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Bromberg, Howard

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
Legal Practice Program

919 Legal Research
734.764.5564
E-mail hbromber@umich.edu
Howard Bromberg teaches in the Legal Practice Program, where he also taught from 1996 to 2000. He also has taught mini-seminars on Shakespeare and the Law and Great Composers and the Law at Michigan. Prior to returning to the Law School, he was associate professor of law and assistant dean of clinical and professional skills programs at the Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor. He has published numerous articles and entries on subjects in law, legal history, and biography, and edited the recently published three-volume Great Lives From History: The Incredibly Wealthy. From 2001 to 2003, he was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, where he helped establish the new First-Year Lawyering Program and served as its associate director. From 2008 to 2010, he designed and directed the legal writing program at the newly created Peking University School of Transnational Law, where he was also a visiting professor. Prof. Bromberg has also taught at Chicago and Stanford law schools. Before entering the academy, he practiced law as an assistant district attorney in the Appeals Bureau of the New York County District Attorney's Office and as legislative counsel to Congressman Thomas Petri of Wisconsin. Prof. Bromberg received his BA and JD from Harvard Law School and his JSM from Stanford Law School. He served on the advisory committee of the State of Michigan Moot Court Competition, which he chaired from 2005 to 2006 when he directed the annual competition.

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​U.S. Legal Practice Skills for Foreign Students. A. Burr, co-author. Carolina Academic Press, Forthcoming.

"Teaching Legal History Through Legal Skills." In Teaching Legal History: Comparative Perspectives, edited by R. M. Jarvis, 275-9. JCL Studies in Comparative Law, vol. 9. London: Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing, 2014.​

​"Teaching Legal History through Legal Skills." Am. J. Legal Hist. 53, no. 4 (2013):488-92.

​“Law, Philosophy of: Contemporary Issues in,” The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-13: Ethics and Philosophy (Robert Fastiggi, ed. 2013): 871-875.

​“Legal Realism,” The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-13: Ethics and Philosophy (Robert Fastiggi, ed. 2013): 883-884.

​“Plagiarism,” The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-13: Ethics and Philosophy (Robert Fastiggi, ed. 2013): 1224-1225.

​“Anarchism,” with A.J. Beitzinger, The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-13: Ethics and Philosophy (Robert Fastiggi, ed. 2013): 70-72.

​“Aeterni Patris,” Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy, Supplement (M. Coulter et al, eds., 2012): 1-3.

​“Infallibility,” Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy Supplement (M. Coulter et al, eds., 2012): 150-152.

​“O’Connor, Flannery,” Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy, Supplement (M. Coulter et al, eds. 2012): 247-248.

​“Papal Documents,” Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy, Supplement (M. Coulter et al, eds. 2012): 258-260.

​“Woods, Tiger,” Great Lives from History: Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (Gary Y. Okihiro, ed. 2012).

​“Yamaguchi, Kristi,” Great Lives from History: Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (Gary Y. Okihiro, ed. 2012).

​“Armstrong, Louis,” The Twenties in America (Carl Rollyson, ed. 2012): 52-3.

​“Capablanca, José Raúl,” The Twenties in America (Carl Rollyson, ed. 2012): 140.

​“Waller, Fats,” The Twenties in America (Carl Rollyson, ed. 2012): 904-5.

​“Environmental Law, U.S,” Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues (Craig Allin, ed. 2011): 481-484.

​“Bolin, Jane,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 175-177.

​“Cochran, Johnnie L., Jr.,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed.  2011): 386-388.

​“Armstrong, Louis,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 57-60.

​“Ball, James Presley,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 84-85.

​“Bates, Daisy,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 116-118.

​“Batiste, Alvin,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 118-119.

​“Blair, Henry C.,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 158-159.

​“Carmichael, Stokley,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 305-307.

​“Chaney, James,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 330-332.

​“Cheatham, Henry Plummer,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 344-346.

​“Davenport, Willie,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 446-447.

​“Dickerson, Eric,” Great Lives from History. African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 493-494.

​“Evans, James Carmichael,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 360-361.

​“Forman, James,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 602-4.

​“Harris, Franco,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 735-737.

​“Hawkins, Connie,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 740-742.

​“Iverson, Allen,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 819-821.

​“Lawrence, Robert H. Jr.,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 963-4.

​“Mays, Benjamin E.” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 1043-1045.

