Michael Morley

Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law

2013-2014

Biography

Michael T. Morley received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 2000.  In 2003, he received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and Articles Editor, Submissions Editor, and Developments Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review.  He also received the Thurman Arnold Prize for Best Oralist in the law school's annual moot court competition in 2002. 

Upon graduation, Mr. Morley clerked for Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  He then worked as an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP, until he was appointed Special Assistant to the General Counsel of the Army at the Pentagon, where he provided legal and policy advice to the General Counsel and Secretary of the Army regarding civilian appellate litigation, constitutional law, international law, and certain congressional investigations.  After leaving the Pentagon, he worked as an appellate associate at Winston & Strawn LLP in Washington, D.C. 

Mr. Morley's research focuses on civil procedure and remedies, in particular the ways in which procedure shapes substantive legal rights and obligations, and the impact of contract law principles and consent on judicial outcomes.  His work is forthcoming in the Cardozo Law Review, Florida State University Law Review, and University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.  Additionally, the University of Chicago Legal Forum has invited him to present at its upcoming symposium and publish an article in its annual issue.

 

Publications

Public Law at the Cathedral: A Defense of Strong Injunction Essentialism, 35 Cardozo L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2014).

Avoiding Adversarial Adjudication and the Limits of Article III, 41 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2013).

Consent of the Governed or Consent of the Government? The Problem of Consent Decrees in Government-Defendant Cases, 16 U. Penn. J. Const. L. ___ (forthcoming 2013).

The Case Against a Specialized Court for Federal Benefits Appeals, 17 Fed. Cir. B.J. 379 (2008).

To Catch a Killer: Roadblocks and the Fourth Amendment, 18 Crim. Just. 26 (Fall 2003).

Developments in Law & Policy: Emerging Issues in Family Law, 21 Yale L. & Pol'y Rev. 169 (2003) (with co-authors).

Note, Increasing the Supply of Organs for Transplantation Through Paired Organ Exchanges, 21 Yale L. & Pol'y Rev. 221 (2003).

Case Comment, "Exceedingly Vexed and Difficult": Games and the First Amendmnet, 112 Yale L.J. 361 (2002).

Note, The Law of Nations and the Offenses Clause of the Constitution: A Defense of Federalism, 112 Yale L.J. 109 (2002).

Note, Proxy Consent to Organ Donation by Incompetents, 111 Yale L.J. 1215 (2002).

 

Presentations and Conferences

University of Chicago Legal Forum Symposium (invited, Nov. 8, 2013) - Statutory Injunctions, Judicial Conceptions of Rights, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop, Brooklyn Law School (invited, Oct. 4-5, 2013) - Public Law at the Cathedral: A Defense of Strong Injunction Essentialism.

Faculty Workshop, Harvard Law School (Sept. 19, 2013) - Public Law at the Cathedral: A Defense of Strong Injunction Essentialism.

Law and Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (June 2, 2013) - Consent of the Governed or Consent of the Government? The Article III Problems with Consent Decrees in Government-Defendant Cases.

Sharing Scholarship, Building Teachers Workshop, Albany Law School (Feb. 2, 2013) - Consent of the Governed or Consent of the Government? The Article III Problems with Consent Decrees in Government-Defendant Cases. 

 

Areas of Interest

Griswold 116

617-496-2808

Assistant: Karen Thomas / 617-496-8455

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