An FSU College of Law professor elected to the American Law Institute


College of Law Associate Professor Michael Morley

Associate Professor Michael Morley of Florida State University College of Law has been selected to be a Fellow of the American Law Institute (ALI).

Election to ALI is an extremely prestigious honor, bestowed on the country’s foremost judges, lawyers and law professors. The institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing academic work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law.

ALI members write, discuss, revise and publish reformulations of the law, model codes and principles of law that have influence in courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

“Michael’s selection for ALI membership is a reflection of his significant contributions to the legal profession and to legal scholarship,” said Dean Erin O’Connor. “With the selection of Michael, FSU Law is privileged to have five faculty members in this prestigious organization. “

In addition to Morley, members of the American Law Institute in the State of Florida include Larry and Joyce Beltz, Professor of Torts and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Shawn Bayern, Steven M. Goldstein, Professor Wayne Logan, Dean and McKenzie. , Professor Erin O’Connor, and Dean Emeritus and Alumni. Centenary of Professor Don Weidner.

Morley joined FSU Law in 2018 and teaches and writes in the areas of electoral law, constitutional law, appeals and federal courts. He is best known for his work on election emergencies and post-election disputes, injunctions, and the fair jurisdiction and powers of federal courts. He has testified before congressional committees, made presentations to election officials of the United States Election Assistance Commission, and participated in bipartisan groups to craft electoral reforms.

Morley’s scholarship has been published in numerous law journals across the country, and the United States Supreme Court has cited several of its articles.


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