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.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
"Attorneys and the Pretense of Knowledge," a Competitive Enterprise Institute blog, December 20, 2017, quoting Professor Michael Gottesman.
"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.