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Michael P. Van Alstine

Professor

Teaching for the bar exam since 2003.

Education

Doctor of Laws, Summa Cum Laude, University of Bonn, Germany (1995)
Masters of Comparative Law, Summa Cum Laude, University of Bonn, Germany (1993)
J.D., With High Honors, Order of the Coif, George Washington University School of Law (1986)
B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Saint Norbert College (1983)

Teaching Experience

Professor of Law, Contracts, Sales and Sales Financing, Secured Transactions, Introduction to International Law, and International Business Transactions, University of Maryland School of Law (2002 – Present)
Visiting Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law (2001 – 2002)
Visiting Professor of Law, George Washington University (1998 – 1999)
Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law (1994 – 2001)
Teaching for Shemer Bar Review since 2003

Professional Experience

Resident U.S. Counsel, Hölters & Elsing, Düsseldorf, Germany (1991 – 1994)
Associate, Foley & Lardner, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1986 – 1990)

Awards

Teacher of the Year Award, University of Maryland School of Law (2008)
Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching, University of Cincinnati College of Law (2000, 1998, 1996, 1995)

Publications

Concise Hornbook on Principles of International Business Transactions (with Folsom, Gordon & Spanogle) (West, 3rd ed., 2013)
International Business Transactions: A Problem Oriented Coursebook (with Folsom, Gordon, Spanogle and Fitzgerald) (West, 11th ed., 2012)
Stare Decisis and Foreign Affairs, 61 DUKE L.J. 941 (2012)
Treaty Double Jeopardy: The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the FCPA, 73 OHIO ST. L.J. 3121 (2012) (symposium)
Author, Numerous Publications in the Areas of Contracts, Commercial Law, and International Commercial Transactions.