Michael L. Bloom teaches contracts, business, and transactional law classes and directs the Transactional Lab
. Prior to joining the Law School faculty, he was a lecturer in law and the executive director of the Corporate Lab Transactional Clinic, which he cofounded, at the University of Chicago Law School. Additionally, he practiced corporate and transactional law at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, with a focus on technology transactions and mergers and acquisitions.
Prof. Bloom is the coauthor of two books on contracts from a transactional perspective: Contracts and Commercial Transactions
and Contracts: A Transactional Approach
, both published by Aspen. One of his primary teaching and research objectives is to develop innovative materials and methods for introducing practical elements into legal education, in particular with respect to contracts and transactions. His other teaching and research interests include negotiation, mediation, business organizations, sports law, and intellectual property.
Prof. Bloom earned his JD from Yale Law School, where he served as a teaching fellow and helped launch a community development bank as part of the Community Development Financial Institutions Clinic. He earned his BA "with highest distinction" from the University of Michigan, where he studied American history and was a Dean's Merit Scholar and a member of the Bentley Society.