Professor Diamond has previously taught at American University’s Washington College of Law, the Antioch School of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law, and the University of Puerto Rico School of Law.  He has served as a consultant for the American Bar Association, Central and Eastern European Law Initiative, on proposed laws concerning housing in Russia and Bosnia and as a legal education specialist on a team conducting a mid-term evaluation of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Economic Law and Improved Procurement Systems project in Indonesia.  He has authored a text on real property, a casebook in corporations as well as  numerous articles, primarily in the area of poverty, community lawyering and property. In addition, he has published several books in the area of business law.

Areas of expertise: Housing and economic development; property; contracts; corporations.



Michael Diamond, Corporations, A Contemporary Approach: Cases and Materials for a Course in Corporate Law (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 5th ed. 2019).

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Michael Diamond, The Costs and Benefits of Affordable Housing: A Partial Solution to the Conflict of Competing Goods, 27 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol’y 231-260 (2020).
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Michael Diamond, Affordable Housing: Of Inefficiency, Market Distortion, and Government Failure, 53 U. Rich. L. Rev. 979-1012 (2019).
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Michael Diamond, The Transposition of Power: Law, Lawyers, and Social Movements, 24 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 319-351 (2017). [Gtown Law] [W] [L] [SSRN]
Michael Diamond, Community Lawyering: Introductory Thoughts on Theory and Practice, 22 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 395-403 (2015). [Gtown Law] [HEIN] [W] [L] [SSRN]