As Registrar and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Michael counsels students on academic matters such as course selection and schedule design. He helps them to structure their time here to get what they want out of their law school experience, whether it be preparing for a specific career, the bar exam, or to enjoy exploring the law. Michael also uses his technology background and experience to administer ExamSoft and other programs used directly by students. He also helps students with registration and grading issues and updates the Student Handbook.
Prior to taking this position, Michael worked as a career counselor in the Career Development Office, and was an attorney at the Pima County Public Defender's Office, representing several hundred indigent clients charged with felonies. He also clerked for the Honorable Howard Fell at the Pima County Superior Court and clerked on the criminal side of the Pima County Attorney's Office. Michael has lived in Tucson his entire life and is a 2010 Arizona Law graduate, spending time on the Dean's List, as a Writing Fellow, and in the Volunteer Lawyers Program. He also obtained his undergraduate BS degree in computer science from the University of Arizona in 2002. Prior to attending law school, Michael was a software development engineer, primarily designing user interfaces.