Dr. Michael Uhlmann has been teaching in the Deparbnent of Politics and Policy/SPE at Claremont Graduate University since 2002. His courses concentrate on the American Presidency, executive-congressional relations, and the federal judiciary, including the federal administrative process and national security decision-making. He is also an adjunct professor at Claremont McKenna College, teaching a wide variety of courses in the Deparbnent of Government.
In addition to his regular coursework for the Deparbnent of Politics and Policy, Dr. Uhlmann teaches in, and serves as the Director of, CGU's new Tribal Administration Program, made possible through a generous grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
Inunediately prior to joining the CGU faculty Professor Uhlmann had been a senior vice president of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has also been a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and was for many years a partner in the Washington office of Pepper, Hamilton, & Scheetz, a large international law firm, where he specialized in federal antitrust and administrative law.
In addition to private legal practice and philanthropic work, Dr. Uhlmann has had a distingnished career in government, beginning with service as a staff and committee counsel in the U.C. Senate and as Assistant General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission. In 1974, following Senate confirmation, he was appointed by President Gerald Ford to be Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs in the Deparbnent of Justice. From 1981-84, he served as Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and associate director of the White House Office of Policy Development. He directed legal and administrative policy for the Reagan presidential transition in 1980-81 and chaired the Deparbnent of Justice transition team for President-Elect George H.W. Bush in 1988-89.
Mr. Uhlmann has written for many leading newspapers and journals of opinion, including National Review, The Weekly Standard, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, First Things, and The Claremont Review of Books. A graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia Law School, Mr. Uhlmann received his doctorate in government from the Claremont Graduate School.
The Legacy of the Department of Justice Under Attorney General Edwin Meese, III
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