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Michael H. Gottesman

Professor of Law

A.B., Chicago; LL.B., Yale

Areas of Expertise:

Constitutional Law, Labor and Employment Law

Professor Gottesman served as an adjunct professor at the Law Center from 1978-88, and joined the faculty as a full-time professor in 1989. Specializing in...

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Professor Gottesman served as an adjunct professor at the Law Center from 1978-88, and joined the faculty as a full-time professor in 1989. Specializing in the fields of labor law, constitutional law, and civil rights, Professor Gottesman practiced with the Washington, D.C., firm Bredhoff and Kaiser from 1961-88, and has argued numerous cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. From 1977-81 he served, by appointment of President Carter, on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the District of Columbia, reviewing hundreds of candidates for vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Professor Gottesman is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and a member of the Law Committee of the American Association of University Professors.

Recent Scholarship

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Michael H. Gottesman, Is There a Role for Labor in the 21st Century?, Colum. Bus. L. Rev. (forthcoming).   
  • Michael H. Gottesman, Seminole Tribe and the Americans With Disabilities Act, Ohio St. L.J. (forthcoming).   

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Michael H. Gottesman, Pronouncing Daubert, 7 Green Bag 2d 204-206 (2004).   
  • Michael H. Gottesman, David Feller, Senior Partner, 24 Berkeley J. Emp. & Lab. L. 265-274 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
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All Scholarship 1997 - Present

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Michael H. Gottesman, Is There a Role for Labor in the 21st Century?, Colum. Bus. L. Rev. (forthcoming).   
  • Michael H. Gottesman, Seminole Tribe and the Americans With Disabilities Act, Ohio St. L.J. (forthcoming).   

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Michael H. Gottesman, Pronouncing Daubert, 7 Green Bag 2d 204-206 (2004).   
  • Michael H. Gottesman, David Feller, Senior Partner, 24 Berkeley J. Emp. & Lab. L. 265-274 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Michael H. Gottesman, Disability, Federalism, and a Court with an Eccentric Mission, 62 Ohio St. L.J. 31-107 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Michael H. Gottesman, Wellington’s Labors, 45 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 77-84 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Michael H. Gottesman, Adrift on the Sea of Indeterminacy, 75 Ind. L.J. 527-534 (2000).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

  • Brief of Constitutional Law Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents, Friedrichs v. Cal. Teachers Ass'n, No. 14-915 (U.S. Nov. 13, 2015).   

Congressional Testimony

  • Closing the Legal Loophole for Union Violence: Hearing on S. 230 Before the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 105th Cong., Sept. 3, 1997 (Statement of Michael H. Gottesman) (CIS-No.: 98-S521-25).   
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In the News

"FAN 90 (First Amendment News) Law Professors Urge Justices to Honor Stare Decisis in Union 1-A case," coverage in Concurring Opinions, December 23, 2015, featuring Professor Michael H. Gottesman.

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"FAN 90 (First Amendment News) Law Professors Urge Justices to Honor Stare Decisis in Union 1-A case," coverage in Concurring Opinions, December 23, 2015, featuring Professor Michael H. Gottesman.

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