Special Advisor to the Dean, University of Miami School of Law
Michael Bossone is the co-creator and a founding member of LawWithoutWalls. His career has been dedicated to building and sustaining human connection and institutional culture. It is what first drew him to LawWithoutWalls and what motivates the time, energy, and commitment he joyfully gives to this innovative project. He is currently Special Advisor to Dean Patricia White at the University of Miami School of Law, and previously served as Assistant Dean during his nine years at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
Frustrated by the high degree of disengagement and dissatisfaction experienced by law school students, Michael became the architect of the Student Development program. He meets one-on-one with hundreds of students per year to get to know their personal stories, goals, and aspirations, and then works with them to develop and execute a customized plan for success in their educations, careers, and lives. His vast experience in law school administration includes educational technology, space planning/interior design, leadership/management consulting, marketing/web design, and just about every aspect of student services. In addition to his work in law schools, Michael regularly advises business, religious, education, and community leaders to help them excel in their endeavors.
Michael majored in philosophy and theology at the University of Notre Dame where he wrote his thesis under the direction of Professor Alasdair MacIntyre. He then worked with Professor Ronald Dworkin while earning his J.D. from New York University School of Law. Michael lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife, Tressy, and children, Aidan and Aria.