Michael P. Healy is the Senator Wendell H. Ford Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. He began teaching at the College of Law in 1990 and teaches courses in Administrative Law, Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, Legislation, and Torts. He received his undergraduate degree cum laude in Chemistry from Williams College and his law degree magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was Articles Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and was elected to membership in the Order of the Coif. Professor Healy is a co-author of the casebook, Administrative Law, published by Aspen. He is working on a fourth edition of the text. His articles on public law have appeared in a number of journals, including the George Mason Law Review, the William and Mary Law Review, the Harvard Environmental Law Review, and the Ecology Law Quarterly. Professor Healy has served as a Fulbright lecturer at Xiamen University in the People’s Republic of China for the Spring 2004 semester and as a Visiting Lecturer at Coventry University, England, for the Spring 1997 semester.
Professor Healy served as the College’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2004-2008. He is currently serving as the University’s Academic Ombud. He began serving in this position in 2014.
Prior to entering law teaching, Professor Healy practiced as an attorney with the Appellate Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1987-1990, and as an associate with Shea & Gardner in Washington, D.C., from 1985-1987. Before beginning his law practice, Professor Healy was a law clerk for Judge Edward R. Becker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1984-1985.