Michael L. Bloom

Founder of Praktio and Director of Transactional Lab & Clinic at Michigan Law

Professor Michael L. Bloom is the founder of Praktio, an innovative provider of practical, interactive online training, and the founding director of the Transactional Lab & Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School, where he works with students on corporate and transactional matters for large, mature organizations around the world (e.g., Pepsi, Aon, NPR) and small, local organizations around the Law School. He is the 2018 Chair of the AALS Section on Technology, Law and Legal Education and the 2018 Chair Elect of the AALS Section on Teaching Methods.

Prof. Bloom is the co-author of two books on transactional contracts: Contracts: A Transactional Approach and Contracts and Commercial Transactions (both published by Wolters Kluwer/Aspen). He is a regular contributor to Corporate Counsel, and a frequent speaker, on related topics.

Prof. Bloom periodically presents webinars on practical contracts topics, in collaboration with the American Law Institute.

Prior to joining Michigan, he was a co-founding director of the Corporate Lab at the University of Chicago Law School. In addition to his transactional practice in the clinical setting, Prof. Bloom practiced at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, where he focused on technology transactions and mergers and acquisitions.

Prof. Bloom earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A., with highest distinction, from the University of Michigan.