Michael Cahill

Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-7943 |  Email  | CV
Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law
Sentencing Law and Policy
Criminal-Code Drafting
Criminal Juries
Attempts and Endangerment Offenses

B.A., Yale University
M.P.P., University of Michigan School of Public Policy
J.D., University of Michigan Law School
Michael Cahill’s current teaching and research primarily relate to criminal law. He has also taught and written in the area of health law, and he serves an important role in Brooklyn Law School’s Center for Health, Science and Public Policy and is affiliated with the Center for Law, Language & Cognition and the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law. His criminal-law work includes two books written with Paul H. Robinson: the general one-volume treatise Criminal Law (Aspen, 2d ed. 2012), and Law Without Justice (Oxford 2006), which addresses the role of retribution in the criminal-justice system. Drawing on his experience drafting state penal codes for Illinois and Kentucky, Professor Cahill’s scholarship also explores how to formulate effective statutory rules. His work has appeared in the Northwestern University Law Review, Texas Law Review, Iowa Law Review, and Washington University Law Review, among other places.
Before joining the Brooklyn Law School faculty in 2003, Professor Cahill taught at Chicago-Kent College of Law as a visiting assistant professor of law and also served as a law clerk to Judge James B. Loken of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. While in law school, he was a note editor for the Michigan Law Review.