Michelle S. Falkoff

Clinical Professor of Law
Director, Communication and Legal Reasoning Program


Michelle Falkoff joined Northwestern’s Communication and Legal Reasoning Faculty as Director and Associate Professor of Law in 2013.  She received her law degree from Columbia Law School and practiced intellectual property litigation in Silicon Valley for several years before going back to school to receive her Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Research
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal Writing

Selected Publications

  • Using Fiction Workshop Techniques in First-Year Legal Writing Classes, 62 Journal of Legal Education 323-335 (2012).

View More Publications


  • BA, University of Pennsylvania
  • JD, Columbia University
  • MFA, University of Iowa Writers Workshop

Prior Appointments

  • Harry B. Reese Teaching Clinical Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research, University of Iowa College of Law

Back to Faculty