Visiting Professor of Law
Michael Asimow is a long-term visiting professor at Stanford Law School. At UCLA, he received both the University's Distinguished Teaching Award and the School of Law's Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 1994, he received the Fredric P. Sutherland Award recognizing public service contributions by a faculty member. His fields of specialization are administrative law as well as law and popular culture.
In the area of administrative law, Asimow co-authored a course book, State and Federal Administrative Law (4th ed., 2014) (with Ronald M. Levin). He co-authored California Administrative Law: Separation of Powers and Administrative Adjudication (Rutter Group. 2014), with additional volumes on the California law of judicial review and rulemaking to follow in 2015. Asimow has written numerous articles on state and federal administrative law as well as comparative administrative law. He is a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States.
In the field of law and popular culture, Asimow published Law and Popular Culture: A Course Book (2013) (with Shannon Mader). In addition, he co-authored Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies (2006) (with Paul Bergman), a book about courtroom movies of the past and present. He has also published numerous articles on lawyers, law firms, and legal ethics in the movies.