Prof. Michael Livermore

Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
Michael Livermore

Michael A. Livermore joined the faculty as an associate professor of law in 2013. His primary teaching and research interests are in administrative law, environmental law, cost-benefit analysis and executive review of agency decision-making. He has published numerous books, chapters and articles on these topics, with a special focus on the role of interest groups and public-choice dynamics in shaping the application and methodology of cost-benefit analysis. 

Prior to joining the faculty, Livermore spent five years as the founding executive director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, a think tank dedicated to improving the quality of government decision-making through advocacy and scholarship in the areas of administrative law, cost-benefit analysis and regulation. During his time there, the institute participated in dozens of regulatory proceedings on a diverse set of issues ranging from climate change to prison safety. 

Livermore earned his J.D. magna cum laude from NYU Law, where he was a Furman Scholar, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and served as a managing editor of the Law Review. After law school, he spent a year as a fellow at NYU Law's Center on Environmental and Land Use Law before clerking for Judge Harry T. Edwards on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2006
  • B.A., University of Albany

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Publications and Multimedia
Costs and Benefits vs. Smoke and Mirrors - Audio/Video
Third Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
June 24, 2015
The Future of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy - Event Audio/Video
2009 National Lawyers Convention
November 12, 2009