Professional Lecturer of Business Law
Michael R. Bell, a native southerner, received his B.A. in Economics from Howard University (Washington, D.C), and his J.D from Tulane a University Law School (New Orleans, LA), where he served on the Moot Court Board. Michael co-founded Tulane Law School’s innovative and highly regarded winter Intersession (Corporate Law – Mergers & Acquisitions) Bootcamp, for which he continues to serve as a faculty member.
Michael’s legal experience includes White & Case LLP (New York and London, UK) and King & Spalding, LLP (New York), where he worked in Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Debt Finance. In addition, his financial experience includes corporate banking positions at JP Morgan Chase and Credit Lyonnais.
Michael’s research focus is interdisciplinary, and he is currently working on an article exploring the role of law and public policy as related to “smart sustainable cities”. Michael is a Committee Member (by appointment), of the Standing Committee for General Law of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. Currently, Michael teaches Legal Environment of Business and Business & Society. In his pedagogy, Michael strives to integrate both theory and practice, leveraging his broad experience in the corporate environment. Lastly, Michael is brand new to the Hudson Valley and is eager to explore the numerous outdoors activities available.
JD, Tulane University Law School
BA, Economics, Howard University
Bell, Michael R., "Toward a Relational Comparative Policy Approach to Environmental Justice as Framed Within the Smart Sustainable City." Current work-in-progress presented at Annual Meeting on Law and Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 2023.