Associate Professor of Law
B.A., Brown University; J.D., University of Chicago
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- Subjects Taught: Contracts, Insurance
- Area(s) of Expertise: Commercial Insurance, Contracts, Liability Insurance, Property Insurance, Terrorism Insurance
Associate Professor of Law Michelle Boardman joined the George Mason law faculty in 2002 after practicing appellate law for several years with Wiley Rein & Fielding, a leading insurance defense firm. After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review, Professor Boardman clerked for Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. From 2005 to 2007, Professor Boardman took a leave of absence from the law school to serve as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Professor Boardman's recent publications include "Penalty Default Rules in Insurance Law," 40 Florida State University Law Review 305 (2013); "Insurers Defend and Third Parties Fund: A Comparison of Litigation Participation," 8 Journal of Law, Economics & Policy 673 (2012); "Insuring Understanding: The Tested Language," 95 Iowa Law Review 1027 (2010); "Risk Data in Insurance Interpretation," 16 Connecticut Insurance Law Journal 157 (2009); "Contra Proferentem: The Allure of Ambiguous Boilerplate" in Boilerplate: The Foundation of Market Contracts (Cambridge University Press 2007); "Contra Proferentem: The Allure of Ambiguous Boilerplate," 104 Michigan Law Review 1105 (2006); and "Known Unknowns: The Illusion of Terrorism Insurance," 93 Georgetown Law Journal 783 (2005).