​“Nixon, E.D.,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 1116-1117.

​“Peete, Rodney,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 1172-1173.

​“Sanders, Barry,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011):1309-1311.

​“Toomer, Jean,” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011):1435-1437.

​“Walters, Alexander” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 1508-1510.

​“Yerby, Frank G.” Great Lives from History: African Americans (Carl L. Bankston III, ed. 2011): 1628-1630.

​“Buchalter, Louis,” Great Lives from History: Jewish Americans (Rachel Medoff, ed. 2011): 193-194.

​“Einstein, Albert,” Great Lives from History: Jewish Americans (Rachel Medoff, ed. 2011): 315-317.

​“Guggenheim, Meyer,” Great Lives from History: Jewish Americans (Rachel Medoff, ed. 2011): 496-498.

​“Bolt, Robert,” The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011 (Robert Fastiggi, ed. 2011): 100-101.

​“Raphael (Santi),” The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011 (Robert Fastiggi, ed. 2011): 677-680.

​“Sienkiewicz, Henryk,” The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011 (Robert Fastiggi, ed. 2011): 725-727.

​“Tchaikovsky, Pyotr,” The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011 (Robert Fastiggi, ed. 2011): 748-750.

​“Lindberg Baby Kidnapping,” The Thirties in America (Thomas Lewis, ed. 2011): 573-574.

​“Nebbia v. New York,” The Thirties in America (Thomas Lewis, ed. 2011): 696-697.

The Incredibly Wealthy, vols. 1-3. Great Lives from History. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2011.

​“Capitation Taxes,” Encyclopedia of American Immigration (Carl Bankston, ed. 2010): 162-163.

​“Congress, U.S.,” Encyclopedia of American Immigration (Carl Bankston, ed. 2010): 235-240.

​“Immigration Act of 1882,” Encyclopedia of American Immigration (Carl Bankston, ed. 2010): 526-527.

​“Immigration Act of 1917,” Encyclopedia of American Immigration (Carl Bankston, ed. 2010): 530-532.

​“Immigration Lawyers,” Encyclopedia of American Immigration (Carl Bankston, ed. 2010): 552-555.

​“Davis, James John,” Encyclopedia of American Immigration (Carl Bankston, ed. 2010): 272-273.

​“Einstein, Albert,” Encyclopedia of American Immigration (Carl Bankston, ed. 2010): 310-311.

​“Guggenheim, Meyer,” Encyclopedia of American Immigration (Carl Bankston, ed. 2010): 445-446.

​“New York City,” Encyclopedia of American Immigration (Carl Bankston, ed. 2010): 783-787.

​“Taiwanese Immigrants,” Encyclopedia of American Immigration (Carl Bankston, ed. 2010): 992-994.

​“Asbestos,” with Gene Robinson, Encyclopedia of Global Resources (Craig Allin, ed. 2010): 68-73.

​“Public Trust Doctrine,” Encyclopedia of Global Resources (Craig Allin, ed. 2010): 983-984.

​“United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,” Encyclopedia of Global Resources (Craig Allin, ed. 2010): 1275-1278.

​“Athabasca Oil Sands,” Encyclopedia of Global Resources (Craig Allin, ed. 2010): 77-79.

​“Department of Energy, U.S.,” Encyclopedia of Global Resources (Craig Allin, ed. 2010): 289-291.

​“Department of the Interior, U.S.,” Encyclopedia of Global Resources (Craig Allin, ed. 2010): 291-293.

​“Fish and Wildlife Services, U.S.,” with Jennifer Davis, Encyclopedia of Global Resources (Craig Allin, ed. 2010): 429-430.

​“Guggenheim Family,” Encyclopedia of Global Resources (Craig Allin, ed. 2010): 552-553.

​“Environmental Law and Global Climate Change,” Encyclopedia of Global Warming (Steven Dutch, ed. 2010): 398-400.

​“Downscaling,” Encyclopedia of Global Warming (Steven Dutch, ed. 2010): 320-321.

​“Siegel, Bugsy,” The Forties in America (Thomas Lewis, ed. 2010): 873.

​“St. Laurent, Louis,” The Forties in America (Thomas Lewis, ed. 2010): 855-857.

“Flanagan, John Jesus,” Great Athletes, Revised Edition (2010): 319-320.

