Michael T. Morley
Assistant Professor of Law
AB, Princeton University (Magna Cum Laude)
JD, Yale Law School
Professor Michael T. Morley received his AB, magna cum laude, from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs in 2000, and his JD from Yale Law School in 2003, where he was a Senior Editor on the Yale Law Journal, served on the moot court board, and received the Thurman Arnold Prize for Best Oralist in the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals.
Professor Morley clerked for Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from 2003-04, and then worked as a commercial and appellate litigator at Williams & Connolly LLP, in Washington, D.C. He received a Schedule C appointment in the administration of President George W. Bush to serve as Special Assistant to the General Counsel of the Army, where he provided advice to senior Army leaders concerning Supreme Court litigation, constitutional and international law, and congressional investigations. After serving as counsel for U.S. Senate candidates, he returned to private practice in the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group at Winston & Strawn LLP, in Washington, D.C.
From 2012-14, Professor Morley was a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, where he taught Legal Research and Writing and a seminar on Election Litigation and Civil Procedure. Professor Morley has successfully argued in state and federal appellate courts across the country; represented several political parties, federal candidates, and voters in election and campaign finance lawsuits; and was counsel of record in the U.S. Supreme Court for Shaun McCutcheon in the landmark First Amendment case McCutcheon v. FEC. Professor Morley's work has been published in numerous academic journals, including the Cardozo Law Review and University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, and while a student he published several pieces in the Yale Law Journal and Yale Law & Policy Review.
Professor Morley's publications can be found on the Social Science Research Network.