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Michael C. James

Adjunct Professor of Law


School of Law



Michael C. James is an Adjunct Professor of Law with the University of Dayton School of Law and a practicing attorney who possesses more than fifteen years of teaching experience in the areas of federal and state government, civil procedure, civil rights law, comparative law, constitutional law, consumer protection law, criminal law and tort law at both the undergraduate and law school levels. His research interests include comparative constitutional law, national security law and privacy law.

James earned his B.S. from Prairie View A&M University in 1996, his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 2001 and his LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2009. After receiving his J.D. degree, James worked as an Associate for Bracewell & Patterson, LLP and subsequently served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Damon J. Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. His past professional experience also includes service as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science with the University of Houston-Downtown and as an Adjunct and Associate Professor of Law with Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law.

James is a member in good standing of the State Bars of Texas and Connecticut and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He also holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential.


B.S., Prairie View A&M University, 1996
J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2001
LL.M., University of Virginia School of Law, 2009