Before joining Michigan Law in 2001, Mark K. Osbeck litigated sophisticated commercial cases for a number of years, first in Washington, D.C., and later in Denver, Colorado. Formerly a partner with two major law firms, he has extensive trial and deposition experience and has argued before a number of state and federal courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Prof. Osbeck is the author of the book Impeccable Research: A Concise Guide to Mastering Legal Research Skills
(West, 2010). His research interests include legal writing, legal research, and judicial decision-making. He received an AB, with high distinction, from the University of Michigan, an MA in philosophy from the John Hopkins University, and a JD, cum laude
, from Michigan Law. While attending Johns Hopkins, he received a University Fellowship, the top departmental award. In law school, he was awarded certificates of merit for legal writing and political philosophy, and was a note editor for the Michigan Journal of Law Reform
. Following his law school graduation, he served as a judicial clerk for Michigan Supreme Court Justice Charles L. Levin.
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