Michael Moffitt has been Dean since 2011 and a member of the Oregon Law faculty since 2001. Before coming to Oregon, he served as the clinical supervisor for the mediation program at Harvard Law School and taught negotiation at Harvard and Ohio State. Following a federal judicial clerkship, he spent several years with Conflict Management Group, consulting on negotiation and dispute resolution projects in about twenty countries around the world. Dean Moffitt has published more than two dozen scholarly articles on mediation, negotiation, and civil procedure. He co-edited "The Handbook of Dispute Resolution," an award-winning compilation of 31 original chapters by leading scholars and practitioners in the field. He also co-authored the innovative, student-focused book, "Dispute Resolution: Examples & Explanations." Dean Moffitt has won teaching awards from the law school and from the University. He is a devoted but mediocre snowboarder, an aggressive tennis player, and a happily exhausted parent.
I love the people. The students and faculty at Oregon Law are kind, innovative, energetic, and professional. They create opportunities for themselves and others, building on the strengths of our University, our city, and our state. This is a great place to live and work.