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Michael C. Duff, J.D.

Visiting Professor
School of Law


B.A., West Chester University of Pennsylvania (1991), Philosophy, summa cum laude
J.D., Harvard Law School (1995)

Research Interests

Michael C. Duff is a visiting professor from University of Wyoming College of Law. An experienced legal practitioner, Professor Duff spent nearly a decade working as an attorney, adjudicative official, and investigator in various National Labor Relations Board offices immediately prior to joining the College of Law’s faculty. Before engaging in federal government law practice, Professor Duff worked for two years as an associate attorney in a high-volume, progressive law firm in Maine—McTeague, Higbee & MacAdam—where he represented injured workers and labor unions. In his work life preceding the study of the law, Professor Duff was for eleven years a Teamsters shop steward and blue-collar ramp service worker in the airline industry, leaving that occupation in 1992 to study labor law at the Harvard Law School.

Publications and Media Placements

Professor Duff is widely considered a national expert on workers’ compensation law and on the National Labor Relations Act. He has written extensively on various complex labor and employment matters and has been quoted frequently on such matters in various national publications. He is the author of a workers’ compensation textbook and the co-author of a labor law textbook, each published by Carolina Academic Press. He is also the author of the only treatise on Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Law (published by CALI eLangdell Press). Professor Duff is founder and co-editor of the highly-regarded Workers’ Compensation Law Professors’ Blog, which was cited in a 2018 Rand Corporation study on workers’ compensation.

Professional Organizations and Associations

He is a scholar-member of the Center for Progressive Reform and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. He is also a fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the Pound Civil Justice Institute.