​“Andromache,” with Bruce Reeves, Masterplots, Fourth Edition (Laurence Mazzeno, ed. 2010): 233-235.

​“Castle, The,” with Jean Snook, Masterplots, Fourth Edition (Laurence Mazzeno, ed. 2010): 883-886.

​“Confessions of an English Opium Eater,” Masterplots, Fourth Edition (Laurence Mazzeno, ed. 2010): 1121-1122.

​“Modest Proposal, A,” Masterplots, Fourth Edition (Laurence Mazzeno, ed. 2010): 3740-3742.

​“Nicholas Nickley,” Masterplots, Fourth Edition (Laurence Mazzeno, ed. 2010): 3966-3969.

​“Caruso, Enrico,” Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century (Alfred Cramer, ed. 2010): 219-221.

​“Church and State in the United States (Legal History): The Colonial Period (1607-1776),” with T.O. Hanley, The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010 (Robert Fastiggi, ed. 2010): 313-317.

​“Church and State in the United States (Legal History): The Disestablishment Period (1776-1834),” with M.J. Mullaney, The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010 (Robert Fastiggi, ed. 2010): 317-321.

​“Church and State in the United States (Legal History): Period of Conflict: 1834-1900,” with J.C. Polking, The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010 (Robert Fastiggi, ed. 2010): 321-328.

​“Church and State in the United States (Legal History): Search for Solution: 1900-2001,” with M. Ariens, The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010 (Robert Fastiggi, ed. 2010): 328-338.

​“Church and State in the United States (Legal History): New Controversies: 2001-2009,” The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010 (Robert Fastiggi, ed. 2010): 338-339.

​“Iraq, War In,” The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010 (Robert Fastiggi, ed. 2010): 564-568.

"Knights of Columbus,” with C.J. Kauffman, The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010 (Robert Fastiggi, ed. 2010): 646-649.

​"Mulieris Dignitatem and the Exclusivity of Marriage Under Law." Ave Maria L. Rev. 8, no. 2 (2010): 431-42.

​"Peking University School of Transnational Law: A New Venture in International Legal Relations." Ave Maria Int'l. L. J. (2009): 114-23.

​“Land Laws,” Historical Encyclopedia of American Business (Richard Wilson, ed. 2009): 502-5.

​“Legal Services,” Historical Encyclopedia of American Business (Richard Wilson, ed. 2009): 508-12.

“Patent Law, U.S., History of,” Great Lives from History: Inventors & Inventions (Alvin Benson, ed. 2009): 1219-21.​

“Subway Vigilante Bernhard Goetz Shoots Four Black Youths,” Great Events from History: Modern Scandals (Carl Bankston, ed. 2009): 641-4.​

“George W. Bush is Investigated for Insider Trading,” Great Events from History: Modern Scandals (Carl Bankston, ed. 2009): 762-5.​

“Supreme Court and Banking Law,” Historical Encyclopedia of American Business (Richard Wilson, ed. 2009): 810-3.​

​“Supreme Court and Land Law,” Historical Encyclopedia of American Business (Richard Wilson, ed. 2009): 502-505.

“Supreme Court Decisions,” The Nineties in America (Milton Berman, ed. 2009): 822-6.​

​“Zoning, Commercial,” Historical Encyclopedia of American Business (Richard Wilson, ed. 2009): 947-8.

"Pope John Paul II, Vatican II, and Capital Punishment." Ave Maria L. Rev. 6, no. 1 (2007): 109-54.
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Activities

Presented "Teaching Legal Skills in Doctrinal Classes," Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop, University of Michigan Law School, December 2013.

Presented "Introduction to the American Legal System," Chinese University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) legal study tour in Metro Detroit, July and August 2013.

Presented "Narratives East and West: Baseball Stories at a China Law School," Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, City Law School, City University, London, July 2013.

Presented "Introduction to the American Legal System," Chinese University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) legal study tour in Metro Detroit, July 2012.

Presented "Legal Research and Writing for Non-U.S. Lawyers: Teaching Common Law Reasoning and Skills to Chinese Students," AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research, Washington, D.C., January 2012.

Presented "Introduction to the American Legal System," Chinese University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) legal study tour in Metro Detroit, August 2011.

Presented "Law and Harmony: An In-Depth Look at China's First American Style Law School," Global Legal Skills Conference VI, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, May 2011.

 
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