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.


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

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

Samuel Bagenstos, Irv Gornstein, Michael Gottesman & Jennifer Mathis, Olmstead v. L.C.: The Supreme Court Case, 27 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol’y 209-229 (2020).
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U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Constitutional Law Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents, Janus v. Am. Fed’n of State, Cty., & Mun. Emps., Council 31, No. 16-1466 (U.S. Jan. 19, 2018).
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).