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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.


  • Banking Law
  • Legal Accounting


  • Law 874 Banking Law
  • Law 855 Corporation Finance Law
  • Law 850 Legal Accounting
  • Law 909 Volunteer Income Tax Supervisor
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).

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