Michael Pollack is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Faculty Development. Before joining Cardozo, Professor Pollack served as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. He also worked as a Trial Attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, defending major legislative and regulatory initiatives from constitutional and statutory challenges. Professor Pollack clerked for Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Professor Pollack graduated with a J.D. summa cum laude from the New York University School of Law, where he was a Furman Scholar, and with a B.A. with highest honors from Swarthmore College. He teaches and conducts research primarily in the areas of property law, state and local government law, land use regulation, and administrative law.
Michigan Law Review (forthcoming 2024)
63 William & Mary Law Review 561 (2021) (with Lior Jacob Strahilevitz)
Reallocating Redevelopment Risk
73 Florida Law Review 1081 (2021)
46 BYU Law Review 719 (2021)
A Knock on Knick's Revival of Federal Takings Litigation
72 Florida Law Review 419 (2020) (with Stewart E. Sterk)
86 University of Chicago Law Review 77 (2019)
Land Use Federalism's False Choice
68 Alabama Law Review 707 (2017)