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Bloom, Michael L.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
Transactional Lab

3036 South Hall
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.



Transactional Lab featured in "Contracts and Clients in the Transactional Lab" in Corporate Counsel, Oct. 23, 2014.

Co-presented "Rebooting Legal Education to Prepare Students for the Business Environment that Awaits" at IACCM's Americas Forum 2014, Oct. 14, 2014.​

Coauthored "The Temporal Implications of Warranty Clauses" (with Transnational Lab students) in Corporate Counsel, Sept. 24, 2014.

Coauthored "The Temporal Implications of Survival Clauses" (with Transactional Lab students) in Corporate Counsel, Sept. 18, 2014.

Coauthored "The Dividing Line: Master Agreement v. Statements of Work" (with Transactional Lab Students) in Corporate Counsel, Aug. 21, 2014.

Coauthored "Minority Investor Approval for Company Activities" (with Transactional Lab students) in Corporate Counsel, Aug. 4, 2014.

​Coauthored "Limitations of Liability: Considering Rote Exclusions" (with Transactional Lab students) in Corporate Counsel, July 11, 2014.​​

Coauthored "Confidentiality Agreements: More Unintended Consequences" (with Transactional Lab students) in Corporate Counsel, June 13, 2014.

Presented "Technology in Transactional Practice: Preparing for an Evolving Profession" at the Fourth Biennial Conference on Teaching Transactional Law and Skills, June 7, 2014.​

Presented "Teaching Project Management in the Experiential Setting" at the 2014 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, April 27, 2014.

Co-presented "Expanded Experiential Opportunities and the Propriety of Expanding Practice Rules" at the 2014 Transactional Clinical Conference, April 26, 2014.

Presented "Contract Drafting Traps for the Unwary: Indemnification Provisions" in collaboration with ALI CLE, April 11, 2014.

Coauthored "Confidentiality Agreements: Some Unintended Consequences" (with Transactional Lab students) in Corporate Counsel, Feb. 10, 2014.

Coauthored "Restricting Share Transfers in LLC Operating Agreements" (with Transactional Lab students) in Corporate Counsel, Jan. 21, 2014.

Coauthored "Earning Your Keep, Protecting Your Earn-Out" (with Transactional Lab students) in Corporate Counsel, Jan. 8, 2014.

Coauthored "Maintaining the Four Corners of a Contract" (with Transactional Lab students) in Corporate Counsel, Dec. 19, 2013.

Coauthored "Indemnification: When Silence Might Not Be a Virtue"​ (with Transactional Lab students) in Corporate Counsel, Dec. 12, 2013.​

Co-presented "Bringing the Outside In: Expanding Experiential Opportunities Through Outside Engagement" at the 2013 Midwest Clinical Conference, Nov. 2, 2013.

Presented "Incorporating Practice into Contracts" at the 2013 Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Conference, June 9, 2013.

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