997).

Scholarly Articles

Scholarship is available for download at Douglas C. Michael's SelectedWorks page.

  • Douglas C. Michael, "Prejudgment" Rejudgment: The True Story of Antoniu v. SEC, 61 Admin. L. Rev. 225 (2009).

  • Douglas C. Michael, Self-Regulation for Safety and Security: Final Minutes or Finest Hour?, 36 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1075 (2006).

  • Douglas C. Michael, Business Law Reform in the United States: Thinking Too Small?, 91 Ky. L.J. 849 (2003).

  • Douglas C. Michael, To Know a Veil, 26 J. Corp. L. 41 (2000).

  • Douglas C. Michael, The Past and Future of Kentucky's Fraudulent Transfer and Preference Laws, 86 Ky. L.J. 937 (1998).

  • Douglas C. Michael, Cooperative Implementation of Federal Regulations, 13 Yale J. on Reg. 535 (1996).

  • Douglas C. Michael, The Use of Audited Self-Regulation as a Regulatory Technique, 47 Admin L. Rev. 171 (1995).

  • Douglas C. Michael, The Corporate Officer's Independent Duty as a Tonic for the Anemic Law of Executive Compensation, 17 J. Corp. L. 785 (1992).

  • Douglas C. Michael, Untenable Status of Corporate Governance Listing Standards Under the Securities Exchange Act, 47 Bus. Law. 1461 (1992).

  • Charles Cox & Douglas C. Michael, The Market for Markets: Development of International Securities and Commodities Trading, 36 Cath. U. L. Rev. 833 (1987).

  • Daniel L. Goelzer, Jacob H. Stillman, Elisse B. Walter, Anne H. Sullivan & Douglas C. Michael, The Draft Restatement: A Critique from a Securities Regulation Perspective, 19 Int'l Law 431 (1985).

May 31, 2017

This spring, the University of Kentucky College of Law continued one of its signature pro bono efforts – the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Law student volunteers provided free assistance with tax preparations and filings to mostly low income individuals with simple returns.

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February 15, 2017

This spring, the University of Kentucky College of Law will continue one of its signature pro bono efforts – the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. The UK Tax Clinic will be open Monday, February 20 through Tuesday, April 18. Taxpayers can schedule an appointment at http://law.uky.edu/tax.

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June 17, 2016

This spring, the University of Kentucky College of Law continued one of its signature pro bono efforts – the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. UK College of Law student volunteers provided free assistance with tax preparations and filings to mostly low income individuals with simple returns. Now that tax season is over, the 2016 numbers are in!

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University of Kentucky College of Law legal clinic

By: Whitney Harder

The American Bar Association calls on each lawyer to render at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services per year. In the 2014-2015 academic year, University of Kentucky College of Law students went well above and beyond that to serve Kentuckians.

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Associate Dean Doug Michael recently appeared on ABC 36 to promote the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  Check out his interview below:

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Professor Bird-Pollan and Student Volunteer at Tax Clinic

This spring, the University of Kentucky College of Law continued one of its signature pro bono efforts – the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Now, tax season is over and the 2014 numbers are in!

This year, a total of 46 volunteers, including 25 law students and two law alumni, prepared and filed 587 tax returns for mostly low income individuals with simple returns. Clients saved an estimated $114,465 in preparation fees and received $579,000 in federal refunds and $110,000 in state refunds.

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Tax Help Button

Now that tax season is over, preliminary numbers are coming in from the 2013 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

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