Michael Abramowicz

Michael Abramowicz

Michael Abramowicz

Associate Dean for Strategy and Innovation; Oppenheim Professor of Law


Office Phone: (202) 994-9704
Law School Complex 20th Street, NW between G & H Streets, NW Washington DC 20052

Michael Abramowicz specializes in law and economics, spanning areas including intellectual property, civil procedure, corporate law, administrative law, and insurance law. His research has been published in the California Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Harvard Law Review, Michigan Law Review, New York University Law Review, Stanford Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Yale Law Journal, and many others. He has also published a book, Predictocracy: Market Mechanisms for Public and Private Decision Making, with the Yale University Press. 

Before coming to GW, Associate Dean Abramowicz served as an Assistant and then Associate Professor at George Mason University School of Law. He has also served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Northwestern University School of Law and as a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Chicago Law School. 

Associate Dean Abramowicz graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College, where he majored in economics and served as Editor-in-Chief of the campus newspaper. After spending a year as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board, Associate Dean Abramowicz attended Yale Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journal and as a Co-Director of the landlord tenant clinic. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

In The News

"A resurgent online betting market is boosted by crypto and current events"

Michael Abramowicz is quoted by NBC News on the growth of online prediction markets, or bets.

"The Debt Ceiling Debate Is Congress at Its Dumbest"

Michael Abramowicz is mentioned in The New Republic in an article criticizing the use of the...

"In Jesus Art Fight, Litigation Finance Begs: Who’s the Goliath?"

Michael B. Abramowicz is quoted by Bloomberg Law about how litigation finance can be used as a weapon...