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Bloom, Michael L.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
Transactional Lab & Clinic

3036 South Hall
Michael L. Bloom teaches contracts, business, and transactional law classes and directs the Transactional Lab & Clinic. 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.

Recent Publications

Co-author. "Benefiting From Warranties in Third-Party Contracts" A. Haney and D. F. Bass, co-authors. Corporate Counsel (April 10, 2015).
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Co-author. "Are You Really Indemnified for That?" E. A. Anderson and R. Y. Liu, co-authors. Corporate Counsel (March 12, 2015).
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Co-author. "Understanding 'Hold Harmless' and 'Defend' in Indemnification." J. Feldman et al., co-authors. Corporate Counsel (February 17, 2015).​
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Co-author. "The Temporal Implications of Warranty Clauses." E. K. Albertson, M. Garibyan, and E. Hendricks, co-authors. Corporate Counsel (September 24, 2014).
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Co-author. "The Temporal Implications of Survival Clauses." J. Hackendahl and T. Webb, co-authors. Corporate Counsel (September 18, 2014).
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Co-author. "The Dividing Line: Master Agreement v. Statements of Work." B. Vaz, B. Eliason, and K. Hagen, co-authors. Corporate Counsel (August 21, 2014).
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Co-author. "Minority Investor Approval for Company Activities." M. C. Viera, R. L. White, and E. H. Yu, co-authors. Corporate Counsel (August 4, 2014).
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Co-author. "Limitations of Liability: Considering Rote Exclusions." B. Davis, K. Hagen, and D. F. Klavons, co-authors. Corporate Counsel (July 11, 2014).
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Co-author. "Confidentiality Agreements: More Unintended Consequences." K. Meister and E. Fidel, co-authors. Corporate Counsel (June 13, 2014).
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Co-author. "Confidentiality Agreements: Some Unintended Consequences." H. Klein and D. Moench, co-authors. Corporate Counsel (February 10, 2014).
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Co-author. "Restricting Share Transfers in LLC Operating Agreements." B. Y. Hwang, M. F. Oria, and R. White, co-authors. Corporate Counsel (January 21, 2014).
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Co-author. "Earning Your Keep, Protecting Your Earn-Out." S. Gupta and D. J. Hill, co-authors. Corporate Counsel (January 8, 2014).

Co-author. "Maintaining the Four Corners of a Contract." B. Djuhar and M. Garibyan, co-authors. Corporate Counsel (December 19, 2013).
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Co-author. "Indemnification: When Silence Might Not Be a Virtue." E. R. Goebel, K. M. Hagen, and M. J. Schmale, co-authors. Corporate Counsel (December 12, 2013).
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Michigan LawMeets team, comprised of Transactional Lab students (Danielle Bass, Sharief El-Gabri, and Sean O'Neill) and coached by Profs. Ted Becker and Michael Bloom, wins Chicago regionals​, March 27, 2015. Headed to nationals in New York, April 10, 2015.
Presented "Using Tech to Teach, Teaching to Use Tech, and Empowering Law Students to Make"​ at Talks on Legal Education and Technology at the University of Michigan Law School, Feb. 24, 2015.

Presented "Contract Drafting Traps for the Unwary: Liquidated Damages Provisions"​ in collaboration with ALI CLE, Feb. 2, 2015.

Presented "Contract Drafting Traps for the Unwary: Limitation-of-Liability Provisions​"​ in collaboration with ALI CLE, Dec. 11, 2014.

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.​

​​Presented "Contract Drafting Traps for the Unwary: Confidentiality Agreement"​​ in collaboration with ALI CLE, Aug. 7, 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.

